Monday, April 8, 2013
AMAZING 100% Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes!
You are going to LOVE these pancakes!!! They are delicious and made with wholesome ingredients. I like to make the batter a little thinner so I can get crunchy edges.
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes
1. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl:
2 cups whole wheat flour (I like to use Hard White Wheat and grind it fresh. Hard Red Wheat tastes really good too!)
1 cup oats (you can use instant or old fashioned rolled)
1/4 cup dry milk powder (mix in with flour)*
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
2. Now add the wet ingredients:
1/4 cup of oil (I like canola oil)
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/2 cups water (I use 3 cups to make the batter thinner so it makes those crispy edges! Yum!)
You can add in blueberries, chocolate chips, apple dices and cinnamon, some pumpkin and cinnamon, nuts, or whatever your heart desires!
3. Whisk batter until mixed well. Let sit for a few minutes. Do not stir again. It will flatten the batter.
4. Pour some batter onto a very hot and buttered griddle or frying pan. Let it cook on that side for a minute or so until edges start looking done and bubbles start to pop. Flip pancakes once and let finish cooking.
5. Serve with butter and syrup, fruit, or whatever you like on pancakes. My husband doesn't like to put sugary syrup on them, so he eats them with homemade applesauce. I'll stick with maple syrup! : )
These freeze well. Delicious and healthy!
1. If you do not have dry milk powder, you can omit that and use 2 1/2 cups of milk in the place of water. The milk helps them brown nicely, so you at least need some. You could just use 1 cup of milk and 1 1/2 cups of water if you prefer to use less milk.
2. I have a friend with a sweet tooth who said he added a few tablespoons of sugar to the recipe. I think he's crazy because then he drowns it in syrup, but whatever! Ha ha! If it makes him feel better, he can add sugar with no objection from me!
Source: Me : )