Monday, December 5, 2011

Shutterfly GOSPEL ABC BOOK - ready to order!

Select directly above "Click here to view this photo book larger" if you'd like to order this ABC book to interest your children during sacrament meeting - or to teach them on any day of the week!  Next on the right hand side you'll login with your info and then select "Save this photo book." Finally, you can quickly edit anything you'd like.  You would need to add your own personalized pictures for the "E" and "F" pages.  When ordering, I selected a "hard cover" so it would last.  Just fyi, it's not like I get any money for people ordering it!  This just took me a long time to make, so I hope it may save someone else time.  Hope it helps!

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Life-Changing Pancakes!!

You HAVE to try this pancake mix.  Other moms have told me that it changes their life and they can never eat other pancakes ever again :) I whip up a ton of mix (it has healthy whole wheat flour and oatmeal) and Brayden eats these pretty much every other day.  SO YUMMY!  I got the recipe from and we have altered it to be even more amazing... she suggests using buttermilk or a plain yogurt/milk combo, but I've tried it and vanilla yogurt makes ALL the difference.  The type of vanilla yogurt even matters... Dannon Light & Fit vanilla has been the best.  I haven't experimented with using coconut oil yet but please do share if that works well!

Oatmeal Pancake Mix
*Makes 10 cups of dry mix
*1 cup of mix will make pancakes to feed 1 adult and 1-2 kids (about 6 pancakes)

3 1/2 cups rolled (quick) oats
3 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 cup canola oil

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mixer with a paddle (or by hand). With mixer on slow speed (or gently by hand), drizzle the vegetable oil into the bowl slowly while the mixer is running. When all the oil has been added, stop the mixer and squeeze a clump of mix in your hand. If it stays together, it is just right. If it is still crumbly, add another tablespoon of oil at a time until the consistency is correct. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks at room temperature or indefinitely in the refrigerator or freezer.

To make the pancakes: whisk together 1 cup of mix, 1/2 c. vanilla yogurt (I have found that a thick constancy works well like "Dannon Light & Fit vanilla",1/2 c. milk, and 1 egg. The mixture may seem thin at first but the oats will soak up the milk as it stands - let it stand for about 5 minutes. Heat a griddle around 325 degrees and drop the batter onto it. Enjoy!!

*Some have added mashed bananas, vanilla, and cinnamon... YUM!