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Monday, June 29, 2009

Martha Stewart and I make Cinnamon-Oat Pancakes

Saturday morning was already going to be an extremely busy morning but the kids had asked me on Friday to please make pancakes in the morning. I said yes remembering I wanted to create an oatmeal pancake recipe. Sure enough early Saturday morning came and as soon as I remembered my obligation and realized I had not planned ahead, I ran to Martha Stewart online for a recipe. The first recipe that popped up is 'Cinnamon-Oat Pancakes' so off we went to the kitchen.




Since I rarely find myself following a recipe exactly and I am always try to up the nutritional content in some way, I opted to vary the recipe by using 1 cup of unbleached organic flour to 1 cup of organic whole wheat flour. I then followed the recipe to a 'T'. The result was tasty and the kids enjoyed them however, I think they would have been less dense if I had cut the oats down to 1 cup.

Do you like your pancakes light and fluffy? If yes, then follow her instructions and see how they come out but I have to wonder: Which is better nutritionally? To use all AP flour with all the oats called for OR use some whole wheat flour but cut down on the oats?

15 comments:

Jamie said...

These sound pretty good! I have been making the same (all white flour, no oats) pancakes forever and I find them flat so I have been looking for something that will give me thick pancakes. Light would be nice, but dense gives you something to sink your teeth into for a hearty meal!

Ann said...

This sounds soo yumm!

Elle said...

Fluffy is good, but I find that they get eaten too quickly. Having something to chew is good. :) They look perfect!

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

either way they looks delicious! I do love a fluffy pancake... I find that addign a little mashed banana to them helps with that too (and gives it extra deliciousness!)

Chef Fresco said...

You know, I'm not the biggest pancake fan, but these actually sound really good! I bet they'd be good w. some nuts thrown it too!

Fifi Flowers said...

You and Martha sure are close... my kids would love these!

Mary said...

I like fluffier pancakes and I think oats are more nutritious than whole wheat, so all things considered I keep the oat measure where it is and use unbleached white flour.

TheFitnessFreak said...

My boys love fluffy pancakes. I really should get them used to the nutritionally dense version. That's why I add the ww flour in baby steps:)

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

How about using white whole wheat flour instead? King Arthur Flour's white whole wheat is fantastic.

girlichef said...

They sound great....I'll have to try them :)

Donna-FFW said...

I love and prefer the light and fluffy pancake. Cinnamon oat pancakes sound delicious! Nice choice.

Annie said...

I must try these... I love the fact that you try to make everything a little more nutritious!
I tend to think your version would be a little more nutritious seeing that you used whole wheat flour even if you cut down the oats.

Tangled Noodle said...

I love pancakes. Period. Doesn't matter if they're fluffy/thin, light/dense - I will eat them. Wish I could help out on the nutrition question! One tip: I have started using club soda in place of the liquid in pancake recipes. It cuts down on kcals from milk and it (seems to) add to the fluffiness.

5 Star Foodie said...

These sound yummy! I like any kind, but my family will only eat blueberry or banana pancakes because these always come out light and fluffy!

Julie said...

I would have cut the egg down to one and the oil to 2 tablespoons and added a 1/4 cup of applesauce. but I almost always add applesauce to my pancake batter. Sounds yummy.

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