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Is There a 'Healthiest' Flour and Grain Blend for Pancakes/Waffles/Baked Goods?

opinionatedchef | Sep 21, 2013 08:47 PM

I hesitate to ask this question because my nutritional knowledge is def sub-par. After 40+ yrs of cooking, I have, in the past few yrs, become fixed on using whole grains and wh grn flours as much as possible. I bought Whole Grains and Good to the Grain but so far, i haven't found an answer to this question:

Given the myriad choices, what ingreds are best to include in pancakes and baked goods? Ex:I created a multigrain pancake recipe that uses whole wheat flour, cornmeal, oats, nuts and berries. I'm very proud of it but i realize that there may be a much healthier ingred mix that i could use. (Do oats really contribute much besides fiber?) What about wheat germ and chia seeds, or other things....

Savory Ex: I created a curried chicken pancakes recipe that uses a base mix of white whole wheat flour, chickpea flour, and TrJ Multigrain Pilaf (blend of brown rice, red rice and black barley ). Should i add/sub other flours or grains?
Should i use all chickpea flour(is it more nutritive than whole wheat?)
I am def a carbo holic and improving my protein and vitamin intake when i make carbo dishes-- would make me feel psychologically better, though i don't know if it would actually BE healthier. I look forw to your help;TIA.

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