Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Oatmeal Pancakes

Stack of 2 Oatmeal Pancakes
with Strawberries
There is something about winter and me thinking about oats.  Not in cookies nor as a topping, but as in Oatmeal Pancakes.  Oatmeal Pancakes!!  Their name may not sound very exciting, but let me tell you they are so good!!  With each bite there is a little crunch going on.  Oats,  fat free Buttermilk, egg whites, olive oil ... all favorite cooking ingredients for me!  I had not make these pancakes in a while.  The memory of enjoying them in the morning with strawberries served on top came back.  I like mine stacked before topping with the strawberries.  Yum!!   

The combination of Strawberries and Oats tastes so good!  So, the night before, a Ziploc bag of frozen sliced (slightly sweetened) strawberries were taken out of our freezer to defrost in the fridge for the next morning.  The Oats and Buttermilk are also combined the night before.  Then, the next morning finish preparing the batter and get your skillet hot!  It was time to combine the Buttermilk and Oats in a bowl and let the process begin! 

This recipe makes a large batch, so I freeze the extra pancakes.  Each is placed in an individual sandwich bag.  The pancakes are stacked and then placed into a Ziploc freezer Bag and popped into the freezer.  They are ready to enjoy at other breakfasts.  Defrosting/ reheating the Oatmeal Pancakes in the microwave works great. 
Oatmeal Pancakes


2 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
2 Cups Fat Free Buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg

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1 Cup Fat Free Buttermilk- use the next morning
1/2 Cup Flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Egg + 2 Egg Whites, beaten
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil for baking & sauteing 

  1.  Combine Oats, Buttermilk, Cinnamon and Nutmeg in a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2.  Next morning add 1 Cup additional Buttermilk.  Stir.  
  3.  Stir together Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder & Baking Soda in a small bowl.
  4.  Add to Oats/ Buttermilk mixture.
  5.  Add beaten Egg + Egg Whites and Olive Oil. 
  6.  Stir all together, adding small amount of Buttermilk if needed.
  7.  Pour 1/4 Cup batter on hot griddle for each pancake.
  8.  When brown, flip over and cook other side.
  9. Serve!
What a great breakfast!  If you do not have Strawberries for a topping, Maple Syrup also tastes so good!   

Sunday, February 18, 2018

A Taste of Winter!

A view from our front window!
Snowflakes fell last night.  Well, it is February.  During the daytime hours we've been getting a taste of Spring, lately.  Daily walks outside are great!  Brisker weather came in yesterday and the flakes fell.  In the wee hours of the AM the snow plows cleared our streets and we are all good to go again.

Our Grill is hibernating!
This week we just may be able to use the grill!

Enjoying the seasons!