Father's Day Pancakes

>> Monday, June 20, 2011

Stephen's first (unofficial) father's day was a good one. The weekend started off with a 20K race across some intense, hilly terrian. I sat this one out and was still somewhat tired from last week's 5K race.

Stephen? He took the course head-on and finished in third place with a time of 1:15:35.

We kept the weekend low-key. Relaxing in the sun. Napping. (OK. That was mostly me.) Eating. But no celebration is complete without a special breakfast. Our favorite way to mark events is with pancakes.

Always, aallwwaayyss pancakes.


What you'll need . . .
  • 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • Couple handfuls of rolled oats (uncooked)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup puree (pumpkin or other)
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chopped fresh strawberries

Method . . .
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Note on the puree: You can really use anything. Applesauce, pumpkin puree, and we used a homemade carrot/parsnip puree!
  2. Then pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until everything is well moistened.
  3. Add in the strawberry chunks and chocolate chips.
  4. Then lightly oil a pan and set over medium heat. Cook as you would "normal" pancakes -- until browned on both sides.
  5. This recipe can easily feed two people for two days of delicious breakfasts. Just store extra batter in your refrigerator.
Later in the day, we took a nice, long walk (Stephen was still recovering from his race, and I wasn't feeling like running). Then we visited my dad (and mom) for Father's day.

I also got some time to learn some sewing basics from my mom and finish my very first project, "quick-change" baby pants.

I wrote way more about the project on (never home)maker, baby! this morning. Looks like I'll be sewing tons month in the next 23 weeks!

Hope you all had a great weekend. In other news, we were able to get our grocery bill down to $63 this week. And at least $14 of that was stuff we really didn't need. Our $50 is looking more and more possible! Now, don't forget to check out our Tazo Iced Chai Giveaway. It ends tomorrow at 9PM EST!

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