Four-Grain Flapjacks

Beatriz Dacosta
Barley flour, along with whole wheat flour, oats and stone-ground cornmeal provide the four grains in these hearty breakfast pancakes. One serving will have you well on your way to meeting your recommended intake of fiber for the day.


Serves 9 (serving size: 2 flapjacks)

Nutritional Information

Calories 247
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 8.2 g
Satfat 4.2 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 8.4 g
Carbohydrate 35.8 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Cholesterol 87 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 434 mg
Calcium 116 mg


1 cup barley flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup regular oats
1/2 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
2 1/2 cups nonfat buttermilk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 large egg yolks
3 large egg whites
Cooking spray


Lightly spoon barley flour and wheat flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine barley flour, wheat flour, and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.

Combine buttermilk, maple syrup, butter, and egg yolks in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring until combined.

Beat egg whites with an electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form (do not overbeat). Fold egg whites into batter. Spoon about 1/3 cup batter onto a hot nonstick griddle or nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. Turn flapjacks when tops are covered with bubbles and edges are cooked.


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