The Ultimate Mother’s Day Breakfast – healthy and with love

I have never been big on gifts. For any occasion. B-day, Christmas, Women’s Day or Mother’s Day. Maybe because I grew up in a household where those things weren’t that important. My mom prefers to receive a living plant than a bunch of dead-in-a-few-days flowers. Maybe because of her I’m the same way.

But every single year no matter what we celebrated the most important thing was to be nice to the person who was celebrating her or his day.

A simple hug or a few words assuring that you remember.

So for those who still haven’t decide what to give to their mothers on Mother’s Day, I say: “make her a deliciousΒ breakfast to bed. and give her the day off”. She’ll appreciate it more than anything!

If it’s homemade and a little healthier than usual it’s even better.

Something like whole wheat buttermilk blueberry banana pancakes with turbinado sugar.

I assure you, that will make her day!


dry ingredients:

1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour,

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder,

1 tsp. baking soda,

4 tsp. turbinado sugar,

1/4 tsp. salt,

1/4 cup flaxseed meal,

wet ingredients:

1 1/2 cup buttermilk (homemade will work great)*

2 1/2 Tbsp. butter, melted, cooled,

2 eggs,

fruit filling

1 cup fresh blueberries,

1 ripped banana, sliced


In one bowl mix very well dry ingredients.

In second bowl mix very well wet ingredients.

Combine dry ingredients with wet. Do not overmix it. Now wait for at least 10 minutes for the batter to rest and let the baking soda and powder to start working its magic.

In the meantime heat the griddle on medium high. Melt about 1/4 Tbsp butter on it.

Sliced you banana so it’s ready to use.

When the griddle is ready spoon about 1/4 cup of the batter on it, more for bigger pancake.

Now sprinkle it with a few blueberries and sliced banana. (picture below does not show bananas because it’s from a different recipe, but you get the idea πŸ™‚ )

Wait until bubbles appear on the top and the batter doesn’t look runny anymore.

Flip on the other side and fried for another minute or until light brown.

Garnish with the leftover fruits, maple syrup, honey, jam, icing sugar or whipped cream… . Whatever is your mother’s favorite topping πŸ™‚Β 

I do like mine plain served with black coffee.

All-purpose flour will work if you do not have whole wheat pastry flour. You can use regular white or brown sugar in place of turbinado sugar.

I used to make them without that healthy twist before and they looked like that:Β 

* Homemade buttermilk:

you’ll need milk and fresh lemon juice. For each cup of milk you need 1 Tbsp of lemon juice. So for this recipe you need:

1 1/2 cup of milk

1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice (2 Tbsp. are fine, too)

Pour the lemon juice into the milk. VERY GENTLY stir just one time. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes before using.

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Sumo's Sweet Stuff



18 responses to “The Ultimate Mother’s Day Breakfast – healthy and with love”

  1. That’s exactly what I want for Mother’s Day, a nice pancake breakfast in bed! And a book…and some time to read that book! πŸ˜‰ Have a great day! Joann


    1. doesn’t that sound wonderful… and the book… πŸ™‚


  2. Those look so yummy!!


  3. Ewa I agree a healthy home made gift is such a nice gift and so delicious too!


    1. There is nothing quite as good as somebody cooking just for you! that’s what I think πŸ™‚
      Happy Mother’s Day, Karen!


      1. Happy Mothers Day to you Ewa! Enjoy! πŸ™‚


        1. I’m gonna try! thank you πŸ™‚


  4. Great post – I share your feelings about gifts – so unnecessary most of the time! If I give someone a gift, it is because I’m thinking about them, or I found the perfect thing for them, or I made them something. It doesn’t have to be an occasion. I like the layout on your blog and look forward to what’s to come!


    1. thank you! homemade gifts are great and so truly straight from the heart πŸ™‚ and no occasion gifts are beautiful.


  5. Those look awesome! Definitely something I would like. I also am not too big on gifts. I love giving them, but when people get me something, I always feel awkward. I would much prefer a warm bath and a book to read – and as said above, time to read that book!


    1. book is definitely something I always enjoy. I just pick up two from the library but so far haven’t had a chance to a read it :/


  6. Mmmmm. those look delicious!! I may make them this weekend for the kids (and me!) Happy Mother’s Day!! πŸ˜€


    1. thank you, Elaine, and happy after Mother’s Day day :).
      Let me know if you and your family liked them. My daughter is not big on pancakes. She only eats them when they have powdered sugar sprinkled on top, other than that she won’t eat them, no matter how I make it.
      My husband really enjoys those, though.


  7. You’re my kind of girl. I’d rather have food than a gift any old day! These look YUMMY!


    1. and it tastes YUMMY πŸ™‚
      next time I make them I try to beat the egg whites separately till foamy and add it at the and to the batter. I read that it should help to make pancakes more fluffy and light.


      1. I’ll have to remember that!


  8. […] I found this recipe for buttermilk pancakes and I’ve used the batter for all kinds of pancakes since. It has never […]


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