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Weelicious: Blueberry-Lemon Whole Wheat Pancakes {Giveaway}

I have been aware of Catherine McCord’s website, Weelicious, for several years, so it was a real pleasure to meet her in person last June at BlogHer Food. Her new book, aptly titled Weelicious: One Family. One Meal. fully embraces her philosophy that kid-friendly food should and can be healthy and delicious. Weelicious is full of recipes and advice for getting your children started on healthy eating habits from their first bite. The book has a wonderful Getting Started section with tips for turning food into an experience your children want to partake in- from being aware of what they’re eating to shopping for and cooking those foods. Then come the recipes- ranging from baby purees to dinners, sides, breakfast and dessert.

Catherine focuses on making meals that the whole family can enjoy rather than catering to a picky palate. Some of her dinner recipes include Veg-Wee Burgers, Mexican Lasagna and Chicken Parmesan Wheels—familiar foods that are easy to prepare with common, healthy ingredients. I love that the recipes are kid-tested and different enough to push their little palates into trying new things without being too foreign. I also love that all of the recipes are easy- nothing too complicated or time consuming here! Most recipes are accompanied by beautiful photography (a must in my opinion) and have serving suggestions. Looking at this book, I can imagine sitting with your little one and picking out a recipe to try from the book, shopping for the ingredients and then cooking it together.

In addition to the book, Catherine’s website is a wonderful resource for parents with meal planning advice and great articles for everything you need to get your children eating well and enjoying it. Weelicious: One Family. One Meal. comes out on September 18th from Harper Collins. The book will retail for $27.50 and is available at an introductory price of about $18 through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can keep up with Catherine on her Facebook Page and follow her on Twitter.


Harper Collins has generously given us two copies of Weelicious to share with two lucky readers! In addition to the book, we’ll kick in a 5 lb bag of our Organic Whole Wheat Flour, a common ingredient in Weelicious. To enter, simply visit Catherine’s website and tell us which recipe appeals to you the most in the comments. We’ll pick two winners at random from all who enter by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, September 13th, 2012. Yep, that’s only two days to enter!

Congratulations to Livia B and Sandy N

In the meantime, enjoy these delicious Blueberry-Lemon Whole Wheat Pancakes!

Blueberry-Lemon Whole Wheat Pancakes

One of the benefits of living in Los Angeles is that there’s free fruit everywhere. Here in LA, if a fruit tree is growing on or over public property, you can pick as much as you want. The kids love going for walks in our neighborhood and returning home with a bag full of the oranges and kumquats that grow wild near us. One of our friends has an enormous lemon tree at her house, and she brings dozens over to us weekly, so I’m always trying to think of fun uses for them.

Blueberry pancakes are delicious, but add some lemon and they become something truly fabulous. The lemon adds a unique zip and zing and totally brightens the flavor of pancakes. Now if I could only find a free blueberry bush . . .

4 servings

  • 1-1/3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable or Canola Oil, plus more for cooking
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen unthawed Blueberries
  • Maple Syrup, Honey, Butter
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, egg, milk, honey, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  3. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined (it’s okay if there are a few lumps).
  4. Heat a large pan or griddle over medium heat and grease with oil.
  5. Pour about 1 heaping tablespoon of the pancake batter onto the griddle and top with 2 to 3 blueberries. Repeat to make more pancakes.
  6. Cook the pancakes for 2 minutes, then flip and cook for 2 minutes more.
  7. Serve with maple syrup, honey, or butter.

(c) Copyright 2012 Catherine McCord


Jeffrey says:

I really like the “French Toast on a Stick”, what a great idea. My kids would enjoy it and what’s nice is you can slide on whatever fruit you like or have on hand!

Athena says:

Both the whole wheat pancakes and waffles and also the breakfast couscous sound great.

Carmen says:

Ham & Cheese muffins sound really good

The homemade fig bars look delicious and perfect for a party or my kids lunches (I have 3 of those to pack everyday :)!

Billie Jean says:

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! I love that combo of flavors!

