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Nutty Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

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    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.

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    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

    At home
    In reusable container, toss together pancake mix, oats,  flax, cinnamon, nuts, and salt.

    At camp
    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.

    Serves 4.

    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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