Monday, February 23, 2009
Oatmeal Pancakes - Yum!
I'm not sure if pancakes count as "baking" but they are a bread-type item. Plus, we had this recipe for dinner tonight and they were so good! And really healthy and surprisingly easy.
This recipe comes from the book The Passionate Vegetarian by Crescent Dragonwagon. If you are at all interested in vegetarian cooking (even if you are only looking to do it once a week or so) I highly recommend this book. It is a big one - 1110 pages!! But it is cram-packed with recipes, tips, recipe variations, and suggestions. There are some really, well, left-wing recipes. But there are lots and lots of "normal" food that just doesn't happen to have meat in it. This recipe is one of those examples.
Ethereal Buttermilk Oatmeal Pancakes
In a medium bowl combine:
3/4 c. old fashioned rolled oats
2 c. buttermilk (I used regular skim milk and added buttermilk powder to the dry ingredients)
Let the oats and milk sit for 1/2 hr.
Add to the oat/milk mixture:
1/4 c. buckwheat flour
1/4 c. whole wheat flour (I couldn't find buckwheat flour so I used 1/2 c. whole wheat flour)
1/2 c. unbleached white all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 egg yolks
Mix together, if the batter seems excessively thick, add a little more buttermilk (or in my case, milk).
In a separate bowl beat until stiff peaks form:
2 egg whites
(I used my KitchenAid stand mixer and it was really fast and easy) Fold the beaten egg white into the oat/milk/flour mixture. Cook on a non-stick pan until bubbles appear then flip. When they are done, serve with butter and syrup!
Next time I think I'm going to add some blueberries. I think they would go well with this recipe. We all ate them up and they were great.
PS If anyone has a miracle cure for the flu - you know, the high-fever-aching-headache-chills-coughing-feeling-miserable flu, please send it to me asap! The whole family has come down with it one by one. Darling Daughter number 3 came down with it this morning. Thus far, I'm the only one that hasn't gotten it. (knock on wood!) I really, really don't want to get it (however, Darling Daughter number 2 lost 6 lbs in 4 days, I wouldn't mind that!). The whole school has got it - one class last week had 10 kids absent in a class of 22! Going to wash my hands now, for the 145th time today!