We are breakfast people. If cereal is ever eaten for breakfast, it is merely a first course. I keep Cheerios around for the occasional snack, or for those mornings when breakfast is taking awhile to prepare and the little ones need something in the meantime. How anyone survives on just cereal for breakfast, I honestly don’t know.
Most mornings we eat oatmeal and eggs or oatmeal and sausage. We also sometimes eat biscuits with our eggs and sausage, omelets, or muffins. I am not hugely creative in this department. I am getting sort of tired of oatmeal though so I tried this recipe for Oatmeal pancakes (from Cooking from Quilt Country) the other day. The recipe requires that the oats be soaked over night in buttermilk, so you have to plan ahead. We ate these with maple syrup, and all the kids liked them. I liked them because they felt like a stick to my bones sort of food, and I wasn’t hungry an hour after eating them.
2 cups buttermilk, plus a bit more
1/2 c. unbleached flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp b. powder
1 1/2 tsp b. soda
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
butter or oil for frying