Friday, July 23, 2010

Recipe of the Week: Fabulous Flapjacks

When browsing through some breakfast recipes on another blog that were entries in a contest, I copy and pasted several of them to try. This is one of the ones I found there that I tried out this week. I have to admit to being a little surprised that they were as good as they were. I don't use pancake mix. I always make my pancakes from scratch. I usually use multiple grains and always buttermilk for the best pancakes. Since this recipe doesn't call for buttermilk and uses a couple of ingredients that are not what I typically use in pancakes, I wasn't sure. But I was interested to try them. I'm glad I did. As our family has grown, it has become a major production to put enough pancakes on the table for everyone. We have reduced how often we make them for this reason. This recipe makes it more accessible again for a fairly quick breakfast that's different than toast or cereal.
It's a mix! (I love things I can prepare ahead). Better for you than a mix from the store, but easier than the typical homemade pancakes. A great solution for me.

It's easy enough for my kids to add the wet ingredients and make these without my help.

They're a nice, substantial and filling pancake without being dry at all. And they have a special, unique taste with oats and cinnamon that is different than any other pancakes we've had. Maybe it's because I'm pregnant, but I love them!
Fabulous Flapjacks
Mix: 2c all purpose flour 2c whole wheat flour 4 c quick cooking oats 1 c brown sugar, packed 1 c dry milk 3 T baking powder 2 T cinnamon 1 1/2 t salt 1/2 t cream of tartar
Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. Transfer to an air-tight container or plastic bag till ready to use.

To make them: (I have this written on the plastic bag I store the mix in so I can mix up a batch quickly!) 2 c. pancake mix 2 eggs, beaten 1/3 c. oil 1 c water (Optional: add strawberries, bananas, blueberries, walnuts, chocolate chips etc)

Blend wet ingredients (eggs, oil, water). Add mix and stir just until incorporated. Let sit for 3-5 minutes. Heat large non-stick skillet or griddle. Lightly oil and pour 1/4 c batter for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on top of pancake. Turn and cook other side till golden.

These stick with you for awhile. We enjoy lathering them with Greek (or vanilla/plain) yogurt and adding a taste of maple syrup.

1 comment:

Lora said...

Those look good! Thanks for sharing. We don't eat pancakes that often in our family. But, when we do, I usually make them from a Bisquick mix. Maybe I'll try these next time!