In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, beat together buttermilk, egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest and ricotta cheese by hand.
In a clean bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
Add dry ingredients to buttermilk mixture until just combined; gently fold in egg whites until they are just incorporated.
Coat a large nonstick griddle or pan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Spoon batter into pan in batches using a 1/4-cup batter for each pancake; cook until lightly browned, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove pancakes to a tray in a warm oven and repeat with remaining ingredients (being careful not to spray cooking spray into open flame).
Bring 2 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in bulgur and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until bulgur is cooked, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 3 minutes; fluff with a fork.
Meanwhile, bring remaining 5 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil in another medium saucepan; stir in oats and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring frequently until cooked, about 10 minutes; remove from heat.
Add bulgur, apricots, cranberries and sugar to oats and stir to combine. Serve cereal topped with diced pear and a drizzle of syrup. Yields about 3/4 cup cereal, a scant tablespoon pear and 1/2 teaspoon syrup per serving.
2 cup(s) unsweetened frozen strawberries, very coarsely chopped
1/4 cup(s) water
1 Tbsp sugar
4 large egg(s)
3/4 cup(s) fat free skim milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
8 slice(s) reduced-calorie whole wheat bread, or multi-grain
2 spray(s) cooking spray
Put frozen strawberries and water in a small pot; set over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until berries thaw and mixture becomes saucy, about 2 minutes; remove from heat and stir in sugar until dissolved.
In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon; dip bread into egg mixture, one slice at a time, flipping once, until evenly soaked.
Coat a very large non stick skillet with cooking spray; set over medium heat. Add soaked bread to skillet, a few pieces at a time; cook in a single layer until browned, flipping once, about 2 minutes per side. Cover French toast to keep warm and repeat with remaining pieces of bread. Serve French toast topped with strawberry sauce. Yields 2 slices French toast and about 1/4 cup sauce per serving.
12 sliceshome-style white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes, divided
2 (8 ounce) packagescold cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 1/2 cupssliced fresh strawberries
1/3 cuppure maple syrup
1 cupwhite sugar
1 cupsliced fresh strawberries
This recipe takes time before it is ready, but certainly so yummy once it is. Ideal treat for Mothers Day morning. It makes up about 12 servings in all.
Generously grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
Arrange half the bread cubes in the prepared baking dish. Evenly distribute cream cheese cubes over the bread cube layer; sprinkle 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries atop cream cheese layer. Layer the remaining bread cubes over strawberry layer.
Pour half-and-half into a blender; pulse for a few seconds. Blend eggs into half-and-half until fully incorporated. Add maple syrup and blend until smooth. Pour mixture evenly over bread mixture. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Remove baking dish from refrigerator 45 minutes before baking.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Bake the covered casserole in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and continue baking until French toast is puffed and golden brown, about 30 more minutes.
Stir sugar, water, and cornstarch together in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until mixture has thickened, about 5 minutes. Mix 1 cup sliced strawberries into the sugar mixture; cook and stir until strawberries are softened, about 10 minutes. Add butter and stir sauce until butter is melted.