Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pancakes for Dinner

Some days, there is nothing better than staying in, working on house and home, and having pancakes for dinner. When we woke up around 6am this morning to the sound of wind howling and rain blowing, I knew today would be one of those days. As the temps dropped throughout the day and rain turned (briefly) to snow, we went about our work and play, cozy and dry and thinking of pancakes! Funny how that works. When dinner rolled around, we were ready, and we were spot on- it truly was a pancake kind of evening.

Where we spent our playtime

'Making dinner' with her pretend food and her Buzzy Bee pillow by the fire

Finally, time to help Mama... it's pancake time!

One of Audrey's favorite things: flour

Golden Awesomeness

Dinner at last: whole grain pancakes, homemade/home canned applesauce, milk, and coffee

Our pancake dinner was worth the wait, and if they look good to you, too, then please try our awesome, healthy and totally tasty recipe, and have them for dinner on the next dreary day when you need something warm and golden!

Healthy & Tasty Whole-Grain Pancakes
3/4 C whole-wheat flour
1/2 C buckwheat flour
1/4 C rye flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt (heaping)
1 C nonfat buttermilk
3/4 C nonfat milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
2 generous TBS honey
2 large eggs
2 TBS canola oil

Combine dry and wet ingredients separately, then add wet to dry and mix until just combined (do not over mix, a few lumps are totally OK). Pour in 1/4 C measurements on lightly greased griddle/pan and cook until bubbles form and remain, then flip and cook for ~1 minute more or until golden brown. Serve warm and buttered. Excellent with blueberries, walnuts, and/or chocolate chips!
*These freeze really well and keep for a couple months if you put them in a single layer in a freezer bag and suck all the air out before sticking them in your freezer!


  1. I'm ALWAYS looking for healthier ways to make family favorites. Thank you!!