Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

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.

INGREDIENTS
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)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 to 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp oil (or butter)

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

DIRECTIONS
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.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

NOTES
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.

12 comments   -   February 23, 2008

1 LyB { 02.23.08 at 6:00 am }

You’re making me crave pancakes! I always have my pancakes with maple syrup though, so I guess not really that healthy, huh ;)

2 kat { 02.23.08 at 6:06 am }

this sounds and looks really good!

3 Kevin { 02.24.08 at 7:10 pm }

Those blueberry pancakes look good. The blueberries in the pancakes look so juicy.

4 made healthier { 02.24.08 at 11:46 pm }

Hi LyB,
I also like a little syrup on my pancakes. I tell myself I can have that indulgence since they are half whole wheat. :)

Hi kat,
Thanks, I did enjoy them very much! ;)

Hi Kevin,
Thanks! The blueberries did make it very moist and tasty. :)

5 rowena { 02.26.08 at 3:29 am }

This is just so WEIRD! I like to make blueberry ricotta pancakes for breakfasts on the w/e, and even if I go out and buy the ingredients with all intentions of following through, I rarely, if ever, do! I’m up late on the pc too, usually editing photos. ;-)

Well, there’s this weekend coming up, but the berries already went into a pie for dessert during the week. Better luck next time…

6 Pixie { 02.26.08 at 11:08 am }

It’s great to be able to sleep in the morning and wake up to such a wonderful breakfast/brunch. Blueberry pancakes are a wonderful thing!

7 made healthier { 02.27.08 at 1:34 am }

Hi rowena,
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a berry pie, that sounds really good! :D

Hi Pixie,
Oh yes, I do love my weekends! ;)

8 Kaman { 02.27.08 at 7:00 pm }

Wow, those look so fluffy and yummy! I will definitely try this soon. :) Thanks again~

9 made healthier { 02.28.08 at 3:19 am }

Hi Kaman,
You’re welcome, I hope you enjoy them! ;)

10 sara { 02.02.09 at 4:47 pm }

thank you! i made these on saturday (without the blueberries because my husband and son don’t eat them), and they’re almost gone! my husband said “this is the best healthy pancakes you EVER made”! he ate 5, and my 2 year old son ate 2.

11 Lori { 02.02.09 at 4:55 pm }

Hi sara,
I’m so glad to hear they liked the pancakes! :D

12 troy { 06.18.09 at 7:05 am }

Ya lyl…I wish someone would make a maple syrup with Doctor Grandma’s Delight! There are some diet/diabetic friendly sugar free syrups, but most are with chemical that I won’t eat or recommend. This is a great post. I’m going to try soy milk in more recipes; I’ve been wondering about soy in exchange for cow milk. I also wonder if this recipe would still be delicious w/100% whole wheat vs. the addition of the all purpose flour. Thanks for the entertaining and informative article!

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