Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Here's a delicious recipe for Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from a blog called The Cook's Collection.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

These were quite a bit of work, but well worth it. I made them the night before and did the final rise in the refrigerator overnight. I drizzled a little glaze (see recipe) on top after I baked these rolls, but might omit it or try a cream cheese glaze next time. The recipe glaze was a bit too sweet for my family's taste.

Pumpkin is a brilliant addition to cinnamon roll dough. I usually think the cinnamon roll dough is a little bland, but the pumpkin dough had an amazing flavor. This recipe is definitely worth filing in the "special occasion" box! I can't wait for a holiday or brunch when I'll have an excuse to make it again.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Healthy, Fluffy Banana Pancakes

1/2c. wheat flour
1c. white flour
1 Tb. baking powder
scant 1 Tb. sugar
scant 1 tsp salt
1 1/4c. milk (plus a little more for thinning)
1 egg
3 Tb. melted butter
2 Tb. ground flaxseed (optional)
1 banana

Makes 8-10 pancakes

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the center. Combine wet ingredients in separate bowl, then pour into the dry ingredients. Stir until mixed, but do not over mix batter. Add more milk to thin the batter if needed.

Grease a skillet (I used a little butter) and cook pancakes over medium. When batter starts to bubble, add sliced banana on top, then flip pancakes. I needed to add a little more butter when I flipped the cakes to prevent them from burning.

Enjoy with maple syrup, or my personal fave: applesauce.