July 08, 2009

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

BabyM's breakfast is usually a bran muffin or a bowl of cereal or eggs and/or a waffle. A few weekends ago I gave her a donut and she chomped away. My mom wasnt too pleased because of the sugar that's in a donut, but hey.... it was just ONE and its not like she ate the whole thing at one time (she had half on Saturday and half on Sunday). According to my mother, it was time for something new & healthy. I looked thru my pantry and thought --- there MUST be something I can whip up that didnt require my Kitchenaid or baking. There was a container of whole wheat flour and some leftover buttermilk in the fridge that was going to go bad if i didnt use it soon. Hopped onto the internet and did a quick search and came up with Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes on Epicurious.com

Printable recipe

3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups well-shaken buttermilk, divided*
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten*
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

Soak oats in 3/4 cup buttermilk 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Stir egg, butter, brown sugar, remaining buttermilk, and oat mixture into dry ingredients until just combined.

Heat a griddle over medium heat until hot and lightly brush with oil. Working in batches, pour batter onto griddle and cook until bubbles appear on surface and undersides are golden-brown, about 1 minute. Flip with a spatula and cook other side, about 1 minute more. (Lightly oil griddle between batches.)

The recipe says: yields FOUR pancakes (using 1/4 cup of batter per pancake). Uhhhh.... i dont know what kind of pan these people use but i ended up with a lot more than 4 pancakes and I know for some of them i used more than 1/4 cup of batter! Like most of the reviews on the website: "Forget Bisquick!" This is a very tasty AND healthy, wholesome pancake. Light & fluffy and BabyM eats them without syrup.

* I made half this recipe again this July 4th weekend, using milk instead of buttermilk and with NO EGG and it worked out great!


pink said...

Those look so fluffy and yummy!

curly chub said...

Good stuff!

The Scootabaker said...

that's why I so love epicurious. you have these random ingredients you don't want to dump, so you log onto their site and in seconds find an awesome recipe to work with. Where would we be without epicurious?? probably with our heads deep in recipe books without any luck. Did I mention I love whole wheat anything?

pinkstripes said...

These sound healthy and delicious. YUM.

Tracey said...

Ooooh, fun pancake recipe! I'll have to give it a shot with my new white whole wheat flour :)

Michele said...

These pancakes look delicious!

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