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Blend a Better Breakfast Batter

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Next time you're craving pancakes or fresh muffins, remember that your all-purpose blender can help you make batter for nearly any type of baked good. Forget the mixer and try one of these easy recipes for making tasty baked goods and breakfast food in your blender. 

Top or fill your pancakes with fruit. Top or fill your pancakes with fruit.

This sweet treat is the ultimate weekend breakfast food. Skip the mix and make your own fluffy pancakes from scratch in your blender. Start off by gathering your ingredients.

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder

Mix the milk, egg, sugar and oil into your blender and blend on MEDIUM for about 15 seconds. Then add flour, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and baking powder while blending on MEDIUM until you're left with a smooth batter.

One of the benefits of using your blender is that you can pour the pancakes directly out of the blender onto your oiled griddle or pan for a perfect pour. Feel free to get creative with your shapes and sizes for a fun breakfast treat. 

Blending your batter can help you get fluffier waffles. Blending your batter can help you get fluffier waffles.

If you don't like pancakes, you may prefer waffles for your blender breakfast meal. They're nearly as easy to make, but take a little extra time to prepare. Here are the ingredients you'll need. 

  • 1 1/2 cup yogurt, thinned with water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Fruit

The night before you want to make your waffles, combine the thinned yogurt, oil, sugar or maple syrup, oats, vanilla and any fruit you want to add in your blender jar. Blend on HIGH until your solution is smooth. Cover and leave in the refrigerator for about 12 hours. 

When you're ready to make waffles, blend an egg into your batter. Then add the baking soda, baking powder and salt to finish the job. Pour into a greased waffle iron and serve with plenty of maple syrup. 

Whether you enjoy you just the top or the whole thing, muffins are a hearty breakfast option or a tasty homemade snack. Like with waffles or pancakes, you can blend your favorite muffin flavors in your blender as well. 

When you're following your favorite muffin recipe, simple mix the ingredients in your blender. It allows for a more thorough mix that won't miss a spot like larger mixers. Blenders can also help grind the whole grains, like quinoa, and nuts into the perfect sizes for muffins.