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October 21, 2008

Whole Wheat Pancakes

*From Calorie Count

1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tablespoon sugar

mix this together really, really well. i use my fingers to blend it thoroughly.
in another bowl, (i use the tupperware shaker-mixer) mix
1 cup lowfat buttermilk
1 egg
2 tablespoons of oil

make sure the griddle is really hot. then just before spooning onto the griddle, mix wet and dry together. i use a whisk for about 10 seconds. pour immediately onto griddle.
bake until bubbles form, and turn over and bake.
after i learned what "double-acting" meant in the baking powder, i refined my mixing technique. (the first action happens when adding the liquid, the second is in the heating), so you want those to be as close together as possible. this gives you a really light 100% whole wheat pancake.

you can use skim milk (but delete the baking soda) and egg white instead of whole egg, too.
also, you can add 2 tablespoons of plain whey powder to boost the protein. it doesn't seem to alter the taste at all.

i think to make it into a waffle (i haven't tried this yet) i would use 3 tablespoons of oil, and separate the egg, and add the beaten egg white just at the last minute before baking.

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