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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


Stacy G says:

Veggie pancakes are the best, we all love them with just plain broccoli!

Carrie says:

The carrot, broccoli, and cheese orzo is one of our faves! Great as a side dish or on it’s own! Also love the pumpkin spice oatmeal in a crock pot!

Renata says:

Very Berry Muffins!

cathy m says:

My kids love the pumpkin waffles & O cookies!

mrs. B. says:

definitely gotta try those red beet pancakes!

Kristen R says:

I am looking forward to making the polenta cut-outs for my daughter!

Shobana says:

I love her egg pesto melt! Very delicious and easy to make!!!

alicia says:

Spinach cake muffins! Anything green. This recipe is delish.

Julie says:

Cinnamon Honey Wheat Thins sound like a great home made snack!

Tracy says:

Whole wheat pancakes!

Billy says:

Lentil Walnut dip

Gary says:

“Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Bites” & the “Fruit and Seed Bars”

Danielle Braun-Kauffman says:

The green popsicles!!! So hard to get good greens in the kids but I’m hoping these popsicles can do the trick!

Anne says:

We love the carrot apple coconut muffins

Sheshe says:

Chewy granola bars. She is spot on about spending so much money on not-so-healthy granola bars. My kids love them so I can’t wait to try her recipe! Best part, I have all of the ingredients on hand!!

shelley says:

Cottage cheese pancakes rock!

Kristine says:

It’s hard to pick just one! The homemade graham crackers are super simple and the best part is that they are fun to make with my daughter, who’s 2. Thank you Catherine!

Ervina says:

Pumpkin waffles hmmmm anything with pumpkin 😉

AKMoM says:

I love the avocado hummus & the banana bread!

Katie dB says:

I love her site, and have been reading Catherine’s blog for a long time.

One of my favorites is her Braised Moroccan Chicken or Fajitas.

Ben K. says:

My little guy loves corn dogs so these mini-dogs were a real treat.

Anna b says:

Whole wheat waffles. Make and freeze for easy morning breakfast.

Agnes says:

So many wonderful recipes on her website! I’ve always wanted to make my own granola bars, and the Chocolate Chip Granola Bars recipe looks delicious.

Rena Hughes says:

The blueberry lemon whole wheat pancakes sound delicious!

I want to try the cocodate cookies for my little egg & nut allergy boy!

Hilary says:

Whenever I’m stuck for meal ideas I check out Weelicious for inspiration. It’s full of great recipes for toddlers. I’m planning to make the whole wheat seed crackers this week.

Azure says:

I’m on that website almost every day. My little one LOVES the spinach muffins!

Ruth Pinnell says:

My family’s all-time favorite Weelicious recipe is the Chicken Nuggets, with peanut butter pancakes a very close second!

Jennifer Sansone says:

I really love the spinach/pineapple mini muffins. Easy to make and are delish!

Michelle says:

The Chicken Fajita Casserole!

Sunshine Hatter says:

The Whole Wee-eat Pizza dough, I make this weekly! And the banana wheat germ muffins!

Tara Kelley says:

Granola Bars! Yummy!

Sarah says:

Home made fig bars!!!

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