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Ethan's Apple-Nut Pancakes Recipe

I created this recipe so my son, Ethan, could get a nutritious breakfast. I was afraid he'd turn up his nose, but just one bite and he pronounced them yummy!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:7 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Combine buttermilk, eggs, applesauce and molasses; add to dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in walnuts and apple.
  • 2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes. Cook until second side is golden brown. Yield: 20-22 pancakes.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 286 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 725 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein.