Saturday, August 23, 2008

Whole Wheat Pancakes

We discovered last night that we had run completely out of (cow's) milk. My husband wondered aloud what he would use on his cereal in the morning, and when my suggestion of "soy milk?" was met with a look of disdain, I said "All right, I'll just make pancakes, then!" He held me to it, so here we are:

Whole Wheat Pancakes
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: not long, but it will vary

1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Wheat Bran
4 tsp Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Egg
1/2 cup unsweetened Applesauce
2 Cups vanilla soy milk (or 2 cups milk plus 1-2 tsp vanilla extract)

Whisk together all the dry ingredients in one big bowl. Whisk together the liquid ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the liquid to the dry and stir until just combined.

Drop by big spoonfuls onto a heated skillet or griddle, cook and serve! These cook up fast on each side, at least on my griddle, so watch them carefully.

These were a big hit. Abby loves these pancakes, I love them, my husband loves them. This batch is not toddler-sized - these ingredients are enough for about 6 servings, so scale it back if you just want to make a few for your child/children. If you're new to the whole "whole grains" bandwagon, these will taste very different from the usual Bisquick pancake - but we love the nutty taste of whole wheat flour and wheat bran, and these make a big, thick, fluffy, hearty pancake. And of course, pancakes are the perfect place to get creative with add-ins - mashed banana, chocolate chips, blueberries, strawberries, diced mango or peaches...

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