Do you like going out for brunch? I do. Eric hates it. He hates the lines, the long wait and the expensive price tag that comes along with it. This morning we made 100% whole wheat pancakes. I was worried that they would turn out dense and flat. I was pleasantly surprised by their light and fluffy texture. while they are made with whole grains, I wouldn’t call them healthy. They contain 1/4 cup of butter. This makes them a weekend treat in my books.
Making pancakes from scratch is dead easy. It is not worth buying a pre-made mix. The ingredients are cheap pantry staples that are always lying around my kitchen. On Saturday morning, we set the table, washed some fresh fruit, made lattes and tea and enjoyed a leisurely brunch. A nice way to kick off the weekend without the hassle of expense of the local brunch scene.
One an unrelated note, when I first started my blog, I used to post recipes on a regular basis. Somewhere along the line, I fell out of love with cooking and baking. During this phase, I stopped posting anything food related. Being pregnant and eating like crap for three months has been a reset for me and my attitude towards cooking. After eating an embarrassing amount of packaged foods, I am back to cooking from scratch! It feels great to be cooking and playing with food again. I look forward to once again sharing my adventures in the kitchen on the blog.
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups 100% whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Whisk lemon juice and milk in a medium bowl and set aside.
- Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in the medium bowl.
- Whisk egg, melted butter and vanilla into milk until combined.
- Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Pour in milk mixture and fold mixture until just combined.
- Cook pancakes over medium low heat, flipping once the edges are cooked and bubbles are appearing in the centre of the pancake.