2/3 C milk
2/3 C of whole wheat flour
1/4 C oats
1 t baking powder
2 t oil
That's it. Simple as a pimple. If you find the mixture too dry, just add more liquid. If too wet, at more dry.
Now, for some added nutrition, I also add ground flax, wheat germ, and wheat bran. I also will sub my flours for others like spelt, coconut, or any other that I see when shopping at the bulk store. I don't replace all of the flour, but mix it up. Just a note...I find when I use the coconut flour, more liquid is needed.
Another food that can be added, which makes your pancakes really moist, is 1/2 to a whole banana. You can also add berries if you wish. Go crazy and mix it up. Your pancakes don't have to be the same old boring thing all the time. You can also add honey, or molasses.....whatever. Experiment! I've even added bee pollen!
Now, you may think your kids won't eat this, as they are so used to the boxed pancake mixes. Here's a secret, and another added ingredient that I don't feel guilty about adding at all. Chocolate Chips! I don't add a lot. Maybe 4-5 inside, then the same on top. Yes, I add them individually, as they tend to sink in the batter. I also have better control as to how many are in the pancakes.
I used to make this basic recipe with white flour before switching to whole wheat. My daughter, the eldest, 12-13 at the time, didn't like the change, but ate them as she liked the chocolate. Then, one day, I had run out of whole wheat flour and only had white. Made up the pancakes, and we ate them. I found them very tasteless, and voiced this to my daughter. Guess what?...........She agreed with me!
So that's it. Hope you enjoy some yummy pancakes soon. Let me know what you and your family think of these delicious re-makes of an old favourite.
Until next time,