Breakfast is a very important meal. A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day. In general, kids and teens that eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day. Here is how to use Martino’s Integral Couscous to give your family a great morning boost.
If you are looking to start the day with your family with a healthy meal that will bring joy to the younger ones there is nothing better than pancakes. Today we are proposing these tasty pancakes with honey and raspberries, with a little delicious and healthy twist. The pancakes with Integral couscous by Martino make a great breakfast dish to kick-start the day. Get ready for some morning satisfaction.
Here is how to prepare the Couscous Martino pancakes with honey and raspberries:
- 70 ml of water
- 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
- 70 grams of Martino’s Integral Couscous
- 60 grams of flour
- 60ml of whole milk
- 2 eggs (whites and yolks)
- Butter for the baking form or the frying pan
- Honey as needed
- Raspberries as needed
- Servings: 8-9 pancakes
- Preparation: 10 minutes
- Cooking: 5 minutes
Hydrate the couscous:
As always first hydrate the couscous. In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, add 70 ml of water and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar and bring to a simmer.
Pour 70 grams of Martino’s Integral Couscous evenly and remove from the heat. Make sure to let the couscous sit for 4-5 minutes. When all the water is absorbed you know the couscous is hydrated and ready to fluff.
With the help of a fork fluff the couscous. This will remove any lumps and separate the delicate grains without crushing them to give the couscous a light texture.
Prepare the pancake mix:
In a separate bowl add 60 grams of flour and pour milk while mixing constantly.
To avoid lumps from forming pour in cold milk. Pour it a little at a time, continuously whisking until you get a smooth paste. The cold milk and constant stirring will separate the starch granules in the flour and prevent lumps from forming.
Whisk 2 eggs in a separate small bowl and add them to the flour mixture. Stir until the mixture is smooth and homogeneous.
Now you are ready to add the hydrated couscous and mix everything together until well combined.
Your pancake mix is ready. Easy, isn’t it?
Get ready to cook:
Butter the forms in the pancake maker and pour a small amount of the pancake mixture in each. Make sure to flip the pancakes to bake both sides evenly.
If you don’t have a pancake maker a non-stick flat frying pan will also do the work. You can make your pancakes small and thick or thin and bigger. It’s up to you.
When bubbles start to appear on top of the pancake, it should be cooked on the underside and be ready to flip over.
Stack the pancakes on a plate; pour multi-flower honey and fresh raspberries on top. Yummy!!
As you might know pancakes are so versatile. They can be served with all kinds of fresh fruits, jellies, syrups, nut butters and cheeses. If you opt for salty toppings you might want to avoid adding sugar while hydrating the couscous. In this case, a pinch of sugar and a pinch of salt make the perfect balance.
Busy mom’s trick:
No time, no problem. Pancakes are a great make-ahead food. Next time you’re in the mood, make gigantic amounts of pancakes, and then freeze them so you can reheat them whenever you want. You can reheat them in the microwave, in the oven or even in the toaster.
Sweet or salty Integral couscous pancakes are the perfect, easy to make and healthy breakfast for the whole family. The kids will love the choice. What is even greater? The integral Couscous Martino pancakes with honey and raspberries have all the needed nutrition elements to kick start the day. Serve them warm with fresh milk or freshly squeezed orange juice. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to receive all the delicious Martino’s couscous recipes directly in your inbox!
With so many combinations available, your kids will never get bored with this Integral couscous pancakes. What better way to motivate them to enjoy breakfast!
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