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Wednesday, October 19

Flat Foot Floogee (Benny Goodman)

For today's freezer cooking, we're celebrating all things flat!  (We will not be celebrating my mommy-tummy today.)

When I think of flat, I think :
  • Flat feet
  • Flat as a pancake
  • Flat tire
  • Western Oklahoma

What else do you add to this list??

 Our two freezer cooking projects today are homemade wheat tortillas and gingerbread pumpkin pancakes.  Let's get cooking!

Wheat Tortillas

  • 1 c warm water
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2-3 c wheat flour

  1. Mix first four ingredients with two cups of flour.  Add additional flour until you have a stiff dough that is somewhat hard to work.
  2. Let rest 15-30 minutes.  Preheat tortilla press.
  3. Drop a 1" ball of dough onto pan, press 15-30 seconds.  Open, flip tortilla, and press again.  The longer you press, the crispier the tortilla will be.

We use these for freezer cooking burritos and enchiladas!  

Gingerbread Pumpkin Pancakes

  • 1 1/4 c old-fashioned oats
  • 1 c white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 c canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 c milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

  1. In a blender or food processor, process oats until it makes a fine flour. In a large bowl, combine oat flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Mix well. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, pumpkin, molasses, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla. Mix well. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until combined and mixture is wet.
  2. Heat a flat skillet/griddle over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Once griddle is hot, pour batter onto skillet, using 1/4 cup measuring cup. Cook until edges start to harden and bubble. Flip to the other side and cook until medium golden brown.
  3. Make these pancakes super cute by using a gingerbread cookie cutter to cut out little men.  Let the kids decorate for extra fun!!
  4. To freeze :  Let cool, freeze in ziplock bags with wax paper between layers.
  5. To reheat :  Thaw overnight and microwave 25 seconds each.  To cook from frozen, microwave 50 seconds each.
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