Pancakes are a great breakfast option, ain’t it? And people like my husband can have it for any meal of the day. J So, I have found out ways of making them healthier.
This is my Oats and buttermilk pancake recipe. I have replaced all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour and regular refined sugar with brown sugar. I have also added fruits like strawberry and oranges to it to add some acidity and freshness to it.
PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 10- 12 minutes
DIFFICULTY SCALE: Medium
- Oats – ¾ cup
- Whole wheat flour – ¼ cup
- Buttermilk – ½ cup
- Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
- Baking soda – 0.5 teaspoon
- Brown sugar– 1/3 cup
- Cinnamon powder – 1.5 teaspoon
- Vegetable oil – 2 tablespoons
- Strawberry – 2
- Orange – few slices
- Powdered sugar – 1 tablespoon
- Pulse the oats into a fine powder.
- In a big mixing bowl, add the oats powder, whole wheat flour, cinnamon powder, sugar and buttermilk and mix well. You might need to add a bit more buttermilk. The batter should be a nice runny consistency.
- Keep the batter for about 15-20 minutes.
- After the batter has rested, add the baking soda and powder.
- Heat a non-stick pan and keep it on medium heat. Apply some oil on it.
- Add some water drops on the pan once it is hot and allow them to evaporate.
- Add a ladle of the batter on it and allow it to cook on one side for 2 minutes.
- Flip it on the other side for another 2 minutes and lower the flame to low.
- Once the pancake is cooked take it off the flame.
- Again apple some oil and sprinkle some water and allow it to evaporate and add more batter.
- Repeat the steps 7-10 to finish all the batter and make your pancakes.
- Place some cut strawberries and oranges slices on top and sprinkle some powdered sugar and serve hot.