Surprise Flapjacks

These flapjacks (pancakes) have all kinds of surprise ingredients from pecans to cornmeal, dubbing them as surprise flapjacks! It is no surprise however that they are quite tasty.

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I started off my week with a phone interview, only to receive a rejection letter for the same job the very next day. I am still waiting to hear back about my in person interview supposedly happening this month, which I’ve been planning on since May. I e-mailed them 2 weeks into July to which I received a reply saying they would be in touch. It’s been over a week since then and July is coming to a close. I’ll give them 2 full weeks before I follow up again. Hopefully they are truly sorting things out and not blowing me off. With that kind of apprehension, how about we end this week with some pancakes?

I am not sure why these flapjacks (pancakes) were dubbed as “surprise” other than the slew of surprise ingredients such as corn meal, oats, and chopped pecans. Makes me think that “compost flapjacks” would have been more appropriate. But no matter what the name is I am certain you will be calling them “delicious”. All of those ingredients come together for one hearty and tasty breakfast. I thoroughly enjoyed the texture the pecans added.

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One year ago: Pass the Cook Book Club: Ina Garten’s Foolproof Ribs with BBQ Sauce

Two years ago: Strawberry Malted Pancakes

Three years ago: Peanut Butter Sandwich Bread


Serves 4


3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1/4 cup yellow corn meal

1/2 Tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

6 Tbsp (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

2 eggs

2 cups buttermilk

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Heat a pancake griddle or iron skillet to medium high.
  2. Place flours, oats, cornmeal, baking powder, soda, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until well blended. Add butter and process until it resembles coarse meal.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and buttermilk together. Beat in the honey. Stir in the flour mixture and then fold in the pecans.
  4. Ladle batter onto the preheated griddle. Cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve immediately with your favorite syrup.

Source: Unknown newspaper clipping


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