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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


Becky C. says:

We LOVE the Very Berry Muffins. We have them for breakfast and they work great for school lunches.

Wendy says:

We love the Potluck Chicken Fajita casserole recipe!

Liz says:

I love the whole wheat pancakes. Sound amazing.

Shelley says:

Everything looks great but I love the idea of a Sandwich on a Stick. My kids always tear apart their sandwiches to eat them, so that is a great idea!

Liz says:

Oops…whole wheat pancakes and potluck chicken fajita casserole. But I love all the recipes. I need to get in the kitchen.

Erin says:

Breakfast bread pudding! I love trying new recipes from her website.

Emily M says:

One of my favorites is the zucchini coins, so so good! My next one to try is the French Toast on a Stick!

Lisa S. says:

Mexican muffins sound great!

Tracy D says:

We make so many Weelicious recipes it’s hard to pick a favorite, but our go-to recipe is the Herb Roasted Chicken Legs!

kristen says:

I’ve been a fan of weelicious for several years now and have loved all the recipes we’ve tried. I think we’re next going to try her pumpkin apple muffins…should be great for the fall!

laura lamb says:

The toddler/school lunch ideas has been awesome for us. The homemade fig newtons sound like a future try.

Melissa says:

French toast on a stick is a family favorite!

Kate says:

Cottage cheese pancakes are our favorite!

Michelle says:

Ham and cheese muffins and fruit leathers. I’ve tried several of her recipes and they are all fabulous!

Definitely want to try the Best Bake Sale’s Five Layer Bars.

Jodi Monroy says:

I really want to make her Ole! Mexican muffins!

Rachel says:

Love weelicious and Catherine. I love her banana bites pancakes and her weenuggets. She also has GREAT ideas for my kids lunches.

Latrina says:

My favorite Weelicious recipes are the Cinnamon Honey Chick Peas, the Bell Pepper Egg Flower (so simply yet SOOOO Delicious) and looking to try the Tex Mex Rice cakes in a few!

Rebekah P says:

I really love the avocado dip! I made it for the first time this morning. It was so easy to make that I was able to make it for the kids lunch and make it to work on time. 🙂

Heather says:

Can’t wait to make the pumpkin pancake sandwiches this season, yum!

Myrtle says:

Love the weelicious site. The spinach cake muffins look good… Always looking for new ways to get some leafy greens in.

Rebecca Murphy says:

Anything blueberry!!!! My son loves them 🙂

Jennifer says:

I have been making Catherine’s recipes for my little ones for a couple years now. She is so creative. We love her Pancake Sausage Muffins on a Stick. My little ones go crazy for the Carrot Snack Sticks and Whole Wheat Cheddar Crackers.

Rebekah P says:

I forgot to add that the kids LOVED the mini corn dog muffins too. They were so easy to make. 🙂 There really are so many great recipes- it is hard to choose. Tonight I am making the Mexican Tortilla Crockpot Lasagna. 🙂

Sally says:

I actually just found her site about 2 weeks ago. I love the homemade graham crackers and am planning on making the Spinach Cake Muffins tomorrow. Fig Newtons will be next week:) Absolutely LOVE her site and of course I use lots of Bob’s Red Mill products also.

Rachel says:

I love her Wheat Germ Banana Muffins!

Jen says:

The Spaghetti Pie recipe sounds fun. And a few months back, my daughter was all about the Chickpea Garam Masala purée with mango added.

Jessica says:

Hard to pick just one. So, many are on my weekly rotation : )
For now, I’ll just put Roast Chicken.

kristen says:

crockpot Mexican lasagna

Erica K says:

Whole wheat pancakes look great!

SandyN says:

I want to try the Chicken Caeser Wrap!

Liya Murphy says:

We LOVE the whole wheat oatmeal pancakes. We make them so often I have memorized the recipe. My three year old eats 3 or 4 pancakes at once! And they freeze well.

Yasmin says:

my favorites recipes are red beet hummus and chocolate chips granola bars

melisa j says:

I love her website we are currently eating the chocolate zucchini bread!

Chris Tobias says:

Coconut Peanut Butter Balls! 🙂

Kaitlin says:

Love weelicious. I have used lots of her recipes, but we love the sweet potato muffins. I also follow her pinterest, lots of great stuff!

Cathy p says:

Love the chicken legs and zucchini coins!

Dee says:

We loooove the banana bread recipe… mmmmm

Lauren G says:

I made her homemade fig newtons to pack on my kids first day of school this year. We all loved them!

Patty says:

Where do I even begin? They are all so delicious! Best Bake Sale’s Five Layer Bars fix my sweet tooth!

Cecilia says:

We love Weelicious recipes! And I think my family would love the Crock Pot Veggie Lasagna!

susan bahar says:

My favorite Recipes are the blueberry moffins & chocolate chips bars. I love them to have for breakfast!

angela says:

I love everything on her website, but I think I make her chocoloate chip cookies and pumpkin muffins the most.

Janna says:

Spaghetti Pie

Hillary Abbott says:

Spinach Cake Muffins are one of my son’s favorites, and I love them because it gets him to each some leafy greens.

michele says:

Oaty Muffins! Nut free and delish!

April says:

vegan mac and cheese!

Livia B says:

French toast on a stick

Nea says:

We love their seed bars and make them all the time! Have some frozen in the fridge right now.

Ang McCoy says:

Red Velvet Cupcakes, but pretty much everyone of them. I love to cook/ bake and sneak in healthy ingredients. We all need a little more healthy food. Love her website!!!

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