So.  I did not make those glorious Cinnamon-Bun Pancakes after all.

I opted for something a little healthier.  If, in fact, pancakes can be called healthy.

Cinnamon Oat Pancakes.  And let me tell you…they were yummo!!!  We have found a keeper recipe.  AND they have 2 c. of rolled oats in them and I used half whole wheat flour to up the fiber and whole grain value even more.  Which, once they’re topped with butter and maple syrup, not sure how much good I’ve done, but they tasted delicious so I figured every little bit helps!  And I didn’t feel as though I was sacrificing flavor.

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Now, you should know something about me.  I stink at flipping pancakes.  As you can see from the picture below.  My mom even got me a pancake flipper for one of my birthday gifts this past year, and while it definitely helps, I suppose some talent is still needed.  I seem to not possess that talent.

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Fortunately, once they were slathered in butter and drenched in Maple Syrup (not pancake syrup……) the shape didn’t matter at all.  And the bonus?  They’re EXTREMELY filling, so you don’t need to eat a lot to feel satisfied.

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I could definitely see myself making a big batch of the batter on a Sunday and then just frying up cakes throughout the week as we needed them.  It would be super easy and we could still have hot breakfast on a busy morning!  I like that idea.

Cinnamon-Oat Pancakes (Martha Stewart Everyday Food)

Ingredients:
2 c. all=purpose flour (I used 1 c. stone-ground whole wheat, 1 c. white)
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 T. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
2 c. old fashioned rolled oats
2 c. milk
2 large eggs
1/4 vegetable oil (you could easily sub applesauce here)

Directions:
1) In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and 1 c. oats and pulse a few times to coarsely grind oats.  In a large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs and oil.  Add dry ingredients and 1 c. oats and whisk until just moistened.

2) heat a large skillet or a griddle over medium heat.  Lightly oil skillet.  Drop batter in skillet and cook until a few bubbles have burst.  Flip and cook until browned and cooked through.

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