I wrote about making my own pancake mix here to save money but since then we have adopted a more whole foods/clean eating diet. We try to avoid unhealthy fats like canola oil as well as refined sugar.
So I’ve been trying to find a healthier pancake recipe that uses whole foods but have had a tough time since whole grains usually make the pancakes heavy. So I played around with my original recipe a little bit and this is what I came up with for a healthier pancake mix.
4 cups unbleached white whole wheat flour (white whole wheat flour is lighter than regular whole wheat but just as nutritious)
1 cup oat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour (you could try replacing this with another cup of oat flour…UPDATE: I have tried this and it’s great!)
2 T Baking powder
1 T Baking soda
Combine all ingredients and stir well. I like to use a whisk to make sure all of the ingredients are distributed evenly. Put the mix in an airtight container and store in a cool dry place. I don’t know how long it will last exactly but it should last more than long enough to eat it up.
When you are ready to make pancakes just stir 1 cup of mix with 1 egg and 3/4 -1 cup of milk of choice (I use almond milk) depending on how thick or thin you like your pancakes. It’s a good idea to let the batter sit for a few minutes so that the oat flour can absorb the moisture. You definitely don’t have to though; I have done it both ways.
You can also add any combination of the following:
- maple syrup
- chocolate or carob chips
- dried fruit
What’s your favorite pancake flavor?