May 12, 2014

Soaked Oatmeal Pancakes

I'm not sure what happened.  I guess I just dropped the ball.
These pancakes are a favourite around these here parts.
But, I've neglected to share them on the blog.  So sorry!

Well, today, that is going to change.  :)

Soaking grains is a good idea.  It makes them more digestible.
A good thing, right?  Soaking also frees up valuable morning time.
Since some of the prep is done the night before, 
a good breakfast is more quickly put together when time is short.

Another good thing, if you ask me.

I served these many moons ago to a sweet friend and her hubby
when they stayed with us for an overnight visit.
They were a hit.  She's since made them for her own family.
Over and over again.  Recently, she reminded me of their yumminess,
and I dug out the recipe and began making them regularly once again.

In the photo, above, you see the oats and flour after an overnight soaking.
Ready and waiting for the add-ins of the morning.

First, all the wet ingredients are mixed in, and then the dry.
It goes much better if the dry ingredients are mixed together in a bowl
before adding to the batter.  There's nothing worse than a clump of
baking powder or salt to wake up the taste buds!  This will alleviate that.

Once thoroughly mixed, the batter needs to rest for a few minutes to 
allow for a little baking soda action.  The mixture will rise a little.

Have I mentioned that I *love* coconut oil?

Well...I do!  It's a perfect substitute for butter in baking.
It has a high smoking point which makes it wonderful for frying.
And, it's good for you.  Yippee!  Yahoo!  :)

When the pancakes are ready to flip, they will be getting dry on the edges,
and there will be little bubbles forming and popping on their tops.

Flip them over and cook a couple minutes more ~
after that, they're ready to serve and enjoy!  
They never seem to come off the grill quick enough for my clan.  
I think one of those big, flat griddles would be nice.
However, the frying pan does the job just as well.

Soaked Oatmeal Pancakes
~ Originally discovered here and adjusted by moi ~

2 cups Rolled Oats (Old-fashioned variety)

1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Buttermilk
1 cup Filtered Water
2 Eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Butter (or Coconut Oil), melted
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp Sugar (Coconut Sugar works well)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp Sea Salt

The night before ~ mix together the rolled oats, flour,

buttermilk and filtered water in a glass bowl. 
Cover with plastic wrap and let sit on the counter overnight.

In the morning ~ mix eggs, vanilla, and 

melted butter into oat mixture.  Stir together well.  
In separate bowl ~ stir together the remaining ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix thoroughly.

Fry on hot (400 degrees) greased griddle or in frying pan.

You will know you pan is hot enough if a few drops of water *dance* on the griddle.
I like to use coconut oil to grease my pan.  Grease between batches.
Cook until bubbles form on the tops of the pancakes.  Flip and cook until golden.

Serve with Maple Syrup and Butter.  Yum Yum!

Makes 16 three inch pancakes.

Enjoy ~ Happy cooking!

With Love, Camille


Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

I'm always up for a "new" pancake recipe. I'll have to give these a whirl, one morning.

Or, for dinner! (We do that around here sometimes!)


little sis said...

MMMM I am going to try these. Thank you!!

Patty said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'm looking forward to giving it a try and seeing what the family thinks. Have a wonderful week!

Pam said...

These look delicious. I have read about soaking grains, and like the idea of it, but haven't tried it yet.
It is true that preparing and soaking it the night before would make it easier first thing in the morning; I like that. I look forward to trying these; thanks for sharing.
Love and Blessings,

Anne said...

YUM. We'll have to try them...soon. :)
Thanks for sharing!!!

Camille said...

Dear Bevy ~ Oh, yes...breakfast for dinner...we do that, too! I hope you like them. :)

Dear Leanna ~ Yippee! Do let me know what you think...okay? :)

Dear Patty ~ I do hope you all approve. They are a hit around here. :)

Dear Pam ~ Yes, soaking grains is a good thing to do...but, sometimes I don't bother. When I take the trouble to get something going the night before, I'm always happy about it in the morning. Enjoy! :)

Dear Anne ~ Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. :)

Many Blessings,

Dianna said...

Camille, your pancakes look SO yummy! I have a slight intolerance to wheat. Could oat flour be substituted for the whole wheat flour without bothering the texture and taste of the pancake?

Camille said...

Dear Dianna ~ I am sure you could substitute oat flour for the wheat flour. I have also made these with a gluten free flour mix which I added in the morning with the other dry ingredients. Hope you like them! Hugs, Camille