Well, it's safe to say I am not great with time management...I just realized I have done one blog post for the entire year...how sad! I am very active on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/karasfamilyeats). I post what I cook every single day, but posting recipes with step-by-step pictures takes a bit more time than this Mommy has every day or even every other day! With that in mind, I have decided to change up what I do here on the blog a bit. I will still post step-by-step pictures for recipes from time to time, but I will also share pictures of what I am making on a more regular basis and link them to the site where I got the recipe. I think this will help me keep up with the blogging just a bit more!
Today we took the kids (age 4 and 2) to see their first movie in the theater. Don't worry we have a dollar theater in town, so we knew we wouldn't be out too much if we had to leave early. The kids actually did pretty well! They got bored before the end of the movie (the 20 minutes of commercials and previews before the movie ever started didn't help with that), but over all I was pleased with their behavior. Since I knew we were going to the movie around lunchtime, I wanted to make a nice hearty breakfast for us. If you haven't tried pancakes with oatmeal in them, you are really missing out. We love the flavor, and they are extra filling! I looked through several recipes and finally decided on these Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes from Sally's Baking Addiction. I've made them before, but it's been a while. I am really glad I picked these because they really hit the spot this morning!
I made them exactly as directed except I soaked the 1/2 cup oats (I used old fashioned rolled oats because that's what I had) in the 1 cup of milk over night. I really love soaking oats for quick breads (such as in these muffins) because it softens them and makes the texture better in my opinion. My husband and I ate these topped with some apple butter we bought recently at the local farmer's market, and my kids had them topped with some mixed berry cream cheese. We all had bacon on the side because well bacon is yummy! I make regular-sized pancakes with a 1/4 cup measure for my husband and myself and smaller pancakes for my kids with a 1 Tablespoon measure.
If you'd like to give these pancakes a try, and I certainly hope you do, head on over to Sally's Baking Addiction for the recipe. They are healthy and delicious! You will not be disappointed!