Lemon Raspberry Granola Pancakes

In the interest of saying SOMETHING about food this year…

I give you RASPBERRY GRANOLA PANCAKES!!!

See recipe for Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes…

Don’t fold the raspberries into the batter, however, as they have a tendency to be a bit mushy softer.

Ladle out the pancake onto the pan or griddle, then drop the raspberries artfully onto the top, and sprinkle with a bit of granola.

I also added a bit of lemon zest to the batter.

Try not to go overboard with the granola.  Just trust me here.  And try to find an unflavored granola.

When you flip them, you’ll have to smash them a bit, like a burger, but not too hard.

They are delightful! 😛

Lemon Raspberry Breakfast Rolls

It’s 2 in the afternoon.  I realize 2 pm is a bit past breakfast for most of the world, but we run on our own schedule around here.  Rat Boy is doing a Photoshop tutorial (a.k.a. school) and Hubby is napping.

I just polished off the most awesome breakfast pastry I have evah produced on my own.  By that, I mean it didn’t come out of a can with a little guy in a baker’s hat on the outside.

Behold the beauty of the Lemon Raspberry Roll!

Come to Mama!  🙂

I found the recipe at Joy the Baker.  She has many yummy things, but this one jumped out at me.  The recipe for these scrumptious breakfast rolls is here.

They’re a bit messy in the construction process.  I had a bit of trouble getting the filling to stay inside the dough as I was rolling it up.

And it’s a BIG piece of dough!  But I just scraped up all of the wayward filling and poured it over the rolls I managed to get into the pan.  The ends didn’t roll too well.  They’re more like knots.  😛

Somehow, magically, they cam out looking like this on my first try!

They look pretty, smell great, and taste fantastic.  The icing is sweet enough to balance out the lemon and raspberry tangy-ness without being too sweet.  Total awesomeness!  😛

Rat Boy and Hubby also gave 2 thumbs up.  Sometimes I wonder if they are just being nice so I’ll keep feeding them.  Not today.  I ate 2 already, and would probably have another, except we’re going for sushi in a couple of hours!

Plus, my diet plan is screaming in agony…as are my jeans.