Friday, January 17, 2014

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes


       Whole wheat pancakes might not sound so enticing to anyone who's used to eating regular pancakes made with white flour... buuuut, whole wheat alternatives are healthier than its processed counterpart - and this recipe's pretty good! ;)
       The bananas add just the right amount of sweetness and if you're a fan of bananas (and banana bread), you can try to add a bit more of it if you like. Not a fan of this fruit? Then you can try substituting with blueberries or raspberries (as the maker of this recipe suggests). I have yet to try that out (and since I love berries, I think it'll be a hit with me haha).

I used organic whole wheat flour from Healthy Options and I had Audrey help me make these pancakes.
She happily obliged :) 

See the recipe below from www.100daysofrealfood.com


INGREDIENTS

   2 cups whole wheat flour 
   2 teaspoons baking powder
   1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
   ½ teaspoon salt
   1 tablespoon honey
   2 large eggs, lightly beaten
   1 ¾ cups milk
   2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted + butter for frying
   2 ripe bananas, mashed
   100% pure maple syrup for serving


INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
2. Make a well (hole) in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the honey, eggs, milk,
    and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Whisk together thoroughly, but do not overmix.


3. Gently fold the mashed bananas into the batter with a spatula.
4. Heat a griddle or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Swirl enough butter around the pan until it is well coated. Add pancake batter using a soup ladle.

The sous chef taking a peek behind the cabinet door ;)
She asked me to make heart shaped pancakes (and I wish I had a mold but I didn't so the shape
looked a bit weird hehe) Good thing kids are easy to please so she liked them anyway! ;)

5. When the pancakes have begun brown on the bottom, flip them over to cook the
    other side.
6. Serve with warm maple syrup and a side of fruit. And don’t forget to freeze the
    leftovers for another day!

Yum! ;9

Happy to help and Happy to eat! :)

     You can freeze the leftover pancakes and place them in between sheets of wax paper and store inside a ziplock bag for future use! ;)


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