Oatmeal pancakes ?!?!?!? yeah, yeah ... you heard it right!! My think-tank is working overtime when it comes to using oatmeal for breakfast!! I used to consider oats as a boring ingredient that can be used only to make an even-more boring porridge. Boy... I was wrong! As you could see, oatmeal is one of the versatile ingredients and the options seems to be endless.
Try this recipe and you will surely feel happy & good about eating healthy breakfast, pinky promise!
Complexity - Medium
Prep time - 15 mins
Cook time - 20 mins
Serves - 8 pancakes
Oats - 1 cup (I used quaker old-fashioned oats)
Wheat flour - 1/4 cup
All purpose flour - 1/4 cup
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
Melted butter - 2 tbsp
Buttermilk - 1 cup + 2 tbsp
Ground flaxseed powder - 1 tbsp
Blueberries - 1/4 cup
Ripe Banana - 1 no (thinly sliced)
Pure Maple syrup - as required
Walnuts - finely chopped (as needed)
Blueberries - a handful
Add 3 tbsp of water to 1 tbsp of flaxseed powder. Mix well and set aside for 10 mins.
Dry roast oats until crisp & fragrant. Once cooled, grind it into a fine powder using a mixer/food processor. Mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside.
Take a flat wide bottomed pan and heat it upto 350 deg F. To check if the pan is hot enough, just sprinkle few drops of water and you should see the water droplets skitter, move and bunch up into small ball upon contact with the pan. This is the right time to start making your pancake mix.
First, mix all the wet ingredients together. Make a small well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour over the wet ingredients. Using a whisk, mix the dry & wet ingredients together. Do not overmix. To be really precise, use the whisk to gently fold in the mixture for just 10 times (Yeah, keep a count). It is perfectly fine if the mixture is of thicker consistency and has lumps here and there. Fold in the blueberries.
Take a ladleful (about 1/4 cup) of the pancake mixture and pour it gently over the hot pan. Do not attempt to spread the mixture with your ladle. Just leave the batter alone and see how beautifully the pancake rises.
When it starts to bubble up, flip it to the other side. Once both the sides are browned, remove from heat.
Serve it hot with your favorite fruits, nuts & maple syrup.
- Use 1 egg in place of flaxseed powder, if you do not mind using eggs.