Thursday, August 1, 2013

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

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Delicious, healthy, and freezer friendly! Wife tested, husband approved ;-)

You will need:

1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla flavoring
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. blueberries (I used frozen -- no need to thaw.)

Preheat an electric griddle to 325, or have a skillet ready and
sprayed with nonstick spray to cook on medium heat.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt, breaking up any lumps.
In a smaller bowl, beat together the egg, milk, vanilla flavoring, and sugar.
Stir these two mixtures together, reserving the blueberries for now.

Using a ladle or small measuring cup, pour batter in about a 4-5" circle onto your griddle or skillet. When you see bubbles begin to form throughout and your edges look dry, like this ...

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... then it's time to add blueberries evenly spaced throughout the pancake and then flip one over.
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I do mine this way because the berries' juice can otherwise turn your batter gray, and if they clump together, your batter will stay raw in that spot. Also, using my method, you get a blueberry in every bite! 
 (The delightfully purple fingertips you will have are another bonus ... lol)
When I start to see spots of juice appear on the cooked side of the pancake, like this ...

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... then I remove it to a plate and begin stacking them, always with a bit of butter in between.

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These have a great texture from the whole wheat flour
(still fluffy, but a bit denser).
 I love eating these with a little agave nectar!
Plain whole wheat pancakes are really good
with peanut butter and a little strawberry Polaner All-Fruit, too :-)

I do believe next time I will make these w/ banana nut!

Do you have a favorite pancake recipe?
What about tips for making breakfast healthier? 
I would love to hear about it!

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  1. These look wonderful. I think I'll be making them for breakfast in the morning. :-)

    1. I think you will love them, Rose! They are so wholesome and delicious. I plan to make a huge freezer batch as soon as I clear out some space!

  2. Oh these sound so good, I am starved. Can I have some please. lol Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty