Whole Grains Recipes: Buttermilk Wheat Germ Pancakes with Yogurt and Berry Sauce

The nutty, sweet presence of wheat germ makes these pancakes special.


  • The nutty, sweet presence of wheat germ makes these pancakes special.
    Photo By Caren Alpert/Courtesy Chronicle Books
  • "The New Whole Grains Cookbook" features more than 75 healthful recipes for every meal of the day. From oats, rice and whole wheat to farro, barley and quinoa, no grain is left unexplored.
    Photo Courtesy Chronicle Books

The following is an excerpt from The New Whole Grains Cookbook by Robin Asbell (Chronicle Books, 2007). The excerpt is from Chapter 1: Breakfast. 

Buttermilk Wheat Germ Pancakes with Yogurt and Berry Sauce  
Makes 12 pancakes 

The nutty, sweet presence of wheat germ makes these pancakes special. Wheat germ is rich in the essential fats that make wheat so healthy, so buy raw wheat germ and keep it in the refrigerator or freezer.

Sauce:  



2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
2 large eggs, separated
2 cups sliced banana, berries, or raisins
2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt



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