Friday, January 25, 2008

The Best Pancakes Ever!

These are the best pancakes I have ever had! So I thought I would share the recipe while I sit here eating them. They are also very healthy (my kids hate the "h" word:-), and very filling.

Grain and Nut Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (fresh ground is best!)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk (you can make this by adding vinegar to regular milk)
1 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 egg
1/3 cup honey or Sucanat (you CAN use sugar if you want)
3 Tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional)
2 bananas, mashed (optional)

Grind the oats in a blender or food processor until fine. In a large bowl, combine ground oats, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, milk, oil, egg, and honey with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix wet ingredients into dry with a few swift strokes. Stir in nuts and bananas, if desired.

Lightly oil a skillet or griddle, and preheat it to medium heat. Ladle 1/3 cup of the batter onto the hot skillet, cook the pancakes for 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until brown. Enjoy!

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