I found a good recipe that I want to share. Bruce doesn't usually like pancakes, and he approved of these.
Blend on high, 4 or 5 minutes:
1 cup milk
1 cup uncooked whole wheat (not whole wheat flour - it's the actual kernels)
(Hint: I blended it for 3 minutes on high with my VitaMix and that was enough.)
Add and blend on low:
2 T honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup oil
Pour 1/4 cup at a time on griddle set at 325 degrees.
Yield: About 15 pancakes
These are so light and delicious. You may find small sizes are easier to turn. I don't recommend doubling the recipe, as it's too hard on the blender.
Serve with homemade Maple Syrup:
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
1/2 teaspoon Schill vainilla de Mexico (or other brand of vanilla extract)
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup (optional)
Bring the water and sugar to a boil and let it boil for 2 minutes. Take off the burner and add the maple flavoring, vanilla and corn syrup. The corn syrup helps keep it from crystallizing. Store in an airtight container. I store it in a glass quart jar with a lid on it.
I don't use this myself, because I've made a pact with myself to stay off white sugar, but I make it for the kids. I use pure maple syrup myself. I'd give that to the children also, but it's very expensive, so that's prohibitive.