Quaker Cakes

by HEAB on November 14, 2010

Happy Pancake Sunday!


Pancakes, I’ve missed you!

While Summer napped this morning, I tried out a new pancake recipe. The only reason it was new is because we were almost out of eggs, and so I had to get a little creative. While I warmed my pancake griddle over low heat, into the Vita-Mix went 1 egg, 1 packet of Quaker Apple Cranberry Almond instant multigrain hot cereal, 3 TBSP old fashioned oats, 2 TBSP heavy whipping cream, 2 TBSP water, and 1/4 tsp baking powder. After blending, I cooked my 5 small pancakes over low heat. Toppings included 1/2 TBSP butter and a drizzle of maple syrup. I loved the chewy texture provided by the oats and cereal, and the instant packet provided great flavor and just the right amount of sweetness.

I rarely buy instant oatmeal as it’s pretty high in sugar, and I prefer plain oats. However, I grew up eating it almost everyday. My favorite flavor was Apples and Cinnamon, and my mom was the only one allowed to make it for me as no one else could quite get the water to milk ratio correct. What about you? Were you ever a fan of the instant stuff?

Thanks to everyone for all your encouragement and advice regarding breast feeding. We’re still working on it, and Summer is doing great. :)