Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sunday Brunch/Whole Grain Turmeric Corn Cakes

After a lot of just plain ick in my life of late, I had the best news this week. My optometrist told me that unless I notice a change in my sight, I no longer need to see him on a six month, or even a yearly basis. I do need to continue seeing the retinologist so that he can monitor any growth of the moles on my retinas, but other than that, I am in great shape! WooHoo!!!

Since I was diagnosed with moles on my retina, I have become all the more conscious of eating foods that are high in vitamins that are good for the eyes. Believe it or not, turmeric is a spice that is great for so many things, but eye health is near the top of the list.

This morning I decided to try my hand at a pancake recipe that contains turmeric. The pancakes have a delightful orange color. 

Turmeric, on its own can be rather bitter, but paired with ginger, delicious! 

I began with 2 cups of cornmeal, 1 cup of whole grain wheat flour, 3 tablespoons of baking powder, salt, and 3 tablespoons of sugar. 

3 eggs, along with 2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk, and 1 tablespoon of fresh minced ginger were added.

The final ingredient, 3 teaspoons of turmeric powder.

The griddle was greased with oil, and 1/4th cup of batter used for each cake.

Once the bubbles began to pop, the cakes were turned and allowed to brown on the opposite side.

I served the cakes with good maple syrup. But fresh cooked applesauce would be great too!

Whole Grain Turmeric Corn Cakes
4 hearty servings

2 cups corn meal
1 cup wholegrain wheat flour
3 tablespoons baking powder 
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
3 teaspoons ground turmeric powder
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk

Combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
Add eggs, ginger, and coconut milk to dry mixture. Beat well until the batter is smooth.
Heat griddle over medium heat. Use a vegetable oil of choice to grease griddle. 
Place 1/4 cups of batter per cake on hot griddle. Bubbles will appear. When bubbles begin to pop, turn cakes to opposite side and cook for another minute, or until golden brown. Place cooked cakes on plate and repeat with remaining batter.
Serve with warm maple syrup. Fresh, warm applesauce would be another delicious option.  

If you give the recipe a try, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Happy Sunday!

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  1. My daughter has a mole on her retina and my father had one that turned cancerous. So I was concerned. However at my recent eye appointment, I asked the doctor how often he sees this and how serious it is. His response, which might be optimistic for you, is that he sees 2 moles per day, which works out to be 10% of his patients. He also said that damage from sun to these moles usually occurs in the first 20 years of life. So your new update is good news for you, and doctors are so on top of things these days, it gives us all relief.

    1. It really does give a sense of relief when you know that the doctor is really on top of what's happening with your particular situation. At one point, a few years ago, I had rather rapid growth of the moles in both eyes, so now it's a matter of just really paying attention. While I try to do my part, I don't dwell on it. What ever happens will happen, and I will learn to live it with it if need be :) I'm so sorry to hear that it develop into cancer with your father.

  2. If you want more turmeric in your diet.... try this. Mix half cup honey, half cup coconut oil, a tsp of pepper and about two to three tablespoons of turmeric in a jar. Have a spoonful every day. Looks gross but tastes like honey.
    It's called turmeric tonic. Wish I could remember the website I copied it from!

  3. They look delicious - and healthy too. I think I'll try these

    1. The idea came to me because of a tea that I found that is ginger and turmeric. I absolutely love it. Hope you enjoy the cakes :)