Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pancake Night!

Hi! We're more than halfway through the work week which is wonderful! I had another great day working from home! I started working around 5:45 am. I took a break mid morning and took Body Step. After work, I took Frank for his usual walk and spent some more time learning the new Body Step Choreography.

Dinner tonight was one of my favorite indulgences, pancakes! I wanted to use my oat bran in the pancakes, so I modified this smuckers recipe and made a half batch:

Ingredients:
1/2 cup oat bran hot cereal, uncooked,
1/4 cup all purpose flour (or sub whole wheat)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tablespoon sugar (or leave out)
2 bananas (1 for the batter, 1 to top)
1/2 cup skim milk (or 1% or whatever you have!)
1 egg or egg white equivalent

Directions
Combine oat bran, flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, mash bananas and mix with milk and egg (or egg whites).

Add dry mixture to wet mixture.

Heat griddle, spray with non stick cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto hot surface. Cook until bubbly; turn and cook remaining side until golden brown.


I put a few chocolate chips in Josh's:

They were really good! I also made some egg whites and put together some yogurt and granola for Josh! Men need lots of food ;)

Are you guys as excited as I am about all of tv shows coming back on?

36 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

PANCAKES!!! Divine :-)

Yes, HOORAY for good t.v. shows coming back!!

Sharon said...

Wow, those pancakes look amazingly delicious. Yum!

ttfn300 said...

LOVE pancakes :) they're almost better at dinner!

Esi said...

I love breakfast for dinner!! I'm mixed about the shows coming back since I work in the business and we're coming up on the busiest time of the year. Hopefully I will find a new job by then!

just me said...

ohhhh...pancakes! they look so good!

Hilary said...

Yum! I looove pancakes! Whenever I race I always want to go for pancakes afterward!

I'm actually in the process of making zucchini pancakes for dinner tonight..soo good! expect a post about those soon ;)

Meghann said...

THose pancakes look great! I almost made some this morning, but deicded they would take too long. Breakfast for dinner is alway the best

HangryPants said...

Banana panackes are so delicious! yay for breakfast for dinner!

K said...

Yummy pancakes!!

Girl - you KNOW I'm excited for Lost next week :)

thehealthyhostess.com said...

Your pancakes look amazing! Im going to try your recipe soon!

strongandhealthy said...

Yay for pancake night! I love breakfast dinners! They look delicious!

B_Hlthy said...

i haven't had pancakes in forever!! yumm O

How long do you walk Frank? just out of curiousity- honestly- because i don't know how long to walk Jack. It appears the longer I walk him the more he runs away .... but i feel AWFUL if I don't get him exercise since I love exercise..

Does lasagna ship well? If so I would glady send a piece your way- it was definately the best lasagna I have done in awhile.

B_Hlthy said...

oh and I love the shows but I don't know of any good ones on wednesdays! even private practice moved to thursday ...

but otherwise- I love it

Laura said...

Yum! I love pancakes.

shelby said...

Now I want pancakes! =)
Mmm, maybe pancakes for dinner tomorrow tonight. yum

lborg said...

I haven't had pancakes in a long time!

Haha, and yes, I agree ... men need a lot of food ... my husband eats a lot!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Love breakfast for dinner. Love it so much. I had oat bran & cereal tonight myself.

So, Josh's mix-ins were chocolate chips and naners. Did you get broccoli? :) Boys do need a lot of food. I'm amazed sometimes at how much Chris can eat...and maybe a little jealous!

I cannot tell you how excited I am about Lost and The Office. They are the only 2 shows I watch. Can't wait!

Aggie said...

Yes! Very excited about shows...do you watch 24?

I have some oat bran, will have to try out these pancakes!! Love pancakes for dinner! ;)

Lisa said...

My kids love pancakes for dinner .

Gina said...

YUM!! Awesome dinner :)

Marissa said...

Yummy pancakes.Boys do need a lot of food!

eatingbender said...

I'm glad you liked that Cherry Chocolate Bumble better in your last post. And that you're enjoying working from home - I certainly think it's wonderful!

Yummy pancakes! I have to agree with you, I am muy excited about the TV shows coming back. There are just so many of them that I love, I could spend 24 hours watching :o)

emilydh211 said...

breakfast for dinner = always a winner! :)

I am SO excited about the new shows coming on! Which ones are you watching?

MizFit said...

ok
Im inquiring.
I COULD toss some plain or vanilla protein powder in here---yes?

ever tried that?

**crickets chirping**

no?

:)

lauren said...

yum!! we always had "breakfast dinner" growing up. those pancakes look scrumptious.

Amira said...

oh delicious! My mum & i have a special thing for pancakes no idea why but everytime we're both hungry (& keep in mind time or place has little e=affect on this) we're both like "mmm....we should make pancakes!) i think we've had like one zillion different combos- banana in it makes it awesome, love yours!
What tv shows are coming back??
Have a great day doll!

seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) said...

they look soooo good for din din!

Bridget said...

Pancakes!!! I LOVE pancakes!! I haven't had breakfast for dinner in ages...such a superb idea!!

Jen (Running with Food) said...

Ahhh ... I haven't had pancakes in FOREVER!! I need to put these on the to-make list. YUM!

I'm really happy about all the shows as well ... you watch LOST, right?!

Maria said...

I love pancakes for dinner!! Yours look great! I will have to try them. We usually don't watch much TV, only sports and food network...but sometimes we get sucked in:) Today is my Friday...and we have Monday off! I am so excited about that!

dailygoods said...

i loveee pancankes for dinner! i had breakfast for dinner last night too :)

Krista said...

Mmmm...pancakes! It's been to long since I've had any of those!!

Mrs. LC said...

Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorites!!

Diana said...

Mmm love pancakes for dinner! I need to make some soon! :)

I am sooo looking forward to the return of Lost! Though I can't even remember where it left off. I hope I'm not... err.. lost! ;)

Erica said...

Hilary- what is the address of your blog?? Your link won't work for me :(

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

yum these look AWESOME!