Personalized Home Care in Houston Texas

Home Care Fun: National Pancake Week

Home Care in Houston TX

Home Care in Houston TXThere is nothing quite like a hot breakfast to get any day in your home care journey off to a good start and fuel you through all of the challenges that you may face in your day, and for many people a good hot breakfast means one thing: pancakes. These fluffy, nostalgic breakfast treats are perfect for going with anything from eggs and breakfast meat to fruit for a day-starting meal that is both delicious and power-packed.

February 21 through 27 is National Pancake Week, the perfect opportunity for you to take the time to enjoy this special breakfast with your senior, or to encourage them to work with their home care provider to make a delicious meal together. Start with this basic homemade mix and then get creative adding other ingredients to change up the flavor and nutrition of your breakfast.

What You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar, plus 2 teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons of baking powder
  • A whisk
  • A large bowl
  • An airtight container
  • A mixing bowl
  • One egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter
  • A griddle
  • Butter for greasing, or nonstick cooking spray
  • A spatula
  • Toppings like powdered sugar, fruit, maple syrup and more butter

What to Do

  • Add the four cups of flour, baking powder and baking soda to the large bowl
  • Add the kosher salt and sugar and mix well
  • Keep this mix in a plastic bag or in an airtight container until ready to use
  • Scoop one cup of the dry mix into the mixing bowl
  • Add one egg to the mix
  • Add one cup of milk to the mixture
  • Add the tablespoon of melted butter and begin to whisk
  • Whisk until smooth
  • Place the griddle over medium high heat
  • Grease the griddle with the nonstick cooking spray or butter
  • Once the griddle is hot, pour the batter onto it in 1/4 of a cup measures
  • Cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface
  • Flip and continue to cook
  • Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, until the second side is brown
  • Remove from the griddle and continue until all pancakes needed are cooked
  • Top with the butter
  • Add whatever other toppings are needed to taste
  • Serve hot

Try some of these changes to boost your pancake breakfast:

  • Sprinkle in a few tablespoons of flaxseed for fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids
  • Add blueberries or strawberries for a fresh, fruity pop
  • Caramelize slices of apple in butter and sugar, and then pour pancake batter over it to create apple pancakes
  • Swirl in some hazelnut chocolate spread before you cook the batter for a rich, flavorful, and protein-packed twist on the traditional favorite
  • Instead of large pancakes, make small “stick” shapes and put syrup or a fruit compote in a small container so that you can bring these on the road for a satisfying breakfast on the go
  • Make up and freeze extra pancakes for a fast breakfast on busy mornings.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Houston, TX, please call the caring staff at At Your Side Home Care. We will answer all of your senior care questions. Call today: (832) 271-1600.

Donna Wrabel, LMSW

For most of us, the word "home" evokes warm feelings of comfort, security and well-being. For older adults, home also means holding tight to cherished memories and maintaining self-esteem and independence. When illness, injury or age make life a little more challenging, remaining at home in a comfortable, familiar environment encourages recovery and enhances the quality of life. Home can be defined as a private residence, an independent or assisted living facility or even a short term stay in the hospital, we recognize the additional benefits provided by a personal, professional assistant.

Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it's needed. To learn more about our homecare services see our homecare services page.

Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week