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Blueberry Pancake
Basic Recipe w/maple syrup plus 1 teaspoon maple flavoring and knead in 1 cup dried blueberries with the nuts and dried cereal.

Chocolate Monkey
Basic Recipe w/peanut butter, knead in 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips, 1 cup chopped dried bananas with the nuts and dried cereal.

Lemon Sunshine Poppyseed
Basic Recipe plus 1 tablespoon of lemon flavoring and 1 tablespoon of dried lemon zest and 2 teaspoons of poppyseeds.  I used dried apricots for the fruit.

Tropical Donovan
Basic Recipe plus 2 teaspoons coconut flavoring and knead in 1/2 cup coconut.  I used dried mango and pineapple for the fruit.

Next time I’m going to try a Double Chocolate Monkey, by adding 1/4 cup of chocolate baking powder to the basic dough.

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Mad Hatter Oatmeal

Who says oatmeal needs to be boring?  Not me, after a enjoying a nice big bowl of oatmeal at the Mad Hatter Bakeshop in Durham, North Carolina.  It’s simple enough to make.  Just follow the instructions on the box of oatmeal, but when you serve it up, surround it with little mounds of dried fruit, fresh fruit, nuts, and brown sugar.  A delicious way to start the day!