Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hearty Whole Grain Pancakes at Parish House Inn bed and breakfast

These pancakes are so good and yet contain whole grains for a hearty taste and texture. You can top with any fresh fruit in season and a dusting of powdered sugar and you have a delicious breakfast.  of course, real maple syrup and sausage or bacon are nice additions. Enjoy!

Hearty Whole Grain Pancakes

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg or freshly grated nutmeg
1/3 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup pecans ( optional)
warmed maple syrup
 fresh berries or fruit in season

1. In a food processor, combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, rolled oats, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg.
2. Add butter and process until mixture resembles coarse meal.
3. In a separate large bowl, beat eggs and buttermilk, then mix in the honey.  Stir in flour mixture until well mixed. let it sit for about 5 minutes to come together.
5. Ladle onto hot griddle coated with cooking spray. Cook until bubbles form on top and then flip to cook the other side. (be sure to allow time for the batter to cook )
Serve immediately or keep warm in the oven until needed.