Oatcakes (with a gluten-free variant)

Oats are healthy, oats raise your good cholesterol, oats are just the thing if you’re a fan of grains. If you want to feel your oats, but you’re not up for a bowl of oatmeal porridge, have a couple of oatcakes instead. You can take ’em with you, too.

Two versions here: regular and low-wheat/no-wheat/gluten-free. Serve with a little butter and brown sugar on top.

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by terrydyke - January 10, 2011 at 8:45 am

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Low Fat (but yummy) Barley Pancakes

These pancakes taste great and have no added fat. I eat them with homemade applesauce and pure maple syrup and never miss the melted butter I used to pour on pancakes. Read more…

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by arleighluckett - January 7, 2011 at 11:44 pm

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Maple Granola

Serving size: ½ cup at home ( ¾ cup for camping)

Estimated calorie and fat content per ½ cup serving:

233kcal, 11.4g total fat, 1.4g saturated fat

Preheat oven to 3250F


0.5 cup sunflower oil
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup wheat germ
0.5 cup soy flakes or grits
1 cup sunflower seed pieces
1 cup blanched peanuts, chop (or crush with rolling pin to separate halves)
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup rye flakes
7 cup rolled oats


Gently heat oil and maple syrup in a large pot. Remove from heat.

Add remaining ingredients in order one at a time, stirring after each addition.

Spread granola in two roasting pans (dutch oven or cast iron skillets) and toast in the oven, stirring every 10-12 minutes until desired color indicates it is done (about 30 minutes). Pay special attention to the corners of the pans when stirring to avoid burning.  It’s delicious to munch while still warm but allow to cool before storing in an air tight container.

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by arleighluckett - January 5, 2011 at 1:04 am

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Half ‘n’ Half Pancakes

These moist, fluffy pancakes are always a hit.  Everyone who tries them says they’re the best they’ve ever had.  They’re also pretty healthy with whole-wheat flour and yogurt.


Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C – White all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C – Whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 t – Baking Powder
  • 1/2 t – Baking Soda
  • 1/2 t – Salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C – Milk
  • 1/2 C – Plain Yogurt
  • 2 T – Butter
  • 1 – Large Egg
  • 1 t – Honey

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by jeffluckett - January 2, 2011 at 9:55 pm

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