I’m not obsessed with pancakes…really I’m not.

A few blogs ago, I stated that your search for the perfect from scratch pancake had come to an end. I was (cough, cough) wrong.  In that same Cuisinart instruction booklet that I found the secondhand waffles in, I found the inspiration to try a half wheat, half all purpose flour pancake. I used the blender and it really comes together nicely. Knowing that the delicious pancakes you are ingesting are actually good for you does something to your psyche…it makes you eat more! Ok, so that’s not so good but just try them and you’ll see for yourself what I am rambling on about…

Half and Half Pancakes 

3/4 cups milk

1 large egg

1/3 cup whole wheat flour

1/3 cup all purpose flour

1 Tbs or half a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder (love this stuff!)

2 tsp sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

Place the ingredients into the blender in order. Place cover on and puree for 10 seconds. Scrape down sides and puree for another 10-15 seconds.

You can add whatever you want to the batter…chocolate chips or shredded apple and cinnamon.

There is another pancake that I have made recently. It’s not your everyday pancake. It is pretty darn good though. It’s a cornmeal pancake. It has a flavor that reminds me of a McDonald’s hotcake. I don’t know if it’s the corn or what, but give it a try and tell me what you think.

Cornmeal Pancakes

The original recipe can be found here.

3/4 heaping cup cornmeal

1 Tbs brown sugar

1 tsp salt

1 cup boiling water

3/4 scant cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1 egg

Combine the cornmeal, sugar and salt. Add boiling water and stir. Let cool slightly, then add flour, baking powder, milk and egg.

Fry in a small amount of butter or oil, top with maple syrup and enjoy!

What’s your favorite pancake recipe?

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