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Baked Raspberry Oatmeal

Breakfast

When I worked in an office with dark carpeting, stark lighting, long meetings, cubicles galore and scary HR people, the thing that disturbed me the most was the instant oatmeal that everyone loved eating for breakfast.

I’d go into the kitchen and watch people as they would empty out oatmeal packets into those paper bowls…they’d fill them with hot water, stir in some splenda, tell everyone about their weekend trip to Yosemite, I’d act like I was paying attention (but totally wasn’t)…because I was busy…wondering if they were just addicted to the ritual of oatmeal-making, or if they actually liked microwaved, soggy stuff. So I’d wait for it…

They’d shove a spoonful in their mouths…and they always looked like they liked it. And then I’d stand there, perturbed and think to myself, Man, humans are such complicated creatures.

Are you one of these instant-oatmeal loving humans?!

If so..let’s chat. I want to understand you. You intrigue me.

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Whole Wheat Raspberry Pancakes

Breakfast, Pancakes

Let’s talk pancakes. I love pancakes. I mean, what’s not to love about them. They’re cakes…for breakfast. These pictured are actually considered  healthy. They use a combination of whole wheat flour, all-purpose and a bit of cornmeal for some good texture. They call for honey rather than sugar, and only the egg whites from two eggs are used. They’re healthy. When I hear/read things like that I take it as license to eat double the intended amount. And with these said pancakes, that’s exactly what I did.

I love pancakes so much that I wanted to share some tips on how to make them nearly perfect. Oh, and if you have any other awesome tips on pancake making that I didn’t include, leave it in the comments. I love new knowledge.

Tip #1 – Check your baking powder to make sure it’s not past its due date.

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