Honey Whole Wheat Pancakes | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Honey Whole Wheat Pancakes

Honey Whole Wheat Pancakes are made with whole wheat flour, high protein Greek yogurt, and honey for natural sweetness. And they’re still every bit as delicious as classic pancakes.

Honey Whole Wheat Pancakes | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Because we do Thanksgiving a little later here in Scotland, and because I’m a horrible procrastinator, we only just decided on our Thanksgiving menu. Some things are non-negotiable, obviously. I’ve made Cranberry Glazed Turkey Meatloaf every year since at least 2013, and I’ve converted every guest we’ve had into hardcore meatloaf believers. I know what I’m talking about.

Mashed Potatoes are an absolute must, and my husband always picks Rosemary Potato Rolls as well. There’s gotta be some kind of sweet potato, and this year it’s my Sweet Potato Gratin. My husband picked dessert this time. He’s gone way outside of tradition and opted for Spice Cupcakes. As the cook, I’m happy with anything that can be made the day before. Also, they’re completely awesome.

Oh, and we’re starting things off with a pitcher of Poinsettias, Cranberry Shoyu Sausages, and Holiday Brie to keep everyone happy while I pull dinner together.

We don’t have anybody staying with us this year, but I know a lot of people will have house guests. Having people stay at your house for the holiday weekend is lovely, sometimes it can seem like you spend all your time figuring out how to feed them.

Honey Whole Wheat Pancakes | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

I suggest you let everyone wake up to Honey Whole Wheat Pancakes. These are a slightly healthier version of the classic buttermilk pancakes, but I assure you, they are completely awesome. You may want to double this recipe if you’re feeding several people because they’ll be coming back for more.

We’ve got whole wheat plain or pastry flour in this. Just be sure not to use whole wheat bread flour because that would make your pancakes tough. We’re also adding a bit of cinnamon for depth of flavor. You can use low-fat cow’s milk or planet-based milk here. Greek yogurt replaces buttermilk and melted butter. And honey is standing in for sugar.

You could definitely top these with fresh fruit, or frozen fruit warmed through with another drizzle of honey. Or go the classic butter and maple syrup route. Whatever makes you happy.

Honey Whole Wheat Pancakes | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

There’s nothing better than eating great food with people you love. Keep it going at breakfast with Honey Whole Wheat Pancakes. It’ll be awesome.

Recipe adapted from Seriously Delish by Jessica Merchant.

Goat Cheese Crostini with Macadamia Nuts & Honey | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Goat Cheese Crostini with Macadamia Nuts and Honey

Goat Cheese Crostini with Macadamia Nuts & Honey | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

When I looked at my trusty blog calendar and saw that tomorrow is National Macadamia Nut Day, I knew I had to do something to help you all celebrate yet another completely obscure, inconsequential food “holiday.” The last thing you want in life is to run out of reasons to celebrate.

Goat Cheese Crostini with Macadamia Nuts & Honey | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Mac nuts are kind of a big deal here, and I love them. There are a million different chocolate covered varieties and some savoury mac nut snack options as well. They pretty much have their own section in groceries stores, and I have distinct memories of getting free chocolate covered mac nuts whenever we flew Hawaiian Air when I would visit as a kid. They’re my go to nut, and I often swap them out for other, less awesome nuts in recipes. We’ve put them in all sorts of things including brie, bread pudding, and cookies.

This time, we’re making a simple yet elegant little appetizer. This is more construction than cooking, which means you can definitely make these while drinking a glass of wine. It’s a crispy crostini, topped with creamy herbed goat cheese, crunchy Maui Onion and Garlic Macadamia Nuts, and a drizzle of honey for a hint of sweetness. If you live somewhere where you can get your hands on macadamia nut honey, like a Hawaiian farmer’s market, I highly recommend it. It’s got just the slightest hint of bitterness which will really compliment this whole affair.

Goat Cheese Crostini with Macadamia Nuts & Honey | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Crispy, creamy, crunchy, sweet. What could be better? Get more macadamia nuts in your life. It’s gonna be awesome!

Goat Cheese Crostini with Macadamia Nuts and Honey
Serves 8
Crispy, creamy, crunchy, and sweet, Goat Cheese Crostini with Macadamia Nuts and Honey is a great party appetizer or fancy snack to make you feel all sophisticated and grown up.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 bag crostini from your grocery store bakery
  2. 4 ounces herbed goat cheese
  3. 1 small bag maui onion and garlic macadamia nuts
  4. Honey
Instructions
  1. Let's not overthink this. Start by lightly crushing your macadamia nuts with a rolling pin. Just leave them in the bag, and give them a good whack and press to make the pieces sightly smaller. Or chop them if you're feeling really ambitious.
  2. Spread some goat cheese onto each crostini. Sprinkle the mac nuts over the goat cheese. You may want to give them a gentle press to be sure they don't fall off. Drizzle slightly with honey.
  3. Serve to your friends who will think your brilliant. You don't have to tell them how easy it was.
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