11.30.2013

honey wholewheat pancakes


I've become newly obsessed with pancakes. I mean… if you follow me on instagram, you know it's not so new. I'm convinced that Sophie can live off of pancakes alone. When it comes to pancakes, I'm kind of a purist and don't like anything too trashed up. I can deal with banana or pumpkin. Maybe some peanut butter or chocolate chips, but that's as crazy as I get. 

In fact, the other night, I was feeling rather, umm… Emotional. And guess what I had for dinner? Pumpkin pancakes with about a quarter cup of peanut butter smothered all up in therrrrrr. I'm not sorry one bit. 


Every Saturday morning when I wake up, the first thing on my mind is pancakes. Like I don't even think about peeing first. Just pancakes. I have to admit, making pancakes in a 90 degree kitchen at 8 in the morning is rather weird. But this weekend, it's been rainy and actually kinda cold. COLD, you guys! Well. 75 degrees. The things Africa does to a person. 

The ideal pancake situation is a rainy Sunday morning, pajamas still on, windows open, glasses still stuck to your face, and coffee cup number two close by. Travel Channel playing in the background- optional. 


Whenever I make pancakes, I make small batches and end up eating at least half the thing. Maybe more.  I made these pancakes Saturday morning, freaked out over how good they were, ate the whole batch, and decided I needed to make them again the next morning to share with you people. 

The second time around, I made them into smaller pancakes and my family actually ended up eating them and totally loving them which, I have to admit, totally surprised me. I was like "WHAT OH MY GOSH!! YOU LIKE THEM??? I'LL MAKE MORE!! GIVE ME TWO MINUTES. I'LL MAKE MORE, OKAY!!" I love when they love what I make. 


They all loved them. My pancake-hating mom even raved about them and said she would order these at a restaurant. So do with that what you wish, but I'm pretty sure that's the best compliment my food has gotten in a long time. These pancakes are simple, nutty, and slightly sweetened from the honey. They're a great recipe to use as base- you could add in some peanut butter, apple chunks, berries, banana, chocolate chips, cinnamon. Put anything in these pancakes, and I guarantee it will be great. 

Oh, let me quickly apologize for these lame photos. But on a lazy Sunday morning when all you want is pancakes in your tummy, food styling isn't really on the mind, ya know? Ok, that's all. Happy December!!


honey wholewheat pancakes 

1 3/4 c. wholewheat flour
4 tsp. baking powder
2 large eggs
3 tbsp. oil {I used coconut oil}
2 tbsp. honey
3/4 c. milk

Whisk together flour and baking powder. Add in eggs, oil, honey, and milk. Whisk until combined. Heat a greased pan over medium-high heat. Pour batter onto pan; cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yields about 8 medium pancakes. 


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9 comments:

  1. Those pancakes sound perfect. I've never used whole wheat flour when baking or cooking, but I think this might be my first attempt with it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you give them a try! I absolutely love using wholewheat flour in my baking. Such a simple swap for a healthier result! Happy baking :)

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  2. I use whole wheat in pancakes for my husband and I. We also love banana, but cooked cinnamon apples is wonderful with them. Add some maple syrup and YUMMY!!!

    Charlotte Moore

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    1. OOH, all of those sound great! These make a great recipe. Hope you give them a try :)

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  3. Mmm, these look so yummy Sophie! I've been looking for a good wholewheat pancake recipe, I'll have to try these!

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    1. Aw, thank you! Hope you love these as much as we did!

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  4. Wow these look fabulous Sophie! Your blog is a joy to read and I love your photography! What part of Africa do you live? I have this romantic love for Africa. You are so lovely! Many blessings to you :)

    ~Elizabeth
    making-today-beautiful.com

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    1. Thank you so much! That means a lot :) I absolutely love your blog! Your photography is seriously just pure gorgeousness. We live in Namibia, which borders South Africa. Have you ever been to Africa or just dream about it? :)

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