Pancakes - Easy & Nutritious

I learned this trick from our daughter earlier this week and made them this morning for our breakfast...
Use pancake mix that only requires the addition of water; add some oatmeal and flaxseed meal and water to desired consistency.  We had maple syrup on hand.  I can't tell you how DELICIOUS these were!  AND I found another way to add flaxseed to our diet!  (I didn't measure, but personally, I like plenty of oatmeal - I don't usually use "quick" oats - and flaxseed.  It adds great texture to the cakes.)

"She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls" (Proverbs 31:15).


  1. Great idea. I am always looking for ways to add flaxseed to our diets. Sometimes I even put it in my protein shakes. I am sure it is MUCH better in the pancakes.

  2. Flaxseed and oats are always in my pantry, Rebbeca. I substitute flaxseed meal for the wheat bran in my breakfast muffins. I also make a savory oatmeal, which we eat like rice pilaf!


  3. They sound delicious Rebecca, Clever daughter!
    Love Di ♥

  4. I don't like to make breakfast, but I do love to eat it! A little "true confessions" here..LOL.
    My husband is the better pancake maker between the two of us..I'll be sure to suggest the additons, and I'm sure he'll be glad to hear them-and I'm sure I'll be glad to eat them!

  5. Great idea!
    We usually have pancakes for supper as a little treat in our house. On weekends Ray will make them for dinner on a Saturday night sometimes and lately he's been making wheat pancakes, they are delicious!

    Love to you,

  6. I love pancakes, and reading this post made my mouth water. Thanks for sharing this. Will make some pancakes today! Your blog is such an interesting place for me...always beautifully sharing something new and different. Thank you!


  7. I haven't had a pancake in a long time. I may give this recipe to Frank as he is the cook here at Secret Haven. I wonder if a few blue berries would taste good with this?

  8. I love pancakes so this is a good recipe to add to my collection. I try to use flaxseeds too.

  9. These sound yummy, Rebecca! My hubby is known for cooking up his world famous pancakes...don't know if I could get him to change the recipe!! Our daughters would probably have a fit! LOL!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend full of JOY, sweetie!
    Blessings and hugs,

  10. Mmm. I'll have to try this one...I make pancakes every morning for our son for breakfast...He's got so many allergies that I settled on pancakes as the most filling starch years ago...can make the batter without eggs, and he gobbles 'em up!!! But this sounds wonderful! Can't wait to try it...Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Love, Janine XO


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