Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Pancakes
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp aluminum-free baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
2 cups milk (I use almond milk, but any kind will do - even water will do in a pinch)
1/4 cup oil
splash of cinnamon (I recommend a large splash)
dash of vanilla (once again, I appreciate not-skimpy-dashes)
fruit (berries or bananas are delicious)
Mix and cook on a greased griddle.
Make sure they are heart shaped if you make them on Valentine's Day. These have raspberries in them. My favorite. Simple and yummy. You don't need anything to put on them, but if you're going to anyway, may I suggest 100% pure maple syrup (a little goes a long way), 100% fruit spread, more fruit, or, if you insist...
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup buttermilk (make by adding 1 tsp lemon juice to milk - even soy or nut milks)
1 stick butter
Bring to a boil. Make sure you use a 3 quart pan. This will cause some bubbling:
1/2 tsp baking soda
Boil for one more minute. Remove from heat. Then add:
1 tsp vanilla
Once again, a little goes a long way. This stuff tastes like caramel.