Healthy Recipe provided by Ellen Pavitt
½ cup toasted wheat germ
1 cup ground nuts (I used cashews for our demonstration)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 ½ - 2 ½ cups milk or soymilk, depending on how thick you like your pancakes
Refined coconut oil (important that it is refined so that it does not burn when you heat it)
Lightly beat the eggs and stir in the 1 ½ cups milk/soymilk. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, ground nuts, toasted wheat germ, salt and baking powder.
Mix the liquids into the dry ingredients and add milk until the batter is the consistency you prefer for pancakes.
Brush a hot griddle with the refined coconut oil. (regular olive oil works fine too). Cook pancakes until done, turning once.
Heat the frozen berries in the microwave until you have a very warm sauce. Spoon this sauce over the pancakes – yum!
Why these pancakes are healthy for you:
Ground nuts replace some of the flour in traditional pancakes, thus reducing refined carbohydrates, and adding healthy fat.
Whole wheat flour is more nutritious than white flour.
Coconut (or olive) oil is used for cooking – adding healthy fats to the recipe
Wheat germ is nutritious and delicious!
Instead of the traditional butter and syrup topping, frozen berries provide fiber, less sugary carbohydrates (than syrup) and vitamins.