Of late I have been posting many recipes with blueberries! Is it any surprise ? Come on… its blueberry season! This past weekend we went blueberry and raspberry picking. Every year I really look forward to the berry picking season. We don’t need to go too far to pick since our town is a perfect blend of the rural and the urban. Anyways, I truly cherish these fun moments with the kids who seem to be growing up in leaps and bounds and very soon probably won’t want to go berry picking with me anymore! Gosh, let’s table that conversation for now. I am just not prepared to even think about a time when my babies will be ready to leave home. Let’s stick to berry picking. We went crazy picking as always and ended up picking about 20 lbs of raspberries and blueberries in total! Hence you will find me throwing in these berries in different recipes.:)
Banana pancakes are a staple breakfast item in my house. I typically make them using whole wheat flour and jaggery. That’s a traditional Kerala recipe and is called as ‘appam’. In the Kerala recipe, no leavening agent is used hence the pancake is more like a crepe with crispy edges. It is very yummy though! Recently, I improvised on that recipe to create a more spongy version of pancake which is more akin to the pancakes of the western cuisine which my kids love. This time I decided to add ..no surprises there….yes, blueberries too! 🙂 It was wonderful! Who needs a boxed pancake mix – these came out nice and fluffy without any unnecessary artificial chemicals!
This week I am bringing these healthy pancakes to Fiesta Friday #24 where I will be a co-host along with Selma from Selma’s Table and Hilda from Along the Grapevine. Oh it’s going to be so much fun! To those of you who don’t know what Fiesta Friday is – FF is a fun event that Angie of The Novice Gardener hosts every week where we get to make new friends and admire each other’s lovely creations. Do check it out – I promise you that you won’t be disappointed! See you there, folks! 🙂
Here are both the recipes. For the traditional Kerala appam recipe (which is also eggless) – scroll down to the end. Enjoy! 🙂
You can add both banana and blueberries together too – I just didnt take that picture! 🙂
Now for the traditional appam recipe: