This is the most basic recipe for a slightly thick pancake. It's just as easy to make a quick homemade batter as it is to open a box mix, which needs ingredients added to it anyway. And using organic ingredients seems to give the pancakes a cleaner and truer flavor.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).
Get a healthy start with lean protein from milk and yogurt, plus fiber from oats and banana.
Classic Dutch Baby
The next time your crew craves pancakes, serve something new and exciting: a Dutch baby. This baked pancake requires whirring a few basic ingredients in a blender, pouring the batter into a piping-hot skillet, and baking for 20 minutes (no need to flip). After it poofs up into a show-worthy display, serve with fresh fruit, whipped cream, and warm maple syrup.
Martha's Soft-Boiled Eggs
Despite its name, the boiled egg shouldn't be boiled throughout the cooking process—a method that yields a rubbery result—but rather brought to a boil and then immediately removed from heat. Serve with buttered toast.
Soaked Chia Seeds
This make-ahead mix lets you power up with omega-3s, fiber, and protein. You've no doubt heard all the buzz about nutrient-packed chia seeds. Well, here's a super-easy way to include them in your daily routine.
Quick Broccoli Frittata
In this nourishing frittata, frozen broccoli is used for convenience and since it is preserved at peak freshness, you'll also get the maximum nutritional benefits in each bite (a win-win!). An eight-inch skillet will yield thick, hearty slices for breakfast and the nonstick surface keeps cleanup easy.