Thursday, July 18, 2013

Another Hot Summer Day

These cookies went along with the orange juice boxes I made for an American Girl birthday party. They are made of facial pads that I painted brown and then polka-dotted with black for the chocolate chips. They were scarfed down by both the dolls and dinosaur present at the party.

Because of the breakfasts of the world project and other culinary endeavors, we have a lot of different types of grains at my house. These pancakes are a good way to use up the odds and ends leftover from a recipe. Feel free to substitute any of the flours for an equal amount of another type of flour.


9 Grain Buttermilk Pancakes
¼ cup cornmeal
¼ cup brown rice flour
¼ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup oatmeal
¼ cup millet flour
¼ cup wheat germ
¼ cup barley flour
¼ cup buckwheat flour
¼ cup rye flour
2 cups buttermilk
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 eggs
¼ cup oil

Mix together all the flours with the salt and baking powder. Whisk in the eggs, oil, honey, and buttermilk. Preheat a nonstick skillet to medium heat and scoop out a few tablespoons of batter at a time onto it. Once the tops form holes and look dry, flip the pancakes and cook until both sides are lightly browned.

banana coconut breadAlthough I cannot currently bake fresh delicious homemade loaves at my house without heating up the inside of our house to 200 degrees, this bread is just too good not to share. I made it a few weeks back when it was not quite so hot, and have been dreaming of it ever since.

banana coconut bread (2)

Coconut Banana Bread
1 large banana
½ cup flour
1 cup oat flour
1 egg
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup milk
2 tbsp coconut oil
½ cup shredded coconut
½ cup sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Blend the coconut until it is fine. Mix together the oatflour, flour, blended coconut, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Blend together the banana, milk, vanilla, coconut oil, vinegar, and egg until it is smooth. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Pour them into an oiled loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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