These pancakes are Peanut’s (7) hands-down favorite breakfast, and the most requested one in our house.
In fact, the kids ask for them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks when we have them on hand! They’re our adaptation of a recipe from one of Sue Gregg’s cookbooks and they are absolutely delicious with a smidgen (or more than a smidgen! ) of homemade butter and real maple syrup on them – although my kids have been known to grab a leftover one out of the fridge and eat it plain and cold as a snack – that’s how good they are!
The batter also makes great waffles. It freezes well, so it’s possible to make a large batch ahead of time (although when we’ve attempted this, they nearly all get eaten before we can freeze any, no matter how huge a batch we try to make!)
The soaking overnight not only breaks down the phytic acid in the oatmeal, releasing important nutrients, making it more digestible, and improving the texture, it also makes it so convenient in the morning!
Here’s how to make them:
Simply Scrumptious Blender Oat Pancakes
- 1 3/4 cup buttermilk, raw milk, thinned yogurt, or kefir
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (we like the tiny bit of flavor the extra virgin oil adds but the expeller pressed also works if you don’t want added flavor, and we’ve even used olive oil in a pinch)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp sucanat (optional, but we always add it)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking soda
- 2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
The evening before, place the milk (or yogurt, or whichever liquid you’re using), coconut oil, vanilla, and rolled oats in the blender and blend at high speed 2 minutes or until smooth. Leave this mixture soaking overnight on the counter.
The next morning, add the 3 eggs and blend thoroughly. The mixture will probably be fairly thick, you may need to break it up with a spatula somewhat before blending.
Next, mix in the sucanat, salt, baking soda, and baking powder thoroughly, but briefly, using the blender and/or a rubber spatula as needed. Bake on a moderately hot griddle, or for waffles, in a hot waffle iron.
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