Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cinnamon Oat Pancakes

It's almost the weekend and it's time to make a wonderful breakfast.

Recently MGG and I took a little day trip and started off going up the coast, stopping along the way for breakfast and one of our favorite places.  A quaint little house that's been turned into an outstanding eatery, has people lined up to taste their breakfast specialties.  

One of my favorite breakfast items are pancakes.  I remember when I was young I used to always get dollar pancakes.  I felt so special with all those little bitty cute pancakes on my plate staring back at me!  I still love them.  Unfortunately, you don't see them often, but I still love regular pancakes too!

So I decided on pancakes, he had a monstrous omelet.  The special pancake on the menu was a Cinnamon Oat Pancake.  HEAVEN!  I love oatmeal in my pancakes.  It makes them so tender and moist. If you haven't had an oatmeal pancake you have to try one...really!

These were just perfect little brown pancakes with cinnamon mixed in.  HEAVEN again!  I was in love.  I tell you,  i n  l o v e .

These are my version of this fabulous pancake.  And if I do say so myself they are the bomb!  Just as good as the little house pancake breakfast!  So make some for your family this weekend.  You don't need a celebration for pancakes.  The weekend is celebration enough!


Cinnamon Oat Pancakes

Makes 8 4” pancakes

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 T packed brown sugar or 1 T Splenda brown sugar blend
1 ½ t baking powder
½ t salt
¼ t ground cinnamon
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup milk
1 large eggs
2 T canola oil

In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and oats.  In another bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, and oil.   Add to dry ingredients and whisk just until moistened. 

Heat a large cast iron skillet (or nonstick) or griddle over medium heat.  Place a pat of butter on the griddle and spread to cover.   Pour batter by scant ¼ cup-fulls on griddle and cook until a few bubbles have burst, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook until browned on undersides, 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat with more butter (if needed) and batter.

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