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.

Recipe

Makes 10

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour20130702-174444.jpg
  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STEP 2

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

20130702-174359.jpgSTEP 3

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!