Oreo Pancake Recipe

Father’s Day & Oreo Pancakes

Matthew 3:17 (tpt)

Then suddenly the voice of the Father shouted from the sky, saying, “This is the Son I love, and my greatest delight is in him.”

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Father’s Day can be an incredible celebration of relationship and love for some families, it can be bittersweet for others, and for some, it can serve as a bad reminder.

Some of us have been fortunate enough to see, feel, and experience the love of God through our earthly fathers. But others haven’t been so blessed. Regardless of how your relationship is/was with your father, you have a Father in Heaven who loves you.

For those with incredible relationships with their dad, we’ve been given an example of God’s love for us through our fathers here on earth. One of my favorite examples of this in the Word is the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11-32. After the son decides to leave his father and use his money to build his own life, in a selfish and indulgent way, he finds himself in a bad place, and decides to go back home to his father. He’s embarrassed and feels certain that his father won’t forgive him, but “While the son was still a long way off, his father saw him. He was filled with tender love for his son. He ran to him. He threw his arms around him and kissed him (Luke 15:20 NIRV).”

We see the love and forgiveness that God offers us through the behavior of this father. We can not only read about it, we can visual it happening, we can understand a real-life example. God’s love is portrayed to us in a tangible way; through fatherly love.

But maybe you feel more like Ishmael when his father Abraham sent him away (Genesis 21:8-21). Maybe  you’ve felt abandoned, unloved, or unwanted. If so, know that you can still find God through the actions of an earthly father who might have been less than you needed, wanted, or desired. In the story of Ishmael, after Abraham sends him and his mother away, we see God “stepping in” to care for them. When earthly fathers don’t shine a light on God, they’re out of the way so that we can see God’s light directly. Remember that God doesn’t need humans to show His goodness.

Genesis 21:17 says, “God heard the boy crying, and God’s angel called to Hagar [his mother] from Heaven. He said, ‘What is wrong, Hagar? Don’t be afraid! God has heard the boy crying there. Go help the boy. Hold his hand and lead him. I will make him the father of many people.” And verse 20 continues on to say, “God continued to be with the boy while he grew up.”

When Jesus came to earth, He was baptized by John the Baptist. After He emerged from the water, the voice of God came down, calling out His love for His Son. When you and I made the decision to trust Jesus with our hearts and lives, God started to see us the same way He saw Jesus emerging from that water; clean, whole, perfect, and forever His.

Today, on Father’s Day, we get to celebrate our fathers for the incredible people that they are, and the great gift that God’s given us through them: a greater understanding and experience of His love.

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How has your Dad been an example of God’s love? If this doesn’t apply to you, how have you been able to see God’s love and kindness through the actions of your father?

Pray

For your father, your relationship with him, and his relationship with the Father.

Oreo Pancakes

5 minPrep Time

4 minCook Time

9 minTotal Time

Serves 2 • 4 Pancakes Per Serving

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup spelt flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 6 oreos, plus additional for topping
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • dash of salt
  • non-stick spray

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt and mix
  2. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, extract, syrup, almond milk, and apple sauce
  3. Put oreos in a ziploc bag and seal tightly
  4. Crush oreos into small pieces
  5. Combine wet and dry mixtures and add in chocolate chips and crushed oreos
  6. Mix until just combined and allow batter to sit for 1 minute
  7. Spray a frying pan or electric skillet with non-stick cooking spray
  8. Spoon batter onto skillet and cook for 2 minutes on each side
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