Okay, lets be real. I’m looking out for my weekend too.
That’s good news for you and bad news for my jeans. What’s worse is that I love to eat pancakes by the stacks of three or four.
Glazed with butter.
Scuba diving in hot syrup.
And a million calories later, I’m feeling super satisfied but totally hating myself at the same time. Sheesh.
Because of my extreme attachment to pancakes (especially the dark chocolate chip variety), I recently quit cold turkey. Vowing to never put another piece of buttermilk goodness in my mouth. Until I figured out a waistline friendly solution, that is.
Sure it was hard. There were days, I couldn’t even get out of bed. But the night is darkest just before the dawn.
Okay. Yes. That’s a quote from Batman. But it totally applies!
I have that magic elixir: the elixir to better fitting skinny jeans and good-for-you hot cakes. Some may even call me a hero.
We’re making whole wheat buttermilk pancakes with 100% whole wheat. Not half all purpose and half whole wheat. We’re going big.
I’m not about to serve you a pancake that has the density of a manhole cover.
The trick: using whole wheat flour with just the right amount of baking powder and buttermilk to make them fluffy without being cakey.
The toppings: I’m going with fresh blueberries. Feel free to smash up a banana with a tablespoon or two or three of peanut butter. Or dark chocolate chips. Or dark chocolate chips AND peanut butter.
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 and ¼ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 and ½ teaspoon light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- ½ cup blueberries or chocolate chips
- Combine 1 cup milk with vinegar in a medium bowl or a 2 cup measuring cup and set aside for 5 minutes to "sour". Add the egg and melted butter to the soured milk and using a fork or whisk, beat lightly until mixed.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. No need to sift. Stir milk and egg into flour mixture in 2 batches. Set aside for 10 minutes. Add the 2 tablespoons of milk and stir.
- Heat a nonstick griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately ¼ cup for each pancake. Dot the pancakes with blueberries or chocolate chips as preferred before flipping. Brown on both sides and serve hot.