Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pancakes Again

I have referred to this recipe many times, but I really think it's worth running this post again. This is a very filling, healthy, versatile recipe. Make up a batch (or two) today! I'll be making them on Thursday and Saturday mornings as usual!

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.

10 comments:

  1. Just stopping by from Amy's Blog. We love pancakes and yours look very good. Your site is very peaceful. Thank you...

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  2. Flax seed, what a good idea! Pancakes are high on our list too...thanks for the recipe!

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  3. I love pancakes too...but I am allergic to eggs, so I have to make them without eggs. When my kiddos were at home we would often have breakfast for dinner! That's a fun thing to do.

    Adding beets to the batter was an interesting idea. I HATE beets so I am afraid I would never try that one though. (:>)

    Have a great day.

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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  4. What a great idea to use beets for the pink pancakes. Sheer genius. Thanks for sharing this novel idea with My Meatless Mondays.

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  5. I will have to try these healthy alternative to the basic white flour ones...My daycare kiddies will get a kick out of eating pink pancakes.

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  6. These sound so healthy too - what a great recipe!

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  7. Yum! These sound delicious, and healthful too... yay!!

    Thank you for sharing. ~m.

    PS I found your lovely blog through Tuesday Twister. :D I'm a new follower. Blessings!

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  8. Love that you add the flax seed too. Fab idea. Thanks for linkin up to tasty tuesdays.

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  9. I dont know - my recipe is pretty good ;) These look fab - thanks for sharing! We love pancakes too!
    http://thebigredpot.blogspot.com/2010/04/whole-grain-buttermilk-pancakes.html

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing this great pancake recipe with us at Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

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