When writing this post I couldn't decide what to call these....at first I thought of calling it The Best Pancakes but I felt uneasy making such a claim. I loved them but would others. I thought about calling them just Pancakes but that seemed boring. I considered calling them Whole-Wheat Pancakes but thought there was too little whole-wheat flour to call them that. So I pestered my husband on what I should call them....he suggested 1/3 Healthy Pancakes since the flour in this recipe is one-third whole wheat flour....so that is what I am calling this.
I know my picture isn't the best. I don't know how some bloggers do it....it's so hard with kids and I don't want to eat cold pancakes because it feels like it's so much work to set everything up...I just want to eat! Whenever I do eat Bilal is always running to me for little bites so that makes it even harder to take a picture.
You can easily make these chocolate chip or blueberry pancakes. Right before you flip the pancakes just sprinkle the desired about of chocolate chips or blueberries.
1/3 Healthy Pancakes
Adapted from Joy of Cooking
I made half of this recipe which made about 6 pancakes.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups milk
3 tbsp margarine, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
In a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl combine milk, margarine, eggs and vanilla bean paste. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Using whisk combine with a few quick strokes. Don't overmix.
Heat griddle (I used a non stick skillet). When it's hot enough if you drop a little bit of water it will bounce up. It if sits and boils it's not hot enough. If it evaporates right away it's too hot. I always spray some oil to make sure it doesn't stick. The recipe doesn't say to do this but I'm always paranoid that things will stick.
Add 1/4 cup batter to pan. When bubbles appear and start to break they are ready to flip. If you are adding chocolate chips or blueberries this is the time to sprinkle them on. Flip pancake and cook until other side is nicely brown. Serve hot with some maple syrup!