Pancakes and waffles have been the craving recently after our long runs so my girlfriend and I are trying new recipes here and there. Luckily my mom sent me a cookbook with some of her recipes and in the front was a recipe for oatmeal pancakes…and let me tell you, it is good!
- 11/2 cups of oats
- 2 cups of milk
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 TBSP brown sugar (the ingredient)
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- butter for cooking
- In large bowl combine oats and milk, let stand for 5 minutes
- In large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon
- Whisk eggs and 1/4 cup of butter into the oat/milk mixture until blended
- Pour egg mixture over the flour mixture and stir until combined
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, brush with a layer of butter. (I have digressed here and have been using a small sized skillet which makes one good sized pancake each time, I have found it easier to cook the pancakes this way)
- Ladle a 1/4 cup of the mixture per pancake into the skillet (I have been using a soup ladle)
- Cook for 2-3 minutes until the bottom are golden and edges are dry
- Flip and cook for 1-2 minutes more
- Add more butter as needed and complete the process until the mixture is exhausted.
I have been cutting these numbers in half which normally produces 4 pancakes of a small plate size.
Load some berries and some maple syrup and you are good to go!
These pancakes taste pretty sweet and I believe that it’s the brown sugar, however it’s not overpowering and adds such a nice flavour. There are many options that you can try to modify the recipe, substitute whole wheat flower, add protein powder, chocolate chips or bananas.
I truly believe that the reward of these pancakes has been driving us through some of the longer runs, give them a try, let me know what you think!