Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Breaking Free From The Box Part 2

Left Over Oatmeal Pancakes:
So you made some yummy oatmeal but now you have about a cup or two of leftovers and you don't know what to do with them. Well I'm going to give you a couple of suggestions. One is to freeze them into individual servings so on those morning your husband needs to leave early or you need to leave early and you don't want to get up earlier then you have to to fix something lasting and nutritious, you have something ready to go. It also makes a good snack on those days you need a little extra boost. My second suggestion would be to make oatmeal pancakes. These are very good and it doesn't matter what you put into the oatmeal before because it transfers nicely to the pancakes. For example I made peanut butter, banana oatmeal and the next morning I made peanut butter banana pancakes, they tasted great! They do take more time then just the oatmeal so you could either freeze the oatmeal until you have time to make the pancakes or  keep in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.

3/4 cup oat flour or barley flour (grind 1 cup of oats in blender to make 3/4 cup oat flour)
1 cup Hard white wheat
2 tablespoons sugar (depending on what is in the oatmeal I may not add the sugar)
2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1 cup cooked oatmeal
1 tablespoon honey or grade B maple syrup
2 large eggs

Mix your dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Mix wet ingredients together including the cooked oatmeal.
Combine all ingredients and let sit for about 5 minutes. This will thicken the batter and allow the wheat to relax.
Makes about 18 small pancakes.

I bet you didn't think it would be that easy did you. Here is some info on the health benefits of oatmeal.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! I'd probably make a bunch of pancakes and then freeze them for quick breakfasts. Better than Eggo products.