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Blender Wheat Pancakes with Kiwi and Bananas

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If there ever were a food shortage, you are all welcome to come to my house to get some wheat!  We bought over 300 lbs a few years back, and I think we’ll have enoughfor our family, plus the entire state of Utah!  I don’t have my own wheat grinder, but I can borrow my mother in law’s when I need to make some flour, otherwise, we use whole wheat for three other reasons.

  1. We soak it for cereal
  2. We make my favorite wheat berry salad.
  3. We use it for Blender Pancakes! 

Wheat kernels can be very inexpensive to buy.  Instead of ground into flour, you can buy the entire kernel, like this:

Using the wheat to make pancakes in a blender is super easy, and the result is fluffy – amazing pancakes!

Step 1) Gather ingredients: 

The ingredients: Wheat, Milk, Honey, Salt, Eggs, Baking Powder, and Oil

Step 2) Blend

Blend only 1 cup wheat kernels and 1 cup milk, on high, for several minutes, until batter is smooth

Add remaining ingredients and blend again, just for a few seconds, until all the ingredients are incorporated.

Step 3) Cook

I like to use a measuring cup, in order to make all the pancakes fairly similar in size, and I think the 1/4 cup is the perfect size!  Sometimes we like mini, and in those cases, I’ll use a tablespoon.

Once your pancakes begin to bubble on top, they are ready to flip!

This recipe make 10 pancakes.

Hands down, my kids who likes pancakes more than life itself, asks for them on every birthday, and makes them most weekends is my 14 year old, Nate.  He would eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

I like pancakes because they are a great vehicle for any fruit that is in season!  

So, we added kiwi and bananas to these pancakes, and they were perfect! No need for syrup!

Whole wheat kernels are perfect for your food storage! They last longer and retain their nutrients better than ground whole wheat flour! So, next time you are at the store, grab some wheat and give these pancakes a try. 

Blender Wheat Pancakes with Kiwi and Bananas

Ingredients
  • 1 cup – wheat, hard white
  • 1 cup – milk, low fat 1%
  • 2 medium – egg
  • 2 tsp – baking powder
  • 2 tbsp – honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp – salt
  • 2 tablespoon – oil, grapeseed

Put milk and wheat in a blender.  Blend on high for 4 minutes, or until batter is very smooth.  Add and blend on low, eggs, oil, baking powder, honey and salt.   Bake on a hot griddle by pouring out in 1/4 cup portions.

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31 Comments

Renee Mack

I am curious about buying the wheat. Fr starters where does one get 300 pounds or perhaps 50 for a beginner. About how much does it cost per pound and how long does it last. Thanks in advance. P.S. love love love your blog!

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christy

I’m so glad you shared this post! I have been wanting to buy wheat berries and do not yet have a flour mill. I am looking for an inexpensive hand crank to purchase, but I did not realize I could make things like pancakes with the blender. I would also use them for cerals and for sprouting, and will try out your favorite salad too. I think I will finally make my order now! Thank you!

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sallyjrw

I’ve tried whole wheat pancakes with whole wheat flour and they aren’t my cup of tea. Does blender pancakes taste like that or more like refined flour pancakes?

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Wow! You have a stock of wheat that will last you a lifetime seems like it. :) I usually buy the wheat pancake in a box but my kids don’t like them. Is this scratch recipe a whole lot better? What skillet do you use, that looks nice.

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Amy

My skillet is just one of the cheap ones from Target! Lol.. not that nice. I do like this wheat pancake recipe better. It’s very fluffy!

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Amy

Renee-
I live in a town that has a Wheat mill! Plus they have a little store front. So, it’s very easy and convenient for me to get wheat kernels. Also, if you have any stores that sell by bulk, I’ve seen wheat by the grains in big buckets. As a last resort, I don’t know where you live, but if there is a LDS Cannery near your house, they sell it pretty cheap. They have 25lb bags for only $11.25! You can see locations here: http://providentliving.org/self-reliance/food-storage/home-storage-center-locations-map?lang=eng. Of course, then you are going to want to buy a wheat grinder! And, I have actually seen wheat once in a while at our local Costco. If stored properly, it will last for 10-12 years!

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Amy, I finally tried these after having them pinned for so long, and they were WONDERFUL!!!! They are the fluffiest whole wheat pancakes I’ve ever made. The kids LOVED them. I made them with frozen blueberries dropped into the pancakes while they were on the griddle.

So if you have a Vitamix, why don’t you grind wheat with it? I have a “dry” container that I grind all my wheat in. I actually got rid of my bulky wheat grinder when I got the Vitamix because it works just the same. I’ve been very pleased with it. There are a ton of different things that you can grind with the dry container. For someone like you, it’s a worthwhile investment (I swear I’m not trying to sound like a commercial – ha!).

Anyway, thanks for the recipe. I’ll be using this a LOT.

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I can’t beleive I never tried to grind wheat in the vitamix!! I just spent several hundred dollars over Christmas to buy a wheat grinder! While I do love it, we don’t have much room in our house, so extra appliances are always in the way! should have tried that first!!

AND- I’m so glad you liked the pancakes!

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Marta

Where can whole wheat kernels be purchased? I don’t think I’ve ever seen them at the supermarket.

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andrea

Has anyone successfully made these using a standard blender? I’d love to get a vitamix/blendtec eventually but just have a good Oster for now. Curious if it will blend the wheat well enough.

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Karen

Has anyone tried these with kefir? Should I add more milk? Maybe just water? Have you tried spelt instead of wheat? Oh the possibilities!!! I think I will try with white wheat, coconut oil, and kefir tomorrow for brinner. :)

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Shannon- I’ve never seen any called winter berries, so I can’t be sure. When I googled winter berries, all I got was red berries (like fruit)

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Dr. Ketaki
No reason you couldn’t try to just leave the eggs out altogether! I bet it would be just fine, but haven’t tried it.

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Lareina

emily, I know that chia seeds mixed its water is often used as an egg replacement. You can get chia seeds at Costco

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