Four-Grain Pancakes

Whole wheat flour, oats, wheat germ and cornmeal are used to make these heart-healthy pancakes. Add flaxseed as well for a dose of healthy fats.

Recipe from Midwest Living
Four-Grain Pancakes
18 standard-size pancakes or 48 dollar-size pancakes
30 mins
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  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup regular rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk or sour milk (see note)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil or cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar or honey
In a large bowl, stir together flour, oats, cornmeal, wheat germ, flax seeds, if you like, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.
In a small bowl, use a fork to combine eggs, buttermilk, oil, and brown sugar. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be slightly lumpy but thick).
For each standard-size pancake:
Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet, spreading batter to a 4-inch circle. (For dollar-size pancakes, use about 1 tablespoon batter and spread slightly.) Cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are golden brown, turning to second side when pancakes have bubbly surfaces and edges are slightly dry. Serve warm with maple syrup. Makes 18 standard-size pancakes or 48 dollar-size pancakes.


  • For 2 cups of sour milk, place 2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 2 cups total liquid; stir. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 126, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 25, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 17, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 3, pro. (g) 5, vit. A (IU) 49, vit. C (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 20, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 181, Potassium (mg) 145, calcium (mg) 101, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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