Cream of Wheat pancakes

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Cream of Wheat pancakes
Fri, 10-26-2012 - 6:51pm

A co-worker asked me to find this recipe that she remembers her grandmother making.  

Cream of Wheat Pancakes

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup instant cream of wheat
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sift together the flour, cream of wheat, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; set bowl aside. Whisk together the milk, sour cream, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and stir in the wet ingredients. Do not overmix the batter.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Pour 1/3 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.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-22-2000
Sun, 10-28-2012 - 8:05pm

My mom used to make muffins with a spot of jam in them she used either cream of wheat or farina, not sure what one they were both in our house growing up in them. We used to thing that she used magic to make them. Mothers are capable of doing impossibly, wonderful thing in the eyes of their children.

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 8:42pm

Yes we are!  I love when my daughter has a "magic" moment and calls me for kitchen help! 

One of the kids' favorite recipes was a "make do" moment when I cracked my last egg, beat it with the last of my milk, and reached for flour...the last of it, and nowhere near enough.  I made up the balance of the batter with the last of all of the boxes of cereal and some Quaker oats.  OH, those were GREAT pancakes! 

Now I love putting all kinds of things in pancakes, when I have someone to cook for. 

Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
Wed, 10-31-2012 - 3:42pm

How often do you have someone to cook for?   I don't seem to be cooking very much.  I'll make something and eat it for 4 days and either freeze the rest or feed it to the chickens if it does not get eaten up.


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 8:33pm

Welcome to being a single senior, Linda!  I almost never cook anymore, when I do, it turns into leftovers and stuff in the freezer forever.  When I do cook lately (truly meaningful cooking with a mission) I go to my brother's house and we have a dinner party with his girlfriend and her best friend and my nephew...and whoever else he invites.  We do some fun meals that way.  Everyone brings something, and Ed and I have been cooking together since he was 7 and I was 12.  We only live a couple of miles apart. 

Otherwise I cook with my daughter for her family, she lives about a mile away.  We love our kitchen adventures.  We do theme dinners, just to delight her 3 kids and hubby, and usually invite my brother too. 

I've gotten really boring in the kitchen lately.  I am working on portioning my recipes to scale down for isn't working all that well.  Especially since I don't eat after 3 pm (hiatal hernia) so whatever I cook has to be packed for the office and nukkable. 

I eat one meal a day.  It starts at 8 a.m. and stops at 3 p.m.  That is the running joke about the "skinny girl."