Phew, so cooking in the morning is NOT a good idea for me.
I usually pack a light lunch to bring to work, but since I had off on this BEAutiful Friday I decided to make pancakes for myself and my 4 siblings that are at home (my mom has homeschooled all of us, and 4 of my siblings are below college still).
As a note, make sure you check and make sure you have all the ingredients before you start baking (duh, right?) because these Oat Pancakes were supposed to be made with whole wheat flour but I learned too late that I was out of it. Also, I started out by halving the recipe but my sisters and brother ate them so quickly that I ended up having to make a second batch, so I should have just gone with the full recipe to begin with! We had no buttermilk in my house either, but I usually substitute that anyway by pouring 1 Tbsp lemon juice into a measuring cup then filling the measuring cup up to the 1 cup line with milk, it always works out just fine!
These pancakes turned out to be delicious (I recommend halving the batter if you’re not trying to feed 5 hungry people) but I was so disappointed that I had to use all-purpose flour and plan to try the recipe again with some whole wheat flour tomorrow.
I got the recipe from Food.com but I added in 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp ground flax-seed and used vanilla extract instead of the almond (made the pancakes taste more like an oatmeal cookie… delicious). I ate these guys plain, picking them up to eat them (no fork or knife required) but some of my siblings topped them off with maple syrup. You can find the recipe as it was meant to be below.
While they were eating, my sister Nikki said to me:
“I need Moron Juice.”
Me: “What? You need Moron Juice?”
Nikki: “Yeah… Moron Juice.”
I had no idea what she was talking about until she walked to the fridge and I realized she was saying she needed more ORANGE JUICE. Makes so much more sense! (though I think if she was guzzling Moron Juice every morning that would explain some of her antics 😉 )
Question: What’s your favorite breakfast food?
Oatmeal pancakes & Moron Juice
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
Mix dry ingredients
Mix wet ingredients
Mix all ingredients together
Spoon 1/4 cup into hot, greased pan
I would recommend subbing vanilla extract for the almond extract for sweeter pancakes.
I added 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp ground flax seed for additional nutrition
An easy substitute for 1 cup of buttermilk is to pour 1 Tbsp lemon juice into a measuring cup and then to fill up the measuring cup to the 1 cup mark with regular milk.