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.
- 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