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It’s an exciting week here at Taste and Tell.

On Saturday, I will celebrate 6 years of blogging.

Yep – 6 years!!

It’s crazy to think that I’ve been blogging longer than I have been a mom. The blogging world has changed so much over the last 6 years, and it’s been such a fun ride. I feel so lucky to be able to do what I do. I really do have a dream job!!

To celebrate, I thought I’d celebrate all of you – because you are the reason that I am here. True, I love food and cooking, but without anyone to listen to my ramblings or to try my recipes, this little corner of the web would be pretty silent. Because you all make this worth it!!

So this week, we are celebrating with giveaways. Because who doesn’t like a chance to win something really cool?? (Today’s giveaway is pretty awesome – at the bottom of the post!)

But up first – pancakes. Because I’ve got some great treats coming your way this week to celebrate, but we need to start off with breakfast, right?
 
Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes - and a Blendtec Giveaway! | www.tasteandtellblog.com
 
I’ve said it before, but my mom cooked breakfast 6 days a week when I was growing up. (Maybe that’s where my love of breakfast comes from!) We had pancakes, we had eggs, we had hot cereal. My least favorites were always the oatmeal or cream of wheat days, but my favorites were probably poached eggs and pancakes. My mom normally made regular pancakes with lemon sauce, but every once in awhile she would make these Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes. And I loved them.

You might think that sounds crazy – a kid loving whole wheat pancakes with no sugar in them?? It’s true. (and I do have to admit that although the pancakes have no sugar, I kind of would make up for that with lots of syrup!!)
 
Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes - and a Blendtec Giveaway! | www.tasteandtellblog.com
 
I hadn’t had those pancakes in years. But one day, while grocery shopping, I noticed whole wheat in the bulk section. Without hesitation, I filled up a bag, remembering these pancakes on the spot. This was my chance to have those pancakes from my childhood!!

Making these pancakes couldn’t be easier. Just a few ingredients, a good blender, and about 5 minutes of mixing time. That’s it!!
 
Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes - and a Blendtec Giveaway! | www.tasteandtellblog.com
 
It might seem strange, because I know that with other pancake recipes, if you mix too much, you end up with flat, rubbery pancakes.  But these pancakes are seriously a dream.  They are perfectly light and fluffy!  I used my Blendtec Blender, which is a work horse in the kitchen.  I seriously love mine so much and it’s one of my most used kitchen appliances.  (Which is why I’m giving away one below!)  This blender is fast and efficient.  And there is so much more you can do with it besides smoothies – like pancakes!!

I have to admit – I wasn’t sure how well my kids would like these, but they seriously devoured them.  One batch of these babies didn’t even feed the two kids and my husband and I.  I know I can feel a lot better about pancakes for breakfast (or dinner) when I know they are whole wheat!
 

Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes - and a Blendtec Giveaway! | www.tasteandtellblog.com
 

Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes

Use your blender to turn raw whole wheat into pancakes - the perfect breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk, divided
  • 1 cup whole wheat (raw)
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Place 1 cup of the milk and the wheat in a blender. Blend until like mush, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the baking powder, salt, eggs, oil and remaining 1/2 cup of milk. Blend for about 2 more minutes.
  3. For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto a hot griddle that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they start to bubble and look done around the edges. Flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes longer.
http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/whole-wheat-blender-pancakes/

 
And now the fun part!  Who wants their own Blendtec Blender?
 
Blendtec Giveaway on www.tasteandtellblog.com
 
Blendtec has graciously supplied me with one Total Blender Classic Wildside.  And there’s a bonus – the twister jar!  I just got a twister jar and I have to say I don’t know what I did without it.  I’m in love!

Just enter through the PromoSimple widget below.  Good luck!!

Blendtec Total Blender Classic Wildside with a bonus Twister Jar Giveaway


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48 Responses to Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes {and a Blendtec Giveaway}

  1. How cool that (over)blending doesn’t make them tough and rubbery. Love this!

  2. Rosa says:

    Healthy and delicious looking pancakes! I have never used raw whole wheat…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. These pancakes look so light, fluffy, and perfect! I’ve never tried raw whole wheat. What a great technique with the blender!
    And obviously, super fun giveaway too :-D

  4. Tieghan says:

    Those pancakes look so perfect it is insane!! I love the idea of using the blender!

  5. These make me totally want to try working with raw whole wheat! Sounds wonderful!

    (And I love my Blentec!)

  6. Maria says:

    Congrats on 6 years! We love our Blendtec!

  7. Lauren says:

    Love my Blendtec!! Hooray for SIX YEARS of blogging :)

  8. Tracey says:

    Woohoo , 6 years!! Congratulations :) Love these pancakes – what a great, simple idea!

  9. Congratulations on six wonderful years!

  10. kari says:

    Thanks Deborah, what a beautifully simple recipe. I would never have thought to use actual hard wheat in this way.
    Oh and I would love to win the Blendtec so, pick me, ooo pick me!!

