Four-Grain Flapjacks Win Dinner & PAM Wins Clean-Up

This has been one of those weeks. The kind of week where everything comes to a head, you realize Christmas is just around the corner and there is shopping and baking to be done, work, kids to drive to activities, office parties to attend and the husband is traveling…

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These four-grain flapjacks will win dinner every time.

The last thing on my mind was dinner. There. I said it. I did not plan out dinners this week. In fact, dinners were a mish-mash of leftovers and quick-fixes. And while my kids are pretty well-versed in the art of eating fancy meals, they’ve been known to oooh and aaah over a well-cooked chicken nugget.

‘Brinner’ for the Win!

This week, one of my dinner saves was ‘brinner’. That’s right: breakfast-for-dinner. It wins every time. Really, it’s like you’ve just told the kids Santa is coming over — THAT is pretty much the level of excitement waffles and pancakes bring to the table.

Rather than just a basic pancake, however, on this particularly crazy night — two boys off to basketball at 6pm and my eldest daughter to soccer at 8pm — I decided to whip up some hearty-yet-fluffy four-grain flapjacks. If you cook them just so, they turn a lovely golden brown and are light as air. To accompany the pancakes I made some super-quick scrambled eggs with cream cheese. Bam!

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These scrambled eggs are deliciously creamy; the ones that were cooked with the grocery store brand of cooking spray browned more, though.

And while I am excited that a home-cooked meal will be ready in less than 30 minutes, the kids are excited to bust out the maple syrup. You know what else is awesome? I can make dinner using one pan with no fuss. A quick spray of PAM® Original no-stick cooking spray ensures the pancakes and eggs cook evenly without burning. Plus, PAM® leaves up to 97% less residue* in the pan which means faster clean-up for yours truly. And THAT, my friends, is a total win.

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Even using a non-stick pan, you can see the difference PAM® makes*.

*as compared to margarine or bargain-brand cooking sprays

Dinner for One

Because dinner was rushed this time I didn’t have the luxury of sitting down to eat with the kids. I basically served up the pancakes and then the eggs as soon as they were ready. In fact, I had visions of flipping them onto their plates from across the counter but thought better of it. Instead, after the crew had cleared out, I sat with my lukewarm pancakes and coldish scrambled eggs and savoured every bite. Because that’s what moms do.

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Dinner for one

Scroll down for the full, printable recipe and make sure to enjoy them while they’re hot!

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Four-Grain Flapjacks (adapted from Joy of Cooking)
Print Recipe
Whether for a lazy Sunday brunch or a hectic mid-week dinner, these pancakes, with the heartiness of four grains and slight sweetness from the honey and cinnamon, will win over even the pickiest eaters.
Servings Prep Time
18 4-inch pancakes 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 4-inch pancakes 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 5 minutes
Four-Grain Flapjacks (adapted from Joy of Cooking)
Print Recipe
Whether for a lazy Sunday brunch or a hectic mid-week dinner, these pancakes, with the heartiness of four grains and slight sweetness from the honey and cinnamon, will win over even the pickiest eaters.
Servings Prep Time
18 4-inch pancakes 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 4-inch pancakes 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 5 minutes
Ingredients
Whisk together dry ingredients in large bowl
In another bowl, combine
Servings: 4-inch pancakes
Instructions
  1. Create a well in the dry ingredients and add in the wet ingredients. Quickly mix with a wire whisk until barely moistened. Let stand five minutes (or, time permitting up to six hours, covered and refrigerated).
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  2. Heat skillet or griddle to medium and spray with PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. (Test the pan by dropping a few cold drops of water onto it. If the water bounces and sputters, the pan is ready. Also, if the PAM® browns too quickly after spraying, the pan may be too hot. Wipe out the pan carefully, reduce heat and begin again.)
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  3. Use an ice-cream scoop to pour batter evenly into the prepared pan. Do not crowd the flapjacks. When bubbles begin to break the surface of the pancakes, they are ready to turn, usually about 2-3 minutes.
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  4. Slide a spatula under the pancake and flip carefully. The second side should take about half as long as the first to cook. Serve immediately or keep warm on a baking sheet in oven at 200ºF. Top with maple syrup, fresh fruit or whipped cream.
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Recipe Notes

The beauty of these flapjacks is, while it is suggested to let the batter rest for up to six hours, they turn out beautifully when time is limited. I only let the batter sit for the length of time it took for the pan to heat up.

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Erica writes with humour and heart about family, #fit40s and living life in the carpool lane. Part-time banker by day and Netflix-addicted-cake-decorator by night, Erica's in-between time is spent dreaming up ways to ruin her kids' lives. Obviously.
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2 Comments

  1. I love pancakes and especially for dinner ( and maybe with a little Baileys added)

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