Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Easy and Healthy Pancake and Waffle Recipe

My mom and I personally love this recipe. Once in a while we'll have a "breakfast for dinner" night, and these are usually the main course of the meal. It's so nice to be able to start the pancakes up in the morning, and when it's time to make dinner, just blend a few things in with the soaked grains and pour the batter on the griddle. While they taste a little more "healthy" than normal pancakes, with a little syrup or fruit sauce, they're good!

Blender Batter Pancakes
6-8 servings

1. Place in blender:

- 2 cups buttermilk or yogurt thinned to same consistency (or, if you're making waffles, 2 1/2 cups)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup rolled oats, whole oats or other grain
- 1 cup buckwheat, brown rice, corn, millet or other grain

2. Mill on high speed.

3. Cover batter and let stand at room temperature for several hours or over night.

4. Preheat griddle on medium high or waffle iron on highest temperature.

5. Just before cooking, add (dropping in vortex of blender) and blend:

- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp flax seed
- 1 or 2 bananas (to sweeten the flavor)
additional liquid - as needed to keep churning

6. Blend in thoroughly but briefly:

- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder

7. Bake on griddle or waffle iron (3-5 minutes or until crisp).

Picture courtesy from The Happy Housewife


Miss Jocelyn said...

Sounds yummy! :)

AngloMamas said...

Can this be made with whole wheat flour?

Miss Serenity said...

Yes, it can. :)