Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Oatmeal [Raisin] Pancakes

Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes
with Mixed Berry Peach Syrup
Our family enjoys having breakfast for dinner at least 1-2 times a month and pancakes are one of the kids' favorites. I wanted to try something different than the standard buttermilk pancake so I adapted a Taste of Home recipe.
  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (you can also use half wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, applesauce, or plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups buttermilk (trust me on this, do NOT substitute for milk + vinegar unless there is absolutely no time for a run to the store)
  • 3/4 cup raisins (optional)
Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes
They taste a lot like hot oatmeal raisin cookies :)
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, soda, salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisins.
  2. In a 4 cup measuring cup, combine buttermilk (or milk + vinegar), vegetable oil (applesauce or yogurt), eggs, and vanilla.
  3. Add to dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Heat griddle to 350 degrees. (Tip: test your griddle by shaking a few drops of water on it. If the water "dances around" then it's ready)
  4. Laddle your batter onto the griddle and wait for bubbles in the batter to appear, then flip. Cook the second side until golden brown. Enjoy with some fresh fruit and maple syrup.

Makes about 20 pancakes and freezes really well. To freeze: 
  1. Place pancakes on a baking sheet to cool.
  2. Once pancakes have cooled, place them (pan and all) in the freezer.
  3. Stick frozen pancakes in a gallon size freezer bag.
Reheating Pancakes in the Oven:
Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the desired number of pancakes on the baking sheet and cover with foil. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until they are heated through.

Reheating Pancakes in the Microwave:
Stack pancakes on a microwave safe plate and heat on high for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes or until the pancakes are heated through.

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