Friday, February 10, 2012

Out of my Comfort Zone Here...

I don't post recipes on this blog... I have a food blog as you know if you read this one with any regularity...  When I have something I want to share I normally just link to my food blog post and hope you go visit it.  But as my buddy Ali Mc says "Your blog is called EAT run sail" and that got me to thinking.

I came up with something this morning that I think is very special and so I am posting it here, hoping to share it with more of my friends.  This is the post I am going to be publishing on my food blog

on Monday, for Valentines Day.

It is fun to come up with something special for Valentine's Day... and this year, because it is on a Tuesday, special breakfasts are likely to fall by the wayside in favor of dinners and desserts.

Save this for the weekend if you don't have time to make it on a weekday morning..... but do give it a try. Somehow strawberries just ooze romance, and the rich, luscious Greek yogurt tops it all off with an air of decadence!

Strawberry Oatcakes
Makes 2 servings
  • 1/4 cup quick (not instant) oats
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 2 packets Splenda or dash of Stevia
  • 2/3 cup of Almond Breeze, vanilla unsweetened
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries, divided
  1. Wash, hull and chop fresh strawberries and set aside.( I used 6 medium strawberries.)
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking powder, salt and sweetener.
  3. Add the Almond Breeze and stir to combine.
  4. Fold about 1/3 of the strawberries into the mixture.
  5. Preheat skillet and coat with non-stick spray.
  6. Use 1/4 of the batter for each oatcake. Pour enough batter for 1 cake into the skillet. Allow to cook about 2 minutes then flip and cook second side for 2 minutes.
  7. Remove and keep warm while you make 3 more oatcakes. Respray pan as necessary.
  8. Divide the cakes between 2 serving plates and top with syrup, yogurt and garnish with whole strawberries.
Per serving, including yogurt, but not syrup.
Weight Watchers P+ = 6.
Calories 258; Protein 14g; Carhohydrate 43g; Fat 3g; Fibre 6g.

Don't chop the strawberries so small that they will get lost in the batter.

Add the Almond Breeze to the combined dry ingredients...

and stir till mixed.

Then fold in a handful of chopped berries.

Cook each cake for a couple of minutes.

Then flip over and cook the second side.

Arrange them on plates...

top with Greek yogurt and more chopped berries...

whole berries and a bit of syrup, too.

And enjoy with your Valentine!

I made this for The Captain for breakfast this morning and he is still raving about it!  He thinks that the Chobani yogurt is better than ice cream, and this is really saying something as he is a huge ice cream fan.  I used fat free Plain, and sweetened it a bit, but Vanilla would be wonderful and so would Strawberry, of course!

What do you think? 


  1. Looks delicious! And great post! Always good to get out of our comfort zones a bit, isn't it? :) My husband LOVES pancakes and strawberries; love that this recipe is healthy to boot. Thanks for posting it - I know he'd appreciate breakfast in bed and I think I know what I'll be making for him! ;) Happy weekend.

  2. sounds delish! i made something similar once but i dipped the strawberry pieces in chocolate first :)

  3. mmmm yumm! I wish Tripp wanted pancakes more, I always feel weird when I take the time to make myself some and he chows down a bowl of cereal :(

  4. These look great! Congrats on getting out of your comfort zone here. I hope you continue to post tasty recipes :)

  5. I love pancakes! I like to add a bit more healthy stuff to everything, I'll try them with some added ground flax or chia seed.
    Thanks for the Valentines inspiration!

  6. I love it Elle :)

    I seriously tell Colin that I can't wait for the day we come visit and you and the Captain feed us and look after us :) ...that's what would happen right??

    In my dreams I'd be sitting on a wooden porch eating those pancakes on an old wooden swing chair watching the sunrise. Isn't that weird that your food makes me have these intricate visions?? :)

  7. Yum! Chobani yogurt is delicious! My favorite is the lemon, thanks for sharing!


Love it when you leave me a comment!