Friday, May 20, 2011

Sweet Whole Wheat Pancakes

I have three reasons to be excited this morning:

1. It's my day off and Bruce and I are going to have a finance meeting (don't judge, I'm legitimately excited about this).
2. The sun is out.

3. I made these for breakfast.

I woke up in the mood for pancakes, but realized that I am all out of both any kind of pancake/waffle mix and white flour.

THEN I realized - who needs white flour?  I have whole wheat flour!

THEN I thought - Bruce won't eat them if I use whole wheat flour.

THEN I realized - this could be a fun challenge.  Is it possible to bake something with whole wheat that doesn't taste like it's been baked with whole wheat?

Yes.  Yes it is.

Here's the recipe - unfortunately, I thought this was going to be a total bust and therefore did not document the whole process.  But you get the idea.

Sweet Whole Wheat Pancakes

1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
4 teaspoons Baking Powder
pinch Salt
3 teaspoons Brown Sugar (the compacted kind)
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups Milk (start with 1 1/4 and splash more in if need be)
1 egg
3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil

This really is a simple case of combine your ingredients, whisk them together and pour them onto a hot skillet.

I've found that whole wheat flour can be finicky - so start with the low end of the milk, whisk everything together and then add more if you feel like you want a thinner mixture.

The verdict?  Bruce says they were 'pretty good' - but he could still taste the whole grains.

Impressive considering when I started making them and he watched me pull the whole wheat flour out he said, 'Oh, I'm not really in the mood for pancakes.'  Right.



  1. Those look absolutely delicious! I've been thinking about pancakes lately; I just need to take a little time to make them!

  2. You just made me hungry for tomorrow morning...!!! I'm going to have to try these!

  3. Oh my, those look amazing!! Way better than any all-purpos flour ones I've seen.


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