Blueberry Oat Pancakes

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Blueberry Oat Pancakes

2 cups oat flour or ground oats (see notes)
2 TBSPs aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 tsp pure salt
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups milk of choice
2 TBSPs melted butter, ghee, or coconut oil
about 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

  • In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients & whisk to combine well.
  • Mix in the milk, then the melted butter (or oil), then the blueberries.
  • If the mixture is a little loose at first, you can let it sit for a few mins to thicken. If the batter gets too thick at any point, you can add a splash more milk.
  • Cook pancakes on either a lightly oiled, or dry skillet – depending on what type of cookware you use.

Makes about 16 pancakes.

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SIDE NOTES:

~ Adapted from “Vive le Vegan”. The original recipe calls for apples instead of berries. They’re both tasty. Just depends on what you’re in the mood for. When making the apple version, I use 1 small apple (or half large), & after thinly slicing, I cut them into pieces roughly the same size banana rounds would be.

~  When I end up with a few extra pancakes, I freeze them (by wrapping in parchment paper & placing in freezer bag).  Keep them wrapped in the parchment paper (so they don’t dry out) when heating them up in the oven.  Comes in very handy on those hectic mornings when I just can’t deal with anything more than opening up the oven door.  For sure, the kids never complain when I pull out left over pancakes on a school day morning  =)

~ To make ground oats, simply put quick oats into the food processor and process for a minute or so. The consistency will be similar to a coarse flour. You need to use slightly more than 2 cups of quick oats to make 2 cups of ground oats (measure after it’s ground). If you have a Vitamix, you can greatly improve the nutritional value of these pancakes by using whole oat groats. Simply add 1 & 1/2 cups of groats to the dry carafe container & process for 1 minute (should yield approx 2 cups flour). You can’t get fresher, whole grain flour than that! If you’re in the market for a vitamix, feel free to use my distributor code for free shipping (& I get credit for the referral – Thx!) – 06-004158.  Alternately, you can simply purchase oat flour.

~ Ground cardamom is a spice (should be able to find in the spice aisle of your regular grocery store)

~ Our favorite topping for these pancakes are sliced bananas, but If you use syrup, Grade B pure maple syrup is the best. It will have nutrients that have been cooked out of Grade A. Alternately, if you’re a big coconut fan, try topping with Artisana’s Coconut Butter. It’s expensive, but absolutely to die for (if you like coconut), and it’s a raw, whole food as opposed to a condensed sweetener.

For those with various food restrictions, this recipe falls into the following categories:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Egg Free, Vegan Raw, Grain Free

If eating gluten free, be sure to use certified, gluten free oats.  If eating dairy free, use coconut milk or other non-dairy option and coconut oil instead of butter.  If avoiding sugar, top with sliced banana or coconut butter instead of syrup.


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