Recipe by Annacia
*EDIT*: After reading Deb's review I have reduced the nutmeg from 1 tsp to 1/2 tsp. I had thought that a full tsp sounded a lot but stuck with Michael. I guess that even he can be off sometimes *END OF EDIT* I saw Michael making these this morning and just couldn't resist purloining the recipe. Since he was sharing them on TV I doubt that he'll mind. Not all of my variations are in line with the healthy main recipe. I need to say also that the batter was really thick but it baked up beautifully making thick, lovely, cakes. Top 'em as you like 'em. Oh yeah, cooking time depends on the size of your pancakes, just look for the bubbles on top.
Top Review by Debbwl
A truly hardy and healthy country style pancake! We loved the oats in this nice thick pancake that gets all its sweetness from whatever you use for a topping or stir in from the offered variations. I made using the banana and coconut option, but we did fined the nutmeg way overpowering and will cut it way back (probably in half) next time I make these great country griddle cakes. Thanks for the post.<br/><br/> Updating from four to five stars now the nutmeg has been cut back. Thanks Annacia for the great tasting pancakes."
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 1⁄4 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- Whisk together the flours, oats, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together the wet ingredients. Using a wooden spoon, stir the dry mix into the wet ingredients just to combine.
- Preheat your griddle or a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Spoon the batter onto the preheated surface. Small pancakes cook faster and are easier to flip but if you’re a deft hand, feel free to make them bigger. Watch for bubbles to break the surface, then flip and finish. Serve and share!
- Add a little fun by frying a batch of bacon on the griddle first (one or two strips per pancake). Once the bacon has finished cooking, fold the strips in half (off center making a V formation) and pour spoonfuls of batter over. Cook until golden brown, then flip and cook the second side. This option deletes the health factor but ups the man pleasing factor.
- Add some blueberries and cardamom to taste along with a teaspoon or two of sugar to the batter.
- Add some small diced apple and cinnamon to taste to the batter.
- Add a very ripe banana, mashed, and sweetened shredded coconut to taste.