Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Whole Wheat Cherry Pancakes

There was a huge box of fresh cherries lying in my fridge and I was wondering what to do with them. My husband had bought the cherries at Costco just a few days before we were going on a vacation and I did not want them to get wasted. As I was scouting around in my fridge wondering how to use them, I saw the box of oats on top of the fridge and thought of putting the two together with a little bit of flax powder which was staring at me, as if to remind me of it's heallthy oils that I mentioned here. Next to the box of ground flax seeds was a bottle of buttermilk which I was planning to finish off before our trip. And the lonely egg in it's little shell was screaming to be used. Now what could I do with all these guys - how about a cherry pancake!

I wanted to use whole wheat flour for the pancakes. So I looked around for some recipes and found this on Jane Maynard's blog and added my healthy li'l agents to it.

Ingredients :

2 cups Whole wheat flour
1/2 cups Oats, powdered
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground flax seeds
3 tbsp butter
1 egg
2  to 2 and 1/2 cups buttermilk (depending on the consistency)
3/4 cup chopped cherries

Method :
Combine the dry ingredients. Separately, whisk egg and butter. Add the buttermilk and whisk lightly. Mix this with the dry ingredients. Don't beat too much as this can make the pancakes hard. Add more buttermilk (or water) if necessary, but don't make the batter too runny. Add the cherries and mix.

Heat a few drops of oil in a medium skillet. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter on the pan. Spread a little if necessary. When small bubbles start forming at the top of the pancake, it is time to flip.

Maple syrup is the best combination with pancakes. But the sweet, juicy cherries add their own flavour, so we did not use any syrup. If the pancakes look too dry, add a dash of butter.

Sending the pancakes to Umm's Veggie/ Fruit a Month - Cherry started by Priya and to Only Kid's Delight.



  1. lovely pancakes aparna..i too have cheeries lying in my fridge for morethan 15 days... got an idea from u to use it... Thanks dear..

  2. Those look yummy. And the cherries look gorgeous!

  3. what a lovely idea!
    looking good and nutirious also

  4. Luks so nutritious....
    Nd Aly I tried out ur Jeera biscuits they came out well... :)

  5. looks great, especially the cherries peeping out of the pancakes :-)

  6. Looks nice n yummy wid cherries on top..healthy one

  7. I love panackes, cheery pancakes looks delicious.

  8. what delicious modifications! I"m going to have to remember them! :)

  9. Whole wheat pancakes with cherries..Am drooling over the name itself..!:)

  10. Cherry pancakes..yummy & healthy. Will try this soon.

  11. Simply superb, very droolworthy pancakes..

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog...pls do visit have a nice blog too....will be in touch with you....

  13. Hi Aparna,

    I reached your space thru blog hoping and I'm happy that I found another wonderful blog..Cherry pancakes looks so good surely kids would love it !! Do visit my space when you find time ..

  14. Aparna,
    Cherry pancakes with whole wheat flour is much more healthy recipe.Thanks for visiting my place.
    Hope to see you more in future.
    hugs and smiles

  15. Thanks for your lovely comment.
    Cherry pancakes looks gorgeous, yummy and tempting. Nice click.

  16. yum! those pancakes look delicious!

  17. Healthy and yummy, great click too..

  18. that is definitely a very healthy version!

  19. Tempting Pancakes,With a blob of butter, mmm!!! Heavenly :)

  20. Yumm!!!! Those pancakes are so inviting :-)

  21. That's a fantastic entry, thank you so much for sending it to the event:-)

  22. Whole wheat, flax meal, oats and fruit in a pancake- a deliciously healthy way to indulge the sweet tooth, a filling breakfast for a leisurely Sunday morning. Lovely pancakes Aparna!!

  23. wow...yumm yumm....looks fab...keep up the gud work

  24. yummy looking pancakes dear...u can send me this entry as its bfully presented...



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