A bowl of sticky oatmeal isn’t going to lure your camping partners out of their warm sleeping bags, but these flapjacks will. Flax, oats, and nuts elevate the nutrition of camp-friendly, just-add-water pancake mix. Chocolate lovers can add a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powder to the mix.
3/4 cup (180 mL) complete natural pancake mix
1/3 cup (80 mL) quick-cook rolled oats
1/4 cup (60 mL) flax powder
1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
1/2 cup (125 mL) walnut pieces or chopped hazelnuts
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups (350 mL) water
1/3 cup (80 mL) pure maple syrup
2 bananas, sliced thinly
In reusable container, toss together pancake mix, oats, flax, cinnamon, nuts, and salt.
Lightly grease skillet and place on camp stove. Pour water into container with pancake batter ingredients, and mix.
Spoon about 1/3 cup (80 mL) batter for each pancake onto heated skillet. Let pancakes cook for about 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter.
Top with maple syrup and sliced banana.
Each serving contains: 376 calories; 8 g protein; 15 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 58 g carbohydrates; 6 g fibre; 302 mg sodium
Source: "Get fired up", alive #346, August 2011
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