I have a high powered job ahead of me this week, one that would be nice if it brought in a high-powered six figure salary. HA! All kidding aside, I have the best job in the world, and I would not want anyone to pay me for it — a stay-at-home mom to two loving and lively boys! My second “job” I love just as much and keeps things just as lively – and that is to feed the family, particularly Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday! I am sure you couldn’t guess it, but I volunteered to make the desserts! Who would have thought! My Mom and my sister do a good job dressing the turkey and providing the trimmings so I thought I shouldn’t mess up their groove! As you all know, my groove is desserts, so I thought I shouldn’t mess that up either – I’ll stick to what I’m good at!
Since I’ve already blogged about several possible Thanksgiving desserts, I figure I needed to share one of my high-powered breakfast recipes, Kefir Oakcakes, that keeps me fueled all morning while I prep for the Thanksgiving feast. They are oh so very satisfying and healthy. Kefir is a cultured probiotic drink that tastes like liquid yogurt and is very good for you. It is high in protein and fiber and can be substituted in recipes that call for buttermilk. The original recipe came from the March/April 2012 issue of Eating Well and was created by Chef Susan Todoroff owner of Juicy Kitchen.
I wish all of you and your families the Happiest of Thanksgivings. Eat up!
Whisk kefir and egg in a medium bowl. Make sure the kefir is well shaken before you pour it into the bowl or it will come out very watery. Combine oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, and apple pie spice in another bowl. Mix dry and wet ingredients and let stand while you heat the pancake skillet with oil or butter over medium heat. The oatcake batter will bubble slightly. With a 1/4 cup measuring utensil, spoon the batter onto the hot griddle and cook each side until slightly browned and cooked in the center, about 2-4 minutes per side. Serve hot with maple syrup and/or fruit. Yield: 4 servings (about 3 pancakes each)