Whole Grain Pancakes
Makes 15-20 pancakes
- 3/4 cup quick cooking oatmeal
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons honey
In a medium bowl, place the oatmeal, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk to combine.
In a separate bowl, place the buttermilk, egg, melted butter and honey and whisk to thoroughly combine.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient mixture and whisk until just combined (it’s okay if there are a few lumps).
Heat a large pan or griddle on medium heat and grease with butter or oil.
Using a ladle or a small measuring cup drop about 3 Tbsp of the pancake mixture onto the griddle and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Serve with desired topping(s).
* Prior to serving you can keep them warm on a sheet tray in a 250F degree oven until all the pancakes are cooked.
**Allow to cool and place in a ziploc bag, label and freeze up to 4 months. When ready, place in a toaster oven or oven at 300 for 10 minutes or until heated through. Or, heat in microwave for 10 seconds.
Accompaniments: Fruit and Yogurt topping (see recipe below), Honey, Berries or Bananas; Jam, Nut or Seed Butters, etc.
Recipe courtesy of Weelicious
Yogurt & Fruit Parfait
- 2 large apples, grated or chopped
- 3 tablespoons raisins
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 cups plain yogurt (without sugar added)
Mix altogether and keep refrigerated until you are ready to eat.
*Use to top yogurt, pancakes, waffles, French toast, or regular toast.
Recipe adapted from “Apple Sundaes for Breakfast,” Super Healthy Kids
Health & Nutrition Benefits from Ingredients in these Recipes
- Apples can help regulate blood sugar. Therefore, eating apples helps avoid a spike in blood sugar, followed by a drop that would occur with a meal high in sugar.
- Pumpkin seeds have good fat! Good fat in a diet will help us stay full, longer.
- Raisins are a good source of iron!
- Honey may help children fight allergies, and it’s soothing to a cough.
- Yogurt is a great source of protein!
- Consuming whole grains as part of a healthy diet may reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Eating whole grains may help with weight management and reduce constipation.