Saturday, April 2, 2011

Oatmeal Pancakes with Lemon Blueberry Syrup

I have been on a quest for a great, uncompromisingly tasty "healthy" pancake. I've tried many recipes and know that I dislike whole wheat flour in pancakes. So this morning, April 2, I searched "Oatmeal Pancake" and took my first result on a "Google knows best" kind of hunch. Allrecipes "Oatmeal Pancake II" was the winner, and with over 7,000 reviews and an average 4.5 out of 5 stars, it seemed like a winner. I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was and how light, fluffy and delicious they turned out. Our only complaint, too few for our hungry family of four (don't let the almost 2 yr-old fool you, she outdoes us all!). Definitely double the recipe for maximum enjoyment.

Tip: the absolute KEY to a fluffy pancake is to just barely mix the ingredients. Over mixing will ruin all your hopes and dreams.  For cooking, my rule is 3 minutes on the first side, 1 minute on the other... so long as my griddle is perfectly heated. Pancakes are so picky, right?!

Also, I invented a kick-ass lemon blueberry syrup on the spot.

Oatmeal Pancakes II, by mom2hh (not to be confused with the horrifically inedible Oatmeal Pancakes I)


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk [I used 2/3 c greek yogurt & 1/4 c milk, plus more to thin it out a bit]
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg


Place flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, vanilla, oil and egg in a food processor and puree until smooth. [this actually works really well & quick, but traditional mixing methods would do, I suspect]

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.


Lemon Blueberry Syrup, by me

1 cup or so of frozen blueberries (I forgot to measure)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp sugar
dash of water

Heat and blend with a stick blender, then boil until thickened a little, let stand so it won't scald your tongue.

Maddie approved

Lucy approved

Blueberry Syrup makes great finger paint



  1. "Over mixing will ruin all your hopes and dreams." This is my new favorite sentence EVER. They look yummo. Well done, as always! :)

  2. I want to eat these. The syrup looks awesome and I also like the tips! Will be trying these soon :)

  3. I love oatmeal pancakes and yours look perfect. The sauce will go with many of my pancake favorites.