Recipe by Shelby, the wannabe chef
From the American Institute for Cancer Research. I have not tried these, but orange juice as an ingredient intrigued me, so I'm saving it.
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups low-fat buttermilk or 1 1⁄2 cups fat-free buttermilk
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- canola oil cooking spray
- pureed fruit (optional) or jam, preferably sweetened with juice, as an accompaniment (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large bowl, lightly mix together dry ingredients until well combined. In a blender, place buttermilk, orange juice, egg whites and vanilla. Blend on low speed until well combined. Gradually add dry mixture to blender in 2 to 3 batches, blending on low speed until just mixed.
- Spray griddle or pan with oil spray and heat over medium heat until hot. Slowly pour batter from blender, a little at a time, to make individual pancakes. Turn pancakes when tops are covered with tiny bubbles and undersides look cooked. Cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until golden. As each pancake is cooked, transfer to warm platter until all are cooked.
- Serve with puréed fruit or jam if desired.
- Makes 4 servings, 3 pancakes per serving.
- To freeze pancakes, first cool completely on wire rack. Stack between wax paper, then place in heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag and place in freezer. Reheat in microwave on high 45 seconds, or in toaster or toaster oven at medium-high heat until hot.