Recipe: Brancakes (Pancakes)

This recipe is based off of my dad’s buttermilk pancakes recipe. (Dad, you should try these! They might be too bran-ey for you though.) I loved taking these pictures with my new camera.

Brancakes (Healthy Pancakes)

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Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup wheat bran
  • 1/4 cup mix: oat bran & wheat germ (I did half and half)
  • dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • wet: 2 egg whites, 1/3 cup kefir, 1/3 cup water (more or less water as needed)
  • toppings: butter, real maple syrup

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  1. Sift together (or just mix well) all the dry ingredients (wheat bran, oat bran, wheat germ, salt, stevia, baking powder, baking soda).
  2. Add the egg whites, kefir, and water. Add the water gradually until the batter is thin enough. It should be about the same consistency as kefir, but obviously more bran-ey. Sometimes I have to add a lot of water, other times I don’t. Experiment.
  3. Heat a pan to high heat and spray with cooking oil or butter. Scoop portions of the batter (I divided mine into 3 cakes total). Reduce heat to medium. Cook on the first side until bubbles start to come through and they stay open (about 5-6 minutes).
  4. Flip the cakes. Cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  5. Serve topped with real maple syrup and butter.

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These were fantastic. They are filling, fairly low calorie, and delicious. I like to add a fair amount of butter and syrup which is why I like my base to be lower in calories. You could use 1 whole egg instead of 2 egg whites and it would come out just as well.

Yesterday’s blogger meetup was so fun! Check out Kath’s post for the details. Kath and Jenna (who I met once before) are so down-to-earth and fun. I hope I can see them both again. I also met some readers and another local blogger that I hope to meet up with again soon. When I get my pictures uploaded I’ll post about the day more.

Bobby and I ended up skipping out on the free concert (Train, Howie Day, Dashboard Confessional, Colbie Caillat) because we started walking there – and after almost 2 hours of walking (okay, very slow walking with shopping stops) we were still almost 4 miles away. We ditched it, took BART back to the Ferry Building, picked up lunch, and met up with some of Bobby’s high school friends. The we came home, exhausted, and totally zoned out all night.

What did you do this weekend?

29 Replies to “Recipe: Brancakes (Pancakes)”

  1. Too bad about the concert but sounded like a nice day anyways! Did you get to try out your new camera in the City? Nice meeting seeing you yesterday!

  2. I’m in love with your new pictures!!!! So professional!!!
    and these pancakes look good too! I got lazy yesterday and didn’t make pancakes 🙁

  3. It was so nice to meet you yesterday and thank you for the tea packages. I’m kicking myself for forgetting to bring them to work, but I can enjoy it tonight after dinner. (Tea is about the only type of caffeine that I can have in the evenings.)

  4. what a great reciepe!! thanks for sharing! we had a fun relaxing weekend! shopped, ate out, watched fav tv shows and movies, worked out, relaxed, church. Hung out with the honey! 🙂

  5. Woah, I thought I was on the wrong blog for a minute 😛 Like the new lay out though!

    I’m glad to hear the stevia worked well; I have it laying around here but I’m afraid to use it in anything other than coffee.

  6. OMG those look delish and your new camera pics are gorgeous! I actually don’t like pancakes that much, mostly bc they are too thick and doughy- so those look goooood 😀

  7. Maggie, we met yesterday at the blogger meet-up. Just wanted to say thank you so much for the tea! I’m enjoying a nice big mug of it tonight! It was nice meeting you-nice blog!

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