Who doesn’t love pancakes? I grew up on out of the box Bisquick pancakes, those are really good but I am sure the list of ingredients goes on and on. My kids love pancakes and I love to make homemade whole wheat pancakes for them. I often make Mickey Mouse pancakes, Star Wars pancakes, pancakes spelling their name and sometimes plain ‘ol silver dollars. However they are shaped homemade whole wheat pancakes are a favorite in our home!
I love to bring an early morning smile to my kids. However, sometimes I don’t want to take the time to whip up a batch of homemade pancakes. In order to save some time, and start my day out on more of a mellow note, I double or sometimes triple my batch so that I can refrigerate freeze a few batches for a lazy morning in the future.
When refirgerating or freezing these whole wheat pancakes I cook them first then layer them, with a cloth napkin in between each one to prevent sticking, then place them in a Pyrex dish in the freezer. When you want to serve them just pull out the desired amount and place in a toaster oven. In just a few minutes you can serve delicious homemade pancakes!
The following recipe makes about 8-10 pancakes depending on the size that you make. It easily doubles or triples.
Here is what you need:
3/4 cup milk (I use almond milk), 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons , 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons melted butter + 1 tablespoon butter *I use organic items
I understand that this recipe is not 100% real food but it is a treat that my kids love!
Here is what you do:
Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Whisk egg, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and milk together in a large bowl. Pour the flour mixture into the wet mixture and whisk until all of the lumps are gone.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Pour cupfuls of batter onto the skillet and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.