Monday, May 10, 2010

Awesome Oatmeal Pancakes Time!

We must have blinked our eyes, again! Brrrr! It is a bit chilly. The long sleeved shirts are very comfortable. When it is chilly outside, a breakfast of Awesome Oatmeal Pancakes tastes so good!

Oats are a staple in my kitchen. Who can resist an Oatmeal Cookie filled with Raisins and Craisins? Apple or Peach Crisp make for tasty desserts. Eating a bowl of Creamy Oatmeal in the winter while listening to the snowplows clearing our streets go hand in hand. However, it is now May. Light but filling, hearty, nutritious Oatmeal Pancakes are enjoyed any season of the year at my kitchen table.

These pancakes have a simple name, but taste delicious. A two-step easy process is used. The night before these scrumptious pancakes are made, Oats and Buttermilk are combined in a bowl and refrigerated. In the past couple of years I have been replacing Vegetable Oil and Butter/Margarine with Olive Oil (for sauteing & baking) whenever possible. On Saturday AM while getting the batter ready, the Olive Oil was added rather than the melted & cooled Butter/Margarine. My Hubby’s response? “Yum! The pancakes are lighter than usual.” Now, Olive Oil will always be used in this recipe!
The topping of choice on Saturday? Ah, Strawberries! I had defrosted a package in our fridge that was waiting to be used. Breakfast was hearty and light.  The strawberries added color!

Awesome Oatmeal Pancakes

Ingredients

2 Cups Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
2 Cups Fat Free Buttermilk
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1 Cup Fat Free Buttermilk – use the next morning
½ Cup Flour
2 TBS. Sugar
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
¼ tsp. Cinnamon
1 Egg + 2 Egg Whites, lightly beaten
4 TBS. Olive Oil ( sauteing & baking) I use Carapelli.

Method

1. Combine Oats and Buttermilk in a bowl, cover & refrigerate overnight.
2. Next morning – add additional 1 Cup Buttermilk to mixture so it can be combined easily.
3. Stir Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Baking Soda & Cinnamon.
4. Add to Oats mixture.
5. Add Egg + Egg Whites and Olive Oil.
6. Stir all adding small amount of Buttermilk, if needed.
7. Pour ¼ cup portions on heated non-stick griddle.
8. When brown, flip over and cook other side.

Do you make pancakes on the weekend? What kind does your family like? Do you have any extras to place in the freezer? I did. We enjoyed them again this AM along with the Strawberry Topping!   :)

Enjoy!
Yummy!

6 comments:

Stacey said...

That sounds wonderful! We love oatmeal too and are trying to eat more high fiber foods. Sounds delicious!

Mary said...

These look and sound wonderful. I love oatmeal and would love it in my pancakes. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

teresa said...

how yummy! my family would love this, we're all about pancakes over here!

Charli and me said...

I love oat meal anything and it's so good for you. This is another great recipe I will certainly try. Thank you. I hope you have a nice weekend.

Barbara Bakes said...

I have tried oat pancakes before with mixed results, but not soaking them overnight. Great idea!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

MMMMMM!! these look devine! I will copy and paste this to my little document file of tried and true recipes from dear blog friends!

Olive oil, huh? Sounds like a more healthy alternative to good ol' butter.

hugs,
Becky