Monday, 30 April 2012

What's for Breakfast? Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes!

By now you have probably guessed that breakfast is my favourite meal of the day.  My recipe binder contains almost any many breakfast recipes as it has cookie and cake recipes....and I have LOTS of those.  This recipe reminds me of an old fashioned cookie recipe, Cinnamon Oatmeal, but these are pancakes!


You will need the following:

1 cup flour
2-3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and the oats.   Whiz these ingredients together to combine them and grind the oats at bit. 

Add the milk, egg and oil.  Whiz again until the dry ingredients are JUST incorporated.  Don't over process.



Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium heat, grease the pan with a small amount of oil or butter.  I use a paper towel dipped in a little oil.Wipe the pan with this before adding the batter.  Using a big spoon, pour 2-3 tablespoons of batter into the hot pan to make a pancake.  Let this cook for a minute or two. When bubbles form turn the pancake over and bake for a couple of minutes more  until lightly browned.  You may have to turn down the heat to avoid the batter browning too quickly.  You want the batter to have time to cook properly.  Repeat the oiling, batter, frying process until all the batter is cooked.  I usually get about 10 pancakes.


    These pancakes are a bit more substantial than regular pancakes and are very filling.  If you have left- overs, wrap them in plastic wrap or place them in a freezer bag and freeze for another day.  Pop them into the toaster for a minute or two and they come out warm and delicious.  I like them with butter and maple syrup but I have been know to eat them just as they are.  Well, they ARE made with oats, I feel almost virtuous! 

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