Friday, May 28, 2010

Maple, walnut & flaxseed pancakes with strawberries

My stomach feels like it has been thumped with a mallet like a chicken schnitzel - and it's not due to situps, or exercise of any kind.

My sides have split with laughter. It's not just my midriff that's feeling a little tender; my dad and hubby are also a little sore thanks to Modern Family. It's been a long time (think back to when Arrested Development was on air) since I found a funny television show that made me laugh and left me in a good mood after watching it. As much as I hate to admit it, sometimes a little TV can be a good thing.

There's nothing like a good chuckle to get you in a good mood.
The better my mood the more I like to bake as I believe that food cooked with love and joy tastes better than food cooked when grumpy or tired (this may be due in part to the latter moods resulting in more mistakes...).

Apart from laughter, some meals also instantly lift your spirits, and for me, pancakes are one of them. I adore pancakes but they can make me feel a little guilty if I overindulge as they aren't the healthiest things. So imagine my delight at finding a pretty healthy(ish) pancake recipe that is also high in Omega 3s (hint: there was a lot of delight). I ate four of these babies and I didn't even feel guilty...until I went back for another one...

ease: 5/5.
prep time: 8mins.
cooking time: 14mins to make 6 large pancakes.
total: 22mins.

taste: 4.5/5. Flaxseed Fabulous.

I adored these! I loved the texture and the crunch of the walnuts. The were softly sweet and perfect with some fresh, juicy strawberries and extra lashings of maple syrup.

I added a few extra walnuts. I'd love to try them with whole wheat flour, and perhaps a pinch of cinnamon, but honestly they were great as is especially considering they are a more nutritious pancake.

would I make it again: Yes.

recipe: Maple, walnut & flaxseed pancakes


  1. What an interesting composition! Healthy and delicious!



  2. things i love: maple syrup, walnuts, pancakes, arrested development, jason bateman, and modern family. phenomenal post. :)

  3. I love when something so sinfully delicious becomes healthy!

  4. Dear pancakes, how I love thee.
    These look great, couldn't imagine a more perfect dinner (did I think that out loud?!?). I have always loved maple syrup and walnuts on my pancakes but throw some berries into the mix and I'm in heaven. Guess what we're having for brekkie tomorrow? :P

  5. I absolutely love Modern family too!!! Nice photo!... I have no idea how you can manage so many blogs at once!

  6. OMG these look SO amazing! Will definitely have to try them at home. x

  7. I don't watch a lot of TV,but I do have some DVD's that break me up, no matter how many times I watch. Laughter is so good for you!

    And so are these pancakes...I put flaxseed in my oatmeal. Never thought about it in pancakes! A touch of cinnamon would be good too.

    Gorgeous photos!

  8. oh my goodness--they look so tasty! i'm going to have to make a batch of these soon! love "modern family" too (manny is too funny)!

  9. this recipe sounds really good, I'm saving it for some festive brunch :)

    Gorgeous, mouthwatering photos!!! I could eat those pancakes off of the screen(only if could)...yum!!!

    and I too, love Modern Family, it's filling out the gap after Arrested Development quite well :)

  10. Wonderful post. Love those pancakes.

    I tried to find an email on your blog, but couldn't find it. Could you please contact me at

    I would like to ask you a question.


  11. I love that you used flaxseeds! So healthy and they look so yummy!

  12. Yummy!! This looks so delicious!!
    The image is perfectly delectable!

    Art by Karena

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