Buckwheat blends with whole wheat and all purpose flours to produce a pancake that has the characteristic blue hue of buckwheat, but the lightness of a regular pancake. A touch of yogurt in the mix gives them a pleasant moist quality. I like to dot the top of each cooking pancake with blueberries, but they are also very good with a mashed banana mixed into the batter. Stack the pancakes with just a touch of butter between the layers and stream Mixed Berry Syrup over the top. —My Pantry Shelf
16 4-inch pancakes
all purpose flour
whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups
milk (I use non-fat)
plain yogurt (I use non-fat)
blueberries (fresh or frozen- no need to defrost)
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk to blend. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs lightly. Add milk, yogurt, and vanilla to eggs and blend. Pour wet mixture into flour mixture. Stir gently until just barely mixed. Pour in melted butter. Stir gently until just mixed. It may still be lumpy, but that is OK. Do not over mix or you will end up with tough pancakes.
Heat a griddle on medium until a water droplet skids across the surface. Pour a dime-sized drop of vegetable oil onto the pan. Use a paper towel to spread the oil evenly over the griddle. Ladle batter onto griddle. Add berries to each pancake individually (optional, but recommended). Flip pancakes once bottom is nicely browned. Cook until center of pancake is fully cooked.
Serve with butter, jam, or syrup.
The bounty of each season is worth celebrating! Most of the meals I cook for my hungry family of four are based on whatever is fresh and bountiful in our yard or what we can glean from the yards of our friends and neighbors. The seasonal food we have in surplus goes into the canning jars. Even busy families can find time for fresh, homemade foods.