Pancakes aren't a very nutritious breakfast staple when you use good old white flour, even the whole wheat kind hasn't got much more fiber. I really like to give the kids (and myself) a good start in the morning and we all love pancakes and waffles which I like to make one or the other every weekend.
To up the nutrition I like to use some whole grain that has lots more fiber then good old AP flour at 4g per serving. The quick steel cut oats I use I get from Costco and thankfully they sell there because I go through the stuff. I eat it at least 5 days a week in one way or another. Just good old warm oatmeal or yummy overnight oats and then I use ground in pancakes or waffles.
You can use a regular processor to grind into flour but I find the bullet blender easier clean up.
Sifting the flour you can get any bigger chunks out. I honestly don't do all the time. If you grind a cup at a time it grinds smaller. I don't mind it coarser. When you mix the batter, you'll notice I say to let rest 3-5 minutes, really 5 is better if you can. This really does help make nice fluffy cakes.
I also love the maple flakes rather then using the liquid gold I use a tbsp of flakes. You can also use with yogurt as a topping. I love to sprinkle them on my oatmeal too.
I highly recommend to use coconut oil as your fat for the pan. It adds flavour to the pancakes but oil or butter work too.
I hope you enjoy these pancakes as much as we do! Feel free to share in the comments section below if you give them a try.