My kids love pancakes. I don't really get it. I think it is more about the syrup than the pancakes. Pancakes offer very little nutritional value, so I've found a recipe made with whole wheat that I like. They like it, but not as much as those fluffy buttermilk ones they get at, say, IHOP. I've discovered that adding mini-chocolate chips or M&M's to the whole wheat ones make them disappear very quickly. This morning they wanted pancakes but I had no chocolate to add to them. What was I to say? "No pancakes today, I'm afraid?"
Noooo.... I found that we had THESE in the cupboard.
Here's my favorite recipe for whole wheat pancakes.
Whisk together dry ingredients in a bowl, then add water, eggs, and oil and whisk until smooth. Let stand 5 minutes (batter will thicken). If batter is too thick to pour easily (whole-wheat flours vary in how much liquid they absorb), thin with additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time.