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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Breakfast – healthy and with love

I have never been big on gifts. For any occasion. B-day, Christmas, Women’s Day or Mother’s Day. Maybe because I grew up in a household where those things weren’t that important. My mom prefers to receive a living plant than a bunch of dead-in-a-few-days flowers. Maybe because of her I’m the same way.

But every single year no matter what we celebrated the most important thing was to be nice to the person who was celebrating her or his day.

A simple hug or a few words assuring that you remember.

So for those who still haven’t decide what to give to their mothers on Mother’s Day, I say: “make her a delicious breakfast to bed. and give her the day off”. She’ll appreciate it more than anything!

If it’s homemade and a little healthier than usual it’s even better.

Something like whole wheat buttermilk blueberry banana pancakes with turbinado sugar.

I assure you, that will make her day!


dry ingredients:

1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour,

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder,

1 tsp. baking soda,

4 tsp. turbinado sugar,

1/4 tsp. salt,

1/4 cup flaxseed meal,

wet ingredients:

1 1/2 cup buttermilk (homemade will work great)*

2 1/2 Tbsp. butter, melted, cooled,

2 eggs,

fruit filling

1 cup fresh blueberries,

1 ripped banana, sliced


In one bowl mix very well dry ingredients.

In second bowl mix very well wet ingredients.

Combine dry ingredients with wet. Do not overmix it. Now wait for at least 10 minutes for the batter to rest and let the baking soda and powder to start working its magic.

In the meantime heat the griddle on medium high. Melt about 1/4 Tbsp butter on it.

Sliced you banana so it’s ready to use.

When the griddle is ready spoon about 1/4 cup of the batter on it, more for bigger pancake.

Now sprinkle it with a few blueberries and sliced banana. (picture below does not show bananas because it’s from a different recipe, but you get the idea 🙂 )

Wait until bubbles appear on the top and the batter doesn’t look runny anymore.

Flip on the other side and fried for another minute or until light brown.

Garnish with the leftover fruits, maple syrup, honey, jam, icing sugar or whipped cream… . Whatever is your mother’s favorite topping 🙂 

I do like mine plain served with black coffee.

All-purpose flour will work if you do not have whole wheat pastry flour. You can use regular white or brown sugar in place of turbinado sugar.

I used to make them without that healthy twist before and they looked like that: 

* Homemade buttermilk:

you’ll need milk and fresh lemon juice. For each cup of milk you need 1 Tbsp of lemon juice. So for this recipe you need:

1 1/2 cup of milk

1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice (2 Tbsp. are fine, too)

Pour the lemon juice into the milk. VERY GENTLY stir just one time. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes before using.

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

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Buttermilk Herbs Pizza Dough

So far I’ve made many pizzas using many different recipes. Different recipes but actually the same. Flour, water, yeast, olive oil, salt just the measurements were not the same.

The last time I made pizza I made it with buttermilk and I loved it!

Homemade tomato sauce:

  • 1 can (14.5oz) of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • spices/or not (whatever you like)

Simmer it on very low for about 45 minutes. This recipe will make enough sauce for 4 medium size pizzas.

Buttermilk Pizza Dough

  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 package Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 Cups Bread Flour (start with 2 cups and add more if needed!!!!!!)
  • golden lemon thyme
  • basil

Heat up 1/2 water plus 2tbsp, add sugar. In this water dissolve 1 package of yeast. Place flour in bowl of electric mixer. Add dissolved yeast, oil, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt.

Using dough hook, mix well at medium-low speed until all ingredients are incorporated. Increase speed to high and mix dough for 4 to 5 minutes.

Add about 2 tsp lemon thyme and chopped basil. Knead just to incorporate those herbs to the dough.

Dust or oil dough ball and place in a large bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm, draft free place for 1 to 3 hours.

I do not have kitchen aid, so I knead the dough with my hands for about 10 minutes. Works perfect!!!

This recipe will make 4 medium size well rolled (very thin) pizzas.

First goes tomato sauce. Second cheese. Third all the veggies you like with (or without) whatever meat you like.

Bake for 25 minutes in 375 F.

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