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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Start the day off right




WHOLE WHEAT/ OAT BRAN PANCAKES

2 cups whole wheat/ oat bran flour blend
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons olive oil or applesauce
I add in about 1 teaspoon each of ground flax seeds and wheat germ too

Stir together dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, and oil. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened (batter may be lumpy). Cook on preheated griddle until bubbles form and edges start to dry. Flip and cook until lightly browned.

I've been making whole wheat pancakes for about a year now, and frankly, no one really wants to eat them with me because they are very, well, whole-wheaty. I think I found the solution this a.m. when I used my new oat bran mix flour. It's basically unbleached, unenriched whole wheat flour, and oat flour mixed up. I swear these pancakes were as light and fluffy as any white flour pancakes- so delish. Plus, look at the ingredient list. All healthful ingredients- love it :)

Also- my roommate moved out today. The house is too quite and empty, so I'm blasting praise music and making piles all over the house trying to utilize all the new space to get some organization back in my life.

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2 comments:

Caroline said...

you can make these cakes for me anytime!

- Christina said...

Will do! maybe next weekend on the camping expedition!!
cr