Wwoofing gives us a lot of luxury. And to be honest, we’re starting to get used to it. Warm showers, a bed, and my favourite: a real kitchen. I love cooking, and don’t get me wrong, cooking on a campfire or hopefully one day the BioLite CampStove, is a lot of fun and gives heaps of flavour and satisfaction. But what about the pots, pans, an oven, a fridge, a gas stove, herbs and utensils?
It was only this weekend, when we decided that we would get back to ‘our life on the road’ again next week that I became fully aware of this luxury and decided that I should make most of it. So let’s invent a new recipe. What about hearty healthy American ‘oat pancakes’?
They are delicious, full of flavour and keep your energy on a good level during a whole morning of farm work or any other activity. I’m sure you can also make them on a campfire, but this has yet to be tested.
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup corn flour
- 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 cups soy milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more for skillet
Note: It’s best to make the batter the night before, and leave it in the fridge, to give it more flavour and make it smooth. But this is not necessary.
In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until it’s a nice batter.
Heat a large skillet (nonstick or cast-iron) or griddle over medium. Lightly oil skillet. Using 2 to 3 tablespoons for each pancake, drop batter in skillet and cook until a few bubbles have burst, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook until browned on undersides, 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat with more oil and batter.
Make an art piece out of your pancakes by getting creative with ingredients. Some examples: peanut butter and banana, chocolate spread and banana, honey and fresh strawberries, maple syrup, honey and banana,…
Feel free to send us a picture of your artpiece!