These delicious Shaker whole wheat pancakes are the perfect week-end breakfast. Especially on a cold winter days served right before an outdoor adventure like skiing or sledding.
They are also the perfect brunch in the spring or summer covered in fresh berries such as strawberries, blackberries or blueberries.
The best part is; these are the fluffiest pancakes you will ever taste!
Serve them warm with butter and hot maple syrup and you’ll have the kids and adults coming back for more.
These Shaker whole wheat pancakes are also tasty served with cooked spiced apples, slivered roasted almonds and some berries.
- * 1 ½ cups whole milk, scalded (may substitute full fat coconut milk)
- * 2 TBLS unsalted butter
- * ½ cup whole wheat flour (may substitute organic rice flour for a lighter pancake)
- * 1 teaspoon honey
- * ½ teaspoon rock or Himalayan salt
- * 3 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder
- *2 cups stale bread crumbs, cubed (may use fresh bread crumbs if in a bind)
- *2 eggs, well beaten
- * 2-3 TBLS extra virgin olive oil for cooking
- Add milk to a large pan. Slowly heat the pan of milk over medium-low heat. Stir constantly. The milk is considered scalded once small bubbles form around the edges of the pan. Do not boil! A certain protein inside the milk can be destroyed if it's allowed to get too hot. Moreover, the destruction of the protein could cause a loss of volume in baked goods such as pancakes. Remove from heat when heated
- Add butter and bread crumbs. Soak until bread crumbs are soft. Mix in eggs, flour and salt. Gently stir in baking powder, do not over mix
- Allow batter to rest for 5-10 minutes
- Warm and oil a skillet. Pour about ¼ -1/3 cup batter onto hot skillet. Flip over when cakes form bubbles on the top and the edges are brown. Cook until done.
- Serve hot with desired topping. Traditional Shaker pancakes were served with hot maple syrup and melted butter.
- On special occasions, the Shakers used a touch of brandy added to the maple syrup. If you like, you can substitute peach, apricot or pear juice for the brandy. Or leave it out entirely and add more liquid.
- Diet Type: Vegetarian
- Culinary Tradition: English