Blender Pancakes & Waffles {Whole Wheat Or Gluten-Free}, PLUS Another Blendtec Giveaway!

blender pancakes

Those of you reading this post today should consider yourself very fortunate! Because today I am going to share with you a highly sought after recipe that has been in my extended family for years and never been shared…..before today! Exciting huh? ;-)  Oh…and even MORE exciting…we’re giving away another Blendtec blender!! (more at the end of the post.)

This recipe comes to me from my daughter-in-law Kaitlyn’s father, Conley Thatcher. Let’s see, if he is my daughter-in-law’s father…does that make him my husband-in-law? lol! I’m thinking not. I think it makes him my daughter-in-law’s father. Oh yeah…that’s what I said. :-)  Moving on….

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Conley was kind enough to share his recipe for Blender Pancakes (and Waffles) with me one day after I was complaining about gluten-free pancakes I’d recently made that were awful. While the “official” name of the recipe is “Blender Whole Wheat* Pancakes and Waffles”…according to Conley you can make them with just about ANY grain your heart desires! (Thus the asterisk after Whole Wheat.)

And how cool is it that you make them in the BLENDER!??  I’ll admit, putting whole grains in the blender and having them turn into a light and fluffy pancake batter sounded a bit far-fetched to me…but this falls under the “don’t knock it until you’ve tried it” category because they were amazing!

Here is the original recipe that Conley was kind enough to type up and print out for me:

Blender Whole Wheat* Pancakes and Waffles

“This is a real family favorite. Our children grew up on these and still consider it a treat to have me make a batch for them and the grandkids.”  ~~Conley Thatcher

1. Put 1 cup of whole wheat* and 1 1/2 cups of warm milk in the blender. Blend until wheat* is ground and mixture is quite thick. (Note: the longer it blends, the thicker it gets, so be sure to watch it, or it might get too thick.) Note from Jill: Mine got REALLY thick…but all I did was add a little more milk and it was fine.

2. Add:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp oil for pancakes (3 Tbsp for waffles)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

3. Blend until well mixed. If it is thicker than you like, add a little milk. If it is thinner than you like, add a Tbsp or so of potato buds or flakes. (The potato is not really necessary but it gives the pancakes a nice texture.)

4. Pour into a mixing bowl and add 1 Tbsp baking powder, and stir. (Don’t add it while still in the blender. The baking powder will make the batter rise and you might have an overflow problem on your hands.)

5. Cook and serve warm with syrup or jam.

*NOTE: This recipe is adaptable to ALL kinds of whole grain (except corn). Conley has personally used red wheat, white wheat, barley, buckwheat, triticale, millet, rye, and brown rice. His family favorite is a blend of 1/3 white wheat; 1/3 red wheat, barley or rye; and 1/3 brown rice. (Brown rice give the pancakes a lighter texture than any of the other grains.)

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Since I wanted to make GLUTEN-FREE pancakes and didn’t have any brown rice on hand…I decided to experiment a little. I used 1/2 GF oats and 1/2 white rice for my batch of blender pancakes. Call it “beginner’s luck” or whatever you want, but they turned out great! I guess Conley wasn’t kidding when he said this recipe is adaptable to ALL KINDS of whole grains.

The only “issue” I had with my version of the recipe was that I had to cook the pancakes a good long time to make sure the middle wasn’t gooey. (This was less of a problem when I made the pancakes smaller.) I think, however, the gooeyness factor was due to the grains I chose. Next time I am going to try the BROWN rice.

But the TASTE of these pancakes was divine! I couldn’t get over how delicious they were! They actually went a long way towards restoring my faith in gluten-free cooking in general. Sometimes it can get so discouraging…it was nice to have such a success!!

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While I haven’t tried the Whole Wheat version of this recipe (for obvious reasons), I assure you that according to Kaitlyn, who has eaten them all her life, they are WONDERFUL!  I hope that those of you who try the whole wheat recipe will let me know what you think!

