Blueberry whole wheat pancakes (with soy flour and wheat germ), Earth's Best chocolate milk, dried cranberries and bananas; organic maple syrup.
waste generated: chocolate milk box and straw
A few people have requested my recipe for crepes - -which is essentially the same recipe as my pancake recipe. I am adding it here, although, as a warning, I usually cook in a "little bit of this, little bit of that" manner. This is good because my recipes are fairly forgiving, but it can be frustrating if you like rules. Here it is:
CREPES/PANCAKES (T is for tablespoon, t is for teaspoon)
2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
2T. wheat germ
1 1/2 T. soy flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1 1/2 t. salt
2T. sugar (counters the bitterness of the soy flour)
approx. 2 1/4* c. non-fat milk, soymilk, or buttermilk (omit sugar if using soymilk)
3 eggs, beaten
3T. unsalted butter, melted (reduce amount of salt, see above, if using salted butter)
3 t. lemon juice (omit if using buttermilk)
** re: milk. use up to 1/2 cup less for pancakes, depending on how fluffy you like them (I tend to like them thin). use the full 2 1/4 c. for crepes - -the batter will be quite thin (thinner pancakes taste better cold)
Whisk together dry ingredients. Whisk together wet ingredients (except lemon juice!) in a separate bowl. Whisk quickly. The melted butter will start to form tiny lumps in the liquid, - -this is fine, I think it makes the end result lighter and more delicious. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix with a few quick strokes (a few lumps is fine) Quickly whisk in lemon juice.
Allow to sit while heating skillet or griddle. When water bounces off the surface of the skillet or griddle it is hot enough for cooking, if the drops of water just sizzle it is not hot enough). Pour batter to preferred size (small is best with these, they are delicate and cook quickly - -I use a 3 oz. ladle to pour batter) and flip when exposed side shows many bubbles. If you wish to pack them for lunch, allow leftovers to cool on a rack (they will get soggy if packed while still warm) before packing. The cooled pancakes, crepes, also freeze well using the flash freeze method.