This week’s recipe comes from Heather Mason, MS, RDN over on her blog Nutty NutritionIf you are looking for something special to make this weekend for Valentine’s Day I highly recommend Heather’s pancake recipe to start the weekend right. 

 

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I have this chocolate almond milk in my fridge which I bought to use as coffee creamer. It works great as coffee creamer and is much healthier than standard coffee mate. The problem is I’m only using a tablespoon or two at a time and I’m never going to finish the carton before it goes bad. So I thought to myself, what can I make with chocolate almond milk? The obvious would be a smoothie or shake. But I’m not feeling smoothies for the winter time. It’s cold when I wake up, I don’t want to drink a cold smoothie also. You know what is hot and fluffy and delicious though? Pancakes! Chocolate Almond Milk Pancakes to be exact.

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I woke up this morning, not feeling so good. Lethargic, stuffy nose, burning throat, perfect way to start off my three day snowboarding trip. My cabin mates are going to love me. Maybe at least this time I can sleep in the closet instead of with the snorer. I really didn’t want to cook or blog this morning, all I wanted to do was sleep. One of my goals is three blog posts per week, so i just forced myself to function and I busted out these babies in about ten minutes, right before I had to leave for my ski trip. It was totally worth it! There is something about the almond milk that makes theses pancakes even more fluffy than just using regular milk. I don’t know what it is, but it is good. I happened to have some leftover berries in my fridge so I topped them with a dusting of powdered sugar and berries. Feel free to use any fruit you have on hand, cinnamon spiced apples, bananas or berries! But do make sure that you include some type of fruit when you eat these pancakes, it will make me feel better.

 

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Given that I still have to pack and I need to leave in thirty minutes, I’m just going to list the ingredients. You know how to make pancakes, right?

Chocolate Almond Milk Pancakes

  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 3/4 cup chocolate almond milk
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter (optional)
  • Top with fresh berries or seasonal fruit

Serves 2 hungry people, or 3 not-so hungry people.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

 

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Heather Mason is a Registered Dietitian who holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science. She works as an outpatient dietitian where she counsels adults and children with diabetes and chronic health problems. She has a passion for debunking nutrition myths and helping people discover delicious and healthy food. You can read more posts from her on her blog, Nutty Nutrition. Follow her on Twitter @NuttyDietitian

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