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What's Cooking?! Protein Rich Breakfast

This Mother’s Day, serve Mom a nutritious breakfast in bed! These recipes are rich in protein and will be a good start to her day!

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

Recipe courtesy of The Chef Next Door Serves 4

¾ cup buckwheat flour ¾ cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1¾ cups lactose-free, 2% milk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups fresh blueberries, plus additional for topping (optional) Syrup (optional)

Directions

In large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In small bowl, beat eggs then add milk, oil and vanilla; mix well. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix to combine. Heat griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Using ¼ measuring cup, pour batter onto griddle. Gently place several blueberries all over surface of pancakes. Flip pancakes when bubbles start to form around edges and bottoms are golden brown. Cook on other side

until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove to plate and cover to keep warm.

2 dried figs, halved 1 tablespoon sliced almonds 1 tablespoon honey

Top pancakes with additional blueberries and syrup before serving, if desired.

Directions

Ricotta and Fig Oatmeal

Recipe courtesy of Foxes Love Lemons Serves 1

¾ cup milk ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese

In microwave-safe bowl, stir together milk, oats and salt. Microwave on high 2 1/2 minutes, or until oats are tender and most liquid is absorbed. Remove bowl from microwave; stir in ricotta. To serve, top with figs and almonds, and drizzle with honey. Photos and recipes courtesy of United Dairy Industry of Michigan Visit www.milkmeansmore.org for more recipes. IREDELL LIVING • MAY 2017

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