Buttermilk Rice Pancakes

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: March 29, 2017
Yield: 16 4” pancakes
Time needed: 5-10 minutes + cooking time

These are so good! I love any pancakes made with buttermilk. And using rice flour is a nice light touch. This recipe is not found in the new book, but as a variation of Basic Wholegrain Pancakes in the original edition.

Buttermilk Rice Pancakes

Buttermilk Rice Pancakes
2 cups buttermilk
4 eggs, separated
pinch cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups brown rice flour
2 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. melted butter

Beat the egg whites together with cream of tartar until stiff and set aside.
Combine buttermilk, egg yolks, honey and oil
In another bowl, combine baking soda, salt and brown rice flour.
Mix dry ingredients buttermilk mix to make a batter.
Fold in beaten egg whites.
Cook on lightly greased skillet or griddle.

Extras can be frozen for snacks or busy mornings.

Spiced Pear Muffins

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: March 5, 2017
Yield: 12 muffins
Time needed: 30 minutes

Subtly-flavoured and delicious muffin, excellent breakfast treat.

Spiced Pear Muffins

Spiced Pear Muffins
1 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup soy flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 cup chopped pears, (fresh or drained, canned pears)

1 egg beaten
1 cup milk
1-4 Tbsp. melted butter or oil
1-4 Tbsp. honey

Pre-heat oven to 400oF.
Oil muffin tins

Stir flours, baking powder, salt and spices together.
Add chopped pears and gently distribute them through the flour mixture.
Blend the liquid ingredients together,
Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and stir just enough to moisten.

Fill oiled muffin tins 2/3 full.
Bake 25 minutes or until nicely browned.
Serve hot.

Apple Cinnamon Crunch

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: February 20, 2017
Yield: 2 quarts
Time needed: 30 minutes

I like this granola. There are few ingredients, it is quick cooking, and it tastes great. Dried apples make an interesting variation on raisins.

Apple Cinnamon Crunch

Apple Cinnamon Crunch

Apple Cinnamon Crunch
4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut
1 cup nuts, finely chopped
1/2 cup sesame seed
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla

6 oz. finely cut dried apples.

Pre-heat oven to 350oF.

In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, coconut, nuts, sesame seed, salt and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl combine the honey, vegetable oil & vanilla.
Add to the rolled oats mixture and mix thoroughly.
Spread on two large baking sheets.
Bake 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When the granola has somewhat cooled, add dried apples.
Store in a tightly-covered container in refrigerator.

Koinonia Granola

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: Dec 26, 2016
Yield: 5 quarts
Time needed: 45 minutes

This recipe was developed at the famed Koinonia farm in Americus, Georgia after which it is named. Koinonia was founded as an intentional Christian community by Clarence Jordan in 1942, the year I was born. It is best-known today as the founder of Habitat for Humanity.

I have been unable to find grape nuts in stores recently and fear this breakfast cereal is no longer commercially available. I do have a recipe for making them at home, but on this occasion I simply left them out.

Koinonia Granola

Koinonia Granola

Koinonia Granola
1/2 cup oil
1/2 lb. margarine
2 Tbsp. molasses
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup honey
1/2 tsp. salt

2 lbs. rolled oats
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 cup chopped nuts
2 cups grape nuts
1 cup wheat germ
1 lb. coconut
1 cup sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 350oF.

Combine the first list of ingredients in a large roasting pan.
Heat gently , stirring occasionally, until margarine has melted.

Let cool slightly while combining the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add dry ingredients to cooled syrup and mix thoroughly.
Spread onto shallow baking pans.
Bake 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5-7 minutes.
Let cool.
Add 1 cup raisins.

Oat Waffles

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: April 14, 2015
Yield: 8 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes

Well, long time no see. I haven’t stopped trying new recipes, though I have slowed the pace somewhat.  But I took on a project last January that left me no time for anything else.  And this week, I finished it. So although I won’t be likely to put up something every day, I am back and intend to stay around awhile.

I don’t have a waffle iron, so I can’t make typical looking waffles. That is why the waffles below look like pancakes.  But they do have that crispy waffle texture and for those of you who do have a proper waffle iron to cook them in, I highly recommend them.

Oat Waffles

Oat Waffles

Oat Waffles
2 cups rolled oats
3 cups water
1/2 cup raw cashews
2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp, baking powder
2 Tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender.
Process on high until chopped very fine and mixture is foamy.
Let stand 10-15 minutes.
(May be made to this point the day before and refrigerated overnight if desired.)
Bake in a hot, lightly-oiled waffle iron for 10-12 minutes until firm and brown.
Serve with maple syrup or natural fruit syrup.

Cornmeal Wheat Pancakes

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried: Nov. 14, 2016
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: about 15 minutes prep time + time to fry

This brings two favourites together. Cornmeal pancakes and buttermilk. I made it sweet today using sliced peaches in syrup for the topping. But I think the variation including cooked corn would go great with sausages and gravy.

Cornmeal Wheat Pancakes

Cornmeal Wheat Pancakes

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Soybean Granola

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: September 25, 2016
Yield: 2 quarts
Time needed: 30 minutes or less.

This is an easy recipe to prepare. Despite the relatively low oven heat, it takes only 15 minutes in the oven. But like most granolas, it still bears close watching. Stir about every 5 minutes to avoid uneven browning.

You might like to try cooking and roasting your own soybeans. It is not hard to do, but it is time-consuming. I used a soybean snack purchased at the Indian supermarket.

Soybean Granola

Soybean Granola

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