Saturday, April 12, 2008

pancakes that made momo proud

my mom loves to talk about digestive system health. she is a pusher of double fiber bread, flax seed, and steel cut oatmeal. and, although these things may make us more regular, sometimes they leave a bit to be desired in the taste and texture department. however, we came across this recipe in a magazine lately:

delicious oatmeal pancakes (adapted from rodale's yoga life summer 2006 issue page 32)

1 cup steel cut oatmeal (or long cooking)...UNCOOKED
2 cups buttermilk
1 T. canola oil
1 egg
2 egg whites
2 t. vanilla
4 T. light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (or you can do 3/4 cup whole wheat, 3/4 cup all purpose if you're a wieney)
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda

combine oatmeal and buttermilk in a large bowl and let stand (for at least 15 minutes if using steel let it soften...shorter time for long cooking). beat in eggs. add oil and vanilla. in a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to combine.

now, make your pancakes. you can eat these by themselves. they have great flavor! or, you could top with fruit or syrup. you can refrigerate or freeze leftover pancakes and either heat up in microwave or use your toaster.


Crista said...

These sound great! I don't have a lot of crock pot recipes yet, but I highly recomment both of the carnitas recipes I've tried. The second one had more flavor, and was mild enough for the kids. Even with the jalapenos, it wasn't spicy, just flavorful. I have a recipe for crock pot lasagna that I want to try soon, so I'll post that as soon as I make it! Cute blog, I love the stories!

aunt sara said...

I feel more regular just READING this.