Thursday, August 20, 2009

Basic Cooking Skills: Whole Wheat Pancakes

Every other Thursday we will post about different basic cooking skills. Knowing how to prepare meals from scratch is a very important step in becoming self-reliant, which in turn is a crucial component of being prepared. Being able to cook meals for your family will give you confidence, more family togetherness time, and lower your food budget=more money for food storage! If you have a basic cooking skill you'd like to learn, email us! These meals contain perishable food items as this is a different series than our food storage recipes.

These are the most delicious whole wheat pancakes I have ever made, and the best news is: no wheat grinder necessary!

Ingredients: whole wheat kernels, milk, oil, baking powder, eggs, and honey

First up, pour the wheat and the milk into the blender

And blend for five minutes. Set the timer and walk away.

Look how the blender grinds the wheat using the milk as a lubricant.

Then add the rest of the ingredients to the blender. Here's a trick, use the same container for the oil and honey pouring the oil first, so the honey doesn't stick to the measuring cup.

Blend the ingredients together, you may need to stop and scrap the sides of the blender once and then blend again.

Pour directly onto a warm griddle that has been sprayed with cooking spray. I cook my pancakes on medium heat (a five or six on an electric stove).

Wait until there are numerous bubbles before sliding a spatula under the pancake and flipping it over.

The original recipe makes about 22 small and medium pancakes, but this would be very easy to double or even triple.

Whole Wheat Pancakes

1 cup milk
1 cup whole wheat kernels

2 eggs
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Combine milk and wheat kernels in the blender. Blend for 4-5 minutes. Add other ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour onto hot griddle and cook. Serve with syrup, jam, sugar, or just plain!


Sarbear said...

We've been making whole wheat pancakes lately and have really liked them. We've used a normal pancake recipe and used ground white wheat kernels instead. I like the idea of grinding the wheat in the blender with the milk.

QDman said...

Tried the recipe this morning and they're quite tasty. I think next time I'll cut back on the salt, though.

Thanks for doing such a great job on the blog!

David said...

Took my KitchenAid blender out of commission :( The pancakes are pretty gritty, flat (the batter bubbled quite a bit), and have a strong hint of baking powder taste.

Alyosha said...

Maybe I'll actually open one of my cans of wheat.....

Anonymous said...

Those look SOOOO good, I am not craving pancakes. Here's my killer homemade syrup recipe that you may enjoy: http://bit.ly/2x45V