Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wonder Flour Pancakes

This is one of my most favorite breakfasts!!  A whole grain pancake filled with fresh blueberries inside.  It's a power packed nutritional breakfast, especially with the blueberries!!

If you haven't heard of Chef Brad, he is wonderful.  He is the Guru of Grains!!  He has taught me a lot and this is one of my most favorite things!  He has invented what he calls WonderFlour!!  You can use it in anything that calls for flour except yeasted breads.  Start out with just using half WonderFlour and half wheat or white flour in your cooking, then you can move into using it all the time.  It's delicious in anything and is packed with nutrition!  

Here is the way to make WonderFlour:

1 part spelt grain 
1 part brown rice 
1 part barley, pearled 

Mix the grains in a bowl and grind on the lowest setting in your grinder. 

To use I have found that for every 3 cups of white or wheat flour I need 1/2 cup more of WonderFlour.

Here is exactly how I do it:
I take 2 cups of spelt, 2 cups of brown rice, and 2 cups of pearled barley. I mix them up in a bowl and than I grind them in my grinder on the lowest setting. When I bake I substitute the flour in the recipe with my Wonder Flour, using about 1/2 cup more for every 3 cups of flour the recipe calls for.

This recipe is Gluten Free

Wonder Flour Buttermilk Pancakes or Waffles

2 cups Wonder Flour
2 eggs
2 tablespoons Oil
2.5 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 teaspoons Rumford's Baking Powder
Fresh blueberries*

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl except baking powder. Whisk well. Add baking powder and quickly whisk again. Do not mix again. Use 1/4-1/2 c. measuring cup and gently scoop onto hot griddle.  Let cook until brown, then turn.  Whole grains take a little longer to cook than a regular white flour pancake. 
If you like blueberry waffles, add them fresh after you have put the batter onto the hot griddle.  Get them onto the wet mixture so they stay firm in place.  Turn and cook like regular pancakes.  This will power pack your pancakes with even more nutrition.  

1 comment:

  1. Hey Suz! These sound fabulous! Can't wait to give them a try! Thanks!