Pancakes are a staple at our house, and for years I just bought the big blue bag of pancake mix from Costco. It was easy (just add water), my kids like it, and well, it is not that expensive. But white flour is not exactly healthy, and let’s face it, pancakes are delicious even when made with wheat flour because the real yumminess pretty much comes from the toppings. So why not add a little extra health where you can, right? I am not a big breakfast eater, but my kids and hubby LOVE breakfast.
Whole Wheat Pancakes
- 1.5 c wheat flour
- 1 T. baking powder
- 3 T. dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs split into yolks and whites
- 1.5 c milk You could use almond milk or coconut milk if you prefer it to cow's milk
- 3 T. oil
- Mix the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, milk, oil, and egg yolks together.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Take egg whites, and beat them.
- Fold in beaten egg whites
- Dispense onto griddle.
- Cook until browned, air bubbles should pop and stay open.
- Flip, and cook until browned on flip side.
- Serve with favorite toppings: strawberries, peaches, syrup, peanut butter and bananas, etc.
- You can also fold in chocolate chips, blueberries, nuts, etc. for added flavor.
For a great whole wheat flour, try this one. I grind my own wheat to make flour, using this grinder. But it is expensive, and unless you plan to do a lot of cooking and baking with whole wheat, buying it already ground is really nice! Additionally, I find that nothing makes pancakes better than a dedicated griddle. I use my griddle for everything! Seriously. I love it. I use it for tacos, bacon, pancakes, and the list goes on. For about $20, a griddle is a great gadget to add to your kitchen. This is the one I use, although there are a lot that are much nicer and more expensive, this one works great for us.
My favorite kitchen gadget for pancake making is this awesome Batter Dispenser. It is amazing. It holds four cups of batter, and means no mess. My 8 year old is a great pancake maker with this cool tool! Here are some of the deets:
- Quick and easy, soft grip, pull handle to dispense batter
- 4 cup/1-liter capacity with measure marks
- Easy to read measurements on the side
- Easy to clean and store
- Hand washing recommended
Anyway, I hope you really enjoy these pancakes. My friend substitutes honey for the sugar, and almond milk in place of cow’s milk. That is one of the things I love about using recipes instead of mixes, you can adjust however you want for your personal preferences, health desires, and the like. Let me know if you make any changes, and what you think!