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Category: Breakfasts

Country Gourmet's whole wheat pancakes

Country Gourmet's whole wheat pancakes
Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

Dear SOS: On a recent trip to Silicon Valley, we went to breakfast one morning at a restaurant called the Country Gourmet in Sunnyvale. I had the whole wheat pancakes. These were some of the best I have ever had. ... Read more

Total time: 25 minutes | Makes 8 to 10 pancakes
Note: Adapted from Country Gourmet in Sunnyvale, Calif.
  • 1 cup (4.25 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (4.5 ounces) whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup egg whites (about 4 egg whites)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted

Step 1In a large bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, wheat flour, cornmeal, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda.

Step 2In a blender, puree the egg whites, honey, vanilla, buttermilk and melted butter until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds.

Step 3Gently whisk the dry and liquid ingredients together to form a batter. This makes about 5 cups batter.

Step 4Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-low heat. Grease the surface, then ladle half-cups of the batter to form each pancake. Cook until puffed and golden brown, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side.

Step 5This makes 8 to 10 pancakes. The restaurant serves them with butter and maple syrup.

Each of 10 pancakes:
185 calories; 6 grams protein; 29 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 6 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 14 mg. cholesterol; 8 grams sugar; 527 mg. sodium.
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