In Like a Bee to Honey, the third book in the Honeybee Sisters series, Rose Christner, the youngest of the Honeybee sisters, is timid and cautious, but she’s not shy in the kitchen.
One of Rose’s favorite recipes is Honey Whole Wheat Pancakes, which she makes for Josiah Yoder and his energetic nephews in Like a Bee to Honey. This pancake recipe appears at the back of Like a Bee to Honey. It is my favorite breakfast recipe. You grind the wheat right in your blender for the freshest ground wheat ever!
Honey Whole Wheat Pancakes
1 ½ cups buttermilk
1 cup whole-wheat kernels
3 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon Rumford baking powder (This brand makes a difference. Without it, add another tablespoon of cornmeal.)
Step 1: Have a hot griddle greased and ready.
Step 2: Put the buttermilk in the blender and turn the blender to the highest speed. (Rose had to use already-ground wheat and elbow grease.) Slowly pour the whole-wheat kernels into the blender. It will sound like popcorn popping. Blend until the popping sound is gone. Add cornmeal, eggs, honey, and salt.
Step 3: After mixing well, add baking soda and baking powder and blend for 20 seconds. The batter will rise fast! Pour dollops of batter onto hot griddle and brown on both sides.
Jennifer Beckstrand is the award winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series and The Honeybee Sisters series for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer was nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award and the 2015 RITA® Award, and Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for Inspirational fiction. Both Huckleberry Hill and Huckleberry Christmas appeared in Examiner.com list of top ten inspirational books for 2014. Visit JenniferBeckstrand.com for recipes, upcoming events, and news about books and giveaways.