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Friday, 09 December 2011 14:18

Oatmeal Apple Pancakes

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Oatmeal Pancakes

During the holiday season I make an extra effort to make sure that my family starts their day with a healthy breakfast.   Why? Well, despite our effort to be healthy in our home, treats and goodies during this season tend to end up on our plate. Therefore, I want to make sure that their first meal of the day is super nutritious.

My oatmeal apple spice pancakes have become a favorite recipe in our home during the holidays.  I just love the way the aroma from this super easy and delicious recipe fill up the house on cold mornings.   I make them with a kamut pancake mix because the flour contains a very high amount of whole grain per serving.  It’s a also a great source of fiber and provides such a hearty texture to the recipe. Any instant oatmeal works well, so feel free to get creative! Sometimes I will buy the flavored apple spice oatmeal and it works so well in this recipe. If you don't typically buy apple pie spice, you may substitute a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg.

This is what you will need:

1/2 cup of kamut pancake mix

1/2 cup of instant oatmeal

1 teaspoon of apple pie spice

1 tablespoon of honey

1 tablespoon of canola oil

1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce

1 cup of low-fat milk

 

First, place the dry ingredients (pancake mix, oatmeal, and apple pie spice) together in a bowl and mix well.

Oatmeal apple pancakes

 

Add milk and applesauce and mix well.

Oatmeal Pancakes

 

Add they honey and mix well.  It's at this point when I decide whether to add more milk.   The mixture should be pretty close to what your usual pancake mix looks like, but it will look grainer due to the kamut and oatmeal.  For thinner pancakes you may want to add about 1/4 cup of milk.

Oatmeal pancakes

 

Pour batter onto a lightly oiled griddle or pan, about 1/3 cup per pancake.  Turn when bubbles form on surface and the edges begin to dry. Since the recipe calls for a whole grain and oatmeal, the pancakes will have a heartier, denser texture.

Oatmeal pancakes

 

Top off these delicious pancakes with just a bit of real maple syrup (real maple syrup lacks the high fructose corn syrup, which is not good for you) and banana slices.....and for added calcium have a glass of cold milk with them - just perfect!

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