Monday, July 2, 2012

Weekend Oats

I promised you a week worth of oats and so I shall deliver!
Did you really think I had forgotten the weekend?!?!?

Of course not!
I was just preparing something special.....

When I think of the weekends, I think of special breakfast. In our home that usually means pancakes or waffles. So of course, I had to incorporate those into our week worth of oats.

Here's what you get for the weekend:

Oatmeal Waffles

In a food processor (it is the weekend so there'll be time to wash-up later!) combine 1 cup oats, 1/2 large banana  (or one small) 3/4 cup vanilla soy milk, 1 Tablespoon cashews and 1 teaspoon baking powder.

Blend until a smooth batter is formed.

Pour into your pre-warmed waffle maker & cook for recommended time. I find its best to have the waffle maker on the highest temperature for this mixture or else the oats can be a little under cooked. That is if you don't mind quite brown waffles of course!

Enjoy with running maple syrup or jam on top :-)

(Makes approx 3 waffles to make approx 5 use 1 1/2 cup oats, 1 whole banana, 1 cup soymilk & 2 T cashews.)


 Cheesecake Pancakes

 In a small bowl combine 3/4 cup oat-bran (either store bought or made yourself) with  1/4 cup wholemeal flour. In another small bowl or jug whisk together 1 cup vanilla soymilk, 1 Tablespoon maple syrup, & 3 Tablespoons tofutti cream cheese.  Whisk until there is no big lumps of the cream cheese remaining.

Stir 1/2 cup frozen blueberries into the oat/flour mixture & stir well.

Combine the wet & the dry ingredients and stir well.

Lightly spray a frying pan with oil. Drop spoonfuls into the pan.

Fry until the edges begin to bubble, then flip the pancakes & fry the other side until lightly golden brown.

Serve with more maple syrup dribbled over the top, or jam, or whatever you desire.
Mixture serves 2.

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