Highlights of the night: bathroom break, a few Braxton Hicks, 1.5 hours of reading in dim lighting, a handful of grapes.
Thankfully I slept in just a bit so I’m not feeling tooo tired. It’s the 3-hour insomnia nights that are killer!
Remember oatmeal pancakes!? I used to make these all.the.time.
I stopped for two reasons: I now use old fashioned instead of quick oats (don’t even have quick in the house) and no longer buy egg whites in a carton. You can make these with a whole egg (or with just a whole egg’s white) and with old fashioned oats, but I never thought they were as good. But that’s not a reason to just give up!
Just updated the recipe page with the 2012 version.
The secret to a good oatmeal pancake is mashed banana – both in the batter and on top! Just put a ripe banana in a bowl and mash with a fork until it’s all glossy sweet.
I made today’s version with 1/3 cup oats, 1 whole egg, 1 tsp chia seeds (to help thicken quickly), 1 tbsp water (also to help with the old fash. oats), 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp vanilla, sprinkle of cinnamon, and a whole mashed banana (half in, half on top).
Let sit for 5 minutes.
Put in medium low skillet and form into cake
When it shakes loose in the pan, flip. The egg really helps it stay together. I have no idea if this would work as well without egg – but probably with more chia and longer soak.
Make lots of raspberry leaf tea while you wait!
Plop on plate and top with second half of banana mash and peanut butter swirled in.
And a little maple syrup is fun too!
Enjoyed it a lot!! Fun texture.
Hope today’s the day!