Monday, July 5, 2010

Day 317: Oatmeal Health Freak Pancakes

Yield: 10 pancakes
Time (Start to Finish): 40 min

1 ½ cup rolled oats
2 cups whole milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp brown sugar
¼ cup flax powder
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
¼ cup melted butter
¾ cup pecans
1 tsp vanilla
more butter for cooking

1. Warm the milk and in a bowl add the milk and the oats and let stand for 3-5 min
2. Add the flour, sugar, flax powder, baking powder, cinnamon and eggs and mix. You can add a touch more milk if they are super thick
3. Melt the butter in your skillet and then pour it into the batter with the pecans and vanilla and mix until just combined
4. On a well greased skillet pour ¼ cup batter per cake and cook on each side until it begins to brown. Repeat process until batter in gone.

Rating: 4.5 strawberries
Notes: Improvements include adding bananas and yogurt for some of the milk…other than that, MAN these are good! They are heavy, sit hard for the day, and really pack a killer punch in the morning. You can serve them with strawberries and cream, or just some syrup like Mac and I did. Perfect! I have been wanting to make a healthier pancake, and this one steals the show. They are also good cold with a little peanut butter. A great thing to bring on a trip as a snack. This is seriously a must try. If you are using steal cut oats, cook the oatmeal first and cut back on the milk.

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