We always read before bed, and last week at the library, boy-o picked out Eric Carle's Pancakes! Pancakes! for the 3rd time this year. It really is a charming story of a boy who has to help his mother gather all the ingredients for pancakes since she is "already up and busy". I may not send my boy to the miller with a donkey full of wheat to thresh, but I will take the time to make pancakes whenever he asks.
For the first half of the year, I used a variation of Alton Brown's recipe, then around June switched to a variant on Dorie Greenspan's. But this morning, because I had 2 leftover egg whites from last night's supper, I came up with my own healthy recipe, loosely based on Dorie's but really entirely my own. Here it is:
(makes about 9 4-5 inch pancakes)
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. oat flour (I grind rolled oats in a spice mill - it works!)
1 T. sugar
1 1/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. kosher salt
1 c. buttermilk
2 egg whites
1 T. veg or canola oil (I don't really measure, just pour a little in. The Dorie and Alton approach is to use 3 T. of melted butter, which you certainly could do as well.)
Any way you try them, I'm sure you will have success with these pancakes.