07 May 2009

Homemade Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

This recipe was born of necessity. I am entirely too tired during the week to get up and start measuring flour, baking powder, etc for the kids' before-school pancakes. So, I made this mix and keep it in a plastic bag in the freezer. Then in the morning I scoop out some mix, add milk, an egg, and a little flax seed and viola! Perfect whole wheat pancakes. I usually drop blueberries onto the pancakes as they cook. But chocolate chips are an awesome addition, too.

6 cups flour (your choice of variety. I used 4 cups whole wheat, 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour)
2/3 cups sugar
2 T baking powder
1 T baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Make sure you mix the ingredients thoroughly so that you evenly distribute the baking soda and powder.

For the pancake batter I whisk together one cup of mix, 3/4 cup skim milk, one egg, and 1 T ground flax seed.

1/3 cup of batter for each pancake is perfect for my frying pan...because I am also too tired to get out my electric griddle. While they are baking on the first side I drop a few blueberries (or mini chocolate chips, sliced bananas, strawberries) on top.

They deserve a closer look, don't you think?

The pancakes will bake up around the blueberries a bit. Flip them when they start to look done around the edges. I'm not sure how long you can keep this mix in the freezer. I would think a good long while, though. We never seem to keep it around for more than a week and a half. Tip: flour stays fresher in the freezer. I keep all of my flours there in their original bags with a plastic bag on the outside.

Sometimes I sneak sugar-free syrup onto the pancakes. My kids can't tell the difference. :)


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Jeanette said...

Thank you for posting this blog. This pancake recipe saved my mornings! The pancakes are very tasty and fluffy. You're pics are very appetizing as well.

Heather said...

Thank you for posting this recipe! The only true whole wheat pancake mix I have found in the store costs almost $7 per box. This will definitely save us some money and time.