I start my day everyday with a cup of coffee. It is important ritually and physically. I love a dark roast with nutty flavors and a good amount of milk. Perfection. Sometimes I actually think about the morning cup of Joe the night before and look forward to it. Is that going too far? Maybe. We all have our routines that keep life right! This one is particularly important for me because I am not a morning person without it. I am not really sure I am a morning person with it. Coffee and the morning paper. Yes, I actually hold a newspaper in my hands and read it. No e-reader yet but I know it is coming. Then there is breakfast!
Everyday breakfast is usually a light affair for me. Something whole grain and nutritious such as yogurt topped with granola and/or fruit or whole grain toast with a smear of jam are among my favorites. There are couple of breakfasts that I have made for years when the family is around or we have guests and this recipe for Oatmeal Pancakes tops the list. They are packed with delicious rolled oats and are simple to make. I like to serve them with maple syrup or golden syrup. For an extra special touch, I make buttermilk syrup which can easily be found in various recipe sites on the net. I wonder who really is responsible for this buttermilk syrup recipe because it is really, really good. I have never seen it in a cookbook. I would love to know who came up with this incredible sweet concoction because I would have never thought of putting this combination of ingredients together. I do know, it is delicious and complements these pancakes nicely.