This Saturday I took a mini vacation from baked doughnuts and spoiled myself with these Whole Wheat Sour Cream Blueberry Pancakes. Admittedly, I was also 1) trying to use up sour cream before it went bad and 2) intrigued by the whole sour cream ordeal to begin with.
Since they were incredible, I’m planning to make them again and try Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream. Bump up the protein, right? 😉
I’m not very wise when it comes to the chemistry of recipes (so what if I have a minor in chemistry?!), so while the purpose of the sour cream is unbeknown to me, I do know that these pancakes were really, really fluffy and light.
Sometimes, especially after reheating, pancakes are so dense and heavy they get caught in the back of your throat and only a big’ol gulp of milk makes the movement from mouth to stomach a possibility (please tell me I’m not alone here…). But not these. They were perrrfect and reheated very nicely so I could spoil myself for a few mornings to follow 😀
Whole Wheat Sour Cream Blueberry Pancakes adapted from So Tasty, So Yummy
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour + 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
3/4 cup fat-free milk
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
non-stick cooking spray
Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. In another bowl combine sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla extract.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix only until combined. Gently fold in the blueberries.
Pre-heat a skillet over medium heat (don’t get the skillet too hot, but it needs to be hot enough). Pour the pancake batter into the skillet and cook until bubbles appear on top and the bottom is nicely browned. Flip the pancakes over and cook for another minute or so until its browned. Serve warm with toppings of choice (I used fat-free Reddi Whip)! Yield: 16 pancakes (4 servings, 4 pancakes each).
Nutrition Information (per serving): 298 calories; 5.3 g. fat; 119 mg. cholesterol; 607 mg. sodium; 50.3 g. carbohydrate; 3.8 g. fiber; 8.3 g. protein
Result: These were awesome! So thick and fluffy and the berries explode in your mouth as you take bites. The batter came together in 5 minutes and the pancakes cooked quickly in batches of 4. I will definitely be making these again!
I was a week ahead of the game – my hockey drills and skills wasn’t until NEXT Tuesday so last night ended up being a run outside. After an effortless 5-miler on Saturday and a great 4-miler on Monday, I was pumped to hit the road with my iPod yesterday. Alas, my running streak ended and the 90 degree heat and blaring sun made for a very difficult endeavor.
I made it 2 miles before pausing to walk. At which point I ran into Mr. Prevention who had gotten home from work and started his run. As I kissed him farewell and continued on my way, I was relying on my music 100% to just get me home. You know a run BLOWS when the slight incline in the sidewalk crossings makes your thighs feel as if they’re climbing Mount Everest. 3 miles…35 minutes. Ugh.
Katie shared her workout playlist yesterday and I loved reading her go-to motivation songs, so here’s a few on my list that just may inspire you!
Nicole’s July 2011 Workout Playlist
- Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow (all-time favorite)
- Chris Brown – Yeah 3x
- Darius Rucker – Alright
- Enrique Iglesias – Dirty Dancer
- Far East Movement – Like A G6
- Jason Derulo – Whatcha Say
- Jennifer Lopez – Get Right
- Jennifer Lopez feat Pitbull – Get on the Floor
- LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
- Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
- MIA – Paper Planes
- Pitbull feat Ne-Yo – Give Me Everything
- Sugarland – Stuck Like Glue
- Usher – DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again
I like a lot of genres but I definitely need the good beats for workouts!
Question: What’s your #1 workout/dance song of July?