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Perfect Pancake Quest

July 13, 2011

Who doesn’t love a perfect, golden, hot stack of pancakes??? Its up there in my top 10 things ever! The problem is I can’t stand the idea of eating a pile of crap (aka bleached flour!!). Practically every brand of pancake mix is made with this junk! I have tried many different kinds of whole wheat pancake mix and to be honest they all turn out tasting like cardboard, not good for a hungry girl on a Sunday morning! SOOOOO, inspired by my sister in law Sam, I decided to figure out how to make the perfect pancake! This past weekend I tried out this recipe and let me tell you it did not disappoint, at all!!!! They turned out light and fluffy and cooked so easily too!

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

(From Cooking Light)

  • 3/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • Cooking spray

1) Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine buttermilk, oil, egg, and egg white, stirring with a whisk; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

ps- as you can see in the picture I also add about 1/4 tsp. each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves for extra flavor.

2) Heat large skillet over medium heat, once pan is hot spray a light coat of cooking spray.

3) Spoon pancake mix into pan making pancakes however large you prefer them.

4) Flip pancakes when the top is bubbly and the edges lift easily. Cook the other side until it easily lifts and both sides are golden brown in color.

I have learned that the trick to making golden pancakes is a pan that is just hot enough but not so hot that it will cook quickly and burn. I have an electric stove and keeping the heat on level 5 seems to be perfect, every stove is different though! If you like flavored pancakes just add any kind of fruit, nuts, or chocolate! Sam taught me long ago to add the toppings to the pancake batter once it is poured into the pan rather than mixing it with the batter in the bowl, that way each pancake has an equal distribution of toppings. Top your cakes with a little dab of butter and some syrup and my personal favorite: chocolate/sugar/coffee grinder topping from Trader Joe’s, its pretty much amazing!

MMMMMMMMM, fluffy goodness, enjoy!!!!

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