Saturday, June 2, 2007

Oatmeal Christmas Pancakes

by Karen Ehman, author of Homespun Gifts from the Heart.

Below is a simple but tasty holiday project from Karen's book. Wake up your family on Christmas morning with the tantalizing scent of these home-made pancakes, or bottle the mix and give as a gift to neighbors and friends.

The Mix:
4 cups of quick cooking oatmeal
2 cups flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
3 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons cinnamon
5 teaspoons salt½ teaspoon cream of tartar.

Run oats through blender to make powder-like consistency. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Fill gift jars and attach directions below for making the batter. Yield: 5 pint-sized jars of mix, or 2 quart-sized jars with one pint left over.

The Batter:
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup of oil
1 cup of water

Add the above ingredients to 2 cups of the mix, and stir well- alternating the addition of oil and water. Pour batter by ¼ cupfuls onto a slightly greased skillet at medium-low heat. Flip after 2 minutes and cook until brown. Makes 10 pancakes.