Tested till perfect Best-Ever Whole-Grain Pancakes
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Best-Ever Whole-Grain Pancakes

Multigrain flour, rolled oats and wheat germ give these quite chewy pancakes a wholesome flavour. Multigrain flour is a combination of all-purpose and whole wheat flours, cracked wheat and rye and whole flaxseeds. For a less chewy version, substitute whole wheat flour for the multigrain.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: March 2005

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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  • Portion size 15


  • 2 cups 2cupsbuttermilk
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupquick cooking rolled oats, (not instant)
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupmultigrain flour
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwheat germ
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1 tsp 1tspbaking powder
  • 1 tsp 1tspbaking soda
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspvegetable oil
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In bowl, combine 1 cup (50 mL) of the buttermilk with rolled oats; let stand for 10 minutes.

In large bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In small bowl, whisk together remaining buttermilk, egg and 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil. Add to dry ingredients along with rolled oats mixture; stir just until combined.

Lightly brush large nonstick skillet with some of the remaining oil; heat over medium heat. Pour in batter by 1/4 cupfuls (50 mL) for each pancake, spreading with spatula to 4-inch (10 cm) diameter; cook until underside is golden and bubbles break on top and don't fill in, about 2-1/2 minutes.

Turn pancakes and cook until underside is golden, 1 to 2 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool. Stack pancakes, separated by waxed paper, and freeze in resealable freezer bag for up to 2 weeks. Reheat in toaster.)

Additional information :

Tip: If you don't have buttermilk, pour 2 tbsp (25 mL) vinegar or lemon juice into 2-cup (500 mL) glass measure. Pour in enough milk to make 2 cups (500 mL). Let stand for 5 minutes; stir.

Nutritional Information Per pancake: about

cal 92 pro 3g total fat 4g sat. fat 1g
carb 12g fibre 1g chol 14mg

% RDI:

calcium 9 iron 44 vit A 1 folate 25
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