Sunday, January 29, 2012
I love pancakes. I love them for breakfast and for dinner. I love them with butter and homemade maple syrup. I love them with applesauce, cinnamon, and pecans. I love them with fresh fruit and whipped cream. I love them with blueberry syrup or strawberry jam. I love them with a side of eggs and bacon. We eat pancakes at least once a week. They are my last-minute, quick, go-to meal.
I found this cute idea on Pinterest and knew immediately that my boys would go crazy over these pancakes. My husband has been telling made-up stories about Harvey the Pig and his sidekick, Snortey, for years. These pigs are hilarious, and they are a big part of our family culture. They have been on the campaign trail recently with slogans such as "Bring real pork to Washington!", "I like corn!" in Iowa, "There's a new ham in New Ham-shire!", and "No more change for America!", an eliminate pennies platform.
My favorite recipe is the Oatmeal Pancake Mix from Mel's Kitchen Cafe. I have slightly adapted her recipe, adding 2 cups of non-fat powdered milk and 1 1/2 cups of egg powder.
3 1/2 cups oats, ground to powder in the blender or food processor
5 cups whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
2 cups non-fat powdered milk
1 1/2 cups powdered egg
1 cup canola oil
Mix all the dry ingredients first, then add in the canola oil and mix well. I store mine in the fridge in a 1-gallon ziploc bag.
When it's cooking time, mix 2 cups of the pancake mix with 1 cup of water, depending on how thick you like your pancakes. Cook and enjoy!
How do you like your pancakes?