Recipes for Brynne

A friend asked for these recipes so here goes:

Whole Wheat Pancakes or Waffles

1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (I grind soft white whole wheat)
1 T baking powder
2 T brown sugar
3/4 t salt
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk (I use soy)
3 T canola oil

Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Combine together. Makes 12 pancakes.

To make waffles, separate eggs and beat egg white until stiff. Fold into batter.

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potatoes
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Peel sweet potatoes. Cut into fries. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake in a single layer on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes (depends on how thick you cut the fries) in the upper third of your oven.

*Since these are baked, they don't get as crispy as traditional fries, but my family still loves them. Tanner dips them in ketchup.
*In the picture it shows a glass pan, this is NOT what I cook it in. I just stored them in there.

My Mom's Whole Wheat Bread

6 2/3 C hot water
3 T yeast
2/3 C honey
2/3 C butter (I use olive oil because Tanner and Kate can't eat dairy)
2 T salt
2 C flour
1/2 C wheat gluten
2 C oat flour (or grind up oatmeal in your blender)
14-16 C whole wheat flour (we use half hard red wheat and half hard white wheat)

Mix water, honey yeast. Let proof. Add white flour, oat flour, gluten and half of the whole wheat flour. Mix. Add salt and butter/oil. Mix. Add the rest of the flour until it barely cleans the upper half of the bowl when mixer is running. Knead for 10 minutes in mixer. Dough should be smooth and elastic, but sticky. Let rest 10-20 minutes. Set oven to 170 degrees. Spray Pam on your hands and shape into 4 loaves. Put in oven and immediately turn OFF oven. Let rise in oven for 22 minutes then turn oven to 350 degrees and cook 28-30 minutes. Immediately turn out onto cooling racks.

*The amount of whole wheat flour you use will just depend on how dry your wheat kernels are and how humid it is where you live. For example, here in California I add almost a full 2 cups LESS than my Mom does in Oregon because it is a lot drier here.
*This batch is made in a Bosch. If you have a Kitchen Aid, halve the recipe. If you don't have a mixer, ask my Mom how to do it by hand.f

My FAVORITE Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Brynne you didn't ask for this one but it's soooo good)

3/4 C oatmeal
1 C whole wheat flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/4 C butter, softenend
1/4 C canola oil
1/3 C sugar
1/3 C brown sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 C chocolate chips

Grind oats in blender. Transfer to a bowl and stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter in a mixer until fluffy. Add oil, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add dry ingredients, beating on low speed until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets at 350 degrees for about 9 minutes. Let sit for about 2 minutes and then transfer to cooling racks.

*Instead of butter and oil, I use Earth Balance (because of the dairy) and they still turn out great.
*They are really easy to overcook and won't be nearly as good. So if anything, undercook them.
*I promise even though there isn't any white flour, they are still soooo good.

By the way, I only had a picture of the sweet potato fries, so I had to get the others off of google images. I WISH my whole wheat bread looked like that and I was that good of a photographer.

Now it's everyone else's turn. What are some healthy tried and true recipes that your family loves???