February 18, 2011

fast & easy whole wheat blender pancakes

I love breakfast. When I wake up in the morning, I am starving. Conveniently, I love breakfast food. I love bacon, sourdough waffles, omelets, french toast, cinnamon toast, soft boiled eggs on buttered toast, cold cereal, ebelskivers, frittatas, hash browns, breakfast burritos . . . the list goes on. But the problem is either a) the stuff is naughty to eat every day and/or b) it takes forever to make.
My sisters are breakfast champions for their families. They amaze me. One of my sisters, who has five pre-teen and teenage boys, says that she makes a full breakfast for her children every morning. Another sister says she makes something different for breakfast for all of her four children every morning. Her son has to have pancakes every morning so she makes a big batch of batter and keeps in the fridge for a few days until it's gone. That's what I'll do if William turns to be a real lover of pancakes. This recipe is easy, hearty and makes thin, delicious pancakes.

1 cup milk (or unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
3/4 cup whole wheat kernels
1/2 banana
2 eggs
4 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder

Put milk and wheat kernels in a blender (really works best in a BlendTec or Vitamix). Blend on high for about three minutes (until all the whole kernels are gone). Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on low speed until just mixed (about 15 more seconds). Batter will be thin. Pour onto a skillet (with a little extra melted coconut oil) over medium heat and let cook until the batter begin to form little bubbles. Flip and cook another couple of minutes. Then enjoy!
William enjoyed them! 


  1. These looked so good and easy, I made them for breakfast this morning topped with strawberries. I love that they're more thin than normal pancakes. I typically do waffles over pancakes, but after my kids ate them all, I went ahead and tripled the batch and put it in the fridge for the next few days. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I have a feeling I'll be making these tomorrow! I LOVE pancakes!

  3. Will it work the same if I use my ground up whole wheat?

  4. where do you buy whole wheat kernels?

  5. Sure Lizzy, Will looks so grown up in the picture. I was thinking exactly the same and then read your comment.

  6. YUMMY I think my kids will be lovin these!!! As a "batter" of fact so will I. I know that was cheesy and yes its past my bed time!!! love much

  7. These were yum. My family asks me to make them again and again.

  8. Those pancakes look delicious, but that cute little boy looks even more edible! He's so darling Liz!


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