Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Even Using 100% whole wheat flour these are light and Delicious. You won't miss using All Purpose flour, I promise! Detail, details: Benefits: 30% Lower glycemic load, 25% more protein, 40% less inflammation factor rating, 500% more Fiber! http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5744/2 http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5745/2 Topping found here: http://www.food.com/recipe.do?rid=rz.314472 - You can use soy milk if you like. - Unless you are Vegan don't skip on the Egg (yolk), it's a chemical thing. - If you cut the recipe in half, still use one egg. - It may seem tempting to not add the oil either, but again - unless it's a health thing, you can chemical reactions. You also don't have to use oil/spray on the griddle if it's non-stick this way. - Try substituting some Whole-Grain Corn meal for flour and removing vanilla for corn cakes! - I also add salt & Garlic (remove vanilla) to make dinner cakes!
- 1 1⁄4 cups whole wheat flour (I use Gold Metal )
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon honey (or sugar if you like)
- 3⁄4 cup skim milk
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- Sift DRY ingredients: Flour, Powder, & Salt into bowl. Use the whisk to push it through the Sieve.
- Make a well (hole) in the middle of the dry ingredients.
- Pour all the WET ingredients: Honey, Milk, Egg, Oil, & Vanilla into that well.
- DO NOT OVER MIX - it should only take about 20-30 strokes. Here's how:.
- Beat only the WET ingredients for a few strokes.
- Gradually add in the DRY ingredients, pulling just the edges into the center well.
- Keep doing this until all the DRY is incorporated into the WET and you have a batter.
- KEY: Let the batter sit for at LEAST 10min, 15 is better.
- Heat griddle to 350F - On a normal stove this is MEDIUM heat. If you have a knob with numbers 1-10, Medium is about #4.
- When you know griddle is hot, and batter has sat long enough ladle batter onto the hot surface.
- I suggest doing only 1 at first to see how much it spreads. No one likes Butt-Cheek Cakes ;).
- Let the cake cook for about 1-2min (it's fast, I know!).
- When the edges have solidified and there is less steam escaping it is ready to flip.
- Pancakes WILL TELL YOU when they are ready to be flipped. If it doesn't release on its own - it's not ready.
- Once flipped it should only cook about 1 more min - but 2 is fine.
- Place cooked cakes on damp paper/dish towel in a warm oven, covered.
- Repeat for the rest of the cakes.
- If setting a 2min timer works for you, do that - so shame is playing it safe ;).
- Pair with Strawberry Balsalmic Topping ! http://www.food.com/recipe/strawberry-balsamic-topping-sweet-savory-475098.
Followed your recipe exactly, to & including the Strawberry Balsamic Topping (have made that twice in a short period of time!), & the cakes are wonderfully satisfying! Absolutely great, we thought, & I'll be keeping the recipe around for another go! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's round of Pick A Chef]
I quadrupled this recipe and it turned out great! I used white whole wheat flour. As for the amount of butter, I decided to cheat a little - 3/4 butter + 1/4 canola oil. I think the fat amount could be reduced but I don't know by how much.
These were perfectly light and delicious (made them twice already). Highly recommend!