Wholesome Ground Oat Pancakes
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 blender to grind into flour but sometimes I find the bullet or mini 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.
If you have a good blender (see my recommendation) you can grind up oats and make batter all in one. Add oats pulse a bit, then add all ingredients but baking soda. Allow or adjust so liquid and oats at bottom to help with mixing. Blend for minute then add your baking powder only mixing for about 10 sec then pulse a few times. At this point let rest 3-5 minutes and carry on with recipe.