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It’s that time again: Secret Recipe Club reveal day! My assigned blog for this month is Make Myself at Home. Catherine is a stay-at-home mom with a cute little daughter, and her recipes seem very kid-friendly. I am definitely going to make this Copycat Cafe Rio when I have some more time on my hands (pork barbecue! with cilantro rice! and tomatillo salsa! MMM). Award-winning Peach and Strawberry Cobbler will need to be made next summer.
But for now, I went with an easier recipe that used items I already had in my kitchen. (That seems to be a recurring theme in my Secret Recipe Club posts! Except for Avocado Cake.)
These Oatmeal-Raisin Pancakes seemed like a fun twist on a classic. I like that they use oats and mostly whole wheat flour, so we are getting more whole grains. I was a little worried about the lack of butter or oil in the batter, as I’ve never made pancakes without one or the other, but the consistency was wonderful.
I split my batter and made one batch with raisins and one batch with butterscotch chips. Both got a big thumbs up from the family! You could also add in one of these items or a combination:
- walnuts or pecan pieces
- mini chocolate chips
- banana slices
- chopped strawberries or whole blueberries
- for Christmas, some ginger (powdered) and nutmeg and replace the brown sugar with molasses for a gingerbread-y twist!
Added to Ingredient Spotlight: Oats.