Monday, August 18, 2008

Netta's NICHE- Wholewheat & Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

My number one focus/ministry/calling is my family.
Taking care of my husband and children tops all!

There's a whole subculture of interesting blogs,
sites, magazines, TV shows, etc that tell us how
to live better, more efficiently and within a budget.

SO... I've decided that from time to time I'll post
a segment entitled "Netta's Niche" which will
be my take on something that's either
- timesaving
-money-saving
-healthy
-creative
-fun! etc...etc...etc....

My first NICHE is a recipe I've experimented with
for several months... and finally "perfected" a few
weeks ago! It's my attempt to make my favorite
breakfast food healthier!


WHOLEWHEAT & OATMEAL BANANA PANCAKES
1 C wholewheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 T Splenda (optional)
1 1/2 C quick oatmeal
2 eggs , beaten
1 3/4 C skim milk
1/4 C mashed banana

Mix well.
Cook on hot griddle (use cooking spray).

We like to top these with natural peanutbutter.
(Aldi's sells it now! yum)
And then we do put syrup on it (hey, it's MY niche!)
and you CAN buy LITE syrup.

Other TIPS:
1. Bananas can be put in the freezer when they get
spotted. Then defrost them when you're ready to cook with them.
They'll be all mushy and weird-looking, but they're perfect for cooking!

2. Skim Milk can be made from powdered skim milk.
It saves money and it always handy.
1/3 C powdered milk + 1 C water = 1 C milk

3. Wholewheat flour is pricey! You can mix 1/2 white
and 1/2 wheat for just about any recipe.

Happy Monday!

1 comment:

Chris Chowdhury said...

Mmm. This sounds great! Thanks!