During the week most of the kids and my husband are up and out the door super early so we don’t have a ton of time for warm breakfasts. So, on Saturdays we love to make bigger breakfasts for everyone and get their bellies full before mom assigns chores. (I think it’s my incentive to get them downstairs sometimes too with late-sleeping teenagers–but it totally works!) This recipe has quickly become a family favorite and I love that it all fits in a blender so the clean up is simple too.
Oatmeal Blender Pancake Recipe
In a strong blender combine:
2 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup sugar (white or brown sugar work great;)
Pulse this mixture until finely ground. Then add to the blender:
2 1/2 cups of milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cup AP flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
(optional–1/4 cup applesauce)
Mix until you have a thick smooth mixture. Then ladle 1/4 cup mixture onto a well-greased griddle on medium and cook until batter begins to bubble. When bubbles burst in pancake batter, flip and cook 1-2 more minutes until pancakes are golden brown on both sides.
With the addition of the oatmeal, these are on the thicker side of pancakes to 1-2 pancakes fills most of our family up. The recipe itself will make about 20 small sized pancakes so it’s great to serve big families or large crowds. We love to eat ours with butter, real maple syrup and fruit but some around here are known to just slather them with peanut butter as well.