Thursday, September 3, 2009


We love pancakes!
My husband and kids will eat pancakes at any time of day and for any reason. After many tries, I finally worked out a pancake recipe I can feel good about giving my family often (I just try to ignore all the syrup or honey that we smother them in!).
This pancake recipe is very versatile too: Just mix the dry ingredients in large batches ahead of time and add 3 cups of the mix to the wet ingredients for instant pancakes. Or, if you're feeling like your fam needs a few more veggies, wrap whole beets in foil, cook them for an hour at 400 degrees and place in a food processor for about 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup blended beets to these pancakes for PINK pancakes. (You can't taste the beets, I promise. They passed the kid and husband test at my house and they even REQUEST pink pancakes!)
So here's the recipe:

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons flax seed
2/3 cup instant nonfat dry milk

2 or 3 eggs
2 cups water
1/4 cup oil

Mix all ingredients well. Pour 1/4 cup batter on to hot griddle. Flip when edges brown and batter bubbles. Makes about 14 4-inch pancakes.

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  1. Yum! We love pancakes here too. I love adding the beets to color them...great idea!

  2. Very, very intrigued by the beet idea. I would love to sneak some veggies in. Trying these out!!

  3. I am so going to have to try this!! How fun would this be for Miss Maddy's birthday!! Thanks for sharing!