I have about 40 pounds oat groats in my food storage right now that I need to start implementing more in my recipes because I want to eat what I store. I’ve used oats in the past by rolling oat groats into rolled oats with my friends Marga Oat Roller, I have also used oat flour sparingly in a few recipes. I decided to try something with all oat flour and my little girl has been a pancake eating monster lately so here goes another pancake recipe.
To make oat flour it is best to use a grain mill and grind it from oat groats or steel cut oats, rolled oats from the store have usually lost much nutritional value and they tend to get stuck going into electric grain mills. I like to grind my oats on a setting just between Pastry and Bread on my WonderMill grain mill.
This oat pancake recipe would be great for adding fruit to or topping with a fruit compote, or just plain syrup. Oat flour pancakes are a great alternative for those of you who are gluten-intolerant and some people who need to be gluten-free. I have heard some people that many people who have celiac disease can sometimes have issues with oats also. Those with celiac will also want to make sure that there oats are certified gluten-free as some oats are harvested with the same equipment that harvests wheat.
- 1¾ cup freshly ground oat flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1½ tablespoons canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla (optional)
- Pre-heat electric griddle to 375 degrees..
- Add all dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk together.
- Add all wet ingredients to a 2nd mixing bowl and whisk together.
- Add dry ingredient mix to wet ingredient mixing bowl and whisk till it just comes together.
- Lightly spray your hot griddle with cooking spray.
- Use a ¼ measuring cup to scoop the pancake batter onto the griddle.
- I cook my pancakes 1 minute 45 seconds on the first side and 2 minutes 15 seconds on the second side for perfect pancakes, this may vary on your griddle.
NOTE: if these oat pancakes come out too heavy when you make them you may have to increase the liquid OR decrease the flour next time you make them. Oat flour can vary and the oat flour I make in a quality grain mill from oat groats might be much lighter than your oat flour. Also there can be some variation from the way I measure 1 cup of flour and the way you measure 1 cup of flour.
if you like these pancakes, you might also like my Oat Flour Pumpkin Pancakes recipe over at WholeGrainsBaking.com blog where I am a guest blogger. The pumpkin adds some moisture to the pancakes and who doesn’t like pumpkin? No one should hate Pumpkin, it is so good.