Delicious, hearty pancakes made with wholesome CoCo Wheats hot cereal!
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Have you ever heard of CoCo Wheats? It is not one of the most popular hot cereals, which I don't understand because it totally rocks! It is kind of like farina, but with a hint of cocoa.
It isn't sweet, however, so it is a healthier breakfast than some of these cold cereals that really aren't much better than serving big bowls of sugar for breakfast.
This is not a sponsored post, by the way. I just truly love CoCo Wheats cereal! While it is quite delicious when prepared according to the directions, I also wanted to see what else I could do with it. A pancake recipe was the first idea that popped into my mind, so I gave it a shot.
I made a few different batches, tweaking the recipe a bit, until I found just the right CoCo Wheat to flour ratio. I was shooting for a hearty and filling texture that was overly heavy.
After all, you want something for breakfast that will fill you up and energize you, not make you ready for a nap before 9:00 am!
One thing to remember is that these are not super chocolatey. There is definitely a hint of cocoa, but it is subtle. (If you want chocolate in your pancakes, scoot on over to check out my Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pancake recipe!)
Normally my kids are not huge fans of hot cereals. But apparently, if you put them in a pancake, it is a whole different story! Even picky Thing 2 gobbled these up happily.
You can find out more about CoCo Wheats HERE.
CoCo Wheat Pancakes
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CoCo Wheat Pancakes
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup CoCo Wheats (unprepared)
- 2 tablespoons sugar or granulated Splenda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, CoCo Wheats, sugar, baking powder, and salt.¾ cup all-purpose flour, ½ cup CoCo Wheats, 2 tablespoons sugar or granulated Splenda, 1 tablespoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, oil, and vanilla extract.1 egg, 1 cup milk, 2 teaspoons oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together (result will be slightly lumpy).
- Spray a griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium. Pour a scant ¼ cup of batter for each pancake.
- Cook until edges start to look dry and the pancakes start to bubble. Then flip and cook on the other side.
- Top with a sprinkling of confectioner's sugar or a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.
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I don’t know if anyone is still monitoring these comments, but I just wondered if anyone has tried reducing the milk and using this recipe to make waffles with Coco Wheats? My kids love waffles and I’m always looking for a new variation.
(P.S. Coco Wheats are available in many larger grocery stores in Texas, but also on Amazon.)
I personally have not tried that, but it's a great idea! I will add it to my list of things to do. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
“I want my CoCo Wheats!!!” was the old tv commercial tag. I tied these pancakes and they were delicious, mildly chocolate and not too sweet. Great recipe, thanks. My modifications now are putting the coco wheats thru a quick buzz in my mini food processor to make them less grainy, a pinch of cinnamon, and a 1/4 tsp of baking soda for a little ecrã lift.
Oh great ideas! Thanks for sharing them! 🙂