Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Grandpa Eddie's Buckwheat Pancakes

Ok, so technically, this is Betty's recipe, but to us, it's Michael's Grandpa Eddie's pancakes.  Grandpa first made these for us over the holidays last year when we went to up Toledo to work on Annalyn's cradle.  Michael & Grandpa made this beautiful oak cradle for her.  Michael even drew up the design himself and they hand-picked the wood. 

While tagging along, I hand-picked this piece of wood and Michael finished the edges so I could use it as a cutting board.  But back to pancakes...

These pancakes are not light and airy.  These are hearty, filling pancakes made with buckwheat and whole wheat flour.  In my opinion, they are perfect.  Two pancakes and I am full for hours.  My kind of breakfast!  Here's how Grandpa makes it:

Grandpa's handwritten recipe

Buckwheat Pancakes


- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c. buckwheat flour
- 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
- 1 c. milk
- 1 T. sugar
- 2 T. oil
- 1/2 t. salt
- 3 t. baking powder
- wheat germ or wheat bran, optional, may be sprinkled on uncooked side


1.  Beat eggs into oil and milk.  In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients.

2.  Add egg mixture to dry ingredients.  Stir until smooth.

3.  Drop batter by spoonfuls or pour into skillet.  Sprinkle one side with wheat bran and turn when the top starts to bubble.

I like to use a large measuring cup to pour the batter

sprinkle with wheat bran
turn when the edges start to bubble

a perfect golden brown

"these aren't CHEERIOS!!!"
sorry, Grandpa, she's not sold just yet...

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