Grapefruit and Wheat Germ Pancakes

This is a delicious recipe that is also suitable for vegans.

The grapefruit is exceptionally rich in vitamin C and is one of the best antioxidant food sources you can have. It has also shown to help lower high cholesterol, prevent kidney stones and protect against colon cancer.

Ground flaxseed is an awesome, natural source of essential fatty acids, fiber, protein and cancer fighting lignans.

Obviously the health benefits of wheat germ need no introduction, but it will also add additional omega-3, vitamin E, complex B vitamins, fiber, plus nearly every major and trace minerals our bodies need.

This recipe made 13 pancakes that were made from 1/4 cup of the batter and works out at around 123 calories each.


2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 cups almond milk
1/4 cup vegan butter (ie Earth Balance)
2 medium grapefruits
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
6 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


First mix the water and flax meal in a bowl and let it sit to thicken up a bit.

Whisk together the whole wheat flour, wheat germ and baking powder in a big bowl.

Add the almond milk, vanilla extract and ground flaxseed with water. Mix that up till combined.

Squeeze enough juice from the grapefruit for about 1/4 cup and pour into the mixing bowl.

Scoop out the remaining grapefruit and cut into small pieces. Add them, along any more remaining juice, to the mixing bowl.

Whisk until you get a nice smooth texture.

There you have your nutrient packed, grapefruit and wheat germ pancake mix!

This batch will make about a dozen pancakes, and they taste delicious!

If you prefer you can substitute the flaxseed mix with a couple of eggs and use regular milk instead of almond milk. (But I think the use of ground flaxseed and almond milk gives it an extra health kick!).

Recipe and photos courtesy of Maytina at:

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