So above are three links to blogs that I read on a regular basis, all of them well-known. After reading the second one I said to myself, hmm pancakes. Then I got to the third and wondered what national pancake day I missed. Don’t worry there wasn’t one. Since all the cool people are doing it I figure I should as well!
Pancakes were a regular at my parents house. Growing up my mom would mix the dry ingredients in the bowl the night before so that next morning the cakes would be cooking early enough for us to catch our 7:00 bus. I would eat them with nothing but peanut butter, letting it sit just enough to make the peanut butter super soft and spreadable. Now that I have to make my own breakfasts it is usually on the weekend that I make pancakes, actually… it usually is Nater. He loves to mix and match and make pancake concoctions and being the very supportive wife that I am…I let him.
The current favorite is a basic buckwheat pancake with lots of additions. Our local area has a two restaurant chain called wally waffle. They have a better day waffle that is just delicious and what I order every time we get the chance to go. This is the inspiration for our pancakes and these can come pretty close. Basically you take the recipe that follows and add any amount of mashed banana, grated carrot, dates or raisins, coconut and chopped nuts. No real measurements, just use what you have. Generally a regular batch has two bananas, 1 grated carrot and about a cup and a half total of the other ingredients. But really it is just a suggestion list that didn’t even come from me, it comes from the menu at wally waffle. If you give them a try let me know what changes and additions you made and what you think, I would love to know!
Basic Buckwheat Flapjacks
3/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
2 eggs beaten
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp molasses
combine the dry ingredients. In a seperate bowl mix the liquids together with the milk to make the batter the consistency of heavy cream. Cook on a hot griddle.
ps, the leftovers are a great snack. We generally make a double or triple batch freezing the leftover and then poping them in the toaster oven for a quick weekday breakfast.