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Weekend Well-Being: Whole Wheat Pancakes

Breakfast on the weekends is generally a much more relaxed affair around my house. I generally try to cook something, and lately all my girls request are pancakes. Since these have become the staple of my weekend breakfast, I found a recipe I liked (from Martha Stewart, kitchen maven) and adapted it a bit to make it a bit more healthy.

If you dig pancakes, then get cookin' and


Whole Wheat Pancakes
adapted from Martha Stewart's Every Day Food

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup non-fat yogurt
1/3 cup non fat milk (more to thin as needed)
2 tablespoon canola oil
1 egg

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Whisk together milk, yogurt, oil and egg. Add dry ingredients and mix until just moistened. Add more milk to make batter to your liking.
  3. Cook on oiled skillet or griddle. Use about 3 tablespoons batter per pancake.
  4. Cook until pancake surface starts to bubble and a few have burst, about 1 - 2 minutes. Flip and cook 1 - 2 minutes more.
  5. Serve with yogurt and fresh fruit and a wee bit of maple syrup. Remember: syrup is essentially liquid sugar (not quite as bad, but still...) so don't go overboard.

I really like these with Fage yogurt, mango chunks and sliced banana.


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mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
awesome. the calories look good to me. :drool: hehe
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
Celebrity -soup I don't know how many servings this is but if you make 6 servings here is the info.... Nutrition Facts Serving Size 92 g Amount Per Serving Calories 166Calories from Fat 51 % Daily Value* Total Fat 5.7g9% Saturated Fat 0.7g3% Cholesterol 32mg11% Sodium 251mg10% Total Carbohydrates 22.8g8% Dietary Fiber 0.7g3% Sugars 6.0g Protein 5.9g Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 1% Calcium 18% • Iron 8% Nutrition Grade B+ * Based on a 2000 calorie diet TINA!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
ooo yummay! what do you think the rough calorie estimate is?
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
These sound so good!
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
I never thought of using Wheat to make Pancakes.
SU3 SU3 10 years
Looks delicious and is a great alternative! :D Love it! Thanks for sharing Fit! The cottage cheese does sound like a great idea too.
blueberry07 blueberry07 10 years
If you'd like to use olive oil, try extra light. When I bake, that's what I use. It doesn't leave cookies and cakes tasting like olives.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
I would not use olive oil (too heavy in the taste), but any veggie oil would do (canola has omega-3's in it that is why I cook/bake with it). Yes definitely use plain yogurt. I am not sure about cottage cheese - maybe if you puree it. I think the chucks of cottage cheese would be too funky of a texture. If you try it, let me I am curious. I will have to experiment.
joanna-shue joanna-shue 10 years
I love pancakes!!! But I'm going to college this fall. I guess I won't have time to make it. But I'll keep the recipe
The-New-Black The-New-Black 10 years
How about substituting the yogurt for cottage cheese - makes them nice and light(don't know the right word for this?)
jaclynloro jaclynloro 10 years
should you use plain yogurt? I think vanilla would be pretty tasty.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
...and can i use olive oil or sun flower oil instead?
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
they look great, i was craving pancakes today. too late i guess, next weekend ill make these babies. how much calories do u think they have?
lunabo lunabo 10 years
they look fantastic...ive made whole wheat ones but without the yoghurt. interested to see if there'd be a noticable difference, might make some for brekkie on a lazy day or even lunch tomorrow!
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