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Grandma’s Hot Cakes

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Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

Santa would enjoy ending his epic ride with a hearty breakfast like this.

Makes 20 3″ pancakes


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of flour
  • ¼ cup of whole-grain cereal
  • ½ cup of rolled oats
  • ¾ teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • ¾ teaspoons of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • Optional: ½ cup of low-fat sour cream


    1. Pour the buttermilk into a mixing bowl and add the baking soda and salt. Add the sour cream and stir until the mixture foams. Add the eggs and beat with a fork until they are mixed in.
    2. Blend the oats into this mixture.
    3. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and cornmeal, and sift them into the buttermilk mixture; beat until the flour lumps disappear.
    4. Heat an oiled griddle and pour generous tablespoons of the batter about 1 inch apart. As the bottoms of the pancakes brown, flip the pancakes over to finish cooking. Serve with syrup, honey, jam or preserves.
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Reminder: The ingredients in a recipe determine if it should be eaten every day, some days, or on special occasions. It's up to you and you doctor to determine what can be part of a healthy diet for you and any special needs you may have.

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