Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sick Mom and Healthy Pancakes

I've been under the weather...sore throat, runny nose, headache, and lost my voice.

Every time I get a cold in the past few years, I lose my voice.  I don't remember that happening when I was a kid, but it happens about twice a year now.  At least Phil probably enjoys it :)

Did you ever notice that if you whisper to your kids, they will pay more attention and whisper back??  I think I may never have to go back to raising my voice again.

And because I hardly ever post a recipe here, I made these pancakes for dinner last night, and they turned out very yummy.  I sort of made the recipe up, so I'm going to call them "Colleen's Autumn Pancakes"

Wet Ingredients:
2 cups buttermilk (room temperature)
3 eggs
2 TBS vegetable oil
2 TBS honey
1 cup canned pumpkin

Dry Ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup ground flax seed
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

Mix all wet ingredients well.

In separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients, and then combine wet and dry together.

Butter or spray griddle, and cook on medium heat.  They take a little longer to cook than normal pancakes, but they come out so moist and yummy that it's worth it.  I added some mini chocolate chips to make sure my kids would eat them, and they LOVED them.  Serve with apple sauce for dipping, unless you like syrup :)


  1. Delish! May have to try this!

  2. Hope you feel better soon! I rarely rarely get sick anymore {okay, now watch me get sick}. But when I do, I lose my voice too. Weird.

    Yummy pancakes! We'll have to try.

  3. oooh those pancakes sound awesome.. hope you get to feeling better soon!!

  4. I hope you feel better soon. I agree when you whisper they do listen better. My sons teacher lost her voice and she said that her classs was so quiet that day. Yum to the recipe
    your comment had me cracking up. LOL WTF=what the face?

  5. Those pancakes sound amazing!! I will definitely be trying these...I love autumn! :-)

  6. HA! I didn't use to lose my voice either and it happens to me too about once or twice a year and I too am sure Keith doesn't mind it! LOL :)

    I hope you feel better; it drives me nuts when I'm under the weather; it makes me realize how much I should have gotten done that now will now not get done for at least another few weeks...or I milk it and let the house go to shambles :) ha

    We do pancakes for dinner sometimes too! Yum!!

  7. Pancakes for dinner? you are spoiling them...
    Hope you feel better.

  8. Sounds yummy. I went through a year where I lost my voice about once a month (the whole year!) I finally got sent to a specialist, who determined I had allergies. After two years of allergy shots (yuck!) I've never gotten laryngitis again.

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I get really excited when people leave comments! And those pancakes sound delicious!

    When you commented on Maggie's post you mentioned using NFP without charting.... That's very intriguing. I'd love to know your tricks if you're willing to share.

  10. Wow! It sounds SO GOOD! Hoping you get better soon!

  11. Are there any coupons for flax seed? Ha! Those sound delicious. I have never purchased flax seed - but I know it's super healthy for you. I'm going to have to try this one soon!!

  12. Ok -- I love things with pumpkin! These pancakes sound wonderful, but the last like four times I have been to the store looking for canned pumpkin, there hasn't been any! I've tried wal-mart, the grocery, sam's club, everywhere! No pumpkin. :(

    Where did you get your pumpkin??

    Also, I'm sorry you were sick, I hope you're doing better now!


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