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Cottage Flaxjacks -with soaking instructions

The weather has been really lousy this last week.  Between the wind and the cold I’ve hardly ventured out of the house unless it was absolutely necessary.  Being stuck in the house has kind of killed my desire to do much of anything.  Last night I decided it was time to get something done, so I thought I would start Thursday morning with a nice breakfast.  This morning I woke up and saw icicles on the wheel line, and for a minute I thought about getting back in bed.  But, I got up and made pancakes, and now I’m thinking about cleaning the house… maybe.

These pancakes are a favorite at my house.  They are an easy way for beginners to start soaking grains, but even if you forget to soak the flour the night before, they are a great breakfast.


1 cup whole wheat flour (spelt flour works great too!)

1 cup buttermilk

Before going to bed combine flour and buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk you can use milk + 2 Tbls yogurt).  Cover and let sit out on the counter overnight.

Ingredients cont.

1/4 cup ground flaxseeds

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 Tbls sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbls olive oil

In the morning mix remaining ingredients into the flour and buttermilk.

Pour onto a hot griddle (I like cast iron).  Flip when pancake bubbles in the center.

Serve with butter and real maple syrup.  Makes about ten pancakes.

This post is part of Pennywise Platter Thursdays


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