Hi , I'm and welcome to something edible .
I reckon that you can safely divide people into two separate camps .
You got the ones that grew up eating pancakes from scratch and you got the ones that grew up eating pancakes from a mix .
Uh , it's , it's , it's just a darn shame that you have , have that second group of people because pancakes are so easy to make .
There's really no reason to even buy a mix .
Well , today , I'm gonna bring those mixed people over to the scratch side of the tracks here because I've got a whole grain , whole wheat pancake recipe .
That's so stink and easy to make that .
You'll be making it for every weekend breakfast and heck , even as a weeknight meal .
So we're gonna make a honey and whole wheat pancake today .
Let's get busy .
All right .
To begin with .
We're dealing with two separate , uh , uh , groups of ingredients .
We've got dry ingredients and we've got wet ingredients .
We're gonna stage our dry ingredients first .
Then go to our wet ingredients after that for our dry ingredients .
Right in here .
I have a cup , each of all purpose flour and a cup of whole white wheat flour .
You could probably use just plain old whole wheat flour .
But uh the whole white wheat I like better .
I mean it just , it bakes nicer and it makes pancakes nicer too .
So to those two flowers , we are going to add two teaspoons of baking powder and a teaspoon of baking soda .
And that's it for the dry ingredients .
We're just going to make sure that all that leavening gets , gets mixed together and integrated throughout the flour .
So really get back in there .
Here we go .
So that's , that's it for the dry ingredients that so we're gonna set those aside and we're gonna get our wet stuff together for the wet side of things .
We're going to start out with two tablespoons of melted butter and you see , I got a separate container here for my wet stuff that we want to mix everything into .
Keep it separate from our dry stuff for .
Now , you'll be glad you did .
Then we're also gonna add two tablespoons of honey to that .
We're gonna whisk that together just to make sure that it's mixed .
If your butter is melted and hot , this goes together easier .
There we go .
And now to that we're going to add two eggs .
If your eggs are room temperature , you're gonna have a much easier time things .
It just , the pancakes come out a lot better if you've ever complained about pancakes not being light and fluffy , that's could be part of the reason the eggs just do their thing better when their room temperature .
And so then I'm gonna beat those eggs slightly to make sure that they're , uh , kind of homogenized before we , uh , dump them in .
Two are sugar and our fat , that's good enough .
So we're gonna add our two eggs into our sugar and fat .
And we're also going to add a teaspoon of salt to that .
I know that seems like a ridiculous amount of salt .
But , uh , the whole wheat in there to really get those weedy nutty flavors .
You need some salt , moving things around .
So gotta have it .
And you know , my salt is on the wet team , not the dry team .
I like to make sure my salt's dissolved so that you don't get a whole big bite of salt in there .
We're making pancakes , not homemade ice cream for crying out loud .
So that's together now and we're going to add to that eight ounces or a cup of butter milk .
You could use more milk for this too .
I guess the texture is gonna be a little bit different .
You could even , uh , you probably use yogurt too , I suppose .
But , you know , buttermilk is cheap .
It's easy to get a hold of .
Just use buttermilk .
And now we're going to add to that , we're going to add a half cup of just plain old milk .
It actually buttermilk can get things too thick and it helps to have that a little bit of plain old dairy to loosen things up .
So now that we've got our wet ingredients mixed together , we're going to add those to the dry ingredients and make some pancakes .
But not before we preheat our griddle .
You have to do that first .
So , uh we'll leave these separate for now and then when we're ready to make pancakes , we'll bring them together .
So let's heat the griddle first .
All right , I got my uh handy dandy nonstick electric griddle griddle out .
You know , I love cast iron , but uh not this time .
I mean , this is , this is pancakes here .
So I'm adding just a little bit of cooking spray to that and then I'm going to take paper towel .
I'm gonna spread it around and wipe it right back off .
You ever ever notice how some people will tell you that pancakes always the first pancakes on the grid will never look as good .
