Wednesday, September 17, 2014


I can't remember the last time I bought a box of pancake mix at the grocery store.  Before I started this blog, I made pancakes from scratch occasionally, but not often. I probably thought it was more convenient to use a mix, but I know it really doesn't take that much longer to do them from scratch.  AND there is no comparison when you consider the taste.

Probably my favorite scratch recipe is one I have shared here with you, Oatmeal Pancakes.  We really like them.  I also like the Carrot Cake Pancakes and plan to make them now that fall isn't far away. (Why do I feel like I have to wait for fall to make Carrot Cake Pancakes?  I don't know.)

When we were visiting with our son and his family in CO recently, I found some recipes I wanted to try in some of dil Sara's cookbooks.  I have really enjoyed the results from the recipes I have made so far.  This recipe for Autumn Pancakes (Gooseberry Patch Fall, Family & Friends contributed by Kathy Grashoff of Fort Wayne, IN) didn't disappoint me either.


1/2       cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1-1/2    cup boiling water
1-1/2    cup all-purpose flour (I used 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour)
2          teaspoons baking powder
1/8       teaspoon salt
3          tablespoons sugar (I used 3 tablespoons stevia)
1/2       teaspoon cinnamon
1           egg, beaten
1           cup milk
1           apple, cored, peeled, and coarsely chopped (I grated the apple to equal about 1 cup)
1/4       cup chopped walnuts
3          tablespoons margarine, melted

Place oats in a small bowl. Pour boiling water over the oats and let stand 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the flour(s), baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Add the oat mixture, egg, milk, apple, nuts, and melted butter; mix well.

(almost forgot the margarine.)

Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls into a lightly greased skillet over medium-high heat.

Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, about 2 minutes.

Turn pancakes over 
and cook until golden, about one minute longer.

Serve with syrup or powdered sugar.

Serves 6.


  1. Oohhhhh that looks like a great idea...something totally different!
    Definitely going to make these as soon as it cools off!

  2. I need to check into the "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks...I hear really great things about them!

    1. I Have to admit I have only bought one Sandy that I couldn't find a recipe in it I wanted to try. My friend Janice talked me into buying it at an estate sale. I gave it to her. The recipes are contributed by different people. Love these pancakes.