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“Shrove Tuesday is a term used in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada…” We missed out on pancakes for breakfast mainly because I forgot, but we had some for dinner and they were YUM, so I thought I would share the recipe I created on the fly last night. These are slightly darker than normal pancakes because of the ingredients and have a slightly coarser texture, but we really enjoyed them.

Whole Wheat, Bran, Oatmeal, Flax Pancakes (makes 12 – 13 6″ diameter pancakes)

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup bran
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal (any kind will do)
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 -1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp dark molasses
  1. Add all wet ingredients including the egg into a large blender.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the bran and oatmeal until ground coarsely (not a fine powder).
  3. Add to the wet ingredients, including everything BUT the baking powder.
  4. Blend for a few minutes, scraping down the sides. Add additional milk if too thick.
  5. Allow to stand for about 15 minutes.
  6. Add baking powder and blend again (adding a bit more milk if necessary).
  7. Preheat your oven to keep finished pancakes warm.
  8. Heat a griddle until hot, spray with pam.
  9. Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop one scoop and with the rounded edge push the batter out into a circle about 6″ in diameter.
  10. Cook for a couple of minutes each side, until golden. Keep finished ones warm in the oven
  11. Continue until all the batter is used.

Serve with fresh fruit, a dollop of yogurt and real maple syrup. Check it out on Foodista.

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