Sunday, September 25, 2011

Apple Oatmeal Pancakes with Cinnamon Pecan Syrup

Apple Oatmeal Pancakes with Cinnamon Pecan Syrup

½ cup quick cooking oats
½ cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup milk or buttermilk (Use what you want. I used skim milk because I’m on a diet.)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used Smart Balance oil)
1 egg
2 apples
cinnamon pecan syrup (see below)

Place oats into flood processor and pulse until smooth. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pulse until blended. Add milk, vanilla, oil and egg and blend. Grate apples and stir into batter. Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium heat. Pour batter onto the griddle and brown both sides*. Top with syrup.

Cinnamon Pecan Syrup

1 teaspoon butter
¼ cup pecans
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup syrup

Melt butter in a small sauce pan. Add pecans and cook over low heat for 1-2 minutes. Add cinnamon and stir to coat pecans. Add syrup and remove from heat.

* Be sure to stir the batter before each pour. The apples tend to sink to the bottom.
** These amounts are for my personal preference. Play around with it till your happy.

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