Once a week or once every two weeks, I really like to do a big breakfast for my husband and myself. Sometimes we invite family over to partake in this tasty ritual.
This weekend, I tried Coyote Pancakes for a crowd! Coyote Pancake mix can be difficult to find in stores but their website lists all the locations that carry the mix.
Why use a pancake mix at all? There are two reasons I really like pancake mixes: 1 - convenience, 2 - good combination of ingredients with NO SUGAR! Most regular pancake mixes you find at the store from large retailers contain a lot of indescribable ingredients and/or lots of sugar so whatever you buy, be sure to read the ingredients. For me, one of the pitfalls I fall into when making pancakes from scratch is that I often add sugar (even though it may be not be required) because part of me thinks that with all these grains, some sugar is required.
each serving contains - 4g of fibre, 130-140 calories (depending on the variety) and no cholesterol or sugar added!
Original, Buttermilk, and Flax Seed
Now the most important - TASTE!
This morning I woke up bright and early and made all three varieties of pancakes for a family crowd. I added 1 cup of milk and 1 egg for each cup of pancake mix. The instructions suggest that you can add 1 tablespoon of sugar but omitted that since we had real maple syrup.
All three varieties cooked up nice and fluffy. The taste and texture was great. I was worried because there was no oil needed but with a non-stick pan, I didn't have any issues.
Everyone loved the pancakes - to be honest, I was worried that that Flax variety would be a flop so I only made a few of these, but I was wrong. Everyone loved the pancakes. I even got my husband to eat the flax pancakes without complaint. My husband hates flax and won't eat anything if I put flax in it so this was a welcome surprise.
But the pancakes, the taste, and breakfast aside, there is something very unique about Coyote Pancakes - their creators. Coyote Pancakes are made by the Hutterite Colony in Alberta, Canada. They are a self sufficient religious colony and information can be found about them here. I think it's very important to support small businesses and the community spirit of the Hutterites is reason enough for me to support Coyote Pancakes. Right now, these pancakes are only available in Canada, but hopefully they will break into the US market. I believe in supporting small businesses so I really hope Coyote Pancakes thrives!