I'll admit that I'm a little bit of a self-proclaimed health-nut in training. Over the past three years I've tried several things to help my family be a little more healthy. We have a long ways to go, but I figure every little bit helps. Eating is the biggest problem. I feel like we put so much junk into our bodies, so many refined sugars, flours, preservatives, chemicals, hormones--it's enough to make me wish I didn't have to eat!
Whole Wheat Buttermilk Blender Pancakes
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or can just use milk with a teaspoon of vinegar)
1 cup whole wheat
2 heaping tablespoons cornmeal
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg (Farm fresh courtesy of our backyard chickens!)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon soda
In blender, mix buttermilk and wheat kernels on high for 3 minutes Add cornmeal, butter, egg, salt, and brown sugar. Blend for 10 seconds. Add baking powder and soda. Pulse 3 times and let mix foam up and get light ( about 3 minutes sitting). Batter will be chunky from the whole wheat kernels. Cook at once on a hot 375 degree nonstick griddle. Turn once.
I used my Blendtec this morning and started it out on the Grind Grain option--I only ran this for about 20 seconds instead of the 3 minutes required for my regular blender.
You'll see from the picture that the batter appears different than your regular ol' store bought mix. The whole wheat kernels make it seem a bit grainy and the mixture is a bit runny, but don't add anything!
Pour it on your hot griddle and watch as the pancakes plump up nicely!
That's it! Serve them up with fresh berries and whipped cream, yogurt, or a bit of real maple syrup. We like to make homemade berry syrup in our Blendtec, guess I'll have to share that recipe next!
You tell me--do you think my baby liked his pancakes?