27 January 2013

It's National Blueberry Pancake Day with Driscoll's


Happy National Blueberry Pancake Day !!!

Did you know the average person spends just 4 minutes a day eating breakfast? This year, let’s start a new tradition.  Let's spend more time with friends and family over these delicious Blueberry Whole Wheat Pancakes with Blueberry Honey Maple Sauce to celebrate National Blueberry Pancake Day!!!

Here's the recipe for the above pancakes 

 And to go over your Blueberry Whole Wheat Pancakes, some homemade syrup.

Blueberry Lemon Syrup
Perfect to drizzle over pancakes or a bowl of ice cream, this sweet blueberry syrup has a hit of lemon flavor. The syrup will thicken when chilled so rewarm as necessary for serving.

INGREDIENTS

    Blueberry Lemon Syrup Recipe
  • 2 packages (6 ounces or 1 1/4 cups each) Driscoll's Blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

 

Instructions

Bring blueberries, sugar, water, lemon juice and zest to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to medium low and simmer 20 minutes. Strain and let cool.



Did you know?

- Pancakes have featured in cookbooks since 1439.

- The French pancake is called a crêpe. It is thin and crispy and often served with sweet or savory fillings.

- The world’s largest pancake was cooked in Rochdale in 1994. It was 15 meters in diameter and had an estimated 2 million calories

- Ralf Laue holds the world’s pancake tossing record. He flipped a pancake 416 times in just two minutes!

Blueberry Health Benefits:


- With just 80 calories per cup and virtually no fat, blueberries offer many noteworthy nutritional benefits.

- According to nutrition expert, Tina Ruggiero, M.S., R.D., L.D., blueberries, as part of a healthy diet and exercise plan, help reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as the accumulation of belly fat.

- According to the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, laboratory studies show a diet including blueberries may improve motor skills and reverse the short-term memory loss that comes with aging or age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

 More Blueberry Goodness

No wonder blueberries are one of nature’s super foods: they’re fat-free, high in fiber, and deliciously low in calories. Whether you’re snacking by the handful, sprinkling them on top of treats, or baking them right in, including blueberries in your diet is an easy way to help you lose weight and stay in shape.


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