Oatmeal Pancakes. Delicious and Healthy. We normally do not make big breakfasts. However, if it is a holiday or special occasion or sometimes on a Sunday morning. I will make something special just for my husband and me, just to slow things down and give us some time to together to visit before we each go running errands, or helping his Mom or whatever our schedules demand for the day.
Hubby and I both like pancakes. However, I wanted to make them a little healthier. So I decided to make Oatmeal Pancakes. I adapted the recipe from the Oatmeal II Pancakes Recipe from AllRecipes.com. It is SO QUICK and EASY and DELICIOUS. I expected it to be good, but it was even better than expected. Add all the ingredients to a food processor, liquid ingredients first. Blend until smooth. Then pour out onto a hot griddle. Top with your favorite toppings such as butter, powdered sugar, syrup.
- 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 1 tablespoon white sugar I use Whey Low sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts optional
- Place flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, vanilla, oil and egg in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until the edges bubble. With a spatula flip the pancake to the other side and cook until it is golden brown.
You can use all-purpose flour if you want. Another option if you have not yet tried white whole wheat flour, try using half all-purpose flour and half white whole wheat flour.
I reduced the baking soda to 1/4 teaspoon form the original recipe because the pancakes were browning too quickly. By reducing the baking soda, I was able to get a nice golden brown color in about a minute or two on each side.
For more healthy breakfasts, try this Banana Oatnut French Toast from Dizzy, Busy, and Hungry.