My First Ever Pancake Fail

Thank you guys so much for the congratulations yesterday! I seriously couldn’t wait to share the news with you guys and I’m so excited to be in my new blog home!

So as you know, today is Pancake Sunday, but if you can believe it, I woke up thinking I might have something other than pancakes this morning…I know, crazy right?

I thought about it…

I made coffee…

I thought about it some more…

I finished my coffee…

But in the end, I just couldn’t think of anything I really wanted. So I decided to make them anyway.

I opened the fridge to gather a few ingredients, spotted the last apple, and got an idea!

Hmm…

How about the flavor of apple & cinnamon instant oatmeal in a pancake!

…or just apple cinnamon oatmeal that LOOKS like a pancake!

Huh?

Yep! Perfectly browned and crisp on the outside and warm and mushy (like oatmeal) on the inside. It’s kind of like how I would imagine a breakfast cookie tasting if you were to slap it in a skillet for a few minutes.

I haven’t really decided it these were a complete bust or not. They were still tasty, but just not what I was expecting. You know how it is when you have it set in your mind how something should taste and then it comes out not quite matching up? Totally what happened! I think next time, I may try using dried apple slices for a more intense apple flavor and perhaps less oats and more flour.

So until I have a chance to perfect these (and you bet your spatula I will), I thought I’d share my little oatmeal pancake recipe with you guys.

Apple Cinnamon OATMEAL Pancakes: (serves 1)

  • Modified flax egg (1/2 tablespoon flax + 1 1/2 tablespoons water)
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/8 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup milk (I used flax milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 small apple, peeled and grated

1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. Combine ground flax and water to make flax egg and allow to set.
3. Combine together dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
4. Add milk, extract, grated apple, and flax egg to the dry ingredients and stir just until         incorporated.
5. Spoon batter into skillet making 3 medium-sized pancakes. Flip once the edges begin         to set (batter will not bubble).
6. Continue cooking until browned and crisp.
7. Top with butter and maple syrup.

Uh…

I wonder if this means I was supposed to have oatmeal?

What was your last kitchen blunder? Or at least something you made that you THOUGHT would taste differently?

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