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World’s Best Whole Grain Pancakes

Studies show that eating whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity. Health experts advise that grains should be a part of a healthy diet, and that at least half our grains should be consumed as “whole grains.” Unless you have celiac disease, or some sort of gluten sensitivity, you don’t want to miss out on the health benefits of whole grains. To help you start reaping the benefits of a diet rich in whole grains, we’re sharing this recipe for our favorite whole grain pancakes! Delicious and nutritious! It’s a match made in healthy food heaven!

Kaitlyn writes……..  My husband Erik and I spent this past Christmas with my parents in California. While we were there my mom made us her amazing whole grain pancakes with fresh ground flour. We both went crazy over them! Even dubbing them the “world’s best!” 🙂 Who knew something healthy could taste so, so good!? Suffice it to say I had to get the recipe from her and now I get to share it with all of you.

Whole Grain Flour Blend

This pancake recipe is very basic, but it’s the whole grain flour blend that really sets it apart! The flour is made up of equal parts brown rice, spelt and barley. If you have a high powered blender or grain mill you’ll want to buy whole brown rice, spelt and barley.

Simply add equal amounts of each grain to your blender or grain mill and grind until smooth. I used my Blendtec and it worked great!

If you don’t have the ability to grind grains you can buy the flour versions of all those grains and just mix them together. I found brown rice, spelt and barley flour in the organic section of my local grocery store. You can also order them on Amazon if you can’t find them at the grocery store.

You can use this flour blend in place of white flour in most recipes. My mom makes chocolate chip cookies with this blend and they are delicious!

Note: While spelt and barley are lower in gluten than wheat, they are not gluten-free. Do not use this flour blend if you have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

World’s Best Whole Grain Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups whole grain flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

In a medium bowl beat the egg. Add milk and beat until combined.

Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.Let batter rest for a few minutes. It will rise and thicken up a bit.

Heat a a large pan with olive oil over medium heat. Use about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook until golden brown on each side.

Serve immediately with warm maple syrup.

These pancakes also keep well in the fridge for a few days and even taste great cold for an afternoon snack.

Do you have a favorite recipe using whole grains?

WHOLE GRAIN PANCAKES

Jill Nystul
Studies show that eating whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity. Health experts advise that grains should be a part of a healthy diet, and that at least half our grains should be consumed as “whole grains.” Unless you have celiac disease, or some sort of gluten sensitivity, you don’t want to miss out on the health benefits of whole grains. To help you start reaping the benefits of a diet rich in whole grains, we’re sharing this recipe for our favorite whole grain pancakes! Delicious and nutritious! It’s a match made in healthy food heaven!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 309 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups whole grain flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl beat the egg. Add milk and beat until combined.
  • Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.Let batter rest for a few minutes. It will rise and thicken up a bit.
  • Heat a a large pan with olive oil over medium heat. Use about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook until golden brown on each side.
  • Serve immediately with warm maple syrup.

Nutrition

Sodium: 478mgCalcium: 143mgVitamin A: 160IUSugar: 6gFiber: 2gPotassium: 363mgCholesterol: 47mgCalories: 309kcalSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 14gProtein: 9gCarbohydrates: 36gIron: 2.1mg

 

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