I wanted to find a way to make whole wheat pancakes that tasted delicious but also stored easily. I love the convenience of a package mix, but since we switched to real foods I had to find the best of both worlds. So I prepared a dry mix that I can keep in the pantry and mix together when we want them. They also freeze really well! So make a couple batches at a time for a quick breakfast.
The boys in this house love all things breakfast food! We do breakfast for dinner about once a week. They love pancakes with their eggs. I always felt bad serving them pancakes, they're basically unhealthy little cakes.
Since switching to real whole foods I am having so much fun taking our favorite recipes and updating them. Since breakfast foods are favorites around here I knew I would have to find a way to make pancakes!
So, after many failed attempts, I finally found a whole wheat recipe that they like! I made a big batch of the dry mix and have it stored. Then I can mix it up in a jiffy and have fresh whole wheat pancakes on the table!
I was worried I would never find a recipe that wasn't dry. But this recipe is awesome!
The best part is it's super easy to add in your favorite fruits, or chocolate chips, or nuts! (See below for my zesty lemon blueberry pancakes!)
8 c. Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 c. Sugar (I use organic)
2 1/2 Tbsp. baking Powder
4 tsp. Baking Soda
3 tsp. Salt
Mix it all until well blended and throw it in a baggie or a pretty glass container! Makes about 9 cups of dry mix.
1 c. Dry Mix
1 c. milk
1 Egg (or 1 tbsp. flax seed with 2 Tbsp. water)
2 Tbsp. Butter or Oil (or applesauce)
Mix all ingredients well and pour 1/4 c of batter on a hot griddle! A one cup mix makes about 6-8 small pancakes. I made a triple batch and froze half. Pop them in the toaster and it's an awesome breakfast on the run.
Zesty Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
I made a double batch of the prepared pancake mix above. Then added all the special stuff.
Zest of 1 Lemon
1 C. Fresh Blueberries (rinsed)
1 Tbsp. Powdered Sugar (optional)
After rinsing the berries sprinkle the powdered sugar on top and mix well. Zest the lemon right over the blueberry mix and stir. Very gently fold the blueberries into the prepared batter.
Pour 1/4 c. of batter over a hot griddle.
Enjoy!!! These are my absolute favorite way to make pancakes. So easy and tasty!