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5 recipes to fight the winter blues

By: Enrique Gili on Feb. 15, 2011, 6:19 a.m.

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Flax Pancakes and Blueberry Compote

Berries for the immune system, eggs for the protein, and flax for everything else.

Flax Pancakes and Blueberry Compote


  • 2 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 2 eggs
  • 16 ounces pancake mix
  • 12 ounces milk
  • 2 ounces sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 stick butter (optional)

Time estimates

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes


  1. To make compote: Combine blueberries, sugar and lemon juice in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook until blueberries begin to crack. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally.
  2. To make pancakes: Combine eggs, vegetable oil, milk and flax seed in mixing bowl. Stir until lumps are gone, about 2 minutes.
  3. Lightly coat large frying pan with oil and apply heat. Pour about quarter cup of batter into pan. When batter bubbles up, flip pancake and cook an additional minute or two. Repeat process until batter is gone.
  4. Spoon blueberry compote over pancakes. Add butter.

Serves 4 to 6