Recipe: Four Grain Pancakes

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

These pancakes are hearty, healthy, and sure to start your day off in the best way! If you don’t have all of the grains listed, try substituting your own combination of delicious whole grain flours. Adults can make their pancakes more festive by adding a couple tablespoons of bourbon or spiced rum to a saucepan with your maple syrup, along with some vanilla and cinnamon.

 Yield: Serves 4-6

Difficulty: Beginner


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup spelt flour
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup butter, melted, plus additional butter for cooking


  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Bowls various sizes for ingredients
  • Whisk
  • Flipper spatula
  • Paring knife
  • Ladle
  • Large frying pan
  • Oven proof dish (optional)
  • Dish towel


Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather all of the ingredients.

Get Prepped!

In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, spelt flour, cornmeal, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon) and stir with a whisk to combine. 

In a large frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat, and pour it into a medium bowl. 

In the medium bowl, combine the rest of the wet ingredients with your melted butter, and whisk together well.  Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a whisk, until well combined.  

Get Cooking!

Heat up the frying pan you used to melt the butter over medium heat, and add about ½ teaspoon of additional butter. When the skillet is hot and the butter has melted, ladle about ¼ cup of pancake batter into the pan.  Let sit until large air bubbles form on the surface of pancakes and underside is a nice golden brown.

Flip the pancakes, and let cook until the other side is a nice golden brown, and pancakes are cooked through.  Eat immediately or reserve in a warm space (like an oven set to 200°F, in an oven proof dish) to keep warm until the rest of the pancakes are ready. 

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