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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oatmeal Pancakes and Chicken Breakfast Sausage

Seasonal Recipe of the Week
Today I have 2 breakfast items to share with you, oatmeal pancakes and chicken apple sausage. This would be a great brunch menu!

Ingredients for pancakes
1 1/2 cups oats soaked in 2 cups buttermilk (for at least 1 hour)
1/2 cup oat flour or regular flour
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 eggs
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix dry ingredients together. Add wet ingredients, then add oat mixture and cook as you would a normal pancake in a little butter on a hot skillet.

Ingredients for sausage
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup shredded sweet apples
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound ground chicken breast

In a small skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and apple - sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Remove and cool completely.
In a medium bowl, stir together apple mixture, thyme, sage, salt, pepper and chicken until combined. Evenly divide mixture into 12 portions and shape each into a patty. Wet your hands if this mixture starts to stick. In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Add 6 chicken patties and cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Repeat with remaining 1 teaspoon oil and 6 patties. Keep warm in 250 degree oven till ready to serve.