as you might remember, pancakes are not my weakness.
but guess what.. i found the pancakes of my dreams. and i can't keep it to myself. thanks to my brother-in-law's recipe, i now look forward to flipping pancakes at least once a week. oatmeal. in a pancake. well, i never. it is the yummiest thing. i'm hooked. and bonus! these don't leave you with that typical 'ball of dough' feeling in your gut, as grant and i like to say about most pancakes. they are simple, simple and truly wholesome.
Buttermilk Oatmeal Pancakes
adapted from my brother-in-law Isaac's recipe
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. honey or sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 beaten eggs
1. sift together dry ingredients. add buttermilk and beaten eggs, mix until combined.
2. pour approx. 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto hot, greased griddle (about 375 degrees). flip after bubbles appear. makes about 16 medium sized pancakes.
our last batch, we stirred in a heaping teaspoon of orange zest and a handful of chocolate chips. yumm. the orange is super subtle, but fun. you could also add a smidge of vanilla or a scoop of berries. i have big plans to try them with homemade blueberry syrup someday.
wait, hold on! two more important things.
a. i used rachel's tip. so handy. seriously, why not do this?
b. isaac introduced me to the beauty of toaster pancakes. stack your leftover pancakes in a freezer bag (wax paper between them), and pop them in the toaster for a quick breakfast on weekday mornings. they are maybe even better than fresh pancakes. believe me? try it. they get a slight crisp on the outside (awesome) and those cute crimpy edges, too.