Making your own pancake batter is easier than I thought, and I'm new at it. Once I read the ingredients in pancake mix (gross) I told myself I would never go back. I hope you give one or both recipes a try at home.
|The whole wheat buttermilk pancakes|
|The whole wheat oatmeal banana chocolate chip pancakes|
Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes
I started using half whole wheat flour in my pancakes without telling my husband and we have never looked back. He doesn't seem to know the difference, so why should I tell him?
1 cup of all purpose flour - I use 1/2 cup of unbleached, 1/2 cup of whole wheat
1 T sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
2 T oil (I use canola, but coconut or olive oil would be fine too)
1 cup of buttermilk (you can substitute "sour" milk by adding 1 T of vinegar to the milk and allowing it to rest for 5 minutes. I did this today because my grocery store was all out of buttermilk. The buttermilk or vinegar is the reactant with the baking powder that puffs the pancakes up. If you skip it all together, you will have flat pancakes - no big deal)
Combine the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, add the wet ingredients and stir just until moistened (batter will be a little lumpy). Don't over mix. Add additional buttermilk to thin the batter, if necessary.
Spray a hot skillet or griddle with cooking spray. Drop about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. (flip when the pancakes have bubbly surface and edges are slightly dry). Serve with maple syrup of your choice - we like the real deal over here.
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Recipe from http://minimalistbaker.com/chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookie-pancakes/
1 very ripe medium banana, mashed
1 tsp baking powder
1 flax egg (1 Tbsp flaxseed meal or ground flaxseed + 2.5 T water, allow to rest for 5 min)
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 T almond butter
1 T canola oil
3 T almond milk (or substitute other milk)
½ cup rolled oats
¼ cup whole wheat flour
2-3 T semisweet mini chocolate chips (we only used 2 T, but original recipe recommended 3T)
Make the flax egg and set aside. Mash the banana with a fork or potato masher. Combine flax egg, banana, baking powder, salt, vanilla, almond butter, oil, and milk. Stir to combine well. Add the flour and oats and only mix until moistened, don't over mix. Add mini chocolate chips and stir slightly.
Cook on griddle or skillet (sprayed with cooking spray) over medium heat for 2-3 min on each side, or until browned. Serve as is or with a little maple syrup.
|Chocolate chip on the left, buttermilk on the right|
|And the coveted chocolate chip pancakes - they really do taste more like cookies than pancakes. Very rich and delicious.|