Whole Grain Pancake Recipe from Scratch
This week’s Made in Adana recipe is a bit of a detour from the “I Need Help in Turkey Cookbook.” We’ve made these pancakes at least 2 times a week for the last 6 months. Rana and I love it, the kids love it, and it’s super healthy. This recipe comes from the cookbook Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.
This cookbook was recommended to us by our friends Adam and Hanni last summer when we were in Minnesota, and I have to say that it’s a treasure trove of information about eating a more traditional diet. We’ve only just started to dig in, but this book has really helped us to develop a mindset of avoiding packaged foods and preferring traditionally prepared foods. This recipe itself has been worth the cost of the entire book.
Here’s how you make them (this recipe is actually a half batch, more than enough for me, Rana, Aksel and Mia). Note that you need to start this recipe the night before you intend to eat it.
Step 1: (The night before eating) Mix 1 cup of Whole Grain flour and 1 cup of plain yogurt in a bowl. Leave it to sit on the counter to soak overnight. If you live in America, you’d better be making your own yogurt, because it’s dang expensive. Here in Turkey, it’s super affordable.
Setp 2: (The next morning) add one egg, ¼ tsp sea salt, ½ tsp baking soda (kabartma tozu), 1Tbsp melted butter. Stir well (this is a good time for a helper)
Step 3: spoon out the mixture onto a hot cast iron skillet or other frying pan. Cook them like normal pancakes. Serve fresh (they lose a lot when they’re cold)
I have to say that if you want a great source of Maple Syrup or Honey, check out Sapsucker Farms owned by our friends Jim and Debbie Morrison. Their honey and syrup are very affordable while being certified organic. They’re a mom and pop operation run by really cool people in my home town of Mora, Minnesota. We actually bring Syrup and Honey with us from the US, it’s that good. They ship worldwide and have just bottled this year’s maple syrup.
Made in Adana: is a collection of recipes posted every Wednesday for wonderful foods that can be made with ingredients purchased right here in Adana (or anywhere in Turkey.) Most recipes are from the “Help I’m In Turkey Cookbook” which I hope to have available here soon.