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Oats for Breakfast- Two Quick And Easy Recipes That I love!!

Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes

When I first started my blog I tried every month or so to feature another blogger and one of their recipes, I really enjoyed doing that and it was a great way to introduce those who read my blog to someone they may not know. I don’t really know why I stopped doing that and I am going to start again. So to start out 2014 here is my first entry, I’m sure many of you know both and if you don’t you really should visit their blogs.

One of the blogs I love and follow is  Shashi the “Runninsrilankan“, she is a super fit Mom writing about fitness and food,   her recipes are delicious, healthful and easy to prepare from ingredients most of us have in our pantries. I saw her most recent post, Oatmeal Pancakes, read the ingredients and directions and thought WOW, these are easy to make, healthful and who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast (or lunch or dinner). I had an appointment yesterday so whipped up a batch before I left and had a wonderful breakfast that really stuck with me. Honestly, I like these better than pancakes made from wheat flour. Now I did make one minor change to her recipe, instead of almond milk I used whole cows milk, next time I will use the almond milk. I’m telling you this is such an easy and delicious recipe, it has been placed in my regular breakfast rotation. Now Shashi said the recipe is for 1 serving but I made 4 pancakes which for me is 2 servings. Yesterday I had for breakfast and dinner, in the morning I had it with blueberries and in the evening with a nice knob of butter and grade B maple syrup. Yes, I had them twice in one day, they are that good. You can find the recipe by clicking here. Note: I found that letting the batter sit for an hour or so makes for a thicker fluffier pancake.

Overnight oats

Overnight oats

The second recipe is from Tamara at Pretty Bitches Can Cook Too, I was instantly drawn to this because first of all it’s healthful, second there is no cooking and third you make it the night before and let it sit in the refrigerator all night and in the morning grab and eat. It’s also really delicious and you can tailor to your taste. I made two of them one strawberry and one blackberry. Tamara makes with greek yogurt and coconut milk, I used plain kefir and instead of the agave I used a couple of tsp’s of honey in each, I also added some almonds that I whizzed in the food processor. This is such a satisfying meal that is no fuss at all. You may remember Tamara from a few months ago, I did a guest post on her blog and she sponsored a give away of her fabulous salsa. Visit her site here to find the recipe. You have to give this a try, its fantastic.

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  1. I am so so glad you liked the oatmeal pancakes! And I am more glad you got 4 pancakes, I think I must have made a mistake, I got 3 pancakes-which I took to be one serving. They are filling indeed and I am so glad you liked them enough to eat them TWICE! The only reason I used almond milk is because I am severely lactose intolerant. Thats a great tip about letting the mix sit, I might have to try that this weekend.
    Thanks so much Suzanne for featuring my recipe – I am humbled and honored.

    January 15, 2014
    • A super delicious and excellent recipe Shashi, honestly I don’t think I will go back to pancakes made with wheat flour these are so good. Yes, I got 4 medium size pancakes and the longer the batter sits the thicker and fluffier the pancakes were. I am so happy to have found your blog and your delicious recipes. Thank you!

      January 15, 2014
  2. This sounds great. I love making pancakes on the weekend so I’ll make these next time. Thank you for sharing and so nice for you to feature someone’s recipe…

    January 15, 2014
    • Thank you, I plan on featuring recipes from other blogs frequently, I think that when we find a great recipe whether it’s our own or not we should share. I am trying to eat healthier breakfasts and these both were perfect for me.

      January 15, 2014
  3. I eat oats every single morning (I make my own muesli). These pancakes look so delicious – I think I might make some this evening. Thank you for the inspiration :-)

    January 15, 2014
    • They are delicious, I really truly love them. I now you will enjoy!

      January 15, 2014
  4. Liz #

    great recipes and I love how you’re paying it forward :-D

    January 15, 2014
    • It’s a really nice recipe and I plan on visiting and featuring many blogs this year. Thanks Liz.

      January 15, 2014
  5. As I’ve just started on my oats (with three differing types) these would be great to make. Oddly, as I never eat pancakes I have a shop-bought pack of them on my table – glaring at me as I haven’t even bothered to open them. They were massively reduced in price. :)
    Anyway, 1 tbsp baking powder? And I would definitely let the batter rest.

    January 15, 2014
    • Oh yes, resting the batter is important in my opinion and these are worth making. I really thought they were delicious!! I am not a big pancake eater, I much prefer waffles but these I loved.

      January 15, 2014
  6. What a fabulous thing to do Suzanne! I particularly like the idea of the Overnight Oats – a great way to start the day!

    January 15, 2014
    • Thank you, I will make and feature that pavlova as soon as my finger is better, I am doing recipes that require little use of my hands. I am so not happy about this

      January 15, 2014
      • Such an awful injury to have Suzanne, must make life in the kitchen so tough and incredibly frustrating! :( I so very much hope it starts improving soon for you.

        January 15, 2014
      • Thank you so much, at this point I honestly don’t know the prognosis, I may need surgery but will know better next week when I see the doctor. It is incredibly frustrating, I guess if I were not right handed I could cope better. I really messed up my finger and hands,

        January 15, 2014
  7. I love a bowl of porridge for breakfast as the oats are so healthy and when it’s well made it’s delicious. But I also like the sounds of the oat pancakes and will definitely make them. ;)

    January 15, 2014
    • Me too, I love oats. I really urge you to try the pancakes they are wonderful. Thank you so much.

      January 15, 2014
      • I absolutely will, you know that feeling when you read recipe and think this is for me well I had it when I read the oat pancake recipe.

