Many of us have off school or work today for President’s Day / George Washington’s birthday. To celebrate, I decided to make pancakes.
Perfect for a lazy Monday morning. I wonder if George Washington ate pancakes for his birthday breakfast back in the day?
These pancakes are not paleo but since I made it myself and know what I’m putting into it and am using as whole foods/ingredients as possible, I’m okay with it.
Whole Wheat Pancakes with Chobani
Adapted from here
Ours made 11-12 pancakes
Ingredients (my modifications in bold)
- 1 1/2 C
all-purposeWhole Wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/2 C (12oz)12 oz or 2 individual cups VanillaStrawberry 0% Chobani Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 C
milkSilk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1.4 c water
- Non-stick spray
- Combine all dry ingredients
- Slightly whisk egg
- Mix egg, almond milk and yogurt together
- Pour wet ingredients onto dry ingredients and mix until smooth
- Spoon onto non-stick sprayed skillet
- Cook for a few minutes, flip when underside of the pancake is firm
- Cook again for a few minutes
- Remove from heat, top with syrup and enjoy!
I ran into a one issue with this recipe -
The recipe called for 1/2 cup or 12 oz of yogurt. However, 1 6-oz container is 1/2 cup. So I started with only 1 6-oz cup of strawberry yogurt and it was not enough. The batter was too thick, more like dough. So I added a second 6-oz cup of yogurt and some water (1/4 cup) to thin it out and it worked like a charm.
This pancake is heartier than a traditional pancake but it’s got staying power because of the whole wheat and yogurt. I expected it to have more of a strawberry/vanilla taste from the yogurt and milk but neither Alex or I could notice any significant taste difference from a ‘normal’ wheat pancake.
Since this batch made so many pancakes, I’ve Ziplocked and am freezing the 6 leftovers. They’ll make great on-the-go breakfasts when I’m in a pinch.
So today on Mr. George Washington’s birthday, I want to say thanks to him and all of our presidents. Thanks for all that you did and do for America and the world and setting the foundation for me to live in a free country.
Happy birthday, Mr. Washington.