27 Sep 2012

Grab n Go breakfast!

The sun is once again shining here today which always lifts both mood and motivation.  Just before heading down to the garden, and thinking about the early start to college tomorrow, I've just made a batch of these oat and honey pancakes. I'm not ready to eat breakfast for at least an hour after waking up/cup of tea which posed a problem last Friday as I have to leave home by 7.30 a.m. on college days in order to avoid heavy traffic.  This means that I have to be on the road at the same time as I'm ready for my breakfast. (I suppose I could always get up at 6 a.m. but where's the fun in that when it's cold and dark?)

Oaty pancakes

I read the recipe for these pancakes on the Lavender and Lovage blog a few days ago and immediately thought that a batch of these, warmed through before leaving, sandwiched together with honey and eaten with fruit, might be an ideal portable breakfast.  I've just made a batch (10 pancakes) and can report that they're easily made and delicious! Because I'm currently watching my weight (so I really shouldn't be eating these at all!), I made these with skimmed milk and used a spray oil in the pan rather than butter; both worked well.

The batter is mixed with oats (for energy)and Manuka honey (immune system booster). Eaten plain, there's a hint of sweetness from the Manuka honey; eaten with crème fraîche or Greek yogurt and fresh fruit, they're both tasty and filling.  With more time to spare, I bet they'd be just awesome with bacon and a poached egg (and the latest gardening mag to read).

The test will be how well these re-heat tomorrow morning (even I can't make pancakes at 6.30 a.m.). Undoubtedly they'll be better freshly made but needs must.  Hopefully this post will strike a chord with others having to dash off first thing in the morning, not least my teenager.  My thanks to Karen for sharing her recipes with the internet!

Here's the link (scroll to bottom of page for printable recipe):

Karen's Fluffy Porridge Pancakes

Now, at last, for some gardening!

10 comments:

  1. They sound amazing and just up my street. I'm off on my hols for a week but will give them a go when I get back. Enjoy your day at college. WW

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    1. Have a wonderful holiday, Welly - I've read you're off to Cornwall, always a lovely destination and will look forward to reading about it on your return. I hope the weather is kind to you!
      We did 'proper' work in college yesterday - horticulture in the morning and drawing in the afternoon, pretty much a perfect day, especially as I squeezed in a bit of plant photography!

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  2. Yum, that breakfast looks delicious. Hope your course goes well today.

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    1. Thanks, Jo - on both counts! I love fruit at breakfast time and the oats in the pancakes keep hunger at bay for a good while so I'm very pleased with this discovery!

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  3. That looks a really yummy breakfast and so healthy too, what could be better! So glad you enjoyed your course more this week, will we be seeing your photos?!

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    1. Thanks, Pauline, it was and yes, I will! I've just posted about last Friday's course and the plants that I have to memorise. I think this will be a regular feature as it seems to be a good way of remembering!

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  4. If ever there were a reason for breakfast cereal or toast, bleary mornings are it.

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    1. Absolutely! Preferably without the early morning deadline looming over your shoulder - and preferably eaten while still in your pyjamas!

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  5. They look - and sound - utterly delicious. And have made me feel very hungry...

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    1. I've just re-read this post to reply to your comment, Janet (having been absent from the laptop for a couple of weeks) and I have to agree - they do sound delicious and were! I might just have to knock a batch together to go with a cup of afternoon tea ... !

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