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I have to say that making this recipe in my Blendtec was a dream (as is everything else I’ve made in it thus far!) I am actually at the point now where I wonder how I got along without it! :-)  I honestly never expected to be this enamored of a small appliance, but I am! That’s why I am SO EXCITED that the good people at Blendtec have given me another one to give away to one of you!

I have partnered up with Blendtec to once again give away a Blendtec Designer Series WildSide Blender AND a Blendtec Twister Jar Package.  Suggested retail price $618.95!





Congratulations to Heather Hinzman!  You are the lucky winner! :-)


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  1. Michelle S says

    One of our favorite recipes is Baked Beans. The recipe is below. I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest.

    What is the voltage on the blender? I am currently in Germany and my appliances need to be either dual voltage or a minimum of 220. Otherwise it will fry. Thanks Jill!

    28 oz can B & M Baked Beans (if you can find them)
    1 lb hamburger
    1 large chopped onion
    1 lb bacon
    ½ cup brown sugar
    2 tbsp ketchup
    1 tbsp mustard
    1-3 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

    Cook bacon until mostly crisp. Add onions and finish cooking until bacon is crisp and onion is starting to soften. Remove bacon and cook hamburger. Drain and add bacon and onion. Mix in beans, brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire Sauce. Check taste. Pour into 2-quart baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Remove foil and cook until they start to dry out (about 15-20 minutes).

  2. Sharon Moore says

    One of my favorite family recpes is sweet potato casserole
    Senator Russell Sweet Potato Casserole
    3 c. cooked sweet potatoes
    1 c. white sugar
    1/2 c. butter
    2/3 c. sweet milk
    2 eggs, well beaten
    1 tsp. vanilla
    Mix thoroughly and pour into greased baking dish. Cover with topping below and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

    1 c. brown sugar, packed
    1 c. pecans, chopped
    1/3 c. flour
    1/3 c. softened butter
    Mix together well to form dough. Spread on top of potatoes with fingers

  3. Sue Coates says

    One of my family’s favorite recipes:
    Mom’s Potatoe Chili (yes, potatoes!) lol
    6 cans red kidney beans (rinsed and drained) or you may use dried red beans
    2 lbs ground turkey or 95% ground sirloin
    1 cup onion, chopped
    10 potatoes
    2 large V-8 juice
    2 cans tomato sauce
    Chili powder – 1/2 tablespoon
    Chili seasoning packet
    sugar – couple of pinches

    brown ground turkey or ground sirloin – add chopped onion half way through, turn down to low…
    In a larger pot add the beans (already rinsed and drained), the tomato sauce, V-8 juice, chili powder, chili seasoning packet.
    Drain the turkey or ground sirloin after it’s all browned.
    Add this to the tomato / beans in larger pot
    Bring to a mild boil, turn down and simmer
    While this is simmering, start peeling potatoes
    Rinse and cut into bite size pieces
    Add potatoes to chili mixture and let all simmer for about an hour or until potatoes are to your liking
    (we like them a little firm)
    Add a few sprinkles of sugar to chili

    PS…everyone kind of says “with potatoes??” when I talk about making chili……
    I’m so used to it this way that when I eat regular chili with no potatoes, I feel I am missing something :)

    • Jill says

      Love trying family recipes and since I’m the only one who eats chili in my house, I’m going to try it myself!

  4. linsey beeson says

    My husband and I love to make casserole. It starts with about .5 lb ground beef seasoned and cooked (you can use any type of meat: chicken, sausage or turkey turn out great). Then place it in a casserole dish with 1 can cream of mushroom, 1 can cream of celery, 1 can of green beans, and 1 small can olives. Then add various seasonings, for us we usually put.. italian seasoning, garlic salt, pepper, fresh garlic, and worchester sauce. Mix it up and add one can full of water and 1 can of instant rice. Put it in the oven at about 375 and cook til everything is hot.. usually about 25 to 30 min. It seems like a lot of ingredients but they are usually just things that are in the cupboard. Enjoy! It is so delicious on a cold day! Plus, like any casserole.. the left overs are even better!! thank you
    cant wait to make some waffles!!


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