Since iHop has declared today, March 8, 2016, to be National Pancake Day this year I thought this would be the perfect time for me to share my all time FAVORITE pancake recipe. Now don’t get me wrong, I appreciate iHop’s initiative in offering free pancakes to the nation but unfortunately their pancakes are a bit lacking in the nutrition department.
Now you may be under the impression that whole wheat pancakes probably taste like cardboard – and could never compare to iHop but I would have to ask you to taste before you judge! In fact you may be inclined, after a belly-full of hearty pancakes, real maple syrup and bountiful fruit – to agree that these pancakes are actually quite heavenly!
So a little background on this recipe:
This recipe is an AllRecpies.com. one with a few tweaks, made by Imrana (yep – my twin sister, who happens to have inherited the good cooking genes from mom). And I will be quite honest with you, I try and have these pancakes ONCE A WEEK – that’s how nourishing and delicious I feel they are.
Ok so without further ado, here’s the recipe:
Knock Your Socks Off Whole Wheat Pancakes
trust me - these perfectly spongy and moist whole wheat pancakes are sure to knock anyone's socks off!
1 1/4 cup whole milk (preferably organic low-temperature pasteurized)
1/2 cup extra virgin first cold pressed olive oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Whisk whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, flax and salt in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, beat eggs and then stir milk, oil, and vanilla extract into eggs.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture; stir until just combined. If batter is too thick, add more milk.
Heat a skillet or griddle with a little olive oil over medium-high heat. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot skillet and cook pancake until browned on the bottom and bubbles appear in the top, 1 to 2 min. Flip the pancake and cook until browned.
Repeat with remaining batter. Makes about 12 pancakes.
Serve these pancakes with real maple syrup and fresh fruit. I love a mix of strawberries, blueberries, banana and mango. ENJOY!!
NUTRITION INFO: 2 Pancakes are 440 kcal with 4g fibre, 9.6g protein and 48g carbohydrate, 23g fat, 4.5g saturated fat