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Day 248: Mushy Cereal Pancakes with Bananas

Banana+Mini+Wheat+PancakesHey, it’s the first week of school, isn’t everyone eating some form of breakfast food for dinner?

Sadly I can’t even use that excuse, as W is still 2 years from kindergarten. But everyone else in the world seems to be back at it, as my straining inbox can attest, and it seems they all expect me to do the same. (That sounded more than slightly sexual, didn’t it?)

I was off the hook tonight, actually, I’m about to go for dinner with D and C at Olives, the new place down in Vic Park. W asked for pancakes for dinner, and since there were leftovers from breakfast, he got his wish. Yes, they are mushy cereal pancakes. I discovered that pancakes are the ideal use for the half-bowl of soggy Mini Wheats or Raisin Bran and milk left sitting on the kitchen table (I told you I hate to waste food) – it’s just softened grains and milk, after all! So if you remember the Pancake Rule of Two: 2 cups flours/grains, 2 Tbsp. sugar (if you like – I usually skip this part), 2 tsp. baking powder, 2 eggs, 2 Tbsp. oil and 2 cups milk – whisk the dry and then add the wet – you can generally throw a bowl of mushy cereal into the mix too. This morning I used all buckwheat flour and sogged-out Mini Wheats, and they turned out crispy-sweet and grainy, and taste amazingly like a big round disk of Mini Wheats. I’ve nibbled enough to have taken the edge off the hunger I was working on all afternoon in preparation for an actual dinner out. Served with pure maple “sirlop” that our neighbours’ Quebecois parents brought from home – the family owns a sugar shack in Quebec. How cool is that?

I have no idea what Mike’s having for dinner. Not my problem.


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9 comments on “Day 248: Mushy Cereal Pancakes with Bananas

  1. Dana McCauley
    September 4, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    While I admire your use of leftovers, I just can ‘go there’ with the mushy cereal. Call me narrow minded or whatever.

    Hope you had fun with your pals!

  2. robyn
    September 4, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    My mushy cereal goes into the garburator. This is one more reason you are top of the list of people I would pick should I be stranded on a desert island.

  3. JulieVR
    September 4, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Come on you guys! It’s not mushy anymore once it’s made into pancakes!

  4. Dana
    September 5, 2008 at 1:14 am

    Regardless of what you call it, or whether you would serve it, I am grateful W likes it and that Mike can fend for himself. (Thanks Mike!)

    I so enjoyed dinner with you and C – can’t wait until I am back in town again (ps – yes, I did just spend the last hour catching up on your blog..has it really been 20 days since I have been home? I have some cooking to do when I get back! Thanks for the recipes!)

  5. Manon from Ontario
    September 5, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Hey Julie I miss you on your blog “It must have been something I ate”
    Come on back…..

    Manon from Ontario

  6. Avery from the block
    September 5, 2008 at 9:43 am

    I’ll have to keep this recipe on file for when Ruby starts eating (or rather, not eating) her weetabix (only a couple more years)! Thank you again so very much for the adorable onesie and the AMAZING cookies. Is it wrong of me that I hide them from visitors? They’re MINE… ALL MINE!!!

  7. peggy
    September 6, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    haha, I love mushy cereal… I’ll totally try making vegan cereal pancakes sometime! Thanks for the idea!

  8. Anonymous
    January 18, 2010 at 11:04 am

    i loveee mushy cereal 🙂

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