Thursday, January 28, 2010

Boy, These Were Goooood...

Banana-Oatmeal Hotcakes

1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats
1 c. water
2 T. brown sugar
2 T. oil
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. plain yogurt
1 banana, mashed
1 egg, lightly beaten

Cook oatmeal according to package instructions. Stir in brown sugar and oil; set aside to cool slightly.

In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Whisk to blend.

Whisk together the milk, yogurt, and mashed banana and egg; add the cooked oats and stir until well blended. Add the flour mixture to the oat mixture and stir just until moistened.

Pour 1/4 c. portions onto heated griddle. Cook until the top surface of the pancake is covered with bubbles and the edges are lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Turn and cook another 1-2 minutes.

Drizzle with warm syrup.

And now, as usual, I'll tell you how I deviated from the recipe!
I didn't have any plain yogurt on hand but I had some sour cream. I put in about a tablespoon and increased the milk by about a tablespoon as well, figuring that would about equate the consistency of plain yogurt.

I also only had one banana that was really good and ripe, so even though I doubled all the other ingredients in order to feed my troops, I only used the one banana.

Some of the kids prefer to just spread butter and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over their pancakes or waffles instead of syrup.

I made these today for the first time. They really liked them. The kids said it tasted a lot like banana bread.

Additionally, we serve these "breakfast"-type meals at any time of the day. That's how I grew up, and I never knew that other people didn't do this. We often had pancakes or french toast for dinner or supper when I was growing up. (I grew up in a dairy-farming family so, yes, we had "dinner" at noon and "supper" at night...and still do!)
Were we the only ones who did this?
Who still do this?
I have had so many people say something like, "Oh--how fun! Breakfast for supper!" and various forms of surprised comments when they hear that we routinely eat pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, or waffles at a time other than breakfast.
What do you do?
I think it's a great way to spread the ever-important grocery dollar. We get eggs for free from a friend, and often free bread from a friend as well, so these are all very cost-effective meals for us. (Incidentally, if we don't have any "free bread" from our friends, I utilize the bread store where things are SSOOOOOO much cheaper than the grocery store. We buy like 15 loaves and put them in the freezer. Very cost effective!)

Anyway, all of that is to say, try these yummy pancakes!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm SO glad you still go in the order of breakfast -> dinner -> supper. It's ingrained in my head and I'll carry it on as well. We, too ALWAYS had pancakes for supper. It was my favorite!


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