Oat Pancakes and Prayer
When I started following her, I wasn’t seeking God there, but I found Him! Or maybe I should say He found me. Sometimes God answers prayers in unusual ways. Initially, I didn’t know that Jamie had a blog, or that she was a Christian, or that she wrote a blog post about Learning to Pray, or that her daughter had Crone’s disease. All I knew is that she posted great photos and I liked them.
Since we found out Jonathan had celiac disease, a few dear friends have shared great recipes with me! Jamie was one of those people. Since her daughter has Crone's, she has experience with Gluten Free baking. One of the recipes she shared with me is an Oat Pancake Recipe which I made this morning. They are my new favorite pancake! Beyond delicious. I know, I know I say every recipe I post on here is the best, but that’s because it is!
Besides making pancakes this morning, I also prayed. When I pray, I often find myself feeling frustrated. I have questions like Did God hear that? Am I praying right? I question everything! I want to pray in a way that honors God. I mean He is the God of the universe. He said let there be light, and there just was. That’s a huge deal if you ask me. So this morning I let God know how frustrated I was and how I wanted to pray in a way that was honoring to Him. I told Him that I wanted my prayers to reflect His desires. This morning I just wanted to be sure that He could hear me.
That was probably around 9 AM. After pancakes, I sat down to write a blog about how the pancakes I had just eaten were so stinkin delicious. I went to Jamie’s blog and landed on a blog post called Learning to Pray. I wasn’t searching for anything about prayer. I was just searching for her ABOUT page to make sure I was spelling her name right.
Along with confirming the spelling of her name, God answered my prayer through her blog. I was excited to know that God heard me. He heard me! God did, guys. I was so encouraged to know that I am not alone in my struggle of feeling inadequate and frustrated with prayer at times. I learned so much about prayer today, and I’m beyond thankful. Heck, I even got all teary eyed. I hate it when tears try to escape.
So anyway, I say you should make some pancakes and pray! Maybe I should call these pancakes my prayer pancakes. Like instead a prayer journal I have prayer pancakes.
Here’s the recipe I used it says four servings, but Jude and I ate four pancakes each, so I’ll go ahead and say two servings. I included the link to the original recipe, but I made a few changes. I don’t like following directions.
- 1 1⁄2 C rolled oats
- 1⁄4 tsp salt
- 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 C coconut milk
- 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
- Put oats in a blender and blend about one minute, or until ground to a flour consistency.
- Add salt, baking powder, and cinnamon and pulse for just another second in the blender.
- Combine egg, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl and mix well.
- Stir liquid mixture into dry mixture; mix until just moist. Allow to rest 5 minutes.
- Heat a nonstick large skillet or griddle over medium heat.
- When hot, pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.
- Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake. Turn over and cook until lightly browned.