Pancakes, how do you make yours?

I have never understood why people use pancake mixes. They are the easiest of breakfast foods to make and I’ve never had a mix taste nearly as good as homemade. I don’t know about you but I like my pancakes dense, hearty and slathered in peanut butter, of course.

Lately, I’ve been making mine with as many grains as I can. I suppose to offset the guilt I feel about eating a pure carb meal.  Here is what mine look like:

Whole wheat, bran and flax pancakes.

What you need to make them:
Dry Ingredients
1 cup whole wheat flour,
1/2 cup unbleached white flour
1/4 cup wheat bran
1 tbsp flax meal
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Wet Ingredients
2 cups buttermilk
1 egg
2 tbsp grape seed, canola or vegetable oil
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix your dry and wet ingredients separately then pour the wet into the dry and mix thoroughly but not so much you see bubbles appear. I like my batter to be a bit thicker than most but you should still get a thick stream when pouring. Cook on a non-stick griddle or frying pan using a bit of butter to make the edges crispy and even more tasty.

Seriously folks, put away the mixes and make your own healthy pancakes. You won’t regret it, I promise!

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