February 21, 2020

Old-fashioned cornmeal griddle cakes

Old-fashioned cornmeal griddle cakes are pancakes made with cornmeal and topped with real maple syrup.

Old-fashioned cornmeal griddle cakes are pancakes made with cornmeal and topped with real maple syrup. The cornmeal gives these pancakes have a hearty texture and give yummy corn flavor.

Today is National Pancake Day and you know that's a day we have to celebrate here on the blog! I have posted so many pancake recipes over the years as well as this round-up of 25 pancake recipes. This recipe is based on one of the recipes from an old Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook I have. I shared many other Pennsylvania Dutch recipes here in the past including these Old-fashioned flannel cakes, German egg pancakes, Pennsylvania Dutch ham, potatoes, & green beans, ham, bean, & rivel soup, and more. My mother's family is from Pennsylvania and some of these dishes are ones we grew up eating.

Pancakes are a huge hit in our house for breakfast. I like these ones because I love cornbread and corn muffins. These pancakes are not very sweet and they are a little dense since they are an old recipe. The real maple syrup on top is what provides the sweetness needed. You can top them with honey as well and any fresh fruit you'd like.

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Old-fashioned cornmeal griddle cakes are pancakes made with cornmeal and topped with real maple syrup.

February 5, 2020

Blueberry oatmeal crisp bars

Blueberry bars made with oatmeal and cinnamon make a delightful and easy dessert. The oatmeal crisp topping also doubles as the crust and frozen blueberries make this a treat to whip up all year round.
Blueberry bars made with oatmeal and cinnamon make a delightful and easy dessert. The oatmeal crisp topping also doubles as the crust and frozen blueberries make this a treat to whip up all year round.

Our freezer is still stocked with summer blueberries from our annual blueberry picking day. We love to use them all year round and bring a taste of summer during the winter months. I have made these bars using our frozen blueberries a couple of times now and they are so good! They are so easy to whip up. You don't even need to thaw the blueberries. The hardest part of this dessert is waiting for it to cool before slicing and eating. We love all sorts of fruit crisps and crumbles, and this one is a favorite of my blueberry loving kids.

I have modified the below recipe from this one here. I first made these as a dessert for our twins' half-birthday and they gobbled them up. I am going to try them again with other berries like raspberries and blackberries and I think they will be equally delicious. These bars are not overly sweet, so they could even pass for a breakfast if you wanted.

So the next time you need a quick and easy dessert, give these a try. You may even already have everything you need at home. 

Blueberry bars made with oatmeal and cinnamon make a delightful and easy dessert. The oatmeal crisp topping also doubles as the crust and frozen blueberries make this a treat to whip up all year round.