Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

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These made about for large pancakes. If you’re making these for one I’d suggest using 1/4 cup of oats and flour. I put some natural peanut butter and homemade jam on for toppings ­čÖé Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes Makes 4 1/2 cup oats (ground in a food processor or blender) 1/2 peeled, slice apple 1/2 … Continue reading

Homemade Bite Size Energy Bars

These are really quick and easy energy bars. They’re good for an after-workout snack and are better work munchies then the candy bowl.

Homemade Bite Size Energy Bars

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2/3 cup pitted dates
  • Handful of chocolate chips
  1. In a blender or food processor, grind up the cashews until they’re fine. Place them in a bowl
  2. Process the dates until they become smooth. I added a tablespoon of water to help.
  3. Mix the cashews together with the chocolate chips.
  4. Enjoy!
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What it looks like mashed together.

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Form into mini bars and you’ve got delicious treats!

Homemade egg sandwich

I’m never hungry first thing in the morning so I usually take something to eat at work. In the past it was something like a bagel and cream cheese or pop-tarts (I convinced myself they were ok because I ate Nature’s Path Organic “Toaster Pastries”).
I decided to find a better breakfast that I could quickly make in the morning.
In my quest I discovered the homemade egg sandwich (seen below).

Homemade Egg Sandwich

Especially good after a morning run!

An Awesome Breakfast in 5 min. or Less

You’ll need:

  • 1 egg
  • Cheese of choice (I used slices of sharp cheddar)
  • Broccoli/Spinach/Veggie of choice (optional)
  • 2 slices of bread (or bagel, pita wrap, English muffin)

Steps:

  1. Crack the egg into a ceramic bowl, stab the yolk, and ┬ácover with a plate. Cook it on 50% power for approx. 2 minutes. (If you can’t figure out how to adjust your microwaves power you might explode your first egg, like me).
  2. While the egg is microwaving toast the bread.
  3. When the egg is done use the same bowl to steam the broccoli. Place the broccoli in the bowl and cover with a little water. Cook in the microwave for aprox. 2 minutes.
  4. Layer everything to make a great, quick out-the-door sandwich!
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It goes really well with chocolate milk.

Oatmeal Pancakes

I love oatmeal. I like mixing it with egg whites, putting it in smoothies, or making it with sliced apple and cinnamon.

That’s my I became so excited when I came across Smitten Kitchen’s oatmeal pancake recipe.

I didn’t have any molasses or honey so I didn’t use them but it tasted just fine.

Instead of mapel syrup on top I dolloped some of my mom’s homemade strawberry rhubarb jam. Delicious!

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Oatmeal Pancakes
From Smitten Kitchen

Adapted and just tweaked a little from Good to the Grain

Makes about 18 pancakes

3/4 cup oat flour (you can make this by pulsing rolled oats into a food processor or spice grinder until finely ground; 1 cup of oats yielded 3/4 cup oat flour for me)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon Kosher or coarse salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (plus extra for the pan)
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1 cup cooked oatmeal*
1 tablespoon unsulphured (not blackstrap) molasses or 1 tablespoon honey
2 large eggs

Whisk the dry ingredients together then add the wet ones.

Cook on a hot skillet until it looks like a pancake.