Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

I often feel guilty about eating pancakes - except on Pancake Tuesday - because they're such a junky meal. I don't eat them that often as a result. But, when I came across this recipe on a new food blog I discovered called Colleen's Recipes, I was wowed. Guilt-free pancakes! Who'd've thunk it?

The recipe can be found here.

The only substitution I made was an equal amount of maple syrup instead of the honey. I am low on honey and am hoarding it because it's expensive. Otherwise, these were great pancakes. Though a bit crumbly, they still managed to be light and cakey despite the whole grains.

Thanks Colleen!

19 comments:

Elyse said...

I saw these on Colleen's blog and thought they looked delicious, too!! I'm so glad you tried them out. Yours look fantastic. What a great way to feel good about eating such a yummy treat!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I'm glad you liked the pancakes!! You'll have to try them some time with honey, it really gives a great flavor. I can't believe how high honey has gotten!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Interesting pancakes! They must be very moist and delicious!

cheers,

Rosa

Donna-FFW said...

I know.. isnt honey cost outrageous!! Your pancakes look beautiful with that butter and syrup dripping down. Ive never had whole wheat ones. YUM!

Cathy said...

I'm not a pancake fan (prefer waffles) but my husband loves them.....I may have to "impress" him this weekend.

Joie de vivre said...

Add some blueberries or bananas and they will be even better!

Emily Rose said...

wow these look so thick and fluffy! I hate when my pancakes don't turn out "cakey" enough so I will have to try these out!

Helene said...

Those are puffy pancakes. They must be so good.

Wandering Coyote said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone! They really are great pancakes, and I had the left overs for breakfast this morning! A great breakfast. I hope you all get a chance to try them out.

Colleen: I'll try honey the next time.

And what IS up with the price of honey?? Is it because of all those dying bees, perhaps?

Van said...

Now I know this is going to sound.... sad... but I have problems making pancakes.

I don't know what it is, or why it happens, but the situation always turns bad. I under or over cook each time!

That being said, it's not going to stop me from trying this.

Wandering Coyote said...

Van: what kind of pan do you use?

Van said...

It's just a stainless steel/nonstick 12" frying pan...

Wandering Coyote said...

Van: ah, the pan may be your problem. You need a really heavy-bottomed pan. But, to be honest, my best pancake-making experiences happened on my mom's old electric frying pan.

tshsmom said...

Thanks for introducing us to Coleen's blog! Love it! I think I'll try this recipe this weekend.

I've been hoarding my honey too. I think you may be on to why honey is so expensive. A world without bees is a scary thought!

Van said...

@WC - so, are you suggesting something as heavy duty as a cast iron pan?

Not asking to be a smart ass, just for direction. =)

Wandering Coyote said...

Yes, exactly, Van! Or go with the electric option because you can fine tune the heat much more easily than with a cast iron. I don't have either a cast iron pan or an electric frying pan right now, but I do have a super-heavy bottomed skillet that distributes the heat well and I can fit 3 medium-sized pancakes in it at a time.

Van said...

Well, I know what I need to pick up this weekend then... a new cast iron pan!

Wandering Coyote said...

Make sure you season it first. Some come already seasoned, and the better ones will come with instructions on how to season it properly.

Van said...

My Father had taught me all about that, but thank you for the reminder as I had forgotten!

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