Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Oatmeal Pancakes

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you. Make these for breakfast and your Irish eyes (or non-Irish eyes) will be smiling all morning long. Drop in a bit of green food coloring and use a shamrock cookie cutter to celebrate. No luck needed to makes these. Simple and easy, and definitely frugal.

I love pancakes, but made straight from the box they are tasty, but I end up hungry after eating lots of carbs and little fiber. These filling pancakes will keep you going all morning long. I'm becoming a huge fan of using yogurt in baked goods. You really don't need the oil in these.

1/3 c unbleached flour
2/3 c wheat flour
1/2 t salt
2 t baking powder
1/2 t cinnamon
1/3 c quick oats
1/3 c yogurt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 c milk
1 T canola oil (or melted coconut oil)
2 T brown sugar

Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. In a separate bowl, wisk together wet ingredients, except for yogurt. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well combines. Gently fold in the yogurt (meaning mix gently, pull from the bottom and "fold" over the top). Preheat griddle on high until HOT, reduce heat to medium high and grease liberally. When you pour the batter it should sizzle immediately and start to rise with bubble starting quickly (making them light and fluffy). If the griddle isn't hot enough, the pancake will be flat and dense.

Total Costs: $1.43
Flour $.10 (Sunmart)
Wheat Flour $.50 (Meijer)
Oats $.15 (Cashwise)
Yogurt $.35 (Walmart)
Egg $.08 (Sunmart)
Milk $.25 (Walmart)
Others - from pantry stock

Toss in a few berries, chopped apples, or chocolate chips
Freeze them and toss them in the toaster for a busy morning

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