Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Back again...

Well I am back again with another recipe. It have been coming up with quite a few new recipes to share and hopefully will get motivated to update this and my family's blog.
First I would like to tell you what my goal is in making the food I do. I have been really trying to make healthy meals that I feel my family will only benefit from eating. So often we feel guilty for eating too much of something, but I have been trying to make food that is not going to make me guilty, just satisfied. I also have been trying to get rid of everything that is processed to cut out unnecessary salts and sugars. I have truly enjoyed it and now think it would be really fun to write a cookbook, but since I can't even keep up with this blog, that will have to wait.
Here is a old family recipe adjusted to be healthier. Sorry I don't have a picture, but we just eat them too fast!

Oatmeal Pancake
2 cups Almond Milk
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoon honey or agave
2 Tablespoon grounded flaxseed mixed with 5 tablespoons of water
1/2 cup applesauce
1. Pour milk over oats and let sit for an hour or over night.
2. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt
3. Stir flax and water mixture and honey into oats
4. Add sifted dry ingredients to oats.
5. Stir in applesauce
6. Cook on hot skillet with a little oil, turning once. (These can be thick, so if you help spread them onto the skillet with a spoon that helps.)
7. Serve with applesauce or mashed fresh fruit.

These are a little gooey inside, because there is no egg, but we love them that way!!***I like to double this and make waffles with the extra and freeze them. Later I simple toast them and we have our own, much better tasting "Eggo". My daughter loves to help "make" these and will sit by the toaster ready to tell me its "popped".