Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Mother Of Invention

This morning I was devastated to find my Hearty Oat Maple Fusion waffles were gone. I really rely on these as my breakfast staple. They are filling and fast, and I don't get the crash and burn I would from pancakes or cereal. I decided I could whip up something similar (why this had never occurred to me before I do not know)... and I did. And, people, they are even better than the waffles... while not quite as fast they are just as filling. The kids loved them too.

Maple Oat Pancakes

1/2 c old fashioned oats
1 c water
1 c pancake/biscuit baking mix
2 T almond flour/meal (ground almonds)**
1 egg
2 T maple syrup (real people)

In a good sized microwave safe bowl combine the oats and water. Cover with a lid or plate and microwave for 3 minutes.
When the oats are cooked stir in the baking mix, egg, almond meal and syrup and thoroughly combine. Cook as you would regular pancakes. Enjoy.

makes 8 pancakes at 100 calories each

** You can get a one pound bag Almond Meal at Trader Joe's for just $3.49. That is an amazing deal! I love to add almond meal to cooked cereals and baked goods to amp up the nutritional content.


Marie said...

Yay!! Another furious recipe!! I was just thinking this morning that its been a while since we had a new furious favorite recipe. And after hearing so much about those Maple waffles, I tried them and am now strangely addicted! And at $4 a box, its a tough addiction! The poor girls have never even tried them (yes, I hoard them all for myself!). Going to have to try this recipe this week!

Also, I often make waffles/pancakes in big batches, and then freeze the leftovers in small freezer bags. Then for the rest of the week we pop them out and either microwave them or pop them in the toaster. Very convenient, but with all the homemade goodness!

Mrs Furious said...

I don't share my waffles either ;)

These are good. They will definitely freeze/defrost well too. If you like the waffles I can't imagine you won't like the pancakes. And they were just as filling.

The whole reason I'm out of the waffles is because I found a store that sells them for 2.65... and now I won't pay more than that... but the store is not as convenient to get to. I'm going on Monday and I'm buying the place out!

Deb said...

Question!!! What does the almond meal do in the recipe? Nutty up the flavor a little? (Besides the nice protein boost, of course.)

I'm all over this. If The Ambassador will eat them, this would be an awesome addition to his limited repertoire. Thank you!

Mrs Furious said...

It boosts up the fiber & protein a little bit while only increasing the calories like 8 calories per pancake.
I also happen to love almonds.
But I will say I didn't really notice the flavor of them as much as I do when I just stir them into my oatmeal.
Baby was digging 'em.

Nutmeg said...

I'll try these without the almonds for the bubs... two sets of cousins all have nut allergies.

Feener said...

hubby makes the weekend pancake bfasts, so i am going to email this to him and get him on board. i find it interesting you mention the crash and burn. after finding out i head gestational diabetes with my first pregnancy i had to change my eating habits. i use to always eat a bagel in the morning (NYC bagels...come on right ?). however i started eating eggs or toast with peanut butter. now I must have protein as my bfast. if i don't. i feel like crap the rest of the day. it only took me 36 years to figure it out - huh ?


I'm out of the loop...what's new...right? anyways....tell me about these waffles everyone is addicted to!

Mrs Furious said...

Sunshine Mom,
Ah yes... they are old news ;)
Van's Hearty Oat Maple Fusion waffles

Mrs Furious said...

It is funny... just the other night I was thinking about how I'd have 1 or 2 bagels every morning on my way to work. How I was not the size of a house I do not know!?!
I've been trying to pay attention to what I eat in the AM and oddly enough I don't digest protein that well first thing... and fruit makes me feel all shakey. I can eat protein like an hour or two later and I'm fine. And I can eat fruit in the afternoon or evening up the wazoo and I'm fine.

Smitty said...

Wow. I will totally plagiarize this recipe.

When you defrost, how do you cook them again? Toaster? Toaster oven? Nuke?

Mrs Furious said...

Oh you can go ahead and defrost them in your microwave. If you toast 'em they'll be kind of toasted... I find kids will not go for that.

I also have been known to cool a batch on a cooling rack and then just keep them at room temp in a ziploc on the counter. They'll keep like that for a day or two.

emmyjw said...

yum. Those sound really fantastic,can't wait to try them. I do love the waffles, i chop an apple on top with a dab of pb it is so good.

Heather said...

Excellent work on wedding out the processed foods!

Could you put the same batter on a waffle iron? Just curious. The TJ's multigrain mix waffle recipe is DISGUSTING as waffles --we use the pancake recipe. What a difference the egg yolk makes. Seriously!

Mrs Furious said...

Oui oui. I would thin the batter out a little for the waffles.. or they'll be pretty dense.

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