White Sonora wheat blueberry pancake recipe

We’re always looking for recipes with alternative grains and loved finding white Sonora wheat this week. Enjoy our white Sonora wheat blueberry pancake recipe.

When Billie embarked on a low-glycemic diet (a plan that limits sugar intake) several years ago we discovered “ancient grains.” These are grains that have been around in their original form for hundreds if not thousands of years. They include spelt, Kamut, millet, barley, teff, oats, freekeh, bulgur, sorghum, Farro, einkorn, and emmer as well as quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat. The body can process them better than many of the grains grown today because these unhybridized grains are easy for it to recognize.

Modcake inspiration

White Sonora wheat blueberry pancake recipe -Red pepper Sonoracakes from Modern General photo Jen Judge courtesy Modern General

Red pepper Sonoracakes from Modern General photo/Jen Judge courtesy Modern General

We love starting our Sundays with blueberry pancakes. I have several recipes based on the grains currently in the cupboard and often use almond flour which creates a fluffier pancake. Last week while at a press event at Santa Fe’s Modern General we discovered Sonora blanca (white Sonora wheat). Erin Wade, owner of The trendy shop/eatery, has concocted what she calls “Modcakes” made from alternate grains. One of her unique creations, Red Pepper Sonoracakes, uses this grain that’s been in Mexico for hundreds of years. It’s best kinow for its use in flour tortillas. The red-colored smoky Sonoracakes, topped with Scottish lox and chive sour cream and served with sweet red pepper syrup were delicious.

We’ve been looking for an alternative to einkorn, an ancient white wheat flour which is pricy and a bit whiter than we like and decided to try the Sonora white. Erin sent us home with some to try. It made fluffy blueberry pancakes!  Make these at home using the recipe below. You can also play with your favorite grains to create your own batter.

White Sonora wheat blueberry pancake recipe

White Sonora wheat blueberry pancake recipe - Pancake in the pan and just about ready to flip, photo Steve Collins

In the pan, just about ready to flip, photo Steve Collins

¾ cup Sonora wheat (if you can’t find at a store it’s available on the Internet)
¼ cup Buckwheat
1 tablespoon Baking powder
1 cup Almond milk
2 Eggs
1 tablespoon Melted butter
1 cup Fresh blueberries (you can use frozen)

Mix the Sonora wheat, buckwheat and baking powder in a mixing bowl until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, almond milk and melted butter. Add the liquid ingredients to the flour mixture and stir it just enough for ingredients to mix; don’t overwork the batter.

Heat a griddle over medium heat. If you have a well seasoned cast iron griddle that’s perfect. I use a porcelain lined non-stick sauté pan. Add the batter a quarter cup at a time. Sprinkle a tablespoon of blueberries over the batter in the pan. When the edges begin to become firm (about three minutes) flip the pancake and cook for three more minutes. Keep finished pancakes warm in the oven. We serve this with heated dark amber organic maple syrup. This will get your Sunday (or any morning) off to a sweet start.

White Sonora wheat blueberry pancake recipe -

Our white Sonora wheat blueberry pancakes plated and ready to serve, photo/Steve Collins




6 Responses to “White Sonora wheat blueberry pancake recipe”

  1. Suzanne Stavert
    January 24, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    I love to hear about ancient grains. There are so many. I also happen to love blueberry pancakes too!

    • Billie Frank
      January 25, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

      Let us know how the pancakes turn out if you make them. I’m thinking maybe we should write and ancient grain/low glycemic cookbook.

  2. Vera Marie Badertscher
    January 24, 2017 at 9:33 am #

    Thanks so much for this. I’m always looking for ways to experiment with different grains. Next time you come to Tucson, visit Native Seeds Search. They stock white Sonora wheat flour. (You can also order it on line but it is more fun to shop their store!) https://shop.nativeseeds.org/blogs/news/6573907-white-sonora-wheat-flour-now-available
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    • Billie Frank
      January 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

      I know about Native Seed Search and wanted to get there. I didn’t know they were in Tucson- I thought they were farther west. We learned about them at a food conference in Santa Fe on Native American foodways. We are interested in tepary beans and had hummus made from them at the Turquoise Room at La Posada. One of Steve’s favorite ancient grain dishes is millet pilaf. We use it instead of rice. One day maybe we’ll do a cookbook.

  3. Vera Marie Badertscher
    January 25, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    Ooo, alternative grain cookbook. Great idea! The Native Seed Search farms are south of here, but they have an outlet store on Campbell Avenue in Tucson.
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    • Billie Frank
      January 25, 2017 at 4:23 pm #

      Will check it out next time- which I hope is soon. We LOVED Tucson!

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