Saturday, January 14, 2012

Soaked Pancakes

My kids love pancakes! They can be topped with any number of things but maple syrup is their favorite.
We have started soaking our pancakes along with all our other breakfast grains, it is incredibly easy to soak your grains. Two of the biggest pluses to soaking grains is that you can use all whole wheat flour and you get part of the mixing work done the night before making morning prep easier.

Soaked Pancakes
2 cups wheat flour
2 cups buttermilk
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 egg beaten
4 tbs applesauce
1 cup milk

Mix together the flour and buttermilk. Cover and let soak for 12 to 24 hours in a warm place, inside the oven is my favorite place. If it is cold in the house I turn just the oven light on which keeps the oven just the right temperature.  
Combine the egg, applesauce, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Add the egg mixture to the soaked mixture stir together until well mixed. If needed add milk 1-2 tbs at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Mix in any add ins* you would like.
Place a small amount on butter or coconut oil on a warm skillet. Pour 1 tbs to ¼ cup batter, depending on how big you want your pancakes, on to the hot, lightly greased skillet. Cook 2-3 min on each side. Adding more butter/oil as needed between batches. 
Serve immediately or keep warm in oven set at 200º. Serve with

Any leftovers can be stacked in a freezer container separated by wax paper and frozen for later.
Warm up frozen pancakes in a toaster oven or oven set at 350º for 5 min.
*Add In Ideas
1 cup fresh or frozen berries
½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup finely chopped nuts

Some of our favorite pancake toppings include
Homemade fruit syrups
Whip cream
Cream Cheese

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