Friday, November 16

Featherweight Whole Wheat Pancakes

These are sooooo good! I don't think I've made pancakes more than 4 times since David was born, because the mixes are so bad for you, and I could never find a good, healthy recipe that I like. But I've made these 7 or 8 times in the last 3 week, we like them so much. It's out of our church cookbook, but of course I've modified it; heaven forbid I actually follow a recipe!! :)

Featherweight Whole Wheat Pancakes
by Abigail Capo, modified by Brea

2 c whole wheat flour
1 t baking soda
3 T sugar
1/2 t salt
2 eggs, well beaten
1/4 c white vinegar
1/4 c vegetable oil
1 3/4 c milk

Sift flour, baking soda, sugar and salt together. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, vinegar, milk, and oil; mix well. Add to dry ingredients and stir until barely smooth. Do not over mix!! Pour batter onto a large, medium-hot greased frying pan or griddle. When bubbles appear on top and underside is brown, flip pancakes and brown other side. Makes about 12 pancakes, or up to 20 small pancakes.

**Notes: I like to use whole wheat pasty flour, also sold at white whole wheat flour. I use canola oil, because I never have vegetable oil in the pantry, and I use slightly less than the amount of milk called for; it makes for a thicker batter, and thicker pancake. Add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to give these a great kick, and finely dice an apple to add a great taste. You could also use pears, those are great too.

If you have more than four people in your family, you will want to double (or triple) this recipe. Or serve it with bacon and eggs. If you want to double or triple, to save yourself some time, these freeze great. Just let them cool of a wire rack, then freeze them individually. As soon as they're frozen, put them in a plastic bag, and pop them in the microwave for a bit to have a quick, hot breakfast. Or, with some peanut butter or a piece of fruit, a good afternoon snack for the kids.


Heidi said...

Ooh--I'm excited to try these! I've been looking for a healthier pancake recipe. By the way, I found you through PW's site. :)

Heidi said...

I made them today...oh, so good! And I just used plain old whole wheat flour. I've tried putting even 1/2 whole wheat in other pancake recipes and they turned out awful, but this was all the way whole wheat and they were great. Thanks again!

Heidi said...

Hey Brea,

I haven't ever used the pastry flour...I plan to try it, but regular was all I had on hand yesterday. Is your wheat bread the one you have on your site? If so, I was wondering if the Vitamin C crystals are absolutely necessary to make it turn out right?

Thanks again for the great recipe, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!