Megan M. says:

I’ve been a long-time visitor to Weelicious! She has a recipe for Cinnamon and Honey roasted chickpeas that I’ve been wanting to try! For my family though, I’d swap out the honey and use maple syrup.

Tom says:

I have a feeling Catherine’s Vegan Mac and Cheese would be a hit in our house.

Linda S. says:

Banana Bread Chocolate Chip sounds great.

tara pittman says:

Ole! Mexican Muffins

Claire says:

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! YUM.

Ray says:

Gotta go with those tasty homemade Fig Bars as I love figs!

Laura B. says:

mmmmm…French Toast on a stick!

Elizabeth Sharif says:

Potluck Chicken Fajita Casserole looks delicious!!

Valerie R. says:

I really want to try the Tandoori Chicken!

Lisa says:

I love the almond cookies recipe!

Carla says:

I have used her site for years, and always go back to the muffins – perfect lunch time snacks for the kids

I made the fig bars recently – and subbed whole wheat flour (Bob’s of course!) and they were AWESOME!! So awesome that the adults ate all of them before they even got to the kids!!

Donica says:

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! I love Weelicious!

Amber says:

Potluck Chicken Fajita Casserole

Melissa says:

Ditto on the homemade fig bars. My whole family loves them.

Kristin F says:

I’ve been dying to try the fruit leather. One day!!

Sophie says:

Banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

Christina Piotrowski says:

Sweet Potato biscuits sounds amazing, and my son would eat them!

Tara says:

Banana quinoa rice pudding…delicious!!

Tracy E. says:

Love love love the Cottage Cheese Pancakes!

Such a hit with our household especially with my 20month old. Have shared this with other families we’ve stayed with in the past whenever we travel, and of course it has become a fave in their house now too! =)

I definitely want to try the pumpkin muffins!

Megan says:

My family loves the Weelicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with sea salt. Our go-to sweet recipe!

Jennifer M. says:

I am definitely going to try the ham and cheese muffins!

kathleen kiley says:

everyone loves spaghetti pie

Kim says:

The whole wheat pancakes!

Kathryn S says:

Eggplant burgers…they sound amazing!

Christina says:

It’s a toss up between Banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and Banana Bread Chicolate Chip. Yumm!!

Laura says:

Our family loves all the recipes off My new favorite is the Breakfast Quesadilla. I made her Banana Bread Chocolate Chip last night and its delicious. May I also recommend the Spinach Cake Muffins.

Sue Wachtel says:

We love making and eating Catherine’s banana chocolate chip muffins! They are wonderful!

Nikki says:

Gotta go with the Baked Chocolate Cinnamon Doughnuts. Sounds delish!

Jennifer says:

We love the banana pancake bites!

Laurie says:

i found too much good food, it was hard to choose. but i would try the pumpkin muffins with cream cheese first.

Jana says:

Pumpkin seed pesto! Always looking for ways to punch up a good pesto!

Kristen Blizard says:

My favorite are her Carrot Pineapple Cupcakes. I make them every year for my son’s birthday. 🙂

Judy R says:

The pizza pinwheels have been a hit with my 4 year old. Time to try them out with the 18 month old.

Christina says:

We use the weelicious site often there ate so many recipes that we want to try that we haven’t yet. Next will be the spinach muffins 🙂

Anna Glenn says:

we looove the chicken nuggets!!

Jennifer says:

I have made the very berry oatmeal muffins numerous times. It is a recipe that never disappoints!!

Daria says:

I love her Chicken in a Crock Pot! So easy and delicious!!

Beth says:

Spinach cake muffins-I’m so bored with making school lunches already.

Jessica H. says:

We love lots of different recipes from Weelicious. I think the heart shaped tarts are our favorite to make and eat.

Danielle says:

Been a fan over there for a few months. Some of my favorites that I’ve tried have been the Beet Pancakes, the Peach Fruit Leathers (going to make more tonight!), and the Beet-White Bean Hummus.

Holly Shamro says:

I have made the homemade fig bars and they are excellent!

Kristine says:

I have made the Whole Wheat Chicken Nuggets, tasty and easy and freeze fabulously! We also loved the Whole Wheat Animal Crackers.

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