Monday, December 9, 2013

Fabulous Flapjacks

Our family loves these pancakes.  They are hearty and delicious.  They are also an open canvas -- add fruit, nuts, or even chocolate chips!  I got the base of this recipe from a woman with five precious little girls, who got it from a friend, who got it from who knows who. They are our favorite flapjacks, indeed, and our go-to recipe when a cold morning hits and there's time to whip them up and enjoy them!

Fabulous Flapjacks
makes 10-12 pancakes (1/4 c batter each)  
Serving suggestions: maple syrup, jam, PB, apple butter, fresh fruit

What you'll need:
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup quick oats OR old fashioned oats - just pulse them a couple times in the food processor
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk (almond or regular)
  • 1/3 cup applesauce, unsweetened OR vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten OR 2 flaxseed meal (add 1/4 cup water to wet ingredients)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

What you'll do:
  • Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Combine all wet ingredients in a separate (larger) bowl.
  • Add dry to wet and combine until all moist.
  • Let sit 3-5 minutes to let oats absorb some of the liquid.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup of batter onto a hot (medium heat) lightly oiled skillet.  Let brown each side for about 3 minutes until done.

The flaxseed pancakes won't "bubble" like a normal pancake, so check it with a spatula, they are still fluffy, but a little more crumbly.

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