Making in the Kitchen: Multigrain Blueberry Pancakes
We are a pancake family. We consider them a perfectly good dish for any time of day. I’ve already shared one of my more decadent pancake recipes, but when I got this recipe for a far more healthy way of fixing them, I knew I had better jump on it. The kids honestly could care less that they are packed with whole wheat flour, oats and flax. If they’re called pancakes, they eat them. Period. I used to be no fun whatsoever and would have my daughter dip her pancake bites in applesauce instead of using syrup. When she asked what my husband and I were drizzling on top of ours, we’d reply, “It’s coffee. It’s just for grown-ups.” That worked until she hit about 4. ( She was our first kid, she didn’t know any better.) Now I let her and her little sister use sugar-free syrup and they think it’s divine. If only I were so strict with my own eating habits.
You will need the following:
- 1/2 c. white flour
- 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/2 c. quick oats
- 1 T. brown sugar
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 4 t. oil
- 1 c. + 2 T. milk
- 2 eggs (or 1/4 c. egg substitute)
- a sprinkle of flax
At the last second I decided to throw some frozen blueberries in mine. You could add whatever you have, or leave them plain of course. I did thaw out the blueberries in the microwave first.
Simply mix all of the ingredients (except the berries) with a whisk and you’re ready to go. I lightly grease my skillet and set the heat to halfway between low and medium. It’s so easy to get your skillet too hot, so I like to start with it pretty low.
The batter is kind of runny on these, so I make them a little smaller. Like most pancakes, they’re ready to turn when you see the little bubbles forming.
First, I tried adding the blueberries after I poured the batter onto the skillet. But when they were done, they didn’t look all that pretty. So next I tried mixing the berries in with the batter before I poured them out. Those weren’t all that nice either. (I took pictures of each in case you were curious.) I’m not going to win a prize for either display, but if I had to choose, I’d go for putting the berries on each pancake after pouring them out.
These pancakes taste quite a bit different from your standard fluffy buttermilk variety. But they really are tasty. Try them out and let me know what you think!