12.14.2009

whole wheat and spice pancake squares

We love to eat pancakes on the weekends over at my humble abode. I love finding fun new ways to jazz up a basic pancake recipe so when I spotted pancakes squares over at Donna's blog I couldn't wait to give them a whirl. Donna found the recipe over at the Big Red Kitchen.

As I was preparing to whip these up I discovered that I was out of AP flour. Instead of running off to the market I decided to go with my Bob's Red Mill stone ground whole wheat flour. While I was at it, I threw in a few spices just for fun.

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When they were finished baking I topped them off with Katy's amazing blueberry sauce. I am so addicted to this sauce!

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Whole Wheat and Spice Pancake Squares

1 1/2 cups milk
4 tbsp melted butter
2 large eggs
2 tbsp sugar
2 cups stone ground whole wheat flour (I think next time I'll use 1/2 AP in this)
4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x11 baking dish. In a large mixing bowl beat together the milk, butter and eggs. Stir in the sugar. Sift together the flour, baking powder, spice and salt. Gradually add to the wet ingredients, stirring. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Serve with Katy's most excellent blueberry sauce and/or maple syrup and lots of yummy butter.

After seeing Julie and Julia recently, I am all the more a fan of real, honest to goodness butter! Can you believe Julia Childs ate lots of rich buttery foods, drank, and smoked and still lived to the age of 91?! Amazing! She knew how to live her life and not sit around worrying. What a woman! (Oh BTW, I am not suggesting we all become a bunch of butter chugging, chain smoking, alcoholics! ;D)

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I also wanted to share a couple of photos from my latest Cupcake Academy party. These girls were so much fun to work with and I think they all had a blast.

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Seeing the smiles on their shining, lovely faces just made my day!

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Hope you all have a wonderful and productive week!

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42 comments:

Jen said...

These look so awesome. I wonder if my kids, who are pancake purest meaning that they only will eat the instant kind, will like these. I think I am going to try.

Chef E said...

Ha you had me laughing at that last part, since my family lives to be 99, and did eat rather fatty, but did drink, so if I throw in the wine will I keep going past that :)

You know I love the kids in the kitchen thing, so go girls with your wonderful pancakes!!!

girlichef said...

Pancake squares? Brilliant! I'm going to have to try these, too. Cupcake Academy looks so fun :)

5 Star Foodie said...

These pancake squares sound fantastic with pumpkin spic and blueberry sauce, yum!

Chow and Chatter said...

what cool pancakes

Claudia said...

oh those pancakes! Oh the sauce! Oh the little chefs! And Julia just goes to show that a little butter chugging alcohol won't kill you. Moderation.

Krista said...

Yummy! I saw the pancake squares on Donna's blog and then blueberry sauce on Katy's blog and drooled over both...I'm so glad that you thought to put them together and make this recipe your own with the whole wheat flour and spices. This looks like the perfect breakfast to me! BTW, love the pics of the little bakers. : )

All Things Yummy said...

I'm definitely going to give the blueberry sauce a try.
I have watched Julie & Julia several times now. It's my new favorite movie.

Bellini Valli said...

Sometimes when you're brwosing over all the wonderful blogs you come across a recipe that gives you an "ah"oment. Why didn't I ever think of this, so much easier for baking for company.

Kristin said...

Awwwww, they are just adorable! And I'm totally a pancake girl on the weekend!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Those little bakers look so adorable! The spice pancake square look awesome!

scrappysue said...

ok, i want one of those cool chef's hats!

love lives in the kitchen said...

wow! this recipe is just perfect! i love also the cupcake accademy! it's so sweet!
have a great day!
justyna

Ginger said...

Kim,

I have to watch that movie! I love the pancakes and the blueberry sauce. Perfect recipe for Xmas morning. I am always looking for something new to start the day off with. I LOVE the Cupcake Academy. What an awesome idea. Happy Holidays....

Gin

Joanne said...

I love how these look kind of like cornbread-style pancakes. Perfect with all the spices.

