During the weekends, I enjoy cooking breakfast for my family. We like to try to mix things up - while still keeping them the same. These Oatmeal Pancakes are a nice change from the standard pancakes. They are very hearty and filling! Feel free to add fruit or whatever sounds good to you.
Yields: 4-6 servings
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 tbsp. applesauce or vegetable oil
Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth. (The batter will be thin).
Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium heat. When the griddle is hot, pour the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. When bubbles start to form and the edges look dry, flip and cook another 2-3 minutes, or until completely cooked through.
Serve hot with your favorite maple syrup!
These are also great with fruit in the batter! Or you can add chocolate chips! Of course, chocolate makes everything better ;) Even though we've never tried it, I also think these would be nice with some toasted pecans or other nut. I also like these with peanut butter in place of the maple syrup. Maybe, that's just me? :)
Also, just a little tip - I find using a soup ladle much easier in the pancake making process. I use a scant scoopful and it makes the perfect-sized pancakes in my opinion! It also helps prevent the drips down the side of the bowl! :)
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