Everyone has a recipe that “is” their Mother. These Oatmeal Pancakes are it for me!
I have 7 siblings, we grew up homeschooled and living in the English country-side. Our days started early with breakfast and devotionals around the table, where we ate these flavorful pancakes several times per week. Made from just a few pantry ingredients, you start them the night before so they take just moments to prepare and serve in the morning.
…little hands can help…
… use a skillet on medium heat, these hearty pancakes take a slight bit longer to cook…
…they are so yummy with freshly cooked berries…
This recipe is EXACTLY what I will be making next week when my kids return to school. Full of whole grains and protein, they are surely your child’s ticket to a great start at the school-year!
2 cup rolled oats (gf)
1 cup yoghurt or keifer (I like whole milk varieties)
1 cup coconut or almond milk (or cow's milk if you can tolerate that.)
( note: If you need to be totally dairy free, substitute the kiefer for an additional 1 cup of coconut or almond milk and add in 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar)
1/3 cup gluten free flour (such as Bob's Baking Mix)
MIX TOGETHER IN A LARGE BOWL AND LEAVE TO SOAK OVERNIGHT.
IN THE MORNING ADD:
3 free range eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
coconut oil for the pan
In a large bowl mix together the oats, yoghurt, milk, and g.f. flour. Let that soak overnight.
In the morning, preheat a large griddle or skillet on medium heat. To your bowl of soaking pancake mix add the eggs, baking soda and powder. Whisk together until fully combined.
Grease the skilled with a little coconut oil and cook the pancakes one or two at a time... whatever will fit in your pan. I like to take a 1/4 cup measure and use that to scoop the batter into the skillet. That keeps them uniform in size.
Cook each pancake for about 3 minutes on the first side, until you see small bubbles start to rise up through the edges of the batter. Flip them with one confident turn and allow the second side to cook for about 2-3 minutes more. You want them to be golden brown like the picture above.
Cook all of the batter, then serve the pancakes with your choice of toppings.