I'm one of those people that can NEVER skip breakfast. I get way to grumpy and agitated if I do. On the other hand my husband can do with with ease! I don't get people like that, I just wouldn't be able to function!!
Monday was the queens birthday. It was so lovely to have my husband home an extra day that I wanted to make him a special breakfast, just for the fun of it.
I started with soaking the oats overnight. I could see the horror on his face when he saw me doing this. He hates oats! I know, I know, what the heck kind of person did I marry.....
He must of thought that some horrific porridge type thing was going to be consumed the next day hahaha. Or worse a type of bircher muesli!!! Not the case my dear husband. Well sort of anyway.
I saw these delicious oatmeal pancakes on Heidi's blog. As always I find her food scrumptious, and very inspiring. I'm constantly drooling at the computer screen. There is always something I have to try. Heidi found the recipe on Molly's blog Orangette. Another very clever foodie, with mouth watering recipe's, a book and a restaurant.
Makes about 12 thick pancakes
1/2 cup raw oats
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
25 grams melted butter
1/3 cup berries frozen can be left whole, or fresh needs to be chopped a little
1/2 banana sliced finely
milk about 1/2-1 cup it depends on your flour how much you need to add to make a thick batter.
you can add sugar for sweetness, but I like to get mine from the fruit and the pure maple syrup ;)
Soak the 1/2 cup oats overnight in 1/2 cup milk. Leave in the fridge until the morning.
Next mix all the dry ingredients together with a whisk. Then add the rest on the ingrednients. Start with 1/2 cup milk, then add more if needed.
I also find if I melt the butter in the pan i'm going to cook the pancakes in, it leaves enough butter to not have to grease it again.
Heat the pan to a medium, these need to be cooked and flipped a few times to cook through, so I found it best to not have the pan too hot. I used a 1/2 cup measurement for the pancake batter, not filling it quite to the top.
The only way to eat these pancakes is with pure maple syrup. I also sprinkled cinnamon between each pancake layer, and then on top, delicious :)