My favorite thing to do on Saturday mornings is make a warm, comforting breakfast. I was craving pancakes when I woke up but found that I just wasn’t quite hungry yet (mind you, I was NOT skipping breakfast, I try to eat within one hour of waking). Instead of eating, I turned on Exercise Tv and completed a quick Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown workout. Has anyone tried this video yet? I only had access to level one but I still felt like it was challenging. I’m still recovering from back issues so this was just what I needed for activity today.
Upon completion, I was famished. Using some leftover pancake batter in the fridge from earlier this week, I whipped up a couple pancakes. I heart pancakes, especially when they’re done right, i.e heavy and satisfying but also fluffy, moist, and springy! I got the following recipe from Smitten Kitchen. This is a woman that knows her way around the kitchen! I aspire to be like her. I truly cannot go wrong with her creations and I encourage everyone to check out her site. I guarantee you won’t be able to stop printing out recipes!
The original recipe does not call for any spice, so I felt the need to add cinnamon, vanilla, and mulling spice for added sweetness (my sweet tooth is always talking). I also nixed the whole milk for 1% milk; as if I keep whole milk in the fridge. Oh, and to lighten it up, I used cooking spray for the pan instead of butter. I acknowledge that butter will add an extra crispiness to the pancake, but I just don’t feel deprived cooking them without. My Mother uses lard. Oh dear…*shakes head in shame*
So if you are looking for the PERFECT pancake…try these! You won’t regret it! These pancakes hit the spot and now I’m ready to take on my day!! Have I made you want pancakes yet??
Question: What’s your favorite weekend morning breakfast??
Oatmeal Pancakes adapted from Smitten Kitchen
- 3/4 cup Oat Flour (or grind 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 T Sugar
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp mulling spice
- 3 T Unsalted Butter, melted, cooled
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup 1% milk
- 1 cup cooking oats
- 1 T honey
- 2 Eggs
Make Old Fashioned oats according to package directions or sweeten them up a bit (see note below). Combine Oat Flour, all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, mulling spice, and salt in small bowl. Melt butter and let cool, then whisk together butter, milk, vanilla, cooked oatmeal, honey, and eggs in medium mixing bowl. Gently fold in flour mixture until combined. Be careful not to over mix.
Heat skillet, spray with cooking spray, and add 1/4 cup serving of batter to hot skillet. Flip when pancake begins to bubble slightly. Continue until batter is all used up OR make a few and save the rest of the batter for another morning!
*If you want some added flavor to these pancakes I would suggest spicing up the oatmeal a bit; choose ingredients like banana, cinnamon, vanilla, applesauce, or pumpkin…just use your creativity!! I don’t think you can go wrong!!
Nutritional Profile (per 1/4 cup batter or 1 pancake): 117 calories, 4.2 g Fat (2.1 g Sat.), 19 g carbohydrate, 3.8 g protein, 4.2 g sugar, 1.5 g FiberPrint