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Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Favorite Pancake Recipe

We are HUGE breakfast eaters. Pancakes are our favorite! Tonight I am even making them for dinner. This is the best recipe I have found and I love it because you can actually make the mix ahead and store it in your fridge for up to 3 months. I think you can get 3 batches of pancakes out of one batch of mix. This recipe is from "Whole Grains For Busy People" by Lorna Sass, a cook book that I have mentioned before. Enjoy!

Pancake Mix

2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 months in an air tight container.


Pancakes

1 large egg
1 cup of buttermilk (I never have buttermilk on hand, so I replace it with yogurt and milk to equal 1 cup. Enough milk added to the yogurt to make it not so thick. Or you can use a cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon added.)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup pancake mix

Mix all ingredients. Drop about by about 1/3 to 1/4 cup scoops onto a buttered and heated pan/griddle. This batter is pretty thick, so you will have to flatten it a bit when cooking :) I usually get about 10 pancakes out of a batch.

I almost always add other things to my pancake batter. Fruit is good- apples, peaches or bananas. I will add spices too, depending on what fruit I use. 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and/or cardamon.  I also use flavored yogurt if that's what I have in the fridge. Tonight I might add coconut and raisins (never tried this before, might be an update on the outcome!).

6 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I love pancakes for dinner. My kids think it's weird. I think they are weird!

Theta Mom said...

Oh that sounds soooo good. We love pancakes here, too. Great comfort food!

Flory said...

This sounds like a good recipe. I love that it calls for wheat flour. I made pancakes this morning from scratch with my twins - they love pancakes. Thanks for sharing.

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Mama Plays Mozart said...

wow! I didn't know pancakes can keep for that long -really good information to know!

love lives in the kitchen said...

hello! thank you for visiting love lives in the kitchen! i'm so happy to meet you.
this pancake recipe is lovely. i will certainly try.
i'm happy to be your new follower!
hope to hear from you soon!
justyna

amanda said...

i see these in my future! thanks for posting the recipe!