Well , it's because you've added too much fat to them and you're essentially deep fat frying the outside of your pancake .
But you need a little bit of grease in order to prime that non stick surface or any surface fat matter , even if you're using cast iron .
So that's , that's enough .
And that's going to guarantee that your first pancakes turn out as good as your second and your third and , and everything down the road until you're out of pancake .
So this is prepped this is preheating to 3 75 and now we're going to bring our wet and dry ingredients together .
Everything in our dry team is ready to accept everything on the wet side of things .
You always want to go wet into dry .
You do it the other way and you're just gonna coat all of your dry stuff and make big lumpy glum nasty mess , so wet into dry here .
And I'm gonna add , I'm gonna switch hands because my left hand wants to whisk .
So I'm just gonna put this in here .
It's not really a whisk as much as it's a stir .
The whisk just works well to get everything mixed and , um , you don't wanna overmix this either .
That's the thing .
I mean , you're , you want to build a little bit of gluten but not much and I'll probably switch over to a different mixing utensil here in a second .
Now that's getting really thick and that's ok .
Don't sweat it .
So in with the spatula , we're gonna get in there and just get those lumps off the bottom .
So you still got a lot of dry in there .
You just wanna make sure that , uh , you don't wanna overmix but you wanna make sure that it's all taken care of all the same .
Now , this looks like I said , pretty thick , but that's OK .
You've got , um , you got gluten starting to form in there and you've also got uh starch that's being covered by liquid and hydrated .
So it's going to get thick and that's why we saved back just a little bit of milk .
And so before we get going on the griddle , we're gonna add this milk to it .
Give it a good stir and then put our pancakes on the griddle .
Griddle is set to 3 75 wet and dry are together .
We're getting a little thick here .
That's OK .
We , because we saved back our two ounces or a quarter cup of milk .
So I'm just gonna add , I like to add about half of that first to see where I'm at .
You know , everybody measures flour differently .
So it's just a good idea to ease yourself into this .
Try not to overmix .
You just want to get it integrated and I'm still a little thick .
I'm gonna go ahead and add my last ounce if it's not quite where you want it to be at this point .
Add milk by the tablespoon until you're happy with what you got .
What you don't want to do is over , add here because then you over add liquid , you over mix and you end up with tough pancakes and nobody likes tough pancakes .
Another three here .
I don't like to crowd my griddle , I think .
Yeah , there's , there's really no need to crowd your griddle because you can keep your pancakes as you finish them in a warm oven .
I got a warming drawer online that you can actually keep it on .
But even the oven on its lowest setting , put the pancakes in there and then the person cooking the pancakes can eat at the same time as everybody else does , which is kind of nice .
You know , sit down with everybody you want to eat at the same time too .
I've got my pancakes right here .
I kept a few of them in the warming drawer so that I could finish all at once .
And everybody eats pancakes at once , but it's just me .
So I'm going to take the last ones off the griddle .
They're still hot .
It's time to plate these up .
And I'm gonna start with a little pat of butter .
There's the butter and since these are honey and whole wheat pancakes , it's totally appropriate here to use just a little drizzle of honey .
Here we go .
The nice thing about using whole wheat in this recipe is it's not the same old pancake recipe .
You know , you get , uh , you get a little bit of a depth of flavor that you're really not expecting from normal pancakes .
You still get the tanis of the buttermilk .
You get the sweetness of the honey and the richness of the butter instead .
So if you want to try your hand at from scratch pancakes and you want to try this recipe , you can log on to HD news dot net and get my honey and whole wheat pancake recipe or you can get it from my website , something edible dot com .
And if you have questions about pancakes , you know , pancakes are kind of finicky .
So if something doesn't turn out quite right , hit me up on Facebook or give me a tweet and see , uh , if I can't help you .
So , get out there and make some pancakes .
These are good and you don't need a mix to do it .
Very good .
Oh , yes .