17 July 2006
welcome to the first ever Monday Munch!
when thinking about the first recipe for the Munch it was an easy choice. a total no-brainer. this recipe is by far the most popular in our house of anything so far in bb's young life. pretty much as soon as he could eat solid foods of this kind he's been eating these Apple Oat Pancakes.
they are a favorite of mine because they have no refined sugar (sweetened with just the apple), no dairy and even no wheat. they are a favorite of b's because, well, they are yummy despite their lack of the above mentioned items. they were so popular for a while that i would make several batches of dry ingredients to have on hand. i'd also cook double batches and freeze a bunch. they freeze great. hubby even got me a fancy-pants double griddle pan so i could keep up with the demand. we have since cut back to making them about once a month. for a while it seemed we were addicted.
these also don't require syrup. we'd eat them with just butter or toasted with jam. sometimes we'd dip them in yogurt and apple sauce. but mostly we'd eat them plain. they're easy to take with us wherever we go for a good, easy snack.
and credit where it's due. this recipe comes from
Simply Natural Baby Food by Cathe Olson.
APPLE OAT PANCAKES
1 3/4 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup almonds (or almond meal)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/3 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
1 apple, grated
1. Grind oats & nuts to powder in blender or food processor. Pour mixture into large mixing bowl and stir in baking powder and cinnamon. Set aside.
2. Beat eggs and milk together. Grate apple in food processor or by hand.
3. Add the egg mixture and apple to the oats. Stir until just mixed. Let batter sit for 5 minutes while griddle heats.
4. Cook on lightly oiled griddle or skillet over medium heat. Use approximately 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip when top is bubbly and edges start to dry. Cook second side for 3-5 minutes more.
i've also made a handy recipe card that you can dowload if you'd like!