Whole-Grain Pancakes

I make this for my kids quite often. Great way to get whole grains in them! Preparing the batter in the food processor makes it that much easier, and smoothes out the batter for those who don't like a grainy texture. Serve with syrup and butter or coconut oil. Also delicious with ricotta cheese and strawberries, and just a drizzle of syrup.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats

  • ¼ cup amaranth

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, or as needed

Directions

  1. Combine buttermilk, flour, oats, amaranth, egg, flax seeds, chia seeds, olive oil, brown sugar, baking powder, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt in a food processor or blender; blend until smooth.

  2. Heat vegetable oil on a griddle or skillet over high heat. Pour batter, about 1/4 cup per pancake, onto the griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Notes:

Any variety of mixed grains and seeds can be used in the recipe. The mixture should equal 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

318 Calories
16g Fat
35g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 643mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 199mg 15%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 289mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.