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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Oatmeal Pancakes

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I hear from a tiny fraction of the people reading The Sweets Life on a daily basis. Thanks to things like Google Analytics and Feedburner, I have a pretty good idea of how many people are visiting each day or receiving my daily email...and very very few of those people leave comments or contact me via Twitter/Facebook/Email, etc. I don't mind--I don't often comment on blogs that I read simply because I'm too busy and if I were to comment on every blog post I enjoyed, I wouldn't ever have time to do my own blogging! That being said, it's always a treat to hear from readers...and so it was recently, when I finally met my mom's friend Chris.
Chris has been reading for awhile and occasionally passes along recipes to my mom that she thinks I might enjoy (they usually involve kale--she knows me well!). A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet Chris and discovered that she's no novice in the kitchen. She was sweet enough to pass on a few of her family recipes and I immediately zeroed in on her oatmeal pancake recipe!
I love me some pancakes, but our weekend breakfasts have revolved around eggs lately so I was excited for the push to try a new recipe. Pancakes are typically "weekend breakfast" food because they take a little more effort than pouring a bowl of cereal, but these couldn't have been easier! The blender does all of the work--just add the ingredients and mix. Chris warned me that these pancakes are pretty hearty, but I found them perfect...not too thick (I like thin, flat pancakes usually) but with more of a complex flavor thanks to the wheat germ and oats. These are a new favorite, thank you Chris for sharing!

Make these for your pancake loving dad tomorrow!

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Oatmeal Pancakes
from Chris B.
*feeds 4
-2 cups milk
-1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
-1 cup flour (I used all-purpose)
-2 1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-2 tbsp sugar
-2 eggs
-1/4 cup wheat germ
-1/3 cup vegetable oil

1. Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend to combine. Allow to rest for several minutes (I let it sit while I preheated my grilled).
2. Preheat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Pour pancake batter onto griddle and cook for 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook the other side. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve immediately.