Recipe

Healthy Pancakes

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings, 2 pancakes each

These whole grain, healthy pancakes are a great way to kick off your day!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk powder
  • 5 tablespoons dried egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaxseed meal, (see Note)
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran, or oat bran
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. Whisk flour, buttermilk powder, dried egg whites, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in flaxseed meal, dry milk and bran (Makes 6 cups dry mix).
  2. Combine milk, oil and vanilla in a glass measuring cup.
  3. Place 2 cups pancake mix in a large bowl (Refrigerate the remaining pancake mix in an airtight container for up to 1 month or freeze for up to 3 months). Make a well in the center of the pancake mix. Whisk in the milk mixture until just blended; do not over mix (The batter will seem quite thin, but will thicken up as it stands). Let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Coat a nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Whisk the batter. Using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake, cook pancakes until the edges are dry and bubbles begin to form, about 2 minutes. Turn over and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes longer. Adjust heat as necessary for even browning.

Variations

  • Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Pancakes: Fold 1/2 cup cocoa powder and 3 ounces chocolate chips into the batter.
  • Blueberry: Fold 1 cup frozen blueberries into the batter.
  • Banana-Nut: Fold 1 cup thinly sliced bananas and 4 tablespoons finely chopped toasted pecans into the batter.

Tips & Notes

Notes: If you can't find flaxseed meal, you can make it yourself. Start with whole flaxseeds: Grind 2/3 cup whole flaxseeds to yield 1 cup.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 138, Carbohydrates: 14 g., Fat: 7 mg., Saturated Fat: 1 mg., Monounsaturated Fat: 3 mg., Protein: 6 mg., Cholesterol: 4 g., Fiber: 2 g., Postassium: mg., Sodium: 235 mg., Added Sugars: