Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nutty Pancakes for Breakfast (or Lunch)

Hazelnut Pancakes
When I gifted Brownie and Lawman a three-month subscription to Foodzie, I'll admit I was hoping to get something out of it. A meal maybe, or some delicious new snack treat. But for the first two months nothing came my way until Brownie said "Hey, do you want hazelnut pancake mix? Our February Foodzie box was very nutty, and since I'm allergic, Lawman wouldn't use the mix anyway." Score! They didn't say it was from the family farm in Oregon that was written about in the Grey Lady. Extra bonus!

Freddy Guys Hazelnuts
Freddy Guys Hazelnuts come straight from Barb and Fritz Foulke's farm in Oregon's Willamette Valley, and I was lucky to get this bag of pancake mix (even though I'm sort of against pancake mixes in general because hello, pancake making is so easy!) The mix is made with hazelnut meal *AND* has small bits of hazelnuts which translates to savory nutty goodness in every bite. The pancakes aren't as fluffy as regular cakes since there is a lot of heft and oil added from the nuts, but I didn't mind that one bit because they were delicious. The nutty cakes did leave me feeling satiated and I wasn't hungry an hour later as can happen with regular pancakes. Plus they're formulated for power and I'm going to be a hard working farm hand this summer! If you're a big fan of nuts and pancakes like myself, you might want to gift yourself a bag of this mix because really are you going to shell a bunch of hazelnuts for your pancakes? I didn't think so.

P.S. Here's a video on how the nuts are shelled at the farm.

You can buy Freddy Guys Hazelnut Pancake Mix via their online store or through Foodzie or if you're one of the lucky ones living in Portland, find them at farmer's markets around town.

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