Monday, August 25, 2008

Grain and Wheat Pancakes

I realize that the last week has probably seemed like a self-thrown pity party for this momma's blog, and today I'm trying hard to reclaim my joy! We had a super fun little family breakfast and a great little bike ride on some trails near our home. (and by Cloe's school--I'm probably going to get turned in for stalking the playground just for a chance at a glimpse of my girl!) Of course, life won't all be without bubbles. Cloe got off the bus today and burst in to tears. Oh no! What happened! "I forgot my lunchbox at school! Waa-aaa!" So, Cody, being the extra loving daddy that he is, took off down to her school to recover the precious princess box. It's now safe at home, ready to go for tomorrow.
While I was fixing our pancakes this morning, I had to laugh. The Today Show had a segment of "Eat This Not That" for healthier eating for children. As I'm stirring up my pancakes, the guy said, "Trade those pancakes in for bacon and eggs." Well, let's just say this guy hasn't tried these pancakes! Cody thought they tasted "healthy". The boys loved them, and I think this recipe is totally a keeper! They need a catchier name, though...any ideas?

Grain and Wheat Pancakes

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned
oatmeal
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 cup milk
1/4 cup olive oil
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
DIRECTIONS:
1. Grind the oats in a blender or food processor until fine. In a large bowl, combine ground oats, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
2. In another bowl, combine buttermilk, milk, oil, egg, and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix wet ingredients into dry with a few swift strokes.
3. Lightly oil a skillet or griddle, and preheat it to medium heat. Ladle 1/3 cup of the batter onto the hot skillet; cook the pancakes for 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until brown.

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