Sunday, February 27, 2011
Hi everyone, it's Cait again! Did you enjoy Jeff's post last night? And he thought he had writing skills of an 8th grader? I don't think so. His post was great-and so was that caramel frappe that he made! I told him not to make me once since it wasn't the healthiest recipe out there, but I actually ended up just drinking half of his. I felt less guilty about it that way though ;) After waking up this morning, Jeff was craving pancakes (a normal occurrence) and I was craving oatmeal (also a normal craving). So, why not combine them and make healthy oatmeal pancakes? I adapted a recipe from the cookbook Good to the Grain.
- 3/4 cup oat flour (I'll explain how to easily make this)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup cooked oats/oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup 1% milk
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 tablespoon molasses
First, make your oat flour. Simply pour 1 cup of rolled oats into a food processor and grind until they become a flour like substance.
Next, combine the dry ingredients (oat flour, whole-wheat flour, sugar, baking powder and salt) in a large bowl. In a medium sized bowl, mix the wet ingredients (butter, milk, eggs, cooked oatmeal and molasses). Finally, fold the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.
***To cook the oatmeal, mix 1 cup of rolled oats with 2 cups of water and simmer on the stove for about 5-7minutes.***
Now all you have to do is cook the pancakes! Heat a pan over medium heat with a little butter to keep the batter from sticking. Pour the batter onto the pan. This recipe will make about 15 small pancakes or 6-8 large ones. Of course we made large :)
To keep it healthy, I topped mine with crunchy peanut butter and some coconut.
Hoping this breakfast holds us over for a while (it should with all of the oatmeal in it) since we have a long day head! We're off to go on a little hike/walk with Ollie then I'm grocery shopping and Target shopping (my two favorite activities) with my friend Lauren!