You and your family will love this easy, hearty and delicious oatmeal pancakes recipe! This will bound to be your go-to recipe on lazy Sunday mornings when going out for an expensive brunch seems too troublesome. Feel free to add your own personal touch to the pancakes: whether it be a teaspoon of cinnamon, nutmeg, or extra mashed fruits for natural saccharine flavour. This super healthy recipe swaps plain white flour for wholemeal flour to increase fibre in your diet.
Some might say it’s blasphemy that there’s no sugar/sweetener added into this oatmeal pancakes recipe. In fact, Jamie Oliver’s pancakes also have no sugar in them! There’s some lactose and fructose (natural sugar) in milk and berries that will lend some sweetness to this oatmeal pancakes recipe. Enjoy them with a dollop of plain yoghurt, berries or bananas, or a small helping of butter/soft margarine. Otherwise, if you must have some sweet taste inside the pancake, go with some mashed bananas, a small spoon of sugar, honey or heat stable artificial sweeteners (e.g. sucralose or saccharin).
If you don’t like the oats to be in chunks, you could also blend it up to a flour in a food processor and skip the soaking in milk. Oats and berries are high in soluble fibre and pectin, both of which can help lower LDL cholesterol and stabilise blood sugars.
Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
Serves : 4 Time : 20 mins
- 1½ cup wholemeal flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 lightly beaten eggs
- 350ml low fat milk
- a handful of mixed berries
- handful sized serving fresh fruit, to serve
1. Soak oats in low fat milk for 10 minutes.
2. Mix flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle, add in the oats soaked in milk, berries and eggs, and whisk ingredients together.
3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and pour ¼ cup onto the pan. Once tiny bubbles start to form, flip pancakes. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until each side is golden brown. Transfer to plate and repeat with remaining batter.
4. Serve with fresh fruit.