Tuesday, May 10, 2011

whole wheat strawberry pancakes

Thanks so much for all your awesome breakfast comments last week--
I love hearing what everyone eats! 
(see them here)

Here is another idea that is quick and simple, made with whole wheat, and perfect for strawberries that are coming into season. (we like them for dinner, and save the leftovers for breakfast:)
whole wheat strawberry pancakes

Whole Wheat Strawberry Pancakes 
( I usually double the batch so we have lots of extras for quick breakfasts)

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/8 cup ground flax seed
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cups milk + 1TBS vinegar (as a substitute for buttermilk, which I never have on hand)
3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled, plus more for griddle
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cups diced strawberries mixed with a bit of honey

Pure maple syrup, for serving

Whisk together flour, cornmeal, flax seed, sugar, the baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk together milk, butter, and egg. Whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined (mixture will be lumpy).

Preheat oven to 200 degrees (this is just to keep pancakes warm until the rest are done cooking)

Heat a griddle or large nonstick skillet to 350°F. Brush griddle with melted butter. Spoon batter onto griddle 1/3 cup at a time. Sprinkle with diced strawberries. 
Cook until edges are set, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip, and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter and strawberries, adding more butter to griddle and keeping prepared pancakes warm on a baking sheet in the oven.



Anonymous said...

love all whole wheat recipes and maple syrup!and my kids will surely love them too (simply practical for "small hands") thanks!!
sarah (hopped over from printerest)

Lesley said...

mmmm. what is better than pancakes? nothing. we have strawberries in our garden. perfect way to use them if i do say so.

have a great week sheena!!

stephchows said...

I'm so excited I won yesterday!!!! yeahhh!!! and now I want some pancakes YUM! Will email you :)

summer said...

LOVE this photo. why haven't i put strawberries IN anything yet? silly me. do you guys put your leftover pancakes in the toaster the next morning?! that is my fave.

Ashley said...

I love anything with strawberries, but these look very healthy and yummy! Have a good week!

Unknown said...

nommm Yummy! :)

Kimberley said...

Gosh golly, those are purty. I'm gonna do a blueberry twist on these. :)

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

I love baked/cooked/pancaked strawberries. They are the best!

Haley said...

i need to add ground flax seed to my grocery list! I know it's very nutritious, but I didn't think of all that it can go into it...really gets my wheels turning :) And about the pancakes...YUM!! I've been craving strawberries lately! and peaches...but I'll have to wait a little while for those to come in season. imagine peach wholewheat pancakes! :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Such an amazing shot. Your photos always take my breath away! Not to mention I would love these pancakes for breakfast right now... ;)

Anna said...

I have been looking for a hearty delicious breakfast idea. These are just the thing. Thank you!