Like me, my kids LOVE to eat! They also like to know what’s coming. To streamline our mornings and save me the trouble of thinking about what’s for breakfast everyday, I decided to have a set breakfast menu Monday through Friday. They know what to expect, it cuts down on questions, and everyone knows they will get to have one of their favorites at least once a week. With three kids this has been super helpful. We don’t have complaints about breakfast anymore because they know their day is coming.
On Mondays we eat oatmeal. Tuesdays we have Grits and sausage. Wednesdays are for pancakes. Thursdays we eat toast and eggs. Fridays we have muffins, and Saturdays and Sundays are Mommy and Daddy’s choice. The menu is easy enough to follow and we add variety in different ways. On Mondays we may change our oatmeal toppings, or have an oatmeal bar where everyone gets to choose their own toppings. We rotate through different muffin recipes on Fridays, and there are different recipes and toppings for Pancake Wednesdays. For my kiddos, this is their favorite wheat free pancake recipe.
- 1 c. quick cooking oats
- 1 1/2 c. oat flour
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 2 Tbsp. baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 6 Tbsp. oil (coconut, canola, or melted butter all work well)
- 1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 c. milk
Combine the oats, oat flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, yogurt, and milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients in the larger bowl and stir. Add in the oil and mix until well-combined. Heat and grease your griddle while you let your batter rest for a minute. Cook your pancakes as you normally would.
I use a ladle to pour my batter on the griddle in about 1/2 cup amounts. I set the temperature to slightly above medium. If your heat is too high you will burn them on the outside, and they will not cook completely in the middle. When the edges start to bubble, flip the pancakes and cook on the other side until done. It should take about a minute.
I LOVE these piled high with bananas or berries or a light drizzle of cane syrup. My middle asked me to mention that he likes them made as blueberry pancakes. Simply add 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries to the dry ingredients before you mix in the wet ingredients.
LOVE and enjoy!