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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Wheat germ in my pancakes

Excellent Ingredient of the Week
Yes, it's really true — I think wheat germ deserves to be the excellent ingredient of the week. It's cheap, nutritious and can be easily mixed into many foods. Here is a lovely little pancake recipe to get your day off to a nutritious start.

Wheat Germ Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup canola oil
2 cups buttermilk
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

In a medium bowl, mix eggs with oil and buttermilk. Stir in baking soda, wheat germ, salt and flour; mix until blended. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides, turning once. I like mine with blueberries and real maple syrup. Yum!