  11. Congrats on a great 6 years!!

  12. These look incredible! I love your choice of raw whole wheat. You definitely do not see that too often. Congrats on 6 years, that is such an amazing accomplishment!

  13. Marcia says:

    These look so good! I am going to try them next weekend. Thanks for the recipe! A Blendtec sure would be great to have! I would be making drinks and smoothies all the time.

  14. These look awesome, and I love this giveaway!

  15. Katrina says:

    Wow, 6 years! Awesome! Your blog is one of the ones I’ve been reading the longest (my blog is 5 years old, so about that long). Congrats!

  16. Chels R. says:

    Those look so yummy! Pancakes have always been one of my favorite breakfasts!

  17. How quick and easy! These pancakes look so fluffy, I love it!

  18. Congrats on 6 years! These pancakes look incredible. I make pancake for my kiddos a few days a week. I love that you use raw whole wheat and no sugar in these. These are the perfect stack of panckes to start off the day.

  19. Courtney Drey says:

    I’d love to make whole wheat blender pancakes and green smoothies.

  20. Joanne says:

    Whoa! Those pancakes are fluff central!! I can’t believe they are whole wheat!!

  21. Betty says:

    Congratulations on your 6 years! The pancakes look scrumptious. :)

  22. Congratulations on 6 years of blogging! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Annamaria

  23. Huge CONGRATS on 6 years, that’s awesome! And these pancakes sound fabulous, too!

  24. Aggie says:

    You (and Leftover Queen) were the first blog I discovered & ever read Deb!!! I loved it from the beginning & still love it now. I’m so glad we had the opportunity to meet in real life, I remember I felt giddy :) Congrats on 6 great years!!!

  25. Aggie says:

    Oh and these pancakes look fantastic. I love that your mom made them for you, I’ve never made anything with raw whole wheat, so good for you!! I love my Blendtec :)

  26. 6 years? AMAZING! I look forward to many many many more years of taste and tell!

    These pancakes look awesome. Wish I was having them for breakfast.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  27. carrian says:

    I don’t even know what year I’m on. I should really check into that. haha

  28. Jasmine Ward says:

    The Pinterest link didn’t take me over to your Pinterest account, just showed pins from your site. I followed you here, so I hope that’s correct. :) http://pinterest.com/deborahharroun/
    Congrats on 6 years and thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Congratulations on 6 years, it flies huh! I love this recipe for pancakes, they look perfectly fluffy :)

  30. Frieda says:

    Congratulations!! That is so cool that you can easily make a healthy pancake with this blender. I would love to own a blender like this someday and learn to make smoothies, sauces and peanut butter with it!

  31. Oh, I can’t wait to try out these pancakes!!

  32. Carmen Smith says:

    Happy Anniversary! Here’s to many more. I used to have a wheat pancake blender recipe, but it didn’t seem to come out too well. I’m anxious to try your recipe, the pictures look so good. Thanks for a chance to win a blender too. I would love to have a red one, hehe!

  33. I love that these pancakes don’t have sugar in them. I’m always trying to cut back where I can. Congrats on six years! You’re an inspiration and fantastic blogger. Happy anniversary, friend!

  34. what a great giveaway!
    I remember flapjacks, you might not remember those as I am an old fart. lol
    But those were made with fresh ground corn, so that when you said ground wheat it brought me back to my great grans house.
    I didn’t enter up above, hoping I can do so here, as I hate to give out my email address to mass merchants.
    If not, no worries–congrats to 6 years.
    Do you know how many years I’m at? I haven’t a clue lol

  35. Congrats Deb! These look delicious!

  36. Terri C says:

    Congrats ! These look wonderful !

  37. Vinnie says:

    The whole wheat pancakes look so good!

  38. Jeffrey says:

    I’m subscribed to Blendtec and your email updates with the address jefflammers at rocketmail dot com

  39. Jeffrey says:

    I’d love to win and start making my own nut butters!

  40. Shveta says:

    Those look delicious! *hungry* I want some now! And a Blendtec of my own wouldn’t be too shabby, either. ;)

  41. Boo Goblir says:

    Congratulations! I would love to win this and try these pancakes and smoothies with frozen fruits for breakfast!

  42. Congrats on 6 years of blogging! That’s a huge accomplishment! And what an awesome testimonial to how delicious these pancakes are!

  43. Karla O'Brien says:

    The Blendtec appears to work like a dream….I am dreaming about owning one….your pancakes look deliscious!

  44. Barb Orosz says:

    Would stop dieting just to try these pancakes if I had a Blendtec, they look yummiest.

  45. Rebecca says:

    I tried these pancakes this morning, they were too thin for my liking.

  46. Blender pancakes? Mind. Blown.

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