Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Oatmeal Brown Sugar Pancakes with Banana Walnut Syrup

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Ours was just perfect. Actually relaxing since I planned a meal that had dishes that were easily made in the oven. Love that!

It's breakfast time again. Looking forward to my weekend breakfast ahead, and I'm craving pancakes. How about you?

Let's take ordinary all purpose mix and amp it up a couple notches. I recently bought King Arthur Flour's All Purpose Baking Mix (which is a buttermilk pancake mix) and decided to make pancakes with a little snazzy variation. Just by adding some oatmeal and a spoonful of brown sugar to the mix, you have a wonderfully flavored pancake. Now, you can use any brand of all purpose mix, or pancake mix you like. Or, use my Oatmeal Pancakes as a base and just add in the additional brown sugar.

These pancakes were so tender, I couldn't believe it. I would say that oatmeal pancakes are some of the best I've had. They literally melt in your mouth.

Now let's talk syrup. Sure you can just heat up your plain old Maple Syrup. It's perfect as it is! But lets try something and make it just a little bit better. Heat it on the stove and add some walnuts, toasted in butter, along with sliced bananas. Man oh man! This stuff is good!

These simple change take an ordinary pancake to an extraordinary one!

Oatmeal Brown Sugar Pancakes with Banana Walnut Syrup

serves 6

For the Syrup:
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 bananas, sliced
1 cup maple-flavored syrup

For the Pancakes:
2 cups All Purpose Baking Mix (such as King Arthur Flour's) 
1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/4 cups 2% milk
2 eggs

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add walnuts and cook until walnuts begin to toast.   Add bananas; stir to coat with butter. Add the syrup and reduce the heat to low.  Cook until warm, keeping syrup warm until ready to serve.  

In medium bowl, add all purpose baking mix, oatmeal, brown sugar, milk and eggs.  Whisk until blended. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto a heated griddle.  Cook until edges are dry and bubbles form on top. Turn and cook the other side until done.  Serve with warm syrup, walnut and banana over top.  

adapted from Betty Crocker's Cook Book

1 comment:

  1. These sound just fantastic! love the idea of oatmeal pancakes!