Friday, January 7, 2011

Whole Grain Buttermilk Pancakes

I'm usually a high-protein breakfast kinda gal. I normally have an egg white omelet or cottage cheese after I've been up for an hour or so. Lately however, I've been craving sweets in the morning, which is so unusual for me and this has led to my peanut M&M munching at 6:00 a.m. with my morning coffee! It doesn't take a genius to see that I'm subbing the M&M's for my morning cigarette, but I can't have this go on! So this morning I decided to make pancakes to see if that would be enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. It worked. I didn't have a single M&M until well after 11:00! (Baby steps folks, baby steps.)

These whole grain pancakes were delightfully fluffy yet moist and when served with sugar free syrup, fruit or jam, they make an excellent choice for a lower glycemic and fiber filled breakfast. Add a hard boiled egg for some protein and you won't be hungry for hours.

Whole Grain Buttermilk Pancakes (makes about 7-8 (4 inch) pancakes

3/4 cup oat flour
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 TBSP sugar (I used Splenda)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup low fat buttermilk
2 TBSP canola oil
1 large egg

Whisk together the flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a medium size mixing bowl. In another small bowl whisk together the buttermilk, canola oil and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Do not over mix. Let batter sit for 10 minutes.

Heat griddle or grill pan over medium heat. Lightly grease pan with butter. Spoon two heaping tablespoons of batter per pancake onto pan. When tops are covered with bubbles, flip pancakes over and cook until bottoms are lightly browned.

23 comments:

Nanan said...

Lovely looking pancakes!!!! Keep going Mags!

Nanan said...

Fabulous thing that FoddieBlogRoll highlight!!!! WTG!!!!!

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

LOL Lea... I wondered after all these years on the Foodie Blogroll if mine would ever come up. It's about time!

Debbie said...

Love pancakes and this recipe keeps them healthy too!

ann said...

These look really good and healthy!f

Julie said...

These pancakes look delicious. I love pancakes for breakfast! I've been on a protien smoothie breakfast kick this week. Actually it does work. Congrats on another week of no smoking!

Tessa said...

Best wishes on your quest to kick smoking. Good for you to find new ways to adapt! These pancakes seem like a great coping mechanism to me =) They look great!

bigFATcook said...

Simple recipe and definitely beautiful pancakes!! I'm making them on my next "pancake" day:))

June said...

Add 4 rashers of bacon and a quarter cup of peanut butter and I might be able to get these by the big guy! They look lovely Mags.

Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food said...

You're way ahead of me in your "baby steps," Mags! I'm still procrastinating and mulling over what MIGHT be included in my new year's resolution list for a healthier lifestyle. But these wonderful pancakes would certainly be a good start. Love the delicious way you've combined whole grains here and cut out the sugar.

Jeanette said...

These look and sound delicious. I'm always looking for whole grain recipes!

Maria said...

Beautiful, healthy pancakes! I want a stack now!

Karen Harris said...

Hang in there girl! I quit 10 years ago and it is the hardest and best thing I've ever done. Love your recipes.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Okay, I will take an order of these right now! Pancake time!!!

My syrup is ready!

Bon appetit!
CCR
=:~)

stephchows said...

buttermilk pancakes make me think of my dad, he would always make them on the weekends and still does when I go visit. love!

Barbara said...

Hang in there, Mags. Love your healthy pancakes!
Here's an odd thing...I am not crazed about sweet things in the morning. Which is too bad, because it's probably better to eat sweets early in the day rather than night!

Barbara Bakes said...

This is my kind of breakfast! I always have a sweet tooth in the mornings. Okay, I have a sweet tooth all day long.

Magic of Spice said...

These look delicious and I do so love buttermilk :)

Fight the Fat Foodie said...

Looks wonderful! I love buttermilk pancakes. I do a version where I soak rolled oats in the milk before adding the whole wheat pastry flour. It's my favorite.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum! I love pancakes, and these look fabulous!

Sue said...

These look hearty and delicious!

Sara said...

Wonderful recipe! I made these babies this morning-- I loved the fact that they filled me up but without the typical feeling of concrete in my stomach after eating traditional white flour pancakes! Light, fluffy... I'll be making them again soon. Thank you!

Emily Suess said...

Baby steps are the best kind! These look so yummy, will have to try. (Found you via Stumbleupon.com, by the way.)