Thursday, September 30, 2010
Oatmeal Peanut Butter (and "Jelly") Pancakes
Well, today has already started off in a rush. Thursdays are busy with early drop offs for chorus and Lego Robotics. This means workouts are done, showers are taken, breakfast has been made and eaten, coffee has been chugged, lunches have been made and a few sleepy fights have been broken up a couple of times all before 7:40am. We are not walking this morning because the illustrator is busy with a deadline on Tuesday and we are meeting our friends that got back from Korea a couple of weeks ago for quick lunch to catch up. So, needless to say...crazy day already.

Yesterday was crazy too. After all of the cleaning I did a couple of days ago, I managed to wreck the kitchen with dinner last night. Oh and I never finished what I started cleaning because I helped the illustrator with some work stuff and by the time we were done, it was time to get the kids and well, nothing extra gets done after I get them. Anyway, back to dinner (or breakfast)...

I was really bummed the other day that I missed out on National Pancake Day (Sunday). I love VeggieGirl's food days update and I swear I never get the chance to celebrate them on the actual day (except coffee day and that was yesterday...everyday is coffee day here). I roasted the pumpkin on Sunday to make pumpkin pancakes, well I ate all of the pumpkin before I got to the pancakes. This is why I am not allowed to buy much pumpkin. It is a weakness.

I made bacon, so you know the deal...if I make bacon, I get breakfast for dinner! After all of the questions about the oatmeal peanut butter waffles and if they would make pancakes, well the answer is YES!  I was worried they would not stick together so I cooked a little know in the name of food research. I was shocked, these hold together so well! You would never know they are gluten free! I thought about making some hemp fudge to go with know the peanut butter chocolate theme, but I was just not in the mood for chocolate. I am not a huge fan and the chocolate kick is over for me for now. While I washed some grapes for the boys I had a thought...Jessica did peanut butter and jelly pancakes a while back...why not do a take on that? So, Oatmeal Peanut Butter and "Jelly" pancakes it was! This looked weird, but it was so good! I wanted more...immediately! These are like the waffles, dense and chewy with a perfect cakey quality. The grapes with the peanut sauce was perfect!  Very sweet, but not overly sugary like jelly.  YUM!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Pancakes
(makes enough for one person, but I wanted more)

1/2 cup quick oats (or process whole oats just a little)
2 TBSP peanut flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 TBSP sweetener of your choice 
8 TBSP water

Mix everything together and allow to sit for 5 minutes while the nonstick skillet heats up. Pour batter in the preheated skillet and cook for a minute on one side or until the edges start to look cooked and then flip and cook on the other side until done. 

Peanut Butter Sauce

1 TBSP peanut flour
stevia or sweetener of your choice
1/2 to 1 TBSP water to make a pourable sauce

Now for the bargaining part of the meal...Max found a picture of bacon cooked in a long pancake, so that is what I did. These are a super quick pancake recipe I throw together with some maple syrup in the mix and bacon all snug in the doughy mixture.

All I can say is they loved them...although I am thinking any bacon lover would too!

The illustrator wanted to try out the Udi's bagels he got from the gluten free vendor fair last Saturday, so...

he had a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on a bagel. His thoughts on the bagel were that it wasn't exactly bagel flavor, but a good bread that didn't fall apart due to the crusty outside. If you are gluten free, he highly recommends these if you need a bread fix. He also said they reminded him a little bit of a croissant, just not buttery or flaky. His words, not mine.

So, even though I was a short order cook last night I considered it a win for me 'cause I got my breakfast for dinner!

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