These flourless pancakes taste a bit like the centre of a piece of French toast. Fry up a batch (or two!) on the weekend and keep the wrapped pancakes in your fridge or freezer for an easy microwaveable breakfast you'll actually want to eat.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time15 minutes
chopped shelled pistachios
Per pancake: about
Total fat4 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate12 g
In bowl, mash 1 of the bananas until smooth. Stir in 2 tsp of the honey, the baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Stir in eggs until well combined.
Measure out 1 tbsp vegetable oil. Heat nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat; lightly brush with some of the oil. Working in batches, drop batter by 2 tbsp into skillet; sprinkle 1/2 tsp of the pistachios over each pancake. Cook until bottoms are golden, about 2 minutes. Turn pancakes; cook until bottoms are golden, about 1 minute. Transfer to plate. Repeat with remaining oil, batter and all but 2 tsp of the pistachios. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days or overwrap in foil and freeze for up to 3 weeks; reheat in microwave or toaster.)
Slice remaining banana; arrange over pancakes. Sprinkle with remaining pistachios; drizzle with remaining honey.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Flourless pancakes can be tricky to flip, but here's a trick: Use a thin spatula and lightly mist it with cooking spray before turning the pancakes.
This classic warm-you-up stew becomes even more comforting when made with well-marbled pot roast rather than the usual stewing beef. The fat melts slowly as it cooks, tenderizing the beef into juicy melt-in-your-mouth morsels. A slow finish in the oven gives the stew its rich, hearty texture.
Prep time50 minutes
Total time2 hours & 30 minutes
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015
boneless beef blade roast
cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm cubes)
dry red wine
mini white potatoes
scrubbed and quartered
cut in 1 1/2-inch thick (4 cm) chunks (halve bigger pieces)
sodium-reduced beef broth
drained and rinsed
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat27 g
Saturated fat11 g
Total carbohydrate21 g
In large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and pepper; toss with beef to coat.
In large Dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of the butter and the oil over medium heat; working in small batches, cook beef, stirring, until browned, about 20 minutes total. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside.
Add remaining butter to Dutch oven; cook celery and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add wine; cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits, for 2 minutes.
Return beef and any juices to Dutch oven. Add potatoes, carrots, thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Stir in broth and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil, stirring occasionally to loosen any remaining browned bits from bottom.
Cover and braise in 350 F (180 C) oven for 45 minutes. Stir in cocktail onions; cover and braise for 15 minutes. Uncover and cook until vegetables are tender and beef offers no resistance when pierced with tip of knife, 30 to 40 minutes. Stir in peas; cook for 5 minutes.
Skim any fat from surface of stew; remove thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Change it up - The Ultimate Beef and Mushroom Stew: In large Dutch oven, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat; cook 1 pkg (227 g) button or cremini mushrooms, trimmed, stirring occasionally, until tender, golden and no liquid remains, about 7 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside. Continue with recipe as directed, returning mushrooms to Dutch oven along with beef.
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3)
salt and pepper
1 1/2 cup
prepared butter chicken sauce
1 3/4 cup
1 3/4 cup
Per each of 6 servings: about
Total fat31 g
Saturated fat19 g
Total carbohydrate35 g
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In large cast-iron or ovenproof skillet, melt 1 tbsp of the butter over medium heat; cook chicken, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Set aside.
In same pan, melt remaining butter over medium heat; cook onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle in flour; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Gradually whisk in milk and butter chicken sauce; cook, whisking, until thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 4 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups each of the Cheddar and mozzarella until melted. Stir in chicken and tandoori masala (if using). Meanwhile, in large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions for al dente; drain well.
Stir pasta into chicken mixture until coated. Sprinkle with remaining Cheddar and mozzarella; broil until top is bubbling and lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Let stand for 4 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Marshmallows become a gooey topping in this chocolate chip-studded twist on a blondie.
Portion size48 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2013
2 1/2 cups
2 1/2 cups
1 1/4 teaspoon
1 1/4 cup
semisweet chocolate chips
Per piece: about
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate21 g
In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla. Whisk flour with salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips just until combined. Spread in parchment paper–lined or greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish; smooth top.
Bake in 350ºF (180ºC) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging, about 25 minutes.
Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Sprinkle with marshmallows, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) border to prevent sticking to sides of pan. Bake until marshmallows are puffed, about 3 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.) With greased sharp knife, cut into squares.