A Tasty Oatmeal Pancake Recipe That Is Healthy For You

By Ben Cook

A normal pancake recipe consists of all purpose flour, some baking soda, eggs, milk, and butter. Because of the ingredients regular pancakes are not thought of as being necessarily healthy, but you can make them that way. Instead of making carbohydrate laden, no nutrient pancakes consider making an oatmeal pancake recipe. This gives your body a boost of fiber making the pancakes much more nutritious and there is an added bonus. They taste good too.

The original oatmeal pancake comes from a country you would not expect it to come from. They come from Sweden and are usually served with fruit and jelly instead of syrup. Oatmeal pancakes can be served with regular syrup too and they taste very good, but you can also put applesauce on them if you do not want to use syrup.

In this recipe use regular oatmeal instead of the microwave type. Also avoid the Quick Oats in the following recipe. The only oatmeal you should use is slow cooked oatmeal and you can use organic oatmeal if you wish.

Easy oatmeal pancakes can be made by combining one and one half cup of rolled oats with two cups of milk in a large bowl. Let this sit for about 10 minutes and continue. In a separate bowl combine one half cup whole wheat flour, one half cup all purpose flour, one tablespoon baking powder, one tablespoon brown sugar, one fourth teaspoon salt, and one half teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Mix this well with a whisk but be careful not to whisk so hard it flies out of the bowl.

The next thing to do is break 2 eggs into a small bowl and beat them well. Add them to the bowl with the oatmeal and milk. Take 1 fourth cup of butter and melt it and add to the oatmeal mixture. Also add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Start adding the dry ingredients to the oatmeal mixture just a little bit at a time and mix it in well by hand after each addition. Once all is mixed in you can start to make your pancakes.

Place a griddle or skillet on a stove and turn the burner on and once it gets hot add a little bit of butter or oil. Scoop out one fourth of a cup of the pancake batter and pour it onto the hot griddle. Pretty soon bubbles will start to gather around the edge of the pancake and when it is totally circled by bubbles turn the pancake over. The pancake is done when both sides of it have been browned and the inside is fluffy. You can put butter on top then pour syrup over top or just top with jam or applesauce.

You can also make a yummy orange flavored syrup to pour over your pancakes. The syrup is simple to make and it gives added dimension to oatmeal pancakes. You will need one half cup of sugar in a saucepan along with one fourth of a cup of orange juice, one fourth of a light corn syrup and one fourth of a cup of butter. Whisk while on the heat and stop once it starts to bubble and boil. Take the pan off the heat and set it aside for about 5 minutes then pour over the pancake. This syrup is not nearly as healthy as the pancake but if you want to be adventurous you may want to try it along with your oatmeal pancake recipe.

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