Breadcrumb Pancakes

December 29, 2007
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A rich, chewy pancake with the extra nuttiness of whole wheat. SAM

1 cup soft breadcrumbs
2/3 cup milk, hot
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
Butter for serving
Hot maple syrup

Lightly grease a griddle or iron skillet and heat to medium high. In a medium bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, milk, and oil. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring just to blend. Pour the batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto the prepared griddle. When bubbles form on top, turn the pancakes and cook on the second side until lightly browned. Serve with butter and hot maple syrup.
Makes 10 (4-inch) pancakes.

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