Monday, 18 February 2013

Home-made Pancake mix (Whole wheat)

Whole wheat pancakes are a welcome breakfast option when one is bored of the regular stuff. Kids especially are picky when it comes to breakfast. No one has the time to deal with one more tantrum during the morning rush before school. I am sure all you moms know what I am talking about.

So I keep some home-made pancake mix ready, just in case. Basically I make this with whole-wheat flour, add egg whites and milk powder with a tiny bit of sugar and a pinch of salt. When I need to make pancakes, I combine two tablespoons of the mix with 1/4 cup of milk, 1/2 tsp of melted butter and some optional top ups of fruits or chocolate.  This will make 2 pancakes.


Pancake Mix:
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Egg white - 2 tbsp
Milk Powder - 2 tbsp (see note 1)
Sugar - 1 tbsp (see note 1)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp

If using sweetened milk powder, use 3 tbsp of the milk powder and omit the sugar.

Sift these ingredients together, thoroughly. Store in an airtight container.

For the pancakes:

Pancake mix - 2 tbsp
Melted butter - 1/2 tsp
Milk/Buttermilk - 1/4 cup
Fruits - Mashed banana, orange juice or chocolate chips - 2 tbsp

Oil - for making pancakes (see note 1)

Mix these together and make a light pancake batter. Do not over mix, else the pancakes will be tough.
Heat a girdle and spread some oil. Pour two tablespoon of the batter. When the pancakes are browned on one side, flip them and bake the other side. Once done, transfer to the serving plate and top with some maple syrup, butter and/or fruits and cream. 

Verdict: Keep this option open for breakfast for kids. It is quite quick, simple and healthy as well.
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