Baking with whole grains is something I do from time to time, but it’s an area I am not well versed in.   However, it is most definitely a topic I am trying to learn more about.  The more I make our food from scratch and try to make healthy choices, the more interested I am in finding whole grain versions of foods we eat day to day.  Ultimately I would like to find whole grain versions of staple foods that still taste every bit as good as (or better than) their more refined counterparts.  A couple of months ago I mentioned the possibility of a whole grain baking series here on the blog, and many of you expressed interest in the topic.  So, let’s all learn together!  The people at King Arthur Flour were also quite enthusiastic about the idea of this series, and are generously sponsoring a series of giveaways with me over the next several weeks.  (Scroll down for the first giveaway, linked below!)   We have a lot of good things in store and I can’t wait to share them with you.

To ease into the series, we’re starting out with a super simple recipe that you must make.  Really, you must!  Even though we already have a whole grain pancake recipe that we love, this particular recipe is awesome because it’s more than just pancakes – it’s a homemade pancake mix ready whenever the need for pancakes strikes.  A whole grain pancake mix with eight entirely recognizable, non-artificial ingredients that takes all of five minutes to prepare.  Score!

I have to admit that this has already come in handy on bleary-eyed weekend mornings when my kids are positively bursting with energy before 7 am.  Scooping out the mix and stirring in eggs and milk requires pretty minimal thought while I’m waiting for the coffee to kick in.  I hope you love this as much as we do.  It has become an instant favorite in our home.

Have you tried white whole wheat flour yet?  I’ve been experimenting with it for several months and am a huge fan.  It has the same fiber and nutritional value of traditional whole wheat, but with a milder flavor.  You can learn more about it on the King Arthur Flour page.  To win a coupon for a free bag of white whole wheat flour, head on over to the giveaway page.