Friday, January 1, 2010

Oatmeal Pancakes & Homemade maple syrup

My sister Amy makes these pancakes a lot and they are so delicious! What you do is make a dry mix (it makes 10 cups of mix) and then store it in a ziploc bag or something, and then every time you want to make pancakes, you just use some of the mix along with 3 other ingredients and it's so EASY! I love it. They have a great flavor with oats, cinnamon, whole wheat flour, etc. I also love how hearty they are. As a nursing mommy I often get hungry not too long after eating a meal, but these stay with me longer than any other breakfast food. And they're delicious!

To go along with these pancakes, of course you need maple syrup. Here's the dilemma in our family with store-bought maple syrup. You either get pancake syrup which is basically flavored corn syrup - which is not only very bad for you, but Jeremy is also allergic to corn syrup. OR, you pay an arm and a leg for pure maple syrup. SO...we make our own. Jeremy's family always did this growing up, and again I had never made it myself until I made this pancakes for the first time. And it is DELICIOUS! And easy. And it makes plenty so you can store it in the fridge and not have to make it every time. So without further ado, I bring you the recipes...

Oatmeal Pancakes


4 c. old fashioned oats
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. instant nonfat dry milk
3 T. baking powder
2 T. cinnamon
5 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

Mix all ingredients together well. Store in a sealed gallon-size plastic storage bag or airtight container. Yield: 10 cups of pancake mix.


2 eggs
1/3 c. vegetable oil
2 c. pancake mix
1 c. water

To make pancakes, beat eggs in a large bowl. Gradually beat in oil. Alternately add pancake mix and water to mixture. Blend well. Cook. Yield: about 10-12 pancakes.

**These take some practice to cook, because they're much denser than normal pancakes. Just don't have the pan too hot and keep checking them.

Maple Syrup

2 c. sugar
1 c. water
1/2 tsp. Maple flavoring

Bring sugar and water to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Add 1/2 tsp. maple flavoring.

I told you it was easy! I just store my extra in a jar in the fridge and heat it up for the next use. Yum!!! If you want another delicious syrup recipe, go here.
Originally posted 11/3/09

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