Posted by: vegevores | July 2, 2012

Pin of the week: Oatmeal Pancake

by Samantha

Hello, hello! In quest to get myself posting more often, I have given myself a little challenge. For at least the rest of the summer, I am going to try to make a recipe that I’ve pinned on my “Recipes to Try” board on Pinterest! I’m going to start doing a similar project on my other blog for everything that’s not a recipe, basically. This way I won’t just pin and pin and pin forever without actually trying stuff. Once I’ve tried the recipes they will be moved to my “Pins I Tried” board where I’ll give a brief review and eventually link to the blog entry about them. If you want to suggest a recipe, please feel free to tag me in a comment on Pinterest or comment here. I’d love to hear from you!

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Today’s pinned recipe was originally from this blog where it is described as quick, easy, filling and healthful. All of that sounded great to me, so in I dove. I followed the recipe exactly as described, I just doubled it because it didn’t look like very much. I started having doubts about it because it was really chunky and not at all pancake-batter-like.

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I was concerned because the recipe mentions “pouring” the batter into the pan. Mine kind of…thumped into the pan.

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I mashed it into a pancake shape with two wooden spoons and cooked it as described.  I spread peanut butter and sliced apples on it.

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Despite all my concerns over the dryness and texture, it really wasn’t bad. I think this recipe works exactly like it’s supposed to and my expectations were misaligned. It wasn’t really to my taste, however. And that’s ok. I like oatmeal and I like pancakes. I just don’t think I like oatmeal pancakes (someday soon I’ll have to post my recipe for spaghetti pancakes. Trust me, it’s not as crazy as it sounds). It totally delivered as far as being easy, quick, filling, and healthful. It was nice because I had all the ingredients on hand and I usually do have all those ingredients on hand. So it may crop up again if I’m strapped for breakfast ideas.

To make a long story short:

Did it work like it claimed it would?: absolutely

Was pinning it worthwhile?: Yeah, I think so.

Will I make this again?: Maaaaaybe? I don’t think I’m going to crave it, but I surprise myself sometimes. And as I mentioned, it’s a few simple ingredients for a really filling breakfast. That can’t be overlooked.

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