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Lentil & Rice Pancakes

lentil pancakes2These turned out to be blueberry pancakes.  Aren’t they lovely?  I didn’t take a picture until the pancake was halfway gone because it was that good.  I know you’re thinking lentils should be a savory item, served in soup.  But if you forget about that, lentils make gorgeous pancakes, crepes and waffles (still working on that muffin recipe).  You don’t even notice a different flavor or texture to the pancake.  Try it yourself, you’ll love it 🙂

Lentil & Rice Pancakes

*Start this the night before: rinse and soak 1/2 c. rice and 1/2 c. lentils overnight.

Wake up, drain your rice & lentils and place in your blender.  Add:

1/4 c. milk/soymilk

Starting on low, and moving towards high/puree, blend your grains.  It doesn’t work well at first, but be persistent, and you’ll get them mostly mashed up.  It’ll still be a bit gritty at this point.  Add:

1 egg

2 TB milk

Blend again at high until smooth, at least 2 minutes.  (If you decide to skip all this adding liquids slowly business you’ll most likely end up with gritty pancakes.  Rice is hard, and it takes a bit to grind it up – you’ll also need a good blender.  My small Phillips blender would never do this, I had to break out the old beast in the back of the cupboard)

Once smooth add:

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 TB oil

1 TB honey

Blend until smooth.  Once you add the leavening agents, the batter will thicken up again, but it should still blend smooth.  Hopefully you’ve heated up your pan/griddle by now, to about medium heat or medium low.  Pour the batter onto your pan, making a circle about 3 inches in diameter.  Place blueberries on top if you desire.  Flip the pancake over slowly, it tends to splatter if you flip it too fast.  Makes 6 medium sized pancakes.

You can also sprout these grains if you have the time.  I find that I forget to plan ahead, and it’s all I can do to soak the grains overnight.  Do Not try to make this without first soaking the grains, or only soaking them 2 hours.  Gritty pancakes is what you’ll get.lentil pancakes