Y'all may remember that my mother was here all spring, watching Sweet Baby B for a month and a half while my sister Evie went back to work for the rest of the school year. You know that's always fodder for the blog. Even though she
It's not that I lack food, you see, it's that I lack food she'll eat. Plus, I'm not used to shopping or cooking for a crowd on a regular basis. ~Guess I better get used to that FAST, given my current house guests!~ My children are not big eaters. One chicken breast will feed all three of us for a meal. However, my mother seems to feel I never have any food. As such, she tries to stock my cabinet for me. ~Which, okay, isn't always a bad thing.
When she left at the beginning of last month, I found myself the lucky recipient of not one, not two, but THREE boxes of pancake mix ~all open, and okay, one was mine and already in there~ plus a box of Bisquick!* I'm not a big Get-Up-In-The-Morning-Make-A-Big-Breakfast kind of girl. I do have a waffle iron and
Needless to say, I'm needing to find ways to use up some pancake mix. One night I made chicken coated with sweet potato and pancake mix instead of bread crumbs. It looked a little pasty white, but got a seal of approval from both children AND Lawn Boy. Then the other day, I used up quite a bit with these little gems:
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Single Mom in the South's Sorta Homemade Blueberry Pancake Muffins
2 cups complete pancake mix
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
2 T flax seed
1 cup water
1/4 cup pancake syrup
72 blueberrries ~ about 1/2 pint
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix first five ingredients in a bowl, stirring to combine. Spray mini muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray OR line with muffing liners. Scoop 1.5 TBS ~I used the Pampered Chef Medium Scoop~ of batter into each cup. Lightly press 2 blueberries on the top of each muffin. Bake 15 minutes. Cool in tins on a wire rack for five minutes before removing.
YIELD: 24 muffins
*In a related note, between a few other recipes I have typed up in draft AND the pancakes I made for five kids this morning, I only have one box of pancake mix and 1/2 box of Bisquick left!