Food & Quilting

Baking/cooking, Diamonds Are Forever, quilts

First I am posting a recipe for Wonderful Food Wednesday and then my quilting.

I love pancakes.  I do not make them real often as I don’t take the time to cook breakfast often.  I wanted something different today so I made my granola pancakes.  You can make these with store bought granola or homemade like my granola is.  With mine I rarely ever make it exactly the same way – it depends on what I toss in my granola.


Granola Pancakes

1 egg
1/2 cup granola of your choice (or substitute oatmeal if you feel like it and have Oatmeal Pancakes instead)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cups almond milk ( that is what I use but you can use any kind of milk)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

I just toss everything in a bowl and mix it up.  My granola had nuts and dried cherries and blueberries in it so my pancakes had a crunchiness to it and berries.  Heat your griddle and coat with oil or cooking spray.  Make the pancakes the size you want and cook on one side for several minutes and then the other.    This recipe makes a small batch of about 6 medium pancakes.  Put some butter and hot syrup on them and enjoy!

Now the quilting.  I was only going to quilt this one following the seams once again but with the blocks being 4 1/2 inches I thought it might need a little more so today I will do  diagonal lines also on it.  I haven’t used that batting before that I used so I want to make sure it will be quilted enough.  It is such a small quilt compared to what I normally make that it hasn’t taken up much of my time at all.  I have the binding made and ready to get on it also and hope to get it up to the hand stitching part of the binding today.


What sidetracked me yesterday was Downton Abbey!  I watched two of the shows and I think I have 3 shows left to watch and I won’t be surprised if I don’t watch more of it today.  I can not work on the machine when I am watching something like that so the baby quilt got put aside while I got the Diamonds are Forever hexies out and got busy hand stitching.  Each diamond takes about 20 minutes to stitch or so.  I got these six done and then last night while watching NCIS I got 3 more done not shown here.  Right now I do believe I have about 30 diamonds made.  I have it written down somewhere how many I need and I think I will put a piece of paper in the box with the count so I won’t have to keep recounting to see what I have.


I do need to get back to hand quilting on the frame – I haven’t touched it in several days and I will when I get this baby quilt done – then I will have two of them to send off to Operation Home Front and I will take a break from those for a little bit.  I would like to make one now and then to send off but I haven’t a clue at this time how many I will make.  I have been glad to start using some of the squares that I had cut last year though in my stash – it gives satisfaction to make some thing quickly from pre-cut squares from the stash.

I ordered some Bella White (what I am using for the Patchwork of the Crosses)  from the Fat Quarter Shop today as it is on sale and my bolt is coming close to the end.  I really liked  ordering a whole bolt to keep using instead of buying bits now and then.  I knew that if I  used it for a variety of things I could just order more as it is such a staple color – I kept it on the bolt with the color number and so glad I did as they have about 5 white colors.   White is something I use so much.  This time I asked for 10 yards and I got a phone call within hours asking me if it was ok to send it in two pieces as they didn’t have a full  10 yards  cut and I said yes that was great – such fast service it is already supposed to be on it’s way tomorrow.  I will wrap this 10 yards onto the bolt I have as I don’t need really long lengths most of the time. The big plus about Bella Solids is Fat Quarter Shop runs it on sale every now and then for about $5.60 a yard – can’t beat that price.

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11 comments… add one
  • Jessica Feb 27, 2013

    Thanks for linking up with Wonderful Food Wednesday mom. ;). I think this will be our biggest week in a while.

    I haven’t seen Downtown Abbey. Worth checking out?

    Well, 2 hour delay so I think I am going to whip up some pumpkin muffins… Maple or chocolate chip maybe? Maybe I will test some of each. I think I tested out 4 more recipes yesterday and 3 were keepers for the blog. Lol. Family is eating great!
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  • kaholly Feb 27, 2013

    Mmmmmm, I love pancakes, too. Thanks for the recipe!!
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  • swooze Feb 27, 2013

    Not sure if you are familiar with Bonnie Hunter from and She saftey pins her units in sets of ten. Much faster to count that way!
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  • Deb G Feb 27, 2013

    I’ve been looking for a good white fabric. Can you tell me what the sku # is for the white you are using? Thanks!

  • Karen Feb 27, 2013

    I like the Bella Bleached White – #9900-98(color number is 98)

  • Teri Dingler Feb 27, 2013

    oh my – it has been so long since I have had pancakes – this just may go on my “to cook” list for this weekend! And I have the same Bella White as you listed above to order for my “stash” – I, too, use a lot of white/beiges and I best build up my stash while still working!haha –

  • Melanie Goad Feb 27, 2013

    Those pancakes look really good!
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  • audrey Feb 27, 2013

    With everything you have going on, I am amazed at how many diamonds you have finished up!

  • CJ Tinkle Feb 27, 2013

    Oh yummy your pancakes sound fantastic! And healthy!
    Isn’t Downton Abby wonderful? I really got sucked into that show!
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  • glen in louisiana Feb 27, 2013

    I guess I need to find your granola recipe. Perchance is it posted?

    I love the batting puzzle. too much trouble to put together for a big quilt, but I do have a stack like that! I use it for the 8.5 x 11 pieces we do monthly at the fiber group and for purses and such…….now I am thinking pancakes for dinner.
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  • jmniffer Feb 27, 2013

    I’m enjoying your Diamonds are Forever project. What size hexie’s are you using? I’ve never heard of granola in pancakes before, love the idea and will have to give it a try.

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