Pancakes are a great way to start using whole wheat. And they are a Saturday tradition around the Brownlee house. But.....they are heavy. So I'm always on the lookout for a fluffier recipe. Today we tried this one!
|Not actually my pancakes, but if I had a fancy DSLR camera I'm sure they'd look like this. ;-)|
1 1/2 cups all-purpose whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup oatmeal
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1 1/4 cups low-fat milk
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1 cup apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla
1 dash of cinnamon
Preheat griddle to medium
Mix dry ingredients together & then add moist. Mix until just blended.
The batter will be a little thicker than traditional pancake batter. Scoop the batter onto the griddle using a 1/4 cup scoop and a spatula to “smear” it into a flattish circle.
Brown on both sides and serve! I love mine with jam and my 10 year old loves her just with butter. They already have a nice, sweetish flavour.
The best thing about pancakes is that you can add in so many things. Creativity can abound! But sometimes, you may just end up with a heavy, hockey puck. That's okay too. ;-)