There's nothing quite like the joy of seeing a stack of pancakes drizzled with maple syrup, especially on a Sunday morning. It truly is a simple pleasure that never gets old. But rather than go out for breakfast, why not cook them yourself at home? After watching Dawn Russel, founder of 8Greens, and David Codney, head chef of the Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills whip up a healthy, blueberry pancake recipe in mere minutes, we're looking at making the stack a Sunday breakfast ritual.
Russel even admitted to us that she doesn't cook, but even she can make these pancakes with her kids because they're that simple—and healthy too. Watch the video below as Russell and Codney create mouthwatering and nutritious pancakes that you can eat every day. Now, where's that whisk?
The Peninsula Hotel Beverley Hills Pancakes Recipe
Makes: 16 pancakes
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1/3 cup barley flour
1/3 cup *spelt flour
1 cup and 2 tbsp. gluten-free all-purpose unbleached flour
2 tsbp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. applesauce
1 tbsp. manuka +20 honey
3 large eggs, beaten
2 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
2 tbsp. canola oil
1 cup rolled oats
1 8Greens tablet dissolved in 2 tbsp. water (optional)
Olive oil, for greasing
Maple syrup, to serve
Add flaxseed, barley, spelt, and all-purpose gluten-free flours to a large mixing bowl and thoroughly mix together. Add baking soda, baking powder, and salt using a hand-held blender.
Add brown sugar, applesauce, honey, eggs, buttermilk, and canola oil and whisk to incorporate. Add rolled oats and mix until thoroughly distributed through the batter then stir in the 8Greens water.
Cook pancakes on a hot griddle or pan lightly coated with olive oil. Ladle 1/4 cup batter onto griddle or pan. Sprinkle blueberries onto pancakes before batter sets.
Remove from pan and serve immediately with maple syrup.
Dawn adds, "We like to dip the pancakes bite by bite into maple syrup so the syrup does not disappear into the pancakes. Also, this is a trick to use less syrup, which is certainly not something I tell my little ones."
*Chef's note: Spelt flour is a relative of common wheat that, when left unrefined, contains approximately 17% protein, 9% dietary fiber and 3% heart-healthy fats.