I mixed up the roll dough for the Pull Apart Rolls in the middle of our morning homeschooling while the girls were working on an independent project.
An hour later, the dough was done and ready to bake. Oh how I love my bread machine! 🙂
The rolls turned out beautifully (I forgot to brush them with butter, though!) and were very delicious. Plus, they froze well. By the way, these are so, so good with Crockpot Apple Butter.
Yay for another fantastic bread recipe to add to my line-up of favorite bread recipes!
I wasn’t sure how the Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes would turn out. It seemed like an awful lot of different ingredients to throw into one recipe.
I used buttermilk and bananas that I’d purchased marked down and had frozen. I love it when I can incorporate ingredients that I’ve gotten on a great sale into my freezer cooking.
Jesse and I both agreed we really liked the end result. They are hearty and delicious. Best of all, they pack a nutritious punch.
We like them best served cold without any sort of topping. And don’t get too hung up on the “pancake” part of their name. They are pancakes, but they reminded me a little more of breakfast cookies than pancakes in how they taste.
And finally, we LOVED the IHOP Pancakes. They were so fluffy and yummy. This is definitely a recipe I’ll be making again!
Did you cook or bake anything for your freezer this week? Share the recipe link in the comments; I’d love to check it out!
Pull Apart Oat Rolls
Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes
Made a double batch of the IHOP pancakes this morning. WOW! are they sweet. It tasted like a yellow cake to me. I was ready to slap some frosting on it & sing someone happy birthday. lol.
🙂 I ate mine without syrup because they were plenty sweet without it!
This is my go to recipe for pancakes & only 3 Tbls of sugar – lol.
I cook them in the oven in this manner:
If you do cook them in the oven, make sure you put them on parchment paper. No amt of spray will keep them from sticking to foil.
Laura at TenThingsFarm says
We are having the kind of weather where it’s too warm for a fire in the wood stove, but there is still a chill with the furnace off. Yesterday I pulled zucchini and pumpkin from the freezer, along with some bananas that were on the counter. I only have three loaf pans, so I made one banana bread and two zucchini loaves yesterday. Today I made the pumpkin bread. I froze all five loaves – I take a loaf of quick bread to church each Sunday morning for people to have with their coffee. This will save me baking on some Saturday nights. I also made some chicken broth, and I think I’ll be doing some bean & cheese burritos this weekend.
After reading the recipe for the banana/chocolate chip/oat/peanut butter pancakes, I think I’m going to try adding more flour and baking powder to them and turning them into muffins…or maybe I’ll just bake the pancake batter as a coffee cake. I’m pretty sure I can get them to turn out one way or the other. 🙂 I’m assuming you used partly whole wheat flour, right? I always do that too. 🙂
The Ihop pancakes you made look wonderful – the kind my husband likes – so we’ll try those some time too!
I made the IHOP pancakes for breakfast this morning. They were delicious!
Christie Bowdle says
Do you have to have a bread machine to make these? Can I use my bread mixer on my kitchen aid?
Do you think these would work with 1/2 whole wheat flour? They look so light and fluffy, I don’t know if I’d want to change them at all 🙂
Made the rolls tonight….soooo good! Loved that they can be made so quickly.
Made the rolls tonight. They turned out great! I have never had rolls turn out well. We really liked the taste and texture. 121 calories each and worth every one!
Abby @ Mother on a Mission says
I made chocolate chip cookies for the freezer today…and baked a few to snack on tonight.
The IHOP pancakes were amazing. My kids asked for them again the next day! Trying the oatmeal rolls this weekend!
Jennifer B. says
I made your homemade freezer biscuits and freezer pizza dough yesterday. Also, I made slow-cooked tomato sauce for pasta or pizza using this recipe: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/03/our-favorite-simple-crockpot-tomato-sauce/
As someone who’s not a fan of store-bought tomato sauce, this was a winner!
Brandi @ Savvy Student Shopper says
Thanks for sharing! I’m definitely trying those IHOP pancakes.
Jay Kay says
I wonder if the rolls recipe would be good for hamburger buns. Anyone tried making these a little larger?
I think they’d work as hamburger buns; great idea!
My boyfriend never liked my homemade pancake recipe but I tried the Cracker Barrel pancake recipe and now he actually asks me to make pancakes, They are sooooo good 🙂
In case you would like to try the Cracker Barrel one 🙂
Jillian Kay says
I love my griddle too!
I’ve been working my way through my March freezer cooking list. Last night I made pizza casserole:
Oh, I am so guilty of making those banana chocolate chip oatmeal pancakes (as well as other banana chocolate chip pancake recipes) and then eating them straight from the fridge like they are cookies. In fact I’m sure I have put on a few extra pounds since I discovered those recipes.
I just finished trimming and baking about 10 lbs of chicken breasts. Some if it became a freezer chicken parmesan, some became baked chipotle ranch chicken flautas (freezer-friendly as well), some is marinating in Ken’s balsamic and roasted onion marinade for later this week and the rest will be chopped up for my toddler.
Yesterday, I made Jessica’s spiced carrot bread http://goodcheapeats.com/2012/04/spiced-carrot-bread/, pizza rolls http://picklebums.com/2010/02/08/home-made-pizza-rolls/, hummus, and homemade granola http://www.savoringthethyme.com/2011/01/quick-and-easy-peanut-butter-granola-bars-via-how-sweet-it-is/ Everything turned out great! 🙂
Side note, every time I see your pancake posts, I think to myself how badly you need an electric griddle. 🙂 I have 4 kids and always triple or quadruple my pancake recipes to freeze. I can make 9 at a time and still get other things done at the same time. It makes it so quick and easy and they cook so evenly and nicely. I got mine super cheap with a Kohls discount/cash. Anyway, just a thought. I know you’re a minimalist but I think you’d love it. 🙂 I use it for grilled cheese sandwiches, breakfasts (eggs, etc), quesadillas, crisping burritos. It’s so great for freezer cooking. 🙂
I agree than an electric griddle will change her life. 🙂 My other thought was, “Maybe her family loves darker pancakes?”
I also love the electric griddle for warming tortillas. We are appliance minimalists, as well, and cannot believe how much we adore our griddle. Eight “pan-pakes” all at once.
The darker pancakes are usually the lovely result of me multi-tasking. 🙂 I should set a timer or something. Or maybe get an auto-flipping pancake-cooker or something. 😉
We always used a big griddle growing up so I’ve had a lot of experience with them and know it would make pancake making easier — but I’m a little afraid it would also allow me to burn even more pancakes. 😉
Haha, I know all too well about ruining recipes because I’m doing too many things at one time! I do find that since the griddle is so big, it’s more “in my face” (or “on my counter”) and I can’t forget about it as much. 🙂 I just love that I can make so many so quickly.
I have taken a knife and was able to slice off the top layer when I burnt pancakes. The inside was fine.
Even a nonstick griddle pan with the heat turned lower would help. I use mine for quesadillas, grilled cheese, pancakes. I used to be a kitchen appliance/gadget minimalist, too–then I became a foodie, and only space issues keep me reined in! I’ve been debating an electric griddle but I don’t freeze premade foods and I only have two kids (which also partially explains why I don’t freeze premade food 🙂 ) An electric griddle would be to get things cooked so everyone could eat at the same time. Still undecided, as I have a stovetop griddle and a griddle pan.