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Looking for a recipe to help you stay slim? Look no further because here is a great Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) recipe for Whole Wheat Barleycakes that can help with weight loss.

According to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, whole grain flours like barley and wheat provide many micronutrients like B vitamins, zinc, iron, and manganese. Also, “whole grains are packed with fiber and plant nutrients that have been shown to lower the risk of many diseases. It even can help with weight loss.”

Enjoy these barleycakes at any time of the day. It is best to top with fresh fruit.

Whole Wheat Barleycakes


Makes about 16 3-inch pancakes

1/2 cup barley flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups fortified soy- or rice milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
1 vegetable oil spray

Stir flours, baking soda, and salt together in one bowl. In a separate bowl, mix nondairy milk, maple syrup, vinegar, and oil. Combine the two mixtures and stir just enough to obtain a smooth batter.

Heat a skillet, then lightly spray it with vegetable oil spray. Pour small amounts of batter onto the heated surface and cook until the edges are dry and the tops bubble. Turn carefully with a spatula and cook the second sides until golden brown, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Information

Per pancake:

Calories: 46
Fat: 0.9 g
Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
Calories from Fat: 17.2%
Cholesterol: 0 mg

Protein: 1.7 g
Carbohydrates: 8.4 g
Sugar: 1.4 g
Fiber: 1.1 g

Sodium: 88 mg
Calcium: 27 mg
Iron: 0.5 mg
Vitamin C: 0.1 mg
Beta-Carotene: 0 mcg
Vitamin E: 0.4 mg

Recipe from Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer by Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.

Contact Info:

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste. 400, Washington, DC 20016

Phone: 202-686-2210
E-mail: info@pcrm.org

Happy Healthy Eating!

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