Today we had breakfast for lunch. I heart breakfast for any meal. Do you? Kevin voted for a "grain-y" pancake, and I was all over that. I searched my favorite recipe collection--tastykitchen.com--and found just what I was looking for. These pancakes taste like a bran muffin--which both of us love. It uses a fiber cereal and oats, ground, to add a beautiful nutty flavor and texture.
Aside from the delicious results of this recipe, you are left with a dry mix that can be stored and used later. I keep mine in an airtight container in the pantry, because I'm sure I'll use it up quickly. You can also keep your mix in the fridge or freezer to keep months longer. But I don't think it'll be necessary. :)
Multi-Grain Bran Pancake Mix Recipe
recipe adapted from Tasty Kitchen
Makes 4 cups dry mix (each cup yields 6 pancakes)
For the dry mix:
1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 cup Fiber One Original Cereal OR Kashi Go Lean Cereal
1-1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Ground Flax, optional
For making 6 pancakes:
1 cup Dry Mix (recipe above)
2/3 cup Buttermilk*
1/2 Whole Egg, beaten
1 Tbsp Canola Oil
Using a food processor or blender, grind the oats until fine. Then grind the Fiber One cereal until fine. In a large bowl combine the oats and Fiber One, and the rest of dry mix ingredients. Whisk together well. Store in doubled up plastic freezer bags or sealed plastic container. Store in the pantry or for longer life, in the refrigerator.
When ready to make pancakes, combine the pancake ingredients listed above. Then scoop batter out onto a hot griddle and cook until bubbles form on top, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown.