Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes
As most of my friends know, I am not a morning person. I like to stay up pretty late working on the computer, catching up with my favorite blogs, and unwinding from a day of work. After about 11pm, it is so quiet and peaceful … it’s my favorite time of the night.
But the thing is, because of this odd sleeping schedule I am rarely up for an early morning traditional breakfast. What I’ve resorted to is having breakfast type foods for lunch or dinner instead. It works out well though, I get to sleep in and have my pancakes too.
Usually when I want pancakes I head on over to Liliha Bakery (breakfast served 24 hours) or Koa Pancake House (breakfast until 2pm). These are both very delicious pancakes, but not too healthy. I guess maybe that’s why they are so delicious.
So my quest was to come up with delicious healthier pancakes. I put together whole wheat pancakes – well half whole wheat and half all purpose flour. I also added some blueberries for good measure.
I have to say I really enjoyed these. When I’m in a healthy mood I will definitely be having these again. But when I’m in the mood to splurge, I’m sure you’ll still find me sitting at the Liliha Bakery counter.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups milk (skim or plain soy)
1 tsp vanilla
1 to 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp oil (or butter)
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until it comes together. Be careful not to over mix.
Put a very thin coating of oil or butter in a nonstick pan. Pour in approximately 1/4 cup of the batter per pancake. Place blueberries into the pancakes pushing them down into the batter. When bubbles start to form on the top of the batter, flip them over and cook for a couple more minutes.
Make sure you push the blueberries pretty far down into the batter. If not, when you flip them over they’ll stick to the pan. Or you can just add the blueberries to the batter before pouring into the pan to make sure they are all coated with batter.