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Whole-Wheat, Buttermilk, and Orange Pancakes

Photo: Raymond Hom; Styling: Pamela Duncan Silver

 

 

Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 40 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 2 pancakes, 1 teaspoon butter, and 2 tablespoons syrup)
Sunday-morning-in-your-jammies breakfast.Here we've updated Bill and Cheryl Jamison's fantastic Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes from 2002 with a little citrus zest. Allowing the batter to sit before cooking gives the leaveners a chance to work, creating light, fluffy pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh orange juice
  • 3.5 ounces white whole-wheat flour (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3.4 ounces unbleached all-purpose flour (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup

Nutrition Information

  • calories 336
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 7.4 g
  • carbohydrate 59.1 g
  • fiber 2.5 g
  • cholesterol 44 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 477 mg
  • calcium 182 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients.

  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine buttermilk, 1/4 cup juice, oil, and 1 egg in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist; let stand 15 minutes. Place egg white in a medium bowl; beat with a whisk until medium peaks form. Gently fold egg white into batter.

  3. Preheat a griddle to medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Spoon 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto griddle. Cook 3 minutes or until edges begin to bubble and bottom is browned. Turn pancakes over; cook 3 minutes or until done. Serve with orange butter and syrup.

Cook's Notes

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