How to make pancakes more appealing yet healthy. This was my biggest concern. I always substitute wheat flour for APF. So what else can be done to make it healthier. Ofcourse there is butter and maple syrup etc, but only for the little one. We adults eat pancakes without these additional fattening sides :).
It was then that I came across a recipe for Oatmeal pancakes. The recipe mentioned rolled oats, I was again confused and looked up the different type of oats available. Flaky oats are close to rolled oats, so I chose to use Quaker oats in this recipe. It is a very quick breakfast item to put together.
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup flour - I used wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
Combine oats and
buttermilk. Beat in remaining ingredients. Heat a
griddle and coat with a little oil or shortening. Cook pancakes on hot griddle, turning to brown both sides. This recipe makes about 6 4-inch pancakes.
Verdict: This is quick to prepare and very healthy. It used very little leavening agents and no butter. Take care to have the pan on a mild flame, since the buttermilk and oats combination, tends to brown too quickly.