When I am not busy taking care of my two energetic little boys, or working on an interior design project~ I play in the kitchen! For the last 15 years, I have been juxtaposing new flavors and ideas; it’s finally time to document my recipes...

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Easy Oatmeal Panakes

This is a fun, simple & easy recipe my kids like to make with me.

1 Package Instant/Quick Oatmeal ( I prefer Maple and Brown Sugar: My kids like Apple Cinni)
1 Egg
1/4 cup Milk ( you may wanna add more depending how runny you like your cakes)
Heat pan to MEDIUM. Mix oats, eggs, and milk. Place butter in pan. Add mix. Let one side cook (see pic above). Add fresh berries if u like. Turn.

These cakes are great even w/o fruit. No fruit in your fridge but need a sweeter day-starter??? Drizzle with agave, yogurt, syrup, honey or "day old" smoothie. Our smoothies never hit the trash. They become a drizzle on our p-cakes, french toast, ice cream, pound cake, biscuits, cheesecake....I could go on and on. Add a little yogurt & old smoothie, throw in the blender-  and its a fab topping so many


  1. Over 40 studies show that eating oatmeal may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. According to Quaker, all it takes is 3/4 cup of oatmeal each day to help lower cholesterol. The soluble fiber in oats helps remove LDL or "bad" cholesterol, while maintaining the good cholesterol that your body needs. In January 1997, the Food and Drug Administration announced that oatmeal could carry a label claiming it may reduce the risk of heart disease when combined with a low-fat diet.

  2. The soluble fiber in oatmeal absorbs a considerable amount of water which significantly slows down your digestive process. This result is that you'll feel full longer, i.e. oatmeal can help you control your weight.

  3. You probably already have oats in your kitchen. It's estimated that eighty percent of U.S. households currently have oats in their cupboards.

  4. New research suggests that eating oatmeal may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. In fact, the American Diabetes Association already recommends that people with diabetes eat grains like oats. The soluble fiber in these foods help to control blood glucose levels.

  5. With the exception of certain flavored varieties, the oats found in your grocery store are 100% natural. If you look at the ingredients on a canister of rolled oats, you will usually see only one ingredient... rolled oats.

  6. According to recent studies, a diet that includes oatmeal may help reduce high blood pressure. The reduction is linked to the increase in soluble fiber provided by oatmeal. Oats contain more soluble fiber than whole wheat, rice or corn.

  7. Oatmeal contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates and iron.

  8. The fiber and other nutrients found in oatmeal may actually reduce the risk for certain cancers.

  9. Oatmeal is quick and convenient. Every type of oatmeal can be prepared in a microwave oven. Even when cooked on the stovetop, both old-fashioned and quick oats can usually be made in less than 10 minutes. And what about instant oatmeal… a hot breakfast in under a minute... incredible!

  10. Oatmeal can be absolutely delicious! Whether instant, cooked on the stove or baked in the oven, the combination of flavors you can fit into a serving of oatmeal is limited only by the imagination. Visit Mr Breakfast's Oatmeal Collection to see just 60 of the ways you can start to enjoy oatmeal today! 

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