Have you tried making pancakes with oatmeal? This easy oatmeal pancakes recipe is so tasty that my 2-year-old now asks for it by name (oatmeal pancake) 🙂
If you’re vegan, you have to see my Vegan Pancakes recipe.
I’ve tried making pancakes with oatmeal before without grinding the oats. While it is doable, my favorite method involves grinding the oats in a Vitamix blender first.
This is super easy. Dump them in it and run it on low (speed 1 or 2) for a few seconds until most of the oats turn into a thick powdery mix.
Speaking of oats
When eating oatmeal for breakfast, the kids tolerate only the Maple and Brown Sugar instant oatmeal. So we always go through them first and end up with lots of uneaten Apples & Cinnamon and Cinnamon & Spice packets.
So what should a responsible and loving parent do? 🤔
A. Tell them that you’re not going to buy oatmeal ever again!
B. Hold all the toys in the house hostage until they eat the oatmeal!
C. Make them feel ashamed and sorry for discriminating against Apples & Cinnamon!
D. Go through a re-branding exercise!
The correct answer is D.
Now who wants some Pancakes with super hero magical powder oats?
The trick with this one in particular is to involve them in the grinding exercise to see how the Vitamix is doing the magic of turning oats into magical powder. It’s mesmerizing. Believe me!
The moral of the story is that it is so easy to re-brand and change the rhetoric completely to persuade kids to eat something that is actually good for them. This isn’t just about the Apple & Cinnamon ones or oatmeal in general. This goes across the entire spectrum of the food pyramid. More to come on branding and duping your kids in future posts. 😉
The whole process takes a couple of minutes.
Mix all the dry ingredients.
Add the liquid ingredients and mix.
Let the griddle do the magic.
Let the kids sprinkle their favorite toppings as soon as the batter hit the griddle or after the pancakes are done. In this case, my 7 year old went ALL OUT with sprinkles and chocolate chips!
Enjoy this easy oatmeal pancakes recipe!
Here are a few things I’ve used in this easy oatmeal pancakes recipe:Print
- Instant Oatmeal, 1 cup
- All purpose-flour, 2/3 cup
- Baking powder, 2 tsp
- Granulated sugar, 1 tbsp
- Kosher salt, 1/4 tsp
- Milk, 1 cup
- Eggs, 2
- Vanilla extract, 1 tsp
- Heat up a flat griddle on low-medium heat.
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl with a spatula.
- Add the milk and gently mix it in with a spatula.
- Add the eggs and again mix them in gently with a spatula. Do not whisk.
- Add in the vanilla extract and give it again a quick mix.
- Drop the batter into the pre-heated pan using a 1/4 measuring cup or in whatever portion you prefer. You can make bigger or smaller pancakes. This really does not matter.
- Cook for about 2 minutes or less depending on how hot the griddle is.
- Flip to the other side gently using a pancake flipper. Don’t rush it if you feel it’s not ready to be flipped yet. The flipper I use has a good grip so that the pancakes don’t slip as you are flipping.
- Let it cook on the other side for a minute and a half or so.
- Move the pancake onto a plate using a pancake flipper.
Pancakes are one of those things that you can choose to eat with or without toppings. The nutrition facts here are with no toppings.
- Serving Size: 1 pancake
- Calories: 147
- Sugar: 8
- Sodium: 270
- Fat: 3
- Carbohydrates: 25
- Protein: 5
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