whole wheat, oat pancakes with flax

i have made these pancakes a few times and i just love them! they are thick, fluffy and the maple syrup soaks right in….and i’m talking real vermont maple syrup soaks into these delicious pancakes. heavenly! this said syrup rode all the way from vermont to texas with our good friends.

the base of this recipe is from my mom. growing up on a dairy farm in VT we ate lots of these pancakes with real VT maple syrup!

whole wheat, oat pancakes with flax

1  cup good quality whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 handful old fashioned oatmeal
1/4 – 1/3 cup ground oatmeal (i just put it in my coffee grinder. i don’t give an exact measurement because i haven’t figured out how much it takes to get me the amount of ground i want.)
a small handful of ground flax (probably a scant 1/4 cup)
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
3 teaspoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Mix the liquid ingredients in a separate bowl. Once the wet ingredients are combined add to the dry and mix just until combined. Clumps are ok!
NOTE – these are thick…if you’d prefer a thinner pancake then i would add some extra milk.

 

cheese

cheese. boy do i love good cheese. i used to stay away from fancy, strong flavored, weird flavored cheeses. like brie, i don’t know why but i had never a desire to try it. when i became a smith i tried it. i love it especially warmed with blueberries over the top paired with a simple cracker. yum! geoffrey and i enjoy this now and then for a late night snack.

i always liked bleu cheese dressing. now i can eat blue cheese all by itself!

and gorgonzola cheese. i’ve had it before on salad. i just now was eating it all by itself! basically its a bleu cheese. i guess i didn’t realize that. i thought it was a white crumbly cheese. its so strong and so delicious!

growing up in vermont, we ate some good sharp cheddar cheese. hmmm, hmmm! i remember shopping one day and i wanted some good sharp cabot cheese. i just couldn’t find it. while perusing the speciality cheese section i found it! duh, this is texas. cabot cheese is a speciality cheese down here! nothing like a good homemade mac and cheese with cabot extra sharp cheese! my mouth is watering…

the other day while shopping at georgia’s farm to market i picked up a rosemary & olive ricotta cheese from dairy goat haven. i can’t wait to try it on top of my homemade olive oil crackers! maybe tonight geoffrey and i will need a little snack when we return from church.

gouda…smoked gouda. i haven’t had that in awhile.

there is this delicious cheese we discovered some time ago. my mother in law found it. its a white cheese that has cranberries in it and is divine! comes in a wedge. i can’t remember the name of it but it starts with a ‘w’.

and feta. oh boy do i love feta! last time i made this i sprinkled some feta on top. heavenly.

that’s my thoughts about cheese at this moment. it all started with a few bites of that gorgonzola cheese! now i’m off to bake my bread.