I am not afraid to admit when I can’t do something.
I CAN’T make pancakes!
Even after working in restaurants for all of my working years, 4 years of culinary school and owning 2 food service businesses and I still can’t make pancakes. Normally they turn out too runny, flat, undercooked or just plain burnt. Whether a mix or not, the only way the I ever got pretty griddle brown pancakes was opening a box of pre-made, pre-beautifully browned pancakes. If you know me at all, you’d know that I am very anti-processed and pre-made foods, so doing this to satisfy my kids want for pancakes really hurt my heart.
That is until now!
This is the recipe that saved my kids from years of therapy that would eventually stem from my pancake incompetence.
Wahoo!! Fluffy AND hard to burn…for whatever reason.
Bonus is that they contain sprouted wheat!
A bit about sprouted grains…
Sprouting grains changes the composition of starch molecules, converting them into vegetable sugars, so the body recognizes and digests sprouted grains as a vegetable
In sprouted grains enzymes are created that aid digestion, complex sugars are broken down which can eliminate painful gas, and vitamin and mineral levels increase.
Sprouting neutralizes potent carcinogens and enzyme inhibitors, as well as an acid that inhibits absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc.
You can grab sprouted wheat flour
at just about any grocery store, check out the natural and organic sections or here on Amazon !
Health Benefits abound and the kids were none the wiser !
Without further adieu..
Sprouted Wheat Pancakes
1 Cup Organic Whole Wheat Flour
1.5 Cups Organic Sprouted Wheat Flour
4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
2 Farm Fresh Eggs
2 (+) Cups Organic Whole Milk
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup (more or less to taste) Local Honey
Apples, Blueberries, Bananas, Coconut…any thing that you’d like to add
1. Mix together flours and baking powder
2. In separate bowl beat together egg, milk, salt and honey .
3. Stir in flour until just mixed. Add fruits or nuts
4. Pre-heat griddle or pan over medium heat. Melt a small amount of butter or coconut oil pan.
5. Ladle small amount of batter, cook until bubbly. Flip and repeat with the rest of the batter unit you have a stack of golden brown pancakes.
Freeze what isn’t eaten and voila! fast breakfast on a busy morning.