Brunch? Next time you make pancakes (boxed or from scratch) try adding in some oatmeal. Yes, oatmeal. Some people’s faces cringe when I tell them I put oatmeal in pancakes or waffles, like my family. One time, I added in oatmeal, served up a delicious brunch, and told them oatmeal was a secret ingredient after their plates were licked clean – never tasted a thing!
If you’re adding in oatmeal to pancake or waffle mix, you want to add about a cup to a cup and half for every batch. So if your box says it makes 8 pancakes, add in a cup of oatmeal. If you are doubling your recipe, obviously double the oatmeal.
Want to add banana? This would give it a banana taste, so if your guests hate banana-flavored food, I do not recommend adding it into the pancakes (unlike the tasteless oatmeal above)…unless you know you and your guests love banana. We mashed up a cup of bananas, and then added sliced bananas on top for presentation (trying to take away from the fact it was served on a paper plate)!
Last ingredient: Chocolate Chips, and who doesn’t like a little bit of chocolate in their pancakes!?