Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes

Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes

Yield: 6 large pancakes


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cinnamon Streusel:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks


1. First, make the cinnamon streusel. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Mix together with your hands or a fork, until you have a crumbly mixture. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Do not over mix, batter will be slightly lumpy.
3. Heat a griddle or pan to medium low. Coat with cooking spray. Drop 1 cup of batter onto heated skillet. Add 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon streusel. Cook on the first side until bubbles begin to form, about 2-3 minutes. Carefully flip pancake over and cover very generously with cinnamon streusel. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Continue this process to make the rest of the pancakes.
4. Serve warm with maple syrup and butter.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Frosted Oatmeal Cookies..YUMMMMMMMY


  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C + 1/8 C applesauce
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 C flour
  • 3 C oats
  • 1 C raisins
  • frosting
  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Combine the butter, brown sugar, sugar, and honey in a bowl until large crumbs are formed.
  • Completely mix in the eggs, vanilla, and applesauce.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  • Stir in oats and raisins.
  • Drop 1 1/2 TBSP sized spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes. take out a bit before they look done for soft cookies..
  • Let them cool on the pan for about 1 minute.
  • Remove from the pan and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • When cooled, drizzle with frosting and enjoy!