Pecan Oatmeal Pancakes and Buttermilk Syrup

I’ve said this before, but I am not a great cook.  I am a great recipe collector and recipe tweaker.  This is one of those recipes that needs no improvement it is amazing and you will love it!  I’m so glad that I have sisters who are amazing cooks and share their recipes with me.  This one is from my sister Angela: breakfast cooking extraordinaire (plus a lot of other stuff).  She also shared with me THIS amazing recipe that is equally fantastic.

Pecan Oatmeal Pancakes
1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup flour (I use whole wheat)
2 Tbsp.  brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C.  milk
2 eggs
2 Tbsp.  butter or oil
1/2 cup chopped nuts (Pecans are best)
Combine wet and dry ingredients separately.  Add wet to dry just before cooking, then stir in nuts.  Pour batter onto hot griddle.
 Serve with Buttermilk Syrup.
Buttermilk Syrup
1 1/2 C. Sugar
3/4 Cup Buttermilk
2 Tbsp.  Corn syrup
1/2 C. Butter (has to be real butter)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
Combine first 4 ingredients in deep pan-the syrup will foam when soda is added.  Bring to a boil; boil 7 minutes.  Remove from heat.
Add soda and vanilla (this will make it expand a lot).  If you want it thinner add some milk just before you take it out of the pan and stir.

White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup applesauce

2 eggs

2 tsp. almond extract

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

3 cups flour

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 pkg. white chocolate chips

1 cup chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, or walnuts)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and applesauce until smooth.  Stir in the egg and almond extract.  In a separate bowl stir the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and oats together.  Add the flour mixture to the cream mixture and stir together and add in the nuts and chips.   Spoon onto greased baking sheets, 10-12 minutes.

Happy Baking

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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The oats in these cookies are really there so that you can justify how bad these cookies are (and by bad I really mean awesomely delicious).  These are DELICIOUS and you will love them! I made these as written, but I did put in substitutions for you if you would like to make them a little less scandalous. Happy baking!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup butter flavored shortening (substitute: 1/2 cup butter)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (substitute: 1/2 cup apple sauce)

1 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup white sugar

1 cup peanut butter

2 eggs

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups quick-cooking oats

1/2-1 package milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Get out a big bowl and mix together the ‘wet’ and sugary ingredients: shortening, butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and peanut butter.  Then add in eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, and then combine with the cream ingredients.  Once the above are combined add in the oats and chocolate chips.  Spoon onto ungreased baking sheets.  Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until just lightly golden on the top.