Archive for September, 2008

Whole Wheat Pancakes to Die for!

September 4, 2008

What could be more scrumptious than pancakes for breakfast?  Pancakes are easy to make.  You don’t need a pancake mix!  You don’t need a “mix and pour bottle.”  And you certainly don’t need those pre-made frozen pancakes!  This recipe mixes up in no time and is far healthier for you and your family than any of those other options.  And once you’ve tried them, you will never go back!

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 beaten egg

1 cup milk–soured with a tablespoon of vinegar or 1 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons melted or softened butter

Combine all dry ingredients.  Pour wet ingredients into well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.  Bake on a hot griddle.  Batter with thicken quickly, but don’t worry or add more liquid.  Just dollop it out on the griddle and spread out with the back of a spoon.  These are the lightest, fluffiest, yummiest pancakes in the world!!!

(If you have any extra, pop them in the freezer and have them another day!  Then you’ve made your own slow–fast food!)

 

Homemade Syrup

1 cup water

2 cups sugar

1/2 teaspoon mapeline

We make ours in a 2-cup glass measuring cup in the microwave.  Just stir the sugar and water together and microwave for about 2 minutes until the mixture goes clear.  Add the mapeline (found in the spice section of your supermarket) and you have lovely warm syrup for your pancakes.  My family greatly prefers this syrup to store-bought, and it is cheap and easy to make.

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