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Friday, January 28, 2011

Blender Pancakes

I love it when a wonderful recipe just falls into my lap.  My sister in law, Rochelle, emailed me this recipe one morning.  This is what she had to say about the recipe, "I was given this recipe a while ago and it has become a regular breakfast choice.  We like them so much that they are preferred above regular pancakes.  They are an easy way to use your food storage and get some grains in your diet." She's not kidding, this recipe uses a bunch of food storage ingredients, which is always a good thing.

Now I have to admit, I was skeptical.  My blender is not top of the line.  It works fine for making smoothies and such, but I was worried it would not be up to the task of grinding up hard red wheat kernels.  But I figured "what the heck, you only live once, right?" and gave it a try.  I am so glad that I did.  My blender was up to the task, and I discovered that this is a super easy recipe that is quick enough to whip up even on a busy school morning.

Blender Pancakes
1 ¼ cups water
1 cup whole wheat kernels
¼ cup powdered milk
1 egg
2 Tbs oil
1 Tbs honey or sugar
½ tsp salt
1 Tbs baking powder

Place water, wheat kernels, and dry milk in the blender and mix on high for 3 minutes. Add egg, oil, honey, and salt. Blend for 20 seconds. Add baking powder. Pulse three times, just enough to mix. Mixture should foam up and get very light.

Cook immediately on hot nonstick griddle.

Rochelle also added that if you do have an amazing blender like a vita mix or blend tech to not mix for the full 3 minutes or it will turn into bread dough.  Like I said, not a problem for my blender, I was just happy the wheat ground up at all :)

And if you really want to make them doubly delicious click here to make Vanilla Pancake Syrup to pour over the top!

Thanks for a great recipe Rochelle!!!!!

1 comment:

jo said...

Rochelle is my hero! As the 'Grandma' component of "Grandma's Special Pancakes," I should be jealous of her pancakes. Instead I find that they sound delicious and even though we just had dinner I want to run upstairs and make them! Yums and thanks, Rochelle!