Homestead Pancakes

May 24, 2011 · 11 comments

I love pancakes. In fact, my whole family loves pancakes. A couple years ago, I started making them with the help of some standard recipe (I think The Book of Bread), but over time I kept tweaking, adding, and substituting ingredients until my standard recipe is unrecognizable from the original.

These are the kind of pancakes that fill you up and stick with you until lunch. They’re pretty nutritious, but you don’t feel like a health-food martyr eating them. This recipe feeds four hungry people (or in our case, one lumberjack, one “normal” adult, and two small kids).









1 1/3 cup white flour
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup shredded coconut
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cardamom
zest of 1 orange

In a bowl, mix thoroughly.









2 good eggs, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups plain yogurt thinned with milk (or straight buttermilk)
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. honey (or sugar)

In another bowl, mix thoroughly.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix gently. Do NOT stir until perfectly smooth. This batter is naturally thick and slightly lumpy. If you want thinner batter/pancakes, add more yogurt-milk mixture.








Spoon several scoops onto a lightly greased (with butter) cast iron skillet or griddle set on low or medium low.

When the batter begins to bubble, flip the pancake and cook for another couple minutes on the other side until golden brown.


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura May 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm

looks yummy!


ellie May 24, 2011 at 4:34 pm

pancakes are such a fun recipe… i feel unafraid of messing them up. i like some cornmeal in them sometimes, or almond flour is also yummy… but coconut isn’t something i’ve tried yet. sounds delightful :)


Camille May 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I’ve never tried almond flour. That sounds pretty good. I’m not quite sure how or why the coconut ended up in the recipe, but it adds a subtle flavor and a little texture.


abby May 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Yummm, looks delicious. And honestly, I can’t remember the last time I had pancakes! We quit eating wheat gluten years ago, and while a few things came back into our life by experimenting with new recipes, a lot of things fell out and never made a comeback. Need to work on that, and make us some pancakes soon…


Camille May 24, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Pancakes are a staple around these parts. My kids will sometimes request pancakes for dinner. They’re pretty quick, healthy, and filling, so we eat our fair share.


Baby Aunt Sue May 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm

orange zest, yogurt and coconut – sounds really good – gonna try this – thanks!


Camille May 24, 2011 at 9:33 pm

It’s a little bit exotic without needing too many crazy foreign ingredients.


Sarah Mac May 25, 2011 at 7:29 am

Okay, I have been reading your wonderful blog for two weeks now. In those two weeks I have learned more about things I never even knew I wanted to know about, than ever before. My husband and I are saving for some acres here in Texas and would love to raise goats and chickens. In the mean time I’ll be reading your blog. Thanks for this recipe, just yesterday I was thinking I hadn’t made pancakes lately but didnt want to buy a box mix.


Camille May 25, 2011 at 7:59 am

Box mix is pretty bad, especially when you consider that making pancakes from scratch is super quick and easy.
I’m really glad to have you along for the ride!


catie June 11, 2011 at 10:55 am

these were so wholesome & delicious!
we loved them with your rhubarb sauce.


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