My grandparents ate whatever they wanted their whole lives and are still alive and kicking. And they are in their nineties. My mother swears that all of the escarole they ate outweighed all of the cannolis.

TKW said...

Butter and alcohol...sounds good to me!

I love the pictures of the little chefs!

♥peachkins♥ said...

aaaww..that's cute.Pancake academy!

The pancake squares looks terrific with all those blueberries and butter!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

I love your little "print recipe" button - that's brilliant! Look at how much fun those girls are having - that looks like a GREAT party. I would expect nothing less, you're just too awesome. And uh, blueberry sauce...bring it on! Have a good one ~ ♥

Mary said...

Kim, these look wonderful. The girls look like they thoroughly enjoyed cupcake academy, but then who wouldn't :-).

A Year on the Grill said...

I LOVE the cupcake academy!!!

Not a fan of whole wheat pancakes, but the sauce toppings looks wonderful!

teresa said...

i love these squares, especially the pumpkin spice. they look wonderful. FUN party! what cute girls!

Randi Troxell said...

oh my!! i dont know if this isnt one of my favorite things you've posted on.. i will so be trying this!!!

noble pig said...

How cool is this,,,squares, I love it. And the kids are so darn cute.

Faith said...

Adorable cupcake academy pics! Your whole wheat pancake squares look incredible, especially topped with blueberry sauce!

foodcreate said...

Awesome looks so delicious you had me drooling ...


Thank you for sharing :)

Have a awesome day !!!

Catherine said...

Wow Kim, these pancakes look delicious!

Cathy said...

What a perfect breakfast for a weekend morning, especially with that scrumptious blueberry sauce. What an adorable group of aspiring cooks.

Katy ~ said...

I have got to try those square pancakes; we eat a lot pancakes at least a couple times a month here so we're looking for new ways.

Thanks for the shout out. I love that blueberry sauce as well; I don't even bother trying out anything new as that one is such a huge fav with me. Too many other foods that I want to find "the one" for.

Judy said...

Love your photos. The pancakes look yummy. I love whole wheat flour.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Cupcake academy - how fun! I love these spicy pancake squares! With the blueberry sauce - must of been amazing!

Julia said...

Good stuff again! I must say we were sharing psychic thoughts cause I made blueberry bread today too. ;)

Love the pic of the kids, got it and will gladly use it soon. Thanks a bunch.

Jenn said...

Who said pancakes had to be round? Square is the new circle. hehehe...

HoneyB said...

I love how you used recipes from different blogs to put together your pancakes & sauce!

You made me LOL with your butter chugging, chain smoking, alcoholics! comment! I say 2 out of 3 ain't bad...(not a smoker here!)

It looks like your cupcake academy group were some happy campers!

Natashya Kitchen Puppies said...

What a great idea! And that sauce looks to die for.
Cupcake academy? Awesome!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

The blueberry sauce looks amazing! And the pancake squares ... absolutely divine! The lil girls are adorable!!!

Jeannie said...

Those pancake that looks like cakes are so absolutely yummy!I am so going to try this. The portion is just nice for me too, small enough to finish in a day.
Thanks for sharing.. and those kids look like they are having tonnes of fun!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Pancake SQUARES? Oh ho ho I like. Because otherwise the chef is standing there making a stack of pancakes to use up all the batter while everyone else is eating and chatting.
And I absolutely love blueberries.

JennyMac said...

Cupcake Academy? I want to play!

And the recipe looks fantastic.

Allyson said...

We have pancakes or waffles every Sunday and while my husband would never turn down my chocolate chip-black walnut waffles, I think he is ready for something different. So I'm going to give him these!

What a great idea - the Cupcake Academy. I would like to apply for admission into the Pie Academy!

WhisperingWriter said...

Mmmmmm....so good...

I'm also a big fan of butter.

Debbie said...

That blueberry sauce looks like it would be a great excuse to eat anything. I love pancakes and messing with the recipe.

burpandslurp said...

What a GREAT idea! I'm hitting myself over the head...of course! When there's a crowd, why not bake pancakes in a pan? This is one of those d'oh! moments!

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