Monday, June 18, 2012

Buttermilk Oatmeal Pancakes with Strawberry Banana Topping

In honor of Father's Day, I wanted to make pancakes for my husband.  I had seen some oatmeal pancakes on the web, and wanted to make healthier pancakes.  I found a recipe that was half oatmeal, half flour, perfect.  Of course I had to add some of my beloved cinnamon, which might account for them being a tad bit darker. Then, I remembered that I had huge jar of coconut oil that I got a few months ago, just sitting on my pantry shelf.  I subbed the vegetable oil for the coconut oil in the pancakes and they were amazing, so moist and cinnamony with just a hint of coconut. If you are not a fan of cinnamon, you don't have to add it.  Yummeee! Then I put the strawberry banana topping, and they were the best. I didn't even put any syrup on them.  That's my plate above.

Scott loved them, too, but he had the "works" on his, Strawberry Banana topping, and Maple syrup. This is his plate.  He love Maple Syrup, can you tell.  These pancakes are so easy peasy to make.  You just whirl the rolled oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, buttermilk, coconut oil, and milk in the food processor or blender, until smooth.  I wanted a little texture from the oatmeal, so I did mine a little coarser, and I didn't add any salt. You could use any time of flour you want in these.  I used AP flour. Pour pancake batter on hot griddle, and you will have best pancakes that you have ever eaten. These pancakes don't get as fluffy, because of the oats, but they aren't bad. I love the flavor and texture of these pancakes, and so did Bailey:)  The recipe as is, only make 4 servings, but I got 5 pancakes.  Next time, I'll double this recipe, so Bailey gets her pancake.  This time she only got a few bites, and wasn't happy:(  Of course I love the Strawberry Banana  topping, which is just sliced strawberries. mashed, and bananas. What else do you do with  a 4 lb box ox strawberries from Costco?   I love fruit on any kind on my pancakes, blueberries, peaches, cherries, apples...  I see a lot of these pancakes in my future and yous:) Just be sure to make enough for your pooch.  Enjoy!

Oatmeal Pancakes

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt I didn’t use
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup buttermilk  I made sour milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tbsp vegetable oil  I subbed  coconut oil
1 egg

Place flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, vanilla, oil and egg in a food processor and puree until smooth. if you want more texture, don’t puree as long.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck#23
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  1. Hi Becky! Happy Father's Day to your Scott. I'm sure he adored the pancakes; they look delicious. I had the joy of being able to say Happy Father's Day to my dad in person for the first time in over a decade, as well as giving Dudette the chance to say hi to her Daddy as well on the same day. Maybe once I get the kitchen cleaned up, I'll think about a treat like this for breakfast. They really do look moist and tender and I love the cinnamon in them.

  2. Christiane,

    What a treat to be with you Father and your husband on Father's Day in two different cities, on the dame day! Happy Father's Day to you and Doug, as well.
    These are yummy pancakes, and I'm sure that Dudette will love them. I'd double the recipe. So great to meet you and Sophie.

    1. Lizzy,
      Just don't tell him that these pancakes are healthier:) They are so good, and if you didn't add all the cinnamon that I did, they would look same.

  3. I would order these in a restaurant in an instant. Not sure I could get Bill to eat a healthier pancake, but they look delicious to me :)

  4. wow...pancakes with oat meal !!!definitely a healthier version !!!love the strawberry banana topping !!!definitely would love to giv it a try!!!bookmarked !!!!!

    1. Even though these pancakes are healthier, they taste so good. I love strwaberies so the strawberry banana topping is perfect for the pancakes.

  5. Delicious! It looks like we both had pancakes on the brain this last week. Thank you for sharing. What a great way to celebrate father's day! Hugs and love.

    1. Monet, We love pancakes, and I wanted to try the oatmeal version, and I'm glad that I tried them.

      Hugs from Chicago!

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    1. Uru,
      Thank you do much so much for the award. I am very honored:)

  7. I'm sure Scott enjoyed these pancakes you made for him with love. I haven't ever had oatmeal in pancakes, but I bet it adds texture. Hoping you are off to a great start this week, I'm finally digging out over here.

    1. Gina,

      Great to hear from you. The oatmeal gives the pancakes great texture and flavor. Glad that you are digging out. It just takes time.


  8. My favorite part of this recipe... using the food processor. That is so smart! Thanks for linking this up at Weekend Potluck. I am head off to share it on my Facebook page and, of course, to pin it. ;)


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