I love pancakes and try to make them as healthy as possible, keeping them light and fluffy the way pancakes should be! I'm posting this recipe just the way I found it (courtesy of Mr. Breakfast Collection), but made a few quick substitutions for what I had on hand. I used 3 egg whites that I had in the fridge from another recipe. I also made my own buttermilk using skim milk and almost 1 T. lemon juice (let it sit 10 minutes before using). I ended up with 12 good-sized cakes and froze what we didn't eat for quick weekday breakfasts. Top with fruit, real maple syrup, sf syrup or honey...whatever you like!
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten (or egg substitute)
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose white flour
- 1⁄4 cup rolled oats (oatmeal)
- 1⁄4 cup cornmeal
- 1⁄2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
- 3⁄4 cup low-fat buttermilk (or make your own with milk plus lemon juice)
- 1 tablespoon melted butter or 1 tablespoon margarine or 1 tablespoon canola oil
- Combine beaten eggs, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and stir well.
- In a separate bowl, mix together whole wheat flour, white flour, rolled oats and cornmeal.
- Add yogurt, buttermilk and oil (or butter or margarine) to the egg mixture and stir.
- Fold in the flour mixture just until blended. Don't overmix!
- Using a 1/4 cup measure, drop batter onto a hot, nonstick skillet. (I always spray with Pam.) Cook over medium heat until bubbles form on tops of pancakes. Flip pancakes over and continue cooking one minute longer or until nicely browned.
This is a great basic multi-grain recipe that allows for you to substitute what you have on hand and still make a great pancake. I also scaled it down to a single serving, and it came out delicious. I never have yogurt, so I substituted light sour cream, used all whole wheat flour and added flaxseed meal instead of the cornmeal. Next time I will add more oats because I love them and they seemed to get lost. But these are very fluffy, yet hearty at the same time. Thanks for sharing!
Great pancakes! I loved the taste of them. The only change I made was to use wheat pastry flour in place of the cornmeal. Thanks, DuChick.
Loved these pancakes. Served with sausage and Microwave Poached Eggs (Bon Appetit Magazine).