Thursday, May 17, 2012

Apple Carrot Pancakes

These pancakes are another recipe idea I came up with to use up my pulp leftover from juicing.  I just hate to see it go to waste so there's always a solution to make it into something useful.
Just ask Tim about my obsession with not wasting anything.  I make sure him and Kaydin get the last drop out of the ketchup bottle, I pull cardboard out of the garbage bin that made it's way in there via Tim and move it to our recycling bin, and I always try to cut open my lotion bottles to get every last bit! The more I get out of what I currently have just puts off spending money on it next time! It's only natural that I would come with another idea for my juicing pulp than just pouring into the garbage can.

I thank my Dad for instilling this philosophy in me. We were always reminder to turn the light off when we left the room, not stand there with the fridge hanging open, etc. Back then it was a pain and I didn't quite understand it. But now, why waste money lighting a room that no one is even in?!?!  ;)
My recipe made more than enough pancakes for even two meals. I just stored the excess in a freezable plastic container and when we needed a quick breakfast, used the toaster to heat up some homemade, healthy pancakes!
I changed the recipe I used quite a bit but I used it as reference to know some measurements to use for a base. I also had to double the recipe as I had quite a bit of pulp from that morning's juicing. And don't worry that you may not have a juicer to achieve the pulp. Just simply use a food processor or cheese grater to shred your apples and carrots.

Apple Carrot Pancakes (Makes 7-8 pancakes)
Adapted from Modern Vintage Cooking
1 medium apple, shredded
1 large carrot, shredded
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tablespoons oats**
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients and cook pancakes on a griddle or in a skillet on the stovetop.

2 comments:

  1. Great post. I was wondering if you would like to put up a link to this apple recipe in my Food on Friday Series.

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    1. thanks for putting up the link. I will put the recipe title in for you. Have a nice week.

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