        January 15, 2014
      • I felt exactly the same way!

        January 15, 2014
  8. Wow, Suzanne, I loved the pancakes! I will give them a try this week end. Thank you for sharing the links to the blogs, too, its so nice meeting new people!

    January 15, 2014
    • Thanks Viviana, they are delicious. I am making them again this weekend also. I am thinking of buying oat flour rather than grinding mine in the blender.

      January 15, 2014
  9. These both look like great healthy breakfast options. I feel healthier already just by thinking about them.

    January 15, 2014
    • Thanks Stacey, they are lighter than pancakes made from wheat flour but oddly more satisfying, maybe because I felt good about eating them not so much an indulgence but a good for you hearty breakfast.

      January 15, 2014
  10. Thank you for introducing two kick-ass blogs to me. I like both recipes and I have a bag of oats that were sadly forsaken and now have a vibrant purpose in life, so the oats thank you too! :)

    January 16, 2014
    • I did too, bought the oats with good intentions and well, it waited for these recipes. Thanks so much.

      January 16, 2014
  11. What a wonderful idea Suzanne.. The recipes look fabulous, and I’m heading to their blogs right now. Thank you so much for sharing them! :-) You’re a sweetheart..honestly.

    January 16, 2014
  12. I love how both of these look! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    January 16, 2014
    • Thank you, they are both really good, I am kind of obsessed with those pancakes now!

      January 16, 2014
  13. That is such a great idea to have a blog feature – really fosters the community and I’m sure your readers love it – I know I do!

    January 16, 2014
    • Thank you so much, there are so many great recipes/blogs out there we really should share.

      January 16, 2014
  14. Yummm overnight oats! I love the idea of making them the night before, then waking up to an easy, delicious breakfast!

    Also, you’re so sweet for featuring other peoples’ recipes – it’s often hard enough to find time for your own recipes, but you try out other bloggger recipes as well! You’re such a fabulous member of the blogging community :)

    January 16, 2014
    • Thank you I had the oats yesterday and today, they are still great 2 days in the fridge. Love the ease of it all!! I love featuring other blogs, there is so much great stuff out there it’s good to share.

      January 16, 2014
  15. ciao! just started eating oats…love your recipes.
    thebestdressup

    January 17, 2014
  16. Both versions look hearty and delicious.

    January 17, 2014
  17. sprinklesandsauce #

    Love oats! Should eat more of them though!

    January 17, 2014
    • Ever since I came across these recipes I am eating more oats, they really are good for you and adding other good stuff makes them even better. Thank you.

      January 18, 2014
  18. Reblogged this on Cupcakes and Bakes! and commented:
    Awesome idea! I want to introduce YOU to my bloggers! I love your work~

    January 18, 2014
  19. Yum, all your recipe ideas look amazing and very delicious! You can’t beat pancakes at the weekend..:)

    January 19, 2014
    • Thanks so much, the beauty of these is that you are getting a bowl of oatmeal disguised as a pancake. Love it!

      January 19, 2014
  20. Love those oat-y golden pancakes– so pretty. And love the photo–on that beautiful plate. A picture like that makes me want to run to the kitchen–maybe we’ll have Sunday night pancakes thanks to you Suzanne!

    January 19, 2014
    • Thank you, I had some batter left from Saturday breakfast and it was dinner tonight!

      January 19, 2014
  21. ohlidia #

    Both look oh-so-delish Suzanne! I’ve had oat pancakes before and they sure are yummy! And with a health kick to boot.

    January 19, 2014
  22. When I saw the oatmeal pancakes I became so ecstatic I can’t wait to try to make them myself!

    January 20, 2014
    • I love them, you don’t have that heavy feeling after eating them and bonus for being so delicious. Thank you.

      January 20, 2014
  23. Thanks for introducing these two bloggers to us! Both recipes look delicious, each one with its own beauty!

    January 21, 2014
  24. Oh, I love oat flour pancakes too Suzanne! I make them all the time, but I don’t use all oat flour because since they are vegan (with no egg) they can be too dense/mushy. I went to her link and they look sooo good…what a wonderful easy recipe, my favorite kind! The overnight oats sound great too! Don’t know how I missed this post either on my email :(

    January 22, 2014
    • They really are good, since this has egg it got some lift without egg I can see it becoming too dense. Thanks so much Brandi!

      January 22, 2014
  25. Thank you for introducing us to two wonderful bloggers, Suzanne! Both recipes look great.

    January 24, 2014
    • Thank you, they are both great blogs and I love finding something new and exciting.

      January 24, 2014
  26. I love the idea of a regular recipe link-up, as there are so many wonderful bloggers out there who don’t get nearly enough publicity. This promotion is great Suzanne, so glad that you enjoyed both recipes… yay for jazzed up oats at breakfast time! The pancakes in particular made quite an impression upon seeing the picture. Definitely going to try them and visit both Tamara and Shashi to say hi. Thanks Suz! xx

    January 28, 2014
    • I love featuring others recipes, there are so many treasures out there and I hope very soon to feature your blog here. The pancakes are wonderful. I bought a bag of already ground oat flour just so I could make these on a whim. Thanks so much!

      January 28, 2014
  27. toozesty #

    The pancakes look awesome. Actually, they both look awesome. I’m thinking about breakfast for dinner one night this week to try these out.

    January 31, 2014
    • The pancakes make an awesome dinner. I had them on 2 separate evenings. Thanks so much.

      January 31, 2014

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