Saturday, March 13, 2010

Whole Wheat Pancakes by Ashley

These pancakes are amazing and fairly good for you. I made them for dinner with turkey sausage and bacon. I also doubled the recipe and put the leftovers in the freezer, so I can pull them out on school mornings and pop them in the microwave. So yummy!

Another idea instead of syrup is to heat strawberry jam or peanut butter to pour on top instead. Enjoy my friends.

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes
adapted from Cooking Light

3/4 C whole wheat flour
3/4 C all-purpose flour
3 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 C low-fat buttermilk *
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbs canola oil
1 large egg
1 large egg white
Cooking Spray or butter for pan

*As a substitute for 1 C buttermilk, place 1 Tbs lemon juice (or vinegar but I prefer lemon juice) in a 1 C measuring cup and then fill the remainder with milk. This recipe calls for 1 1/2 C buttermilk, so do the same thing with 1/2 Tbs lemon juice and remaining 1/2 C milk. ( I did this and it worked beautifully and I am pretty sure it is better for you)

Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk together. In a separate bowl combine buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla and whisk well. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until moistened and combined.

Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet (make sure your griddle or skillet is HOT) to medium heat. Coat pan with non-stick spray or a little butter and then pour on pancake batter. Use about 1/4 C batter for large pancakes (5-6") and 2 T for kid-sized ones (2 /2-3"). Wait until bubbles form and edges are set and then flip.

Makes 12 large or 24 small pancakes.