Saturday, January 24, 2009

Flax Seed Whole Wheat Pancakes

We were introduced to the wonders of milled flax seed while in Utah visiting our families. I still don't now all the benefits of flax seed. I do know that it is high in omega-3, fiber, and antioxidants. It has to be ground in order for our bodies to digest it and reap those benefits. It can't be milled in a wheat grinder but you can use a coffee grinder. I found already milled flax seed at Walmart in the baking aisle. It doesn't keep long and needs to be refrigerated when it is ground. Apparently you can replace oil and eggs by using flax seed, an idea that intrigues me. Josh has been using it in our wheat pancakes and has perfected it to the following recipe.

2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Milled Flax Seed
2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbs sugar
Dash Salt

2 Eggs
1 1/3 Cup Buttermilk
1 1/3 Cup Milk

Mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients seperately then mix them together.  Cook on a hot griddle.
The pancakes are super yummy and very filling.  Enjoy!

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