Whole Wheat Griddle Cakes with Pear Compote



1 cup sugar (more or less, depending on taste)
1/2 cup water
one 1/2" slice lemon zest
4 cups peeled, cored and sliced pears
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup skim milk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons honey

Cooking Instructions

Prepare the pear compote:

1. Bring the sugar, water and lemon zest to a boil over high heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. This will extract flavor from the peel, dissolve the sugar and make a syrup.

2. Add the fruit and continue to cook for about 5 to 10 minutes until just tender.

3. Remove the fruit from the juice and set aside. Discard the lemon zest.

4. Reduce the juice over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes until it becomes syrupy. Pour the reduced syrup over the cooked fruit, set aside and keep warm.

For the whole wheat griddle cakes:

5. Mix the flours, baking powder and salt in a bowl. (This can be done the night before and kept covered on the counter.)

6. Lightly beat the milk, egg, oil and honey together.

7. Add the liquid ingredients all at once to the flour mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until just moistened. Do not overmix, a few lumps are fine.

8. Warm a lightly greased griddle pan over medium heat. The pan is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on the griddle form fast-moving bubbles.

9. Pour batter onto the griddle: 1/8 cup for small or 1/4 cup for large pancakes. When the tops of the pancakes are covered with holes and the bottoms are golden brown, flip to brown the other side.

10. Serve the griddle cakes topped with the pear compote.

Serving Size: 3 small cakes with pear compote

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 5
6 g
Total Carbohydrate
87 g
Dietary Fiber
5 g
Soluble Fiber
1 g
Insoluble Fiber
4 g
61 g
Total Fat
5 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
43 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
6 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
84 %
Percent Calories from Fat
10 %
Vitamin A
156 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
2 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
2 mcg
Vitamin C
6 mg
Vitamin D
18 IU
41 mcg
Vitamin E
2 IU
Vitamin K
3 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
1 mg
66 mg
2 mg
121 mg
346 mg
358 mg
1 mg