Banana Wheat germ pancakes


BM # 73: Week 4, Day 1
Theme : Ingredient swap
Recipe: wheat germ pancakes with banana

Last month we had a mini blogger meet at Pavani’s place. It was a perfect timing since Valli had an interesting theme for February – Ingredients swap. So instead of mailing each other, we were able to exchange it when we met. All of us had about 3-4 ingredients to share and picked whatever we fancied from the lot. I ended up picking all three ingredients from Pavani.

My own (ingredient) shopping for the event was a hurried one. Its in my blood to postpone things to the last possible minute and you can’t question habits ingrained that deep. I realized much later that I had a lot more interesting ingredients right in my pantry itself. Well, may be for the next meet, I will be a little more smarter and shop my own pantry before rushing to the store.

I picked wheat germ from the lot for the first post and made a banana based wheat germ pancake. Its the first time I am using my tripod, so I was able to get some hands free maple syrup shot. Its an entirely different thing whether the pictures are good or not. Whats more important is the fact that I used the tripod ( last year’s birthday gift ) before my next birthday. So hurrah for that!

In my enthusiasm to get a good picture, I ended up pouring too much syrup and making my son very happy as a result. Eating pancakes drenched with syrup is a happy sacrifice from his end for my little space on the web :-). Read on for the recipe.


Recipe adapted from: Prevention RD


  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • about 1/2 cup milk


  1. Whisk the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Blend the banana, eggs, oil, vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients. Mix in enough milk to get the batter to the consistency of cake batter.
  3. Heat a pan. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter. Let the pancakes cook on a medium heat until the bubbles subside, flip carefully and let the top side cook as well. Take off the pan when golden brown. Serve with syrup.



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16 thoughts on “Banana Wheat germ pancakes

  1. sizzlingtastebuds says:

    Wonderful shots n a healthy dish there ! I don’t even know what’s in my pantry sometimes n miss out on using them before the expiry date !
    By the way m gonna ping u offline on how best to use a tripod :))


  2. usha says:

    The shot is lovely and the image is so crisp and sharp. You should use the tripod more often. You will love it, though it comes with it’s own limitations.


  3. Sandhiya says:

    Wow,Such a tempting picture and healthy pancake. First time, heard about wheat germ.Just now searched about in google and know about the health benefits. How is it taste? like oats?


  4. Pavani says:

    Wheat germ in pancakes sounds very nutritious and delicious.
    Beautiful clicks Rajani. I usually end up pouring too much syrup on my pancakes too when I take the pour shots.


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