Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes

Everyone has their favorite pancake recipe and this is mine. 🙂  I’ve tried a variety of recipes over the years and this is the version I came up with to fit our style.  I absolutely love using applesauce in place of oil/butter, the cinnamon & vanilla add great flavor, and the oatmeal and whole- wheat flour make them nice and filling.  These are to die for with berries/fruit mixed in, but also pretty delicious on their own with a little syrup!  I know there are healthier recipes out there, but I find this to be the perfect combination of healthy yet not too heavy.  I think it’s easy to make bready foods taste almost too thick and these maintain that nice “light and fluffy” taste.

Hearty Oatmeal PancakesHearty Oatmeal Pancakes

  • 1 1/4 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 container natural applesauce (slightly more than  1/4 cup)*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I always use imitation since it’s way cheaper)

*I love using the granny smith flavor, but plain works great too

Mix together oats, flours, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon & salt.

Whisk together with a fork, eggs, milk, applesauce & vanilla.  Stir into dry ingredients until just combined.

Fold in any desired fruit.  My all-time favorite add ins are blueberries, but anything is delicious!  They are also great plain or topped with sliced bananas. 🙂

Cook 1/4 cupfuls on a lightly greased skillet/griddle until done.  Normal people just flip them once, but I get impatient and flip them a million times. ha

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