Monday, April 30, 2012
Skip the Drive-Thru and Try These Organic Whole Wheat Pancakes
Your mornings are crazy and you don't have time to make a healthy breakfast, right? Think again. Hitting the drive-thru because you are rushed for time in the morning is not the best for your health or our environment. Skip the extra calories and avoid throwing away all those wrappers by making these organic, whole wheat pancakes ahead of time! Then, all you have to do is throw them in the microwave, toaster, or toaster oven for a quick and healthy breakfast. Add a glass of milk and some fruit and you are well on your way to reducing your carbon footprint!
• 1 cup organic whole wheat flour
• 2/3 cup organic all-purpose flour
• 1/3 cup wheat germ or oat bran
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 5 1/3 tablespoons organic unsalted butter
• 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
• 2 eggs, beaten
• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (for frying)
1. In a food processor or in a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, white flour, wheat germ or oats, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, and salt.
2. Cut the butter into small pieces with a knife, and add the butter to the flour-mixture. Mix until the mixture has a sand-like consistency.
3. Make a well in the center of the flour-butter mixture, and add the buttermilk and eggs. Stir until the liquids are fully incorporated.
4. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and grease the surface with 1 tablespoon of butter or oil. Ladle the batter onto the surface to form 4-inch pancakes. Once bubbles form on the top of the pancakes, flip them over, and cook them on the other side for about 2 minutes.
What is your favorite quick and easy breakfast to help you avoid the drive-thru?