Multigrain Pancakes with Blueberries

I love pancakes on a Saturday morning. And so does John! So, several years ago, I sought out the best pancake recipes I could find, and I started making them. Then I realized that I’m lazy on weekend mornings, so I figured out that I could package the dry ingredients ahead-of-time, then just assemble the pancakes right before cooking (see Note below). Perfect!

The original recipe was for plain multigrain pancakes (which you can certainly make, if you’re not a fan of adding fruit!), but we love to add bluberries (either fresh or frozen) to this for a fantastic blueberry pancake! Either way, they are delicious!

Multigrain Pancakes with Blueberries
Adapted from Cooking Light, March 1997
Serves 4 (4 pancakes each for blubeberry, 3 pancakes each for plain)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large egg
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Directions:
Combine first 7 ingredients; stir well. Combine remaining ingredients (except blueberries); stir well. Add to flour mixture, stirring until smooth.

Gently fold in blueberries (if using).

Spoon about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot nonstick griddle or nonstick skillet. Turn pancakes when tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Serve with maple syrup and low-fat granola, if desired.

*Note* I like to keep the dry ingredients in a jar or a zip-top bag in the pantry, ready-to-go. I label the bag and write the additional ingredients & amounts on it (egg, milk, yogurt, & oil). Then, I just add the wet ingredients, mix, and it’s ready to go!

Nutritional info (for 4 blueberry pancakes):
Calories 266.6
Total Fat 8.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Cholesterol 47.8 mg
Sodium 540.1 mg
Potassium 203.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 48.6 g
Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
Sugars 17.1 g
Protein 8.5 g

Nutritional info (for 3 plain pancakes):
Calories: 246.1
Total Fat: 8.4 g
Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.7 g
Cholesterol: 48.1 mg
Sodium: 532.1 mg
Potassium: 165.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 43.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
Sugars: 13.5 g
Protein: 8.2 g

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