Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Harvest and Grain Pancakes

One easy way to save money is to replace one of your weeknight meals with breakfast. It may sound silly, but Brinner (breakfast for dinner) is a staple around here. You'd be surprised at how little it will cost you to make a great meal for your family with things you already have in your cabinets and fridge. These are our go-to homemade pancakes in this house. We LOVE them and they are actually pretty healthy too! I'll be honest, I like to just eat them plain... they are that good! Serve them up with some eggs and bacon for a hearty, healthy meal.

Harvest and Grain Pancakes
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (can use white if you don't have wheat)
1 cup old fashioned oats 
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons blanched almonds, finely chopped
3 tablespoons walnuts, finely chopped

Lightly oil a skillet or griddle and preheat it to medium heat.

Grind the oats in a blender or food processor until fine, like flour.
Combine oat flour, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In another bowl combine buttermilk, milk, oil, eggs, and granulated sugar with an electric mixer or wisk until smooth. Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients, add nuts and mix well by hand.

Pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the hot skillet and cook the pancakes for 1 to 3 minutes per side or until brown.

Serve hot with syrup and enjoy!

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