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Apple-Chocolate Chip Pancakes

14 Jul

Apple-Chocolate Chips Pancakes

Great for Sunday mornings! Fluffy and moist and oh-so-sinful with all the chocolate…

Putting the chocolate chips in before cooking the pancakes may seem a little strange but they don’t sink to the bottom of the batter and are evenly dispersed and melt a lot more in the actual pancake.

For those who don’t like chocolate these pancakes will be excellent with fresh blueberries too.

Adapted from the Flat Belly Foods Guide


  • 2/3 c whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 c fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and grated
  • 1/3 c semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Whisk flours, cornmeal, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, yogurt, egg and oil in a large bowl until combined.
  2. Fold apple, then chocolate chips into batter.
  3. Coat large nonstick skillet with spray and heat over medium heat.
  4. Spoon 2 to 3 tbsp of the batter into skillet for each pancake.  Cook 2 minutes, or until bubbles appear on surface and edges set.  Flip to the other side.
  5. Cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.



Sausages with Sticky Apples and Pumpkin

14 Nov

I love the flavour of apples with pork, and particularly sausage.  Real comfort food for our late autumn nights.  The simple flavours of this dish are absolutely delicious!


pork sausages                                                             1 lb pumpkin, cubed                                                         

1 tbsp olive oil                                                            1 tbsp ground sage

2 apples, each cut into 8 wedges                       1 tsp maple syrup

1 red pepper cut into 8 wedges                           salt & pepper to taste

1 medium onion cut into 8 wedges                  

Preheat oven to 375. With a fork, poke sausages several times.  Place everything in a plastic bag and shake it well to evenly distribute seasonings.  Toss everything in the baking dish lined with foil and bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes.


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