Blender wheat pancakes
Several years ago, I heard about a recipe for pancakes that involved wheat and a blender. I looked it up, tried it, and was disappointed. However, since I'm currently looking for wheat recipes that don't use a wheat grinder, I thought I'd give it another try.
I don't have a $400 blender. Maybe I should, since I tend to do crazy things with my blenders and am currently working on destroying my third blender in seven years. My blenders tend to be cheap, run-of-the mill models that you can find anywhere.
Maybe that's why my first try at these pancakes failed. So this time, I looked for a recipe that soaks the wheat overnight first. I blended it for the amount of time specified and was almost surprised to find that the pancakes turned out perfectly.
One thing that I love about these pancakes is that because you start them the night before, you're committed to making them in the morning. My sleepy, grumpy morning self needs this. I set everything out the night before so I won't have to think too much in the morning.
Blender wheat pancakes (original recipe)
1/2 cup wheat
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
a sprinkle of cinnamon
Soak your wheat overnight in about 2 cups water. In the morning, drain and rinse it. Put the wheat and milk in the blender; blend 3 minutes on highest setting. Add remaining ingredients; blend 2 minutes. The batter should be completely smooth, with no chunks of wheat. Cook.