2 Jul 2012

Whole Wheat Pancakes

 Good morning pancakes!

There is always something extremely comforting in digging in to a stack of pancakes on a lazy Saturday morning. As I do have a go-to plain pancake that I usually make every Saturday morning, I thought that I should make pancakes using whole wheat flour. I mean, whole wheat has never killed anyone.

Well, unless you count the whole wheat in rat poison. Another reason why I'm thankful I'm not a rat. Second only to the fact that everyone would run away from me if I were a rat. And that would just kill my self esteem right there.

 And so, in my PJ pants and a my Disney shirt, I set out to make these pancakes. I put all the ingredients in the bowl when, wait... I don't have any eggs!

This, my friends, NEVER happens. I always have 2 dozen eggs in my fridge.

So you know my next course of action: No time to change. I rush out the door, go to the nearest Safeway, buy a couple of things, walk out.

Go to car...wait a second.. No eggs again! Of course.. Go back in the store..

I can't resist steaming hot photos

 And I am very glad that I did finally end up making these. They were great. But, unlike my go-to pancakes, this made too many for two people. What to do...what to do..
Freeze them of course! Save them for later! Now these toasted pancakes: I don't know, I actually think I preferred them to when they were fresh. See, with the toasted kind, it left them nice and crunchy on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside.

I have never tried doing this before. I would always throw away the extra pancakes that no one ate (because really, who likes soggy pancakes?) This is such a great solution. No waste! Because I HATE wasting food. It hurts me a little inside when I do. Good thing I don't work in a restaurant

The new kind of toast

Whole Wheat Pancakes
printable recipe 


-1 cup whole wheat flour
-2/3 cup all-purpose flour
-1/3 cup oats
-1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-2 tablespoons brown sugar
-5 1/2 tablespoons butter
-2 cups sour cream
-2 cups skim milk
-2 eggs


    1.   In a large bowl, combine the flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda and brown sugar. Using a knife, cut the butter into small pieces and mix until the batter is crumb like.
    2.   In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Mix in the sour cream and milk. Pour into the flour mixture until fully incorporated.
    3.   Heat a large skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, and flip when bubbles are covering the surface of the pancake. Flip and cook the other side until it is golden.  

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  1. You should get sound ground flax seed and store in your pantry, then you always have an egg substitute and it makes your whole wheat pancakes even healthier!

  2. Healthy breakfast! Sometimes just doesn't know what I should have for breakfast. And you have given us some brilliant idea to lightly toast the unfinished pancakes if we do have. Thank you lots and lots.

  3. Oh my, I really like the idea of toasting the leftover pancakes. Thanks for the solution to an ongoing problem at my house.

  4. I love toasted pancakes! This looks like a great recipe, I like the addition of oats.
    You have a great blog! I have several recipes pinned for future reference. The pumpkin cookies look great, I also like muffins--especially mini muffins. Talk about cute.
    Keep baking and blogging--looks great!

  5. I like the picture the most showing the steam coming off your hot pancakes :D Yum!

  6. More than half the time when I go to the supermarket, I don't end up purchasing the thing I originally intended to. It makes no sense! These pancakes look great! I love that they're whole wheat.

  7. Toasted pancakes!!! wow why didn't I think of that! Thanks for sharing those healthy treat!

  8. These sound great, I bet the oats add a wonderful flavour. Brilliant breakfast!

  9. Whole wheat pancakes are staple breakfast for my husband and I make it almost twice a week. That toasting the pancakes is a cool idea :-)

  10. Hi Cathleen, thanks for visiting my blog. Glad to follow you....wow I love the idea of toasting the pancakes :-)

  11. I love that you toasted the leftover ones--I hate letting food go to waste!

  12. Brilliant idea ! Will try that when I'll make some , which I haven't had for quiet sometime :P

  13. I'm really liking this idea!! Will give this a go the next time I make pancakes!

  14. Healthier but just as delicious my friend, a winner :D


  15. I always make whole wheat pancakes, add a little fruit, sometimes some chocolate:) These look wonderful, and the toaster idea is great, I have done that for a while, makes an easy full breakfast for kids in the morning when your in a rush. Great recipe thanks for sharing.

  16. Your pancakes look so fluffy and wonderful - especially for whole wheat pancakes. I freeze leftover pancakes too (I hate throwing out the extras) and chuck them in the toaster for a quick breakfast without all the fuss :) BTW, never knew whole wheat was poison to rats. Very interesting factoid!

  17. Ha! What tasty looking "toast"!

  18. Thanx for stopping by my blog n leading to urs..Nice fluffy pancakes,loved the idea of toasting...

  19. Yummy! I like the idea of a healthier pancake. Off to find whole wheat flour.

  20. I love freezing pancakes! It makes a great quick breakfast for my daughter.

  21. Great pancakes...love the addition of oats and sour cream. Never thought of adding that!

  22. So glad you remembered the eggs when you were at your car...and not home already. I have done THAT so many times. LOL!
    Your pancake recipe looks delicious. My favorite pancake recipe is for peanut butter pancakes. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/pb-and-j-pancakes-recipe/index.html. If you like peanut butter, you will like this.

  23. Wow..toasted pancakes? :) nice!

  24. oh, why didnt i think of toasting leftover pancakes?! sounds fabulous when you said crispy on the outside and soft on the inside!


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