If your mornings are super busy making breakfast ahead, freezing it, and getting it out as needed is a great idea. These pancakes are loaded with nutrients and oats, which will give you lasting energy. I love knowing when I send my school aged son off to school that he won’t be super hungry before lunch time! If you don’t want to freeze this recipe I recommend cutting it in half.
Another reason to make your own pancakes to freeze instead of buying the store bought version are the ingredients. Here are the ingredients from Kellog’s Eggo Buttermilk Pancakes:
The Red Flags
- Soybean oil: Highly refined, unhealthy fats, GMO, never a good option!
- High Fructose Corn Syrup: Highly refined, GMO, will likely give a spike of energy, and a crash!
- Enrichment: The fact that they are enriching these means they are not using a whole flour that still has natural nutrients in tact. If you are consuming whole, unrefined grains there is no need for enrichment. Our bodies are also more efficient at processing naturally occuring nutrients so that is always the best way to go.
Overall, the ingredient list is just in my opinion inferior. They use the worst ingredients in each category, then go back and enrich it. I know I don’t want to start my day with unhealthy fats, gmo’s, and HFCS! Also, if you are thinking of going the boxed mix route, some of those are even worse! Check out this post for the reasons why.
*To freeze simply place in ziplock bags and store in freezer.
Vanilla Almond Freezer Pancakes
By May 29, 2014Published:
- Yield: 12-16 small-medium pancakes
A double batch to freeze for a busy morning
- 3 cups stone ground whole wheat flour I use Arrowhead Mills
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup almonds
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup mosobado sugar (if desired) or pure maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp pure vanila extract
- 1/4 cup virgin red palm oil or butter
- 4 cups milk
- Put almonds (and rolled oats if desired) in food processor or ninja and process until fine.
- Combine all dry ingredients (including almonds and oats) and mix well. Make a well in the center for wet ingredients to go.
- Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour into well in dry ingredients bowl and stir until evenly combined.