Bright eyes shining excitedly at the cluster of colorfully wrapped gifts beneath the tree, a plump stocking, and the faint scent of pine needles are the magic of Christmas morning. Add a little snow to that and you’ve got one amazing day! Regardless of whether or not you actually have a white Christmas on Tuesday, you can still give a delightful “snowy” surprise by making these delicious, fun (and healthy!) Christmas Oat Pancakes.
3 cups oat flour (you can use white or wheat if you prefer)
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 c. milk (we often use soy milk)
6 tablespoons canola oil
Maple Syrup (We place syrup in a recycled babyfood jar so L. & B. don’t use too, too much. They think it’s fancy, which is an added bonus.)
Mix the above ingredients together in a bowl. Take out a small amount and place in two different bowls. Add green food coloring to one and red to the other. Cook the colored pancakes first and cut out shapes using cookie cutters. Next, make plain pancakes. Cut the corresponding shape (see pictures) into the pancake and place the colored shape inside. Sprinkle each with a little “snow” (powdered sugar!) and enjoy!
Want even more “snow?” Hang snowflakes in your child’s room on Christmas Eve while they’re asleep as we did last year, and you’ll be sure to get off to a beautiful start to the holiday.