I have been drooling over the cover of the February Bon Appétit cover ever since it landed in my mailbox a few weeks ago. On a stark white background sits a huge stack of whole grain pancakes topped with blueberry syrup. Yesterday evening, YumJimmy and I finally decided to curb our pancake cravings by whipping up our own batch. So imagine our surprise when we found out that today was actually National Blueberry Pancake Day! Talk about a fun coincidence.
So, how did ours turn out compared to theirs? Find out, and get the recipe so you can try it at home, just
We did the recipe up exactly as it stated. The batter ended up being really thick, and a bit difficult to work with. If I make them again, I'll definitely thin it out a bit. We ended up botching the first few — Does this happen to anyone else? — and so I ate them plain as the others cooked. I wasn't sure if I liked the flavor, it was definitely whole grain and chewy. YumJimmy thought they tasted too healthy and I had to agree with him. However, once I doused them with the blueberry syrup it was heavenly.
Whole Grain Pancakes with Wild Blueberry-Maple Syrup
From Bon Appétit, February 2008
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 cup frozen wild blueberries
2 cups whole grain complete pancake and waffle mix (the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen used Kodiak Cakes brand)
2 cups buttermilk
6 tablespoons wheat germ
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
- Boil 1 cup syrup and blueberries in heavy medium saucepan until reduced to generous 1 cup, about 13 minutes. Cool to lukewarm.
- Meanwhile, combine pancake mix, next 4 ingredients and 2 tablespoons maple syrup in medium bowl and whisk to blend (batter will be thick).
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter on griddle or in 2 large nonstick skillets over medium heat. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto griddle or skillets and quickly spread with back of spoon into 3- to 4-inch rounds. Cook pancakes until brown and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to plates. Repeat with remaining butter and batter. Serve with syrup.
One serving contains the following (2 pancake equals one serving): Calories (kcal) 389.92; %Calories from Fat (kcal) 55.03; Fat (g) 6.11; Saturated Fat (g) 3.14; Cholesterol (mg) 16.60; Carbohydrates (g) 74.63; Dietary Fiber (g) 6.24; Total Sugars (g) 45.24; Net Carbs (g) 68.39; Protein (g) 10.23