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090702 – chocolate chip buttermilk pancakes
090702, 9:26 pm
Filed under: BREAKFAST, DINNER | Tags: ,

choco buttermilk pancakes

what a delicious dinner!  it was sort of naughty.  we had planned to make taco salads for dinner, but i had bought buttermilk for my next Bread Baker’s Apprentice challange recipe, and we had both been wanting to make pancakes for a while. I think these came out a little too moist and had a tendency to tear.

  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 4 t sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 C buttermilk
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 3 T butter, melted
  • 3 T semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. preheat oven to 250 F and heat skillet over medium heat.  Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl, and mix wet ingredients in a separate, small bowl.
  2. when the pan is fully heated, add wet ingredients to the dry and gently stir until NEARLY mixed.  (be careful to leave a few clumps)
  3. keep the cakes warm in the preheated oven.


090630 – Granola Bars
090702, 9:33 am
Filed under: BREAKFAST, SNACK | Tags: , , , , ,

Hungry - why wait?This is a simple, two step thing.  First, to make the granola, then form the bars.  I have made granola a few (three) of different ways in the past and have my favorite recipe prettymuch down.  To make the bars, i just added a bit of maple syrup to my usual granola recipe, to make it more sticky.  Next time i might add some chocolate chips…

Homemade Granola Recipe:

  • 2 C rolled oats
  • 1 C peanuts or toasted almonds
  • 1/4 C sesame seeds
  • 1/4 C flax seeds
  • 1/2 C toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 C coconut (this time i used the fresh coconut i had hand cut at the beach)
  • 1/4 C fiber one (crushed in a coffee grinder)
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 1/2 C raisins (i like to mix golden and regular)
  • 1/2 C dried fruit (dried apricots + craisins)
  • scant 1/4 C canola oil
  • 1/2 C honey
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  1. Mix the oat, nuts and grains in a large bowl.
  2. Measure oil into the measuring cup and swirl it around before pouring into bowl.
  3. Then measure out the honey in the same, unwashed cup. The oil will help the honey exit the cup.
  4. Toss everything together until evenly coated and then pour out into a baking pan. I use a large roasting pan, as it keeps everything contained. A cookie sheet with a lip also works, but you have to stir it slightly more carefully if you use that.Baking Granola
  5. Bake at 300° F for 30 minutes, turning it with a spatula every ten minutes or so. You want everything to be an even golden brown.
  6. When it is finished cooking, returned the baked granola to the mixing bowl, add the raisins and fruit and stir to combine. Granola Press
  7. To form bars, line a rectangular baking dish with wax paper.  Immediately pour the warm granola into the dish, cover with another piece of paper, and press down HARD, packing the granola as tightly as possible.  Cut Bars
  8. Let the pressed granola harden cool for at least 3 hours (i let mine sit overnight) before cutting.  My pan yielded 14 thick granola bars.  For lack of more sustainable  packaging ideas, I wrapped them up in some saran-wrap.





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