OK, so blackstrap molasses is not an ingredient I would immediately think of to put into a pancake mix, but I had already had it in the house.
Did you know blackstrap molasses can help with anemia? Yep! It can be used in the place of an iron supplement if you have an issue with constipation while taking them. It’s also great for bone health, boosting your energy, and ladies……it can help restore iron lost during that time of the month.
Read more about blackstrap molasses here.
And it has a very strong taste and a little goes a looooooong way.
As I was making pancakes from scratch one morning I thought about adding it in to see what happens. I didn’t say anything to my kids about something new I was using.
But, because it has a strong taste I figured at least my oldest son would notice. He did…and he liked it…and asked for more.
Hope you enjoy!
This recipe makes about 8-10 pancakes.
What you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 cups organic unbleached whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups organic milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
- 2 tablespoons organic butter, melted
- 1 organic egg (optional)
- 1 tablespoon Golden Barrel blackstrap molasses
1. Mix all ingredients but the milk together in a medium size mixing bowl.
2. Mix in 1 1/2 cups of milk. Mix in up to a 1/2 cup more milk, a little at a time, to get your desired consistency. (For thicker pancakes, use less milk. For thinner pancakes, use more milk).
3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and lightly coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side. Remove from heat.
4. Enjoy with your choice of butter, pure maple syrup, pure blueberry syrup, honey, or fruit.
Estimated nutrition facts based on 5 servings. Serving size = 2 pancakes.
Calories: 241 Protein: 8g Fat: 8g Total Carbs: 31g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 5g Sodium: 149mg