Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Oatmeal Pancakes has been a while since I have been able to post!  We had a third baby and my husband had to leave town for 8 weeks for work.  Translation:  Life has been crazy!  BUT...I am back and Epicutie Juliette will be reviewing recipes soon!

I am nursing so I am always on the prowl for recipes with oatmeal!  This recipe was inspired by a cooking light recipe.

  • 1/4 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup nonfat buttermilk (we use almond milk for dairy free)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted (we use canola oil for dairy free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray

1.  Spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.
2. Combine milk, butter/oil, vanilla, and egg in a small bowl.
3.  Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
4. Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Spoon about 2 1/2 tablespoons batter per pancake onto griddle.
5.  Turn pancakes over when tops are covered with bubbles; cook until bottoms are lightly browned.

Serve:  serve warm with pure maple syrup and fresh berries. 

Difficulty:  1 out of 5; quick prep!

Tips:  combine dry ingredients the night before to save time in the morning. Another idea, double the recipe and freeze half for a last minute breakfast another day'

Epicutie Rating (see left side of page for rating descriptions)
Little Joy:  yummy in the tummy
Little Asher:  yummy in the tummy
Mommy and Daddy:  love this!  Healthy, quick and helped the milk supply too!

Dairy Free Mexican Pizza

I got my inspiration for this dairy free pizza from The original recipe called for olives and we DO NOT like olives but I liked the base recipe so away we went!

Avocado Cream Sauce:
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/3 to ½ cup Dairy Free Plain Greek Style Cultured Almond Milk (Yogurt)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

Mexican Pizza:
  • 1 ball pre-made dairy-free pizza dough (I made mine in my bread machine)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • ½ lb ground meat of choice, browned
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons non dairy Parmesan 
  • ½ cup dairy-free Monzerella cheese 

For the Avocado Cream Sauce:
  1. Pit the avocado and scoop the flesh into a food processor.
  2. Add all other ingredients and process until completely smooth.

For the Mexican Pizza:
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Stretch the dough onto a pizza pan or cookie sheet and brush with olive oil.
  3. Spread the avocado mixture onto the dough leaving about ½” border around the edge.
  4. Evenly sprinkle on the remaining ingredients, adding cheese last. 
  5. Bake the pizza until the crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  6. Cut into slices and serve with your favorite hot sauce or salsa

Difficulty: 3 out of 5; I only give it this high for difficulty because i homemade the dough. Store bought dough would give this a 2!

Yield: 6 people

Serve:  We served with salad and fruit to our 2 and 4 year old.

Tips/misc:  if you do not care about dairy free there's a few substitutions you can make....
  • dairy free yogurt = sour cream
  • dairy free mozzarella = mozzarella 
  • dairy free Parmesan = grated Parmesan 

Another tip, chop and brown the meat earlier in the day when your kids are napping or occupied versus waiting for the dinner rush to do everything 

Timing:  12 months. It's pizza and there's lots of seasonings going on here. Chopped small I think 12 months is fine!

Epicutie Rating: 
  • Little Joy: YUMMY IN THE TUMMY she's our adventerous eater. Give her a new food and she's all over it! She ate three small slices 
  • Little Asher:  Somewhat Yummy he is the skeptic. He ate his slowly and liked it enough to eat it without too much encouragement. He pulled everything apart and ate it like that. 
  • Mommy and Daddy: Oh man. I love this!  It wasn't heavy like traditional pizza but made me feel like I was eating regular pizza!  This is on my short list. 

Crust with sauce

Pre Baking

Post Baking

Fruit, salad and pizza

Little Joy

Little Joy Digging in!

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This blog was started by two Babywise pen pals to document our adventures in high chair manners, making our own baby food and doing our bests to raise happy, healthy, thriving little ones!

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Little Joy at 2 years, Sept 2012

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Little Frances

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Little Asher at 11 months, Sept 2012

Epicutie #4

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Little Elizabeth, July 2013
  • Yummy in the Tummy: Epicutie thoroughly enjoyed each bite
  • Somewhat yummy: Epicutie seemed to somewhat enjoy the food at first, but seemed to like it less with subsequent bites
  • Not so sure I like it...yet: Epicutie somewhat rejected the first bites, but seemed intrigued. The next exposure may be better!
  • Confused: Epicutie rejected the first bites, perhaps due to texture or strong flavor.
  • Sour Puss: Epicutie gave a sour face indicating she did not like the food. However--if at first you do not succeed, try, try again!

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