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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pineapple oat fritters

Pineapple oat fritters

I am always looking for new plant based idea's for my kids to eat.  My son is a picky eater and he is pretty set on what he will and wont eat.  So today I played on two foods he likes, oats and pineapple.  
It was breakfast time, and I was going to make him some pancakes, but I wanted them to be a little bit more exciting.  He was happy with the results, and so was I.  My daughter also decided that she liked them too.  
It is an easy recipe, and really the only thing you need to make sure you have is a good non stick pan or a good waffle iron.

Ingredients:

1 1/2c unbleached flour
1/2 c uncooked oats
2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla (not vanilla flavoring, get the real stuff)
1/2c plant based milk
1 20oz. can of pineapple tidbits, drained (save 1/2c juice), and put tidbits in a blender or food processor, pulsed until broken down small but not juiced.  
1/2c of the juice from pineapples

In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients.  Whisk together until well blended.  Add the wed ingredients, including the pineapple.  Whisk together until it forms a thick batter.
Allow to sit for 10 minutes.  While it is sitting, warm up your nonstick pan over medium heat, or heat up your waffle iron.  
Spoon a few tablespoons of the mixture into your pan and spread out thin.  I was able to get three at a time in my big 12 inch pan.  Allow to crisp up on the first side.  Like a pancake, watch for bubbles and check the underside to see how dark it is.  I like mine a dark golden brown.  Turn carefully and cook until the other side is also golden.
For a waffle iron, depending on size, scoop about 1/3c into the middle and spread out.  Then close and cook until it is golden brown.  Don't open too soon, or it will rip in half.
My kids liked them just as they were.  I added a little maple syrup on top.
Eat hot and enjoy. :)

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