Tuesday, March 10, 2015

These aren't your mama's blueberry pancakes...

You guys, I just couldn't title this blog post the title of the recipe. It's too long. It's also probably bordering on obnoxiously long, BUT...you need the full description.
Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes with Healthy Grain Clusters and a Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Drizzle

I present to you:

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes with Healthy Grain Clusters and a Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Drizzle

See?

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes with Healthy Grain Clusters and a Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Drizzle
Here's what you need to know. These are NOT your mama's (or your local diner's or your grocery store's) blueberry pancakes. THESE pancakes are flat-out scrumptious and worthy of a 14-word name. Golden, fluffy, sweet, crunchy, tangy...*sigh*

I'd say 5 mornings out of 7, my breakfast is a KIND Bar. If you've never had a KIND bar, stock up when you're at the store. I'm partial to (obsessed with) the Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew Bars.

I do try to make a more substantial breakfast for kiddo, though. I'll make pancakes, waffles,...bacon quesadillas (yes, you can put anything in a quesadilla).

KIND Healthy Grain Clusters
When KIND contacted me, I was so thrilled since we're such huge fans of their products, and I was also excited to try their Healthy Grains Clusters.

The clusters are a better kind of granola. I usually find granola heavy and overcooked for my taste. KIND Healthy Grains Clusters are light and toasty...totally addicting. Made not just with oats, but with millet, quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat. I'm sold.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes with Healthy Grain Clusters and a Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Drizzle
For this recipe, I used the Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds. I couldn't stop eating it straight from the bag. I can see this being my go-to afternoon snack from now on...and one I can feel good about.

Will you promise me that you'll make these pancakes?
They're like a taste explosion. The warm blueberries, the buttermilk, the hearty grains are topped with a simple and delicious cinnamon Greek yogurt drizzle that just makes for a dreamy breakfast. (Keep the maple syrup for another day...you don't need it.)

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes with Healthy Grain Clusters and a Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Drizzle
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Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes with Healthy Grain Clusters and a Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Drizzle
{makes 8-9 pancakes}

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 TBSP packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
2 TBSP salted butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup fresh blueberries, plus more for topping
1/2 cup KIND Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax, plus more for topping

For the drizzle:
7 ounces plain 2% Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 TBSP agave

Whisk the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg until fluffy, about 1 minute. Whisk in the buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla until combined. Stir in the flour mixture, just until combined. Fold in the blueberries.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes with Healthy Grain Clusters and a Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Drizzle
Let the batter rest for 10-15 minutes. Heat a non-stick griddle to 350.

In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, cinnamon, and agave to make the drizzle. Place in a piping bag or large zip-top bag.

Pour the batter onto the hot griddle by the 1/4 cup. Add 1 TBSP Vanilla Blueberry Clusters to the top of each pancake. Add just a spoonful more of batter on top. (Don't worry about covering all of the clusters.)

Cook a few minutes, until the edges look done, then flip to cook the other side. Cook for a couple more minutes, until done.

Transfer to a plate. Snip the tip of the drizzle bag and drizzle generously over the pancakes. (Alternately, serve the pancakes with a small bowl of the drizzle on the side.) Sprinkle on more Vanilla Blueberry Clusters and fresh blueberries.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes with Healthy Grain Clusters and a Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Drizzle
Good morning, good morning to YOU!

*This post was sponsored by KIND Snacks. I created this recipe using their Healthy Grains Clusters and truly love both the product and the recipe. Opinions and recipe are my own.



9 comments:

  1. I will try..but we don't have Kind products here..But I will improvise!

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  2. I love that these are made with whole wheat flour, and I can't resist anything with granola!

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  3. Yes, I will be making them! I always pass on that granola, b/c a bag of granola is a dangerous thing to have in my house. I can't stop eating it, but now I have an excuse. Can't wait. Love the bacon quesadilla idea for breakfast too.

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  4. I love Kind bars! They are so good, not too sweet like most granola bars on the market. Love the drizzle recipe, I will have to use that next time we have pancakes.

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  5. BEAUTIFUL!! I want pancakes!

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  6. These pancakes sound fabulous! They deserve every word of that long title. :)

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  7. These pancakes are perfection with their granola clusters cooked in and the extra bit of crunch on top.

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  8. I love those cherry KIND bars! So soft and chewy. These look delicious! Great idea. I love your photos!

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