What were you doing at 4 am this morning? Sleeping, I hope.
I'm usually sleeping at that hour, too. Not today, though. Nope, I wasn't asleep.
I was awake. Do you ever wake up early (as in, super early), still exhausted as can be, with a million thoughts running through your head? And you lay there for hours upon hours mad at your silly little noggin' for being so rude to keep you from your beauty sleep? I do. That's why I was awake at 4 am this morning.
Well, as it happens, one of those million thoughts running through my head was something like, "Hmmm.... Since I'm just laying here with nothing to do (heaven forbid I actually sleep!) in my pitch-black room, what'll be for breakfast today?" A few things crossed my mind but I promptly settled on oatmeal pancakes with blueberries because, well, it sounded scrumptious. I eventually made my way up to the kitchen (still pitch black out, yes), pulled out a few bowls and the griddle, and made a batch of my favorite pancakes.
Lending moisture and texture, the cooked oatmeal in these pancakes makes them extra-tasty. A bit of molasses compliments the nutty oats quite nicely. And when served warm with a bit of blueberry compote, you've got yourself a pretty good reason to get up early (meaning 7 or 8 am, not 4).
Notes: You can use all-purpose flour instead of the whole-wheat pastry, if that's what you have in your cupboard. Also, frozen or fresh berries will work equally well in the compote.
Pancakes adapted from Good to the Grain, Blueberry-Maple Compote a Flour Sack original
This post linked to Read Food Wednesdays and The Nourishing Gourmet