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National Pancake Day

March 7th is National Pancake Day. So to celebrate, here are some flapjack facts and a healthy take on the classic.

  • The first pancakes were called Alita Dolcia (“another sweet” in Latin) and were made by Romans in the 1st Century AD.
  • The world’s biggest pancake measured 49+ feet in diameter and weighed 6,614 pounds.
  • In the U.S., Southerners eat the most pancakes, accounting for 32.5% of our pancake consumption.
  • The world’s most expensive pancake is available for $200.00 at Opus in the Printworks in England. Ingredients include Madagascan vanilla pods and 23-carat gold leaf.
  • If you break the world record for most pancakes eaten, you won’t be in the Guinness Book of World Records; it’s not one of their categories.
  • A breakfast of two pancakes with butter and syrup will set you back 520 calories, which is about two hours of steady walking’s worth of maple syrup goodness.
  • The record for the world’s highest pancake toss belongs to Dominic Cuzzacrea, who flipped a pancake 31 feet (and 1 inch) into the air in November 2010.
  • The town of Olney in England hosts an annual pancake race in celebration of “Pancake Day.” They’ve done it every year since 1445.

Feeling hungry after all those facts? Rustle up a batch of hearty healthy pancakes!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup uncooked farina (such as Cream of Wheat)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla soy milk
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins, divided
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Preparation

Lightly spoon the flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, farina, and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine milk, applesauce, and egg in a medium bowl, stirring until well blended. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring until well combined. Let batter stand 5 minutes.

Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Pour about 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto pan; sprinkle each with 2 teaspoons raisins and 2 teaspoons walnuts. Cook 1 minute or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Carefully turn pancakes over, and cook 1 minute or until bottoms are lightly browned. Repeat procedure with remaining batter, raisins, and walnuts. Serve with syrup.

Facts from MTVnews.com Recipe from Health.com

 

Categories: IRG Highlights, Wellness
Tagged In: did you know, facts, healthy pancakes, national pancake day, pancake facts, pancakes
Posted on March 7, 2017

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National Pancake Day

March 7th is National Pancake Day. So to celebrate, here are some flapjack facts and a healthy take on the classic.

  • The first pancakes were called Alita Dolcia (“another sweet” in Latin) and were made by Romans in the 1st Century AD.
  • The world’s biggest pancake measured 49+ feet in diameter and weighed 6,614 pounds.
  • In the U.S., Southerners eat the most pancakes, accounting for 32.5% of our pancake consumption.
  • The world’s most expensive pancake is available for $200.00 at Opus in the Printworks in England. Ingredients include Madagascan vanilla pods and 23-carat gold leaf.
  • If you break the world record for most pancakes eaten, you won’t be in the Guinness Book of World Records; it’s not one of their categories.
  • A breakfast of two pancakes with butter and syrup will set you back 520 calories, which is about two hours of steady walking’s worth of maple syrup goodness.
  • The record for the world’s highest pancake toss belongs to Dominic Cuzzacrea, who flipped a pancake 31 feet (and 1 inch) into the air in November 2010.
  • The town of Olney in England hosts an annual pancake race in celebration of “Pancake Day.” They’ve done it every year since 1445.

Feeling hungry after all those facts? Rustle up a batch of hearty healthy pancakes!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup uncooked farina (such as Cream of Wheat)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla soy milk
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins, divided
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Preparation

Lightly spoon the flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, farina, and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine milk, applesauce, and egg in a medium bowl, stirring until well blended. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring until well combined. Let batter stand 5 minutes.

Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Pour about 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto pan; sprinkle each with 2 teaspoons raisins and 2 teaspoons walnuts. Cook 1 minute or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Carefully turn pancakes over, and cook 1 minute or until bottoms are lightly browned. Repeat procedure with remaining batter, raisins, and walnuts. Serve with syrup.

Facts from MTVnews.com Recipe from Health.com

 

Categories: IRG Highlights, Wellness
Tagged In: did you know, facts, healthy pancakes, national pancake day, pancake facts, pancakes
Posted on March 7, 2017

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