"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." (Aldo Leopold) Apparently, I cannot.

Too Tired to Try Tuesday: No Butter, No Oil Yummy Pancakes


I’m always looking for ways to make comfort foods healthier without having them taste, errrr, healthier. If you know what I mean. I want the food to taste good AND be healthy! Is that too much to ask? I think not.

In looking for a recipe to share today, my friend JD from Honest Mom offered up one she created for healthier pancakes. Yes, healthy(er) pancakes. Now, she swears by them, and even her daughter declared them the “BEST PANCAKES EVER,” so I’m in. I think I’ll be giving these a go this weekend.

Photo courtesy of JD at Honest Mom

Photo courtesy of JD at Honest Mom

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup regular flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup natural, unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt (JD uses Chobani)
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • Just under 1 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (omit if you are using vanilla yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon wheat germ (optional – add more if you’d like or leave it out)
  • Blueberries, bananas, or other extras (optional)
  • Two mixing bowls
  • Whisk

Then you’ll do some whisking (dry and wet ingredients separately at first), some mixing, some griddling, and some flipping. And the end result: some extra thick, yummy pancakes.

To see the complete post with step-by-step instructions from JD at Honest Mom, please click here.

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)

Author: Mamma Wild Thing

I'm a mamma to four little wild things and can't imagine life any other way. (Well, most days.)

4 thoughts on “Too Tired to Try Tuesday: No Butter, No Oil Yummy Pancakes

  1. Thanks for featuring my recipe! I am going to have to make some this weekend – my kids have been pestering me. 🙂

  2. Those sound delicious. I’m afraid our kids are addicted to Alton Brown’s pancake recipe. They’re not healthy(er) and have butter, but we love them: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/instant-pancake-mix-recipe/index.html. You make the dry mix ahead of time (enough for several batches), and mix in the wet ingredients the day/night of. I have a hard time eating any other pancakes now, although these are tempting me.

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