January 20, 2011

Dinner Tonight - January 20th - and a recipe

It's breakfast night.  I try to have one night a week as a breakfast night otherwise we would probably only have special breakfast foods on holidays.

Tonight we are having Oatmeal pancakes, homemade chunky applesauce and scrambled eggs with real bacon crumbled in the eggs. 

I love oatmeal pancakes as they are very tasty and a way for me to get some whole grains into my family's diet.  They are a little heavier than a normal pancake and more filling.  As a variation I sometimes add a little cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter.

Oatmeal Pancakes

1 cup quick cooking oats (not instant)
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.  Make a well in the center.  Combine the eggs, milk, oil and lemon juice; pour into the well and stir just until moistened.  Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes.  Cook until second side is golden brown.  Yields about 12 pancakes. 

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