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Breakfast time...

As a family we consider breakfast to be an important meal of the day. We try to include whole grains, good fats, protein and finish with a freshly made fruit juice.

Saffron Flavored Whole Wheat Pancakes

Milk - 1 cup
Saffron - 1 pinch
Almonds - 15
Dried Coconut - 2 tbsp
Eggs -2
Yogurt 1/4 cup
Cane sugar/Agave Nectar - 2 Tbsp (optional)
Whole wheat flour - 1 1/2 cups
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp

Add saffron to milk and keep aside.
Powder the almonds and coconut in a food processor or blender.
Beat Eggs one by one in a bowl.
Add sugar, powdered nuts, yogurt and beat again.
Mix flour, salt and baking soda.
Add milk and flour to the egg mixture little by little and mix well.
Keep batter aside for 10-15 minutes.
Heat a griddle and make pancakes.
This makes about 10 medium pancakes.

Cardamom Oats pancake

Cardamom - 3-4 peeled
Almonds - 20
Oats -2 cups
Eggs -2
Milk - 1 cup
Yogurt 1/4 cup
Cane sugar/Agave Nectar - 2 Tbsp (optional)
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp

Powder almonds, cardamom and oats in a food processor blender.
Add salt and baking soda to and mix well.
Beat Eggs one by one in a bowl.
Add sugar, yogurt and beat again.
Add milk and oats mixture little by little and mix well.
Keep batter aside for 10-15 minutes.
Heat a griddle and make pancakes.
This makes about 10 medium pancakes.

Quinoa Idli

Quinoa - 1/2 Cup
Cracked wheat (fine) - 1/2 cup
Yogurt - 1 cup
Salt - as per taste
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp

Dry roast quinoa on medium heat till nice aroma comes for about 5 minutes
Dry roast cracked wheat for 5 minutes
Ground quinoa to a coarse powder.
In a bowl, mix quinoa, cracked wheat, salt and baking soda. Add yogurt, mix well and keep aside for about 15-20 minutes.
Make idlis in idli steamer (you can also pour batter on a greased plate and steam over a pasta boiler)
Serve with coconut or tomato chutney.


  1. Tried the Cardomon Oats pancake with Cranberry Banana Sauce for breakfast.. it was delicious!! We both loved it. Cant believe it was easy! Thank you!!

    1. Thanks Arathi for the feedback, glad you guys loved it :-)
      Enjoy the holiday season, Happy New Year to you both !!


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