Friday, May 22, 2009

Whole Wheat Pancakes

adapted from Make Healthy Meals

I love pancakes. They remind be of Saturday mornings in the summer when my dad would come in from mowing the lawn, turn on oldies music and make a special breakfast for all of us kids. We would sleepily stumble down the stairs, lured in by the good smells and music.
In trying to be at least a little bit healthier, I have been experimenting with different whole wheat/oat pancakes and these have been the best recipe thus far.

Makes about 8 medium pancakes (serves 2)

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp oil

Combine dry ingredients and mix well. Then add in the wet ingredients one at a time, stirring after each addition. Heat a skillet to medium, add a little bit of oil or Pam and pour about 1/2 cup of batter on to the surface. Once bubbles appear on the surface, check the bottom of the pancake. If it looks lightly browned, flip it over and cook the other side.

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