Healthy pancakes

    30 min

    Delicious and healthy pancakes made with wholemeal flour, oats and flaxseed. An easy way to boost whole grains in your diet. I love these topped with berries and yoghurt.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 125g wholemeal flour
    • 40g porridge oats
    • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
    • 4 tablespoons polenta (cornmeal)
    • 3 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 500ml buttermilk
    • light oil for greasing

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large bowl, stir together the wholemeal flour, oats, cornmeal, flaxseed, brown sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Pour in buttermilk and egg. Stir until smooth.
    2. Heat a large frying pan or griddle over medium heat. Coat lightly with oil. Drop pancake mix by large spoonfuls onto the pan, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry. Flip, and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining pancake batter.

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    Reviews in English (79)


    I am trying to eat healthier and these turned out great. They are very filling but nice with some fruit for breakfast.  -  19 Nov 2013


    I added a 1/2 tsp. of salt and a tsp. of vanilla. I also added about a cup of fresh blueberries. I suggest letting the batter sit for a couple minutes to soak up some of the wet. Oatmeal, corn meal and wheat flour will do that if you let it rest after mixing. These turned out fluffy and tasted great. I'd make these again. I might add another 1/2 c. of oatmeal next time, the batter was just a little thin, even after letting it sit for 15 minutes.  -  13 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were very fluffy, and we loved the combination of grains. The cornmeal adds a fun crunch. After reading tat2wttrsh's comment about the thin batter, I put together the batter last night, and let it sit in the fridge until this morning. It was thin when I first mixed it together, but the flours and oats did soak up all the extra liquid overnight, and the batter was just right this morning.  -  14 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)