|smiley faced pancakes|
I have to admit that I do sometimes resort to using a boxed pancake mix since I have found a few great whole grain ones in the organic section of my local grocery store. But this recipe is a basic, simple, buttermilk pancake recipe that is almost as easy to whip up as pouring a box of mix into a bowl and adding some eggs and oil. I have amended this recipe many times to make the pancakes either chocolate, banana, pumpkin, etc... and have added different types of fruit and nuts as well. I hope this weekend you surprise your kids with a delicious batch of healthy buttermilk pancakes!!
1 C. organic whole wheat pastry flour
1 T. ground flax seed, optional
1 T. wheat germ, optional
1 T. organic white sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon, optional
1 organic egg
1 C. buttermilk (or soy milk + 1 T. vinegar)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 T. organic butter, melted (or organic canola oil)
Preheat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan. Combine the flour, flax seed, wheat germ, sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon in a small bowl. In a large bowl, beat the egg and then blend in the buttermilk and the vanilla. Add the dry ingredients, beating until smooth; blend in melted butter. Adjust consistency as required to maintain a pourable pancake batter by adding additional flour or buttermilk. Cook on a lightly oiled griddle, turning pancakes when surface bubbles begin to break. Serve immediately. Makes 14 - 16 three-inch pancakes.
*for chocolate pancakes add 2 tablespoons of dark cocoa powder and 1/3 cup of sugar for each cup of flour.
*for pumpkin or banana pancakes, just add about 1/2 cup of each to the batter and adjust the flour and spices (add 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. cloves, 1/4 tsp. ginger and 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar for pumpkin) to get the right consistency and flavor.
|Giant Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake with|
Bananas, Walnuts and Chia Seeds
(and a side of turkey bacon)
|a batch of small chocolate pancakes|
and one giant chocolate pancake face
|chocolate pancake food art|