Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Porridge Pancakes

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
1 egg
pinch salt
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 :)


  1. I tend to forget how much I like porrige - these look so yummy! Although I would probably drizzle honey over them instead of maple syrup, which I've always found too sweet. Still, they look delicious and perfect for Winter!

  2. Yummmmm :) Heidi always makes scrumptious treats! These contain two of my favourite breakfasts at the moment: pancakes and porridge!! Will make soon :) Thanks!
    Hannah x

  3. Oh my goodness-yum yum YUM! I love breakfast, and I want some pancakes! This look awesome!



  4. I gonna love it that food, i wish someday i will taste it and enjoy to eat that food. Thanks God bless.

  5. Oh yay, thanks, lovely Leah! What sweet words you wrote :) Molly's recipe is great, isn't it?! Did your husband like them? Ben enjoyed them but he prefers regular buttermilk ones.
    Heidi xo

  6. Thank you Julia.

    Oh Hannah, im sure you will love them as much as I did!

    Thank you Erin, it is worth giving these a go.

    No worries Heidi! Hubby said they weren't his favourite, but then asked when I was going to make them again hahahaha!


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