Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Best Pancakes Ever (according to Sam)

Yay! I think I figured out how to put the text at the top!

We just ate what my family (especially Sam) says are the best EVER pancakes. Thought I'd share the recipe with you all. It is only found here, folks. It was an original creation. This is enough to feed a family of 6 with some left over.

Buttermilk Apple Sauce Pancakes

3 3/4 cups flour (I used unbleached white)

2 T wheat germ

2 T flax seed meal

4 T. brown sugar

4 t. baking powder

2 t. baking soda

2 t. salt

4 eggs, beaten

4 c. buttermilk

3/4 c. unsweetened apple sauce

In large mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Add the buttermilk and applesauce. Mix thoroughly. Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl. Add to liquid ingredients. Mix thoroughly, but don't over mix. Just until lumps are removed. Fry as you would for any pancakes. No fat is needed on a non-stick surface.

We used buttermilk that was left over from our butter making process a few days ago (that I talked about in a previous post). I'm not sure if that was the secret ingredient or not, but they were wonderful pancakes! You can substitute for the buttermilk by adding a few tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice to the milk and allowing it to curdle slightly.

Here's a pic of the wonderful pancakes.

The family enjoying their pancakes!

Yes, hubby needs a haircut. The frugal woman of the house will get right on that, and I'm sure it will look like all the other frugal haircuts in the family. Here, frugal can read cheap, because we're really NOT living more on less here. I need to learn to give a haircut! Does anyone know of a good blog to learn from? :)

Be sure and tell us how you like the pancakes!


  1. I made these pancakes this morning for me and the kids. They were really good. I think I mismeasured the flour because the batter was really runny and the first few batches were too thin, so I threw in some more flour and then they got better. The only really annoying thing about making these pancakes is that I recently heard the song "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver, and couldn't get it out of my head the whole while. If you don't know what I'm talking about you can find the song on youtube, but I wouldn't recommend it if you ever want to make pancakes in peace again.

  2. He he he! That is so funny! I already know the song, so we'll have to see what happens next time I make the pancakes. I plan to on Sunday, since the kids always ask me to on Sundays. I can say that the song seems to be already stuck in my head! It doesn't take much. Love ya, dear!