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Whole Wheat Pancakes


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Mitch Hedberg was a very hilarious comedian.  He took some of the simplest jokes and made them amazing through his laid back delivery.  One joke of Mitch Hedberg that comes to mind is when he was talking about how you have to "start a show strong and end the show strong.  You can't be like pancakes.  They are all exciting at first, but by the end your f*cking sick of them."  Well Mitch...We can assure you that you won't be sick of these pancakes when you are done with them.  They are not only delicious and easy to whip together, but they are packed with whole grains so you don't feel a huge carb crash after eating them.

Whole Wheat Pancakes
Adapted from Vegetarian Classics by Jeanne Lemlin
Makes 4 very generous servings

2 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 c. evaporated cane juice or sucanat
2 1/4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
3 large eggs
2 1/4 c. milk
4 T. butter, melted and slightly cooled
vegetable oil spray or a non stick pan
maple syrup

1) Heat a medium skillet over medium heat.  In a large bowl whisk together the whole wheat pastry flour, evaporate cane juice, baking powder and salt. 

2) Whisk eggs in a medium bowl.  Add in milk and melted butter.

3)  Pour the egg mixture in with the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. 

4)  If you are not using a non stick pan spray pan with oil spray.  Pour about 1/3 to 1/2 a cup on batter into the pan for each pancake depending on how large you like your pancakes. 

5) Flip pancakes when bubbles begin to form in the top of the pancake and don't disappear after they have burst.  Cook for another few minutes until both sides are nice and golden brown.  Serve immediately with maple syrup and butter. 


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