Granola Yogurt Pancakes, and Mishaps at Target

targetToday we had a very unsanitary snack time in the family restroom at Target. My play date for the morning cancelled so off we went to browse the electronic section to waste time. And at 10:30 a.m. just like that the melt down happened. At the same moment I needed to pee, so the family restroom seemed like a good idea.

Once inside, I one-handed an 8 oz bottle to Everett in his car seat, feeding myself a banana in the other. Meanwhile, Asher devoured a new purchased snack bag of Oreos, running his hands all along the walls and sink as he did so just out of reach from me so I couldn’t stop him. Jokingly, he threw the bag in the trash only to find that’s where they would stay, and then spent 5 minutes trying to fish it out screaming “MY COOOOOKIES!!” As we walked out 10 minutes later to a bewildered looking family waiting their turn, Asher happily asked me “Are we going to the pancake store??” Which, of course, we were not because no such thing exists. But it did remind me of the greatest pancake recipe from the aptly named Pancakes and Waffles cookbook by Lous Seibert Pappas. These are especially good because they are so simple, and seem so fancy if you are serving brunch!

GRANOLA YOGURT PANCAKES
1 1/2 cups granola
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups plain yogurt
2 large eggs
1/4 cup canola or nut oil, plus extra for greasing

In a bowl, combine the granola, flours, sugar, baking powder,
cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In another bow, beat or whisk
together the yogurt, eggs, and oil. Add the yogurt mixture to the dry
ingredients and mix just until combined.

Heat the griddle or large skillet over medium heat and grease lightly.
For each pancake, spoon or pour about 1/4 cup batter on the hot
griddle. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and the edges look
dry, about 2 minutes. Turn over and cook until golden brown, about 1
minute more. Serve immediately or transfer pancakes to a baking sheet
and keep warm in a 200 degree F oven. Top with syrup.

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