Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes
Updated: Mar 13
Ainsley loves sweets. I know, I know, how ironic right? I some how knew that me team savory all the way would end up with a daughter who loves sweets ;) She loves her French toast or pancakes etc. in the morning. I think that is reason 1,000 why I started HGHF as well. She loves sweet things & I am all about that, but I wanted to make sure the sweet things were not pumped with artificial colors, flavors & lots of refined or added sugars. So this pancake recipe is hearty, full of protein & has a great dose of Vitamin E-- along with other essential vitamins from the Wheat Germ. No refined sugars & just sweetened with the natural occurring sugars in the buttermilk & the honey. If you are not a big almond extract fan no worries, omit it. However, you really cannot taste it in the recipe, it just gives it that LITTLE hint, that adds another little punch of flavor. Then I top with banana, almond butter & pecans ( which is my favorite pancake trio!) Make sure you share what you all top yours with :)
1 cup Organic Whole Wheat flour
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp wheat germ
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut oil melted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1. In a large mixing bowl add in whole wheat, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, wheat germ & whisk together until fully mixed
2. In a medium microwave safe bowl add in the coconut oil & microwave at 30 second increments until melted. Then let cool for a minute or two. Then add in the eggs, buttermilk, honey, vanilla extract & almond extract. Whisk until throughly combined.
3. Pour wet ingredients into the dry & fold until incorporated. However, you don't want to over mix with the buttermilk, then it causes them to be too "doughy" so just enough to where the flour is mixed.
4. Heat coconut oil in medium frying pan, then take 1/4 cup batter & cook until cooked through about 3-4 minutes on each side on medium heat ( depending on your stove-- so my recommendation is to cook them how you normally would any other pancake )
Add any of your favorite toppings when frying ( Blueberries, pecans, walnuts, strawberries etc) Then top with sliced banana, almond butter, syrup etc. The options are endless & these will quickly become a favorite staple!!
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