Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Everybody Loves Pancakes
Category:
Food
Photo credit: Michelle Weber

Who wants to start their Sunday morning off with a jolt of omega-3s, fiber, and polyphenol antioxidants? That is to say: who wants some pancakes?

Whole grain lemon-blueberry pancakes are packed with both nutrients and flavor, and are fun to make with family — little kids can mix the dry ingredients together, and older kids can be in charge of dropping the berries into the pancakes as they cook. They’re great topped with real maple syrup, honey, lightly-sweetened yogurt, fresh fruit, or a swipe of peanut butter for a little more protein. 

They’re also hearty, so we make them on the smaller side. Feel free to multiply the recipe for bigger groups or bigger appetites!


Whole Grain Blueberry-Lemon Pancakes

Makes 8-10 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • ½ c. flax seed meal
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 2 1/4 c. buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter + extra for cooking (or 2 tbsp. of your oil of choice + extra for cooking)
  • 1 c. fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 250, and place a large pan with an oven-safe cooling rack on it in the oven.
  2. Whisk the flour, flax meal, baking powder and soda, salt, and lemon zest together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter together in a separate bowl.
  4. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture. Stir gently with a fork until just combined; the batter will have lots of lumps.
  5. Melt the extra butter in a large skillet or griddle set over medium heat on the stove. Dollop the batter into the pan with a 1/3 cup measuring scoop and sprinkle with the blueberries. Cook until the pancake bubbles (look closely; it’s a little hard to tell with batter this thick); then flip and cook until browned on the second side.
  6. Keep finished pancakes warm on the rack in the oven while you cook up the rest of the batter, and serve with your choice of pancake topping.

Not feeling very lemony? Try some:

Recipe and image courtesy of Michelle Weber

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team

Everybody Loves Pancakes

About

Esalen Team

Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Category:
Food
Photo credit: Michelle Weber

Who wants to start their Sunday morning off with a jolt of omega-3s, fiber, and polyphenol antioxidants? That is to say: who wants some pancakes?

Whole grain lemon-blueberry pancakes are packed with both nutrients and flavor, and are fun to make with family — little kids can mix the dry ingredients together, and older kids can be in charge of dropping the berries into the pancakes as they cook. They’re great topped with real maple syrup, honey, lightly-sweetened yogurt, fresh fruit, or a swipe of peanut butter for a little more protein. 

They’re also hearty, so we make them on the smaller side. Feel free to multiply the recipe for bigger groups or bigger appetites!


Whole Grain Blueberry-Lemon Pancakes

Makes 8-10 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • ½ c. flax seed meal
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 2 1/4 c. buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter + extra for cooking (or 2 tbsp. of your oil of choice + extra for cooking)
  • 1 c. fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 250, and place a large pan with an oven-safe cooling rack on it in the oven.
  2. Whisk the flour, flax meal, baking powder and soda, salt, and lemon zest together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter together in a separate bowl.
  4. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture. Stir gently with a fork until just combined; the batter will have lots of lumps.
  5. Melt the extra butter in a large skillet or griddle set over medium heat on the stove. Dollop the batter into the pan with a 1/3 cup measuring scoop and sprinkle with the blueberries. Cook until the pancake bubbles (look closely; it’s a little hard to tell with batter this thick); then flip and cook until browned on the second side.
  6. Keep finished pancakes warm on the rack in the oven while you cook up the rest of the batter, and serve with your choice of pancake topping.

Not feeling very lemony? Try some:

Recipe and image courtesy of Michelle Weber

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

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