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I've adapted a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook recipe to have whole wheat, flax, bran, and whey for extra protein, as well as some spices. I add blueberries (or strawberries, or whatever else is handy) and yogurt cheese on top for some extra YUM. These probably sound pretty dull and possibly health-food-weirdo strange, but they are delicious and feel like a very indulgent treat rather than health food! I quadruple the recipe and freeze what we don't eat. They reheat great. NOTE: These make a thin, nearly crepe-like pancake. If you like a thicker pancake, use less liquid.
- 3⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup all-bran cereal (not All-Bran-it's too heavy(I've found Trader Joe's high-fiber cereal works best)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup whey (or water or milk)
- 1⁄3 cup powdered milk
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄8 cup blueberries (or other fruit)
- 3 tablespoons nonfat yogurt cheese
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- Put cereal in a small bowl with enough whey to cover it. Let it soak while you put together the rest of the ingredients.
- Put the remainder of the whey, along with all the other ingredients, in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Add the moistened All Bran (it should be very mushy) and mix again.
- Drop by 1/3 cupfuls on a hot skillet or griddle. Flip when the top gets bubbled and cook until golden.
- Top with a generous helping of yogurt cheese, which adds protein and seems like cream cheese or cream, without the fat. Add your strawberries or blueberries and some maple syrup!
We managed to pull together all the ingredients for this recipe (thanks to our Trader Joes not terribly far away) & it was made in no time at all! Very tasty pancakes & they made for a wonderful breakfast experience! Even managed a pint of fresh blueberries with which to top them off! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef event]