Wheat Berry Pancakes
Why This Recipe Works
The bitter flavor of oxidized whole-wheat flour can ruin pancakes. The easiest way to avoid this is to store your flour in the freezer, but we found another way, too: grinding wheat berries into flour in a blender. Since we ground our wheat berries only moments before eating, there was zero chance of oxidation of the fats in the wheat bran and germ, and hence no bitterness. With the naturally nutty flavor of the whole wheat maximized, there was no need to add the extraneous ingredients featured in many whole-wheat pancake recipes. All these simple, wholesome pancakes require is a drizzle of maple syrup.