Saturday, March 17, 2012

Oatmeal Pancakes

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! Whip up some of these hearty, oaty pancakes for your Saturday brunch and serve with an Irish coffee.


Makes 8-10 pancakes
Total Time: about 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 C plus 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 C oats
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 drops green food coloring (optional)
  • Butter for griddle or pan
  • Syrup, butter, powdered sugar, fruit, or whatever you'd like to top your pancakes

Procedure:

In a 2-cup measuring cup, heat the milk in the microwave for about 35-40 seconds, or until hot. Add the oats and let sit for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add to the cooled milk/oat mixture the egg, melted butter, molasses, and food coloring (if using) and stir to combine. Add the liquids to the flour mixture and fold together, gently. 

Preheat a griddle over medium-high heat and brush with a bit of butter. Drop small ladles, about 2 tablespoons each, onto the griddle and let cook until the tops of the pancakes bubble up. You will most likely have to cook to pancakes in batches. Flip over and cook the other side, transfer the cooked pancakes to a warm plate, and cover while you cook the next batch. Top as desired and enjoy!

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