FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2012
Contact: Wendy White, (303) 239-4119, Wendy.White@ag.state.co.us
Colorado Wheat is Abundant and Tasty
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado wheat is featured in our Vanilla and Blueberry Pancakes recipe.
More than two million acres of wheat are planted in Colorado each year, and the state is ranked 8th nationally for wheat production. Wheat is produced in all regions of Colorado and is grown in more than 40 of the 64 counties. Whole-grain foods are good sources of B-vitamins, vitamin E and protein. Look for Colorado wheat based products at your local grocery store or at restaurants across the state.
Vanilla and Blueberry Pancakes
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., 5280 Culinary, LLC
1-1/2 Cups Whole Grain Flour
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 Tsp. Baking Powder, double acting
1-1/4 Cups Buttermilk
2 Tbsp. Vanilla Bean Paste
3/4 Cup Fresh Blueberries
Combine the flour, brown sugar and baking powder together into a large mixing bowl. Mix well with a whisk to incorporate the baking powder into the flour. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla paste and mix well. If mixture is too thick, adjust the buttermilk by tablespoons. Add the blueberries and mix until just incorporated. Heat a large skillet and spray with pan spray. Cook the pancakes until they start to bubble on the top, flip and cook until done, about one more minute. Serve with maple syrup or coconut syrup.
Visit www.coloradoagriculture.com for a complete list of recipes.