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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Whole Grain Pancakes #Foodie Friday

Whole Grain Pancakes: Simple Living and Eating

I have had the worst cold and it is making me a blogging space cadet. I could not get a recipe together this week. My cooking was a disaster. Without taste buds it is hard to make a good meal. Lucky for you my husband came up with a great recipe for whole grain pancakes that he is sharing with you this week.

We got a grain mill from The Wonder Mill to write about our experiences grinding our own grain. I would not have believed that freshly ground flours really taste better until now. I have been eating my husband's bread and baked goods for year. Everything tastes gourmet… over the top better than ever, so I would wholely recommend getting a grain mill if your are a serious baker.


whole grain pancakes: simple living and eating


Whole Grain Pancakes
by Richard Balch

Prep time: 20 mins                                        Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour (We used: Soft White Spring Wheat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted cooled

Instructions
  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Separate the egg and mix the yolk with the butter. Then mix the yolk/butter mixture with the buttermilk.
  3. Whip the egg white until you have soft peaks.
  4. Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Add 1/4 of the whipped egg white to the batter and fold (not stir or mix) it into the mixture.
  6. Add remaining egg white to the batter and fold it in gently.
  7. Pre-heated skillet (nonstick or cast iron) on medium heat. Brush it with a vegetable oil or butter. Make sure it is fully heated before you ladle the pancakes on to the skillet.
  8. Watch for bubbles and peak under the pancake for browning before flipping them. Brown well on both sides.



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From: Living the Gourment


Linzer Cookies
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37 comments:

  1. Hi Diane,
    I am so excited that you are featuring my Southwest Chicken Soup today, thank you so much, I am honored. Your husbands pancakes look so good, that would really be fun to have a gain mill. Hope you get to feeling better real soon and thanks for hosting even though you are not feeling well.
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen,
      Truly feeling better today.. really wicked cold. Your soup would be perfect for me today.

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  2. Thanks so much for the party, Diane! My kiddos are huge pancake fans - I bet they would love these!

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    1. Aren't we all…I don't think I ever meet anyone who doesn't like pancakes.

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  3. Sorry you are under the weather, Diane. It was sweet of your husband to pitch in with these fluffy pancakes. Thank you for the party and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Michelle,
      My husband is all about baking and anything to do with flour, so he and the kids were more than happy to make pancakes. Feeling tired, but feeling better.

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  4. Get better soon Diane, and yay for a Hubby ready to step in! Those pancakes look pretty delicious

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    1. Thanks Angela,
      When I married him he lived on cereal, so surprised he turned into a baker.

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  5. I love finding new ways to cook up pancakes. A grain mill is on my "need to get someday."

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    1. You should apply to their blogger program. They may pick you to write for them and then you'll get a mill.

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  6. Grinding your own flour takes dedication, and those pancakes look delicious! So light and fluffy. I hope you feel better soon Diane, and kudos to your husband for pitching in. :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa,
      The grain mill is really quick. You just put the grain into it and the flour comes out within minutes. I can't image what it was like in the old days when you had to use a hand crank.

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  7. I'd definitely rould loooooove these pancakes for my breakfast now (it's morning here) :)
    Have a great weekend Diane and thanks for the party

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    1. Thanks Winnie,
      I wish I was having these pancakes again too.

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well Diane, but I'm sure your husbands pancakes must have cheered you up. Thanks for hosting even though you are under the weather.
    Sam

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    1. Yes, they did Sam… we are very spoiled in my house with baked goods from my husband and daughter.

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  9. thank you for hosting! Have a great day! :)

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  10. Sorry to hear about your cold! I hope you feel better. Thanks for hosting, Diane! (And yes, I finally got organized enough to link up)

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    1. You are so funny, , with all the great organzing posts you put up on your blog... but how you do it with your big brood is amazing. So glad you could make the party.

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  11. That pancake looks awesome and thanks for the party. Hopefully you've recovered now...

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    1. Thanks Deb. Planning on a relaxing weekend.

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  13. Those pancakes are perfect and love that they are reasonable in calories. Thanks for the party, Diane. Glad to hear that you're starting to recover.

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    1. Thank Robyn,
      I think the calories depend a lot on how much butter you cook them in and how much maple syrup you put on top of them, but they are very nutritious.

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  14. Dear Diane, This is wonderful that your husband pitched in a put a delicious and healthy recipe together for you.
    I never had fresh milled flour. I enjoy pancakes as a matter of fact it has just been decided by my daughter and son that we should have breakfast for dinner. I enjoy that though. It is easy for a Friday night.
    I hope that you are feeling better soon and will be back to enjoying cooking and eating again. It is difficult when you cannot taste or smell anything to enjoy it.
    Get better soon and thank you for the feature and this great round-up of recipes.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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    1. You are so sweet Catherine. My kids love breakfast for dinner too, who doesn't. Thanks for your blessings. I'm just a little wiped out now, but feeling better.

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  15. thank you for hosting!! Have a great weekend!

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    1. You are so welcome... I don't know if you saw my pureed vegetable soup post but I put a link to your blog on it. My daughter made your mint cake and it was a big hit.

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  16. Those pancakes look so soft and fluffy. Perfect to kick start the cold winter days.

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    1. Thank you... my husband's techinque for mixing the batter really makes them light.

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  17. Those pancakes look so fluffy and good . I am always looking for whole grain breakfast recipes. Will certainly try these out.

    Hope you are feeling much better now. take care.

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    1. Thanks Tanusree, I just got back from a relaxing weekend away with my family. I feel much better.

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  18. So glad you are feeling better and glad to see you here today with all this great food! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  19. Aw monkey! I'm glad you're feeling better. Or at least I hope you are! I've been pretty sick myself this week and my head is all foggy with nyquil and gross things. I guess nyquil is gross too but it feels so good. hahaha..

    I love your pancakes!! I've been meaning to find a recipe for whole-grain cakes of the pan and yours could very well be my solution. Plus, they're pancakes. I love pancakes. Period. With lots and lots of pure maple syrup. I know this kind of defeats the purpose of whole grains, but have you ever sprinkled white sugar on pancakes with fresh lemon juice? so good.

    Thank you so much for sharing your post with us at Fresh Foods Wednesday! I hope you'll be back this week with more fresh food posts :) xo, kristy

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    1. Yes, I am feeling better.. I recommend bourbon over nyquil. The techinque of folding the eggs really makes these whole grain pancakes the light's I've ever had.

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