Breakfast is one of my favourite meals. Aside from the nutritional benefits of having breakfast, I simply cannot start my day unless I have a wholesome breakfast. My husband is an even bigger fan of breakfast - we usually talk about what we will eat for breakfast the night before. Pancakes are usually a weekend pick, because who doesn't want to start the weekend off with a stack of homemade pancakes?!
Up until a few years ago, I would opt for the pancake mix boxes because I thought pancakes from scratch were just too much work first thing in the morning. When I started making my pancakes from scratch, I realized how quick and easy it is to whip up a batch in the morning. The great thing about making your own pancakes is that you know exactly what is going in your pancakes. I have a couple of go-to pancake recipes that I love. This pancake recipe uses oats and whole wheat flour, packing in the fibre to help you feel full until you are ready for lunch.
These pancakes are:
- Free of refined sugar
- Packed with protein (Tip: have a cup of milk with your pancakes for a complete breakfast)
Makes: 6-8 pancakes
One serving: 3-4 pancakes
3/4 cup buttermilk*
1 Tbsp Canola oil
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup instant oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup blueberries (I used frozen)
1. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, canola oil, and maple syrup until well blended.
2. Add whole wheat flour, oats, cinnamon, and baking powder to bowl and mix until combined (do not overmix). Add in blueberries and stir.
3. Let batter sit for 5-10 minutes. In the meantime, heat griddle or pan at medium-high heat.
4. Pour batter in pan and flip when bubbles form on top of surface. Cook on other side for 1-2 minutes or until light brown.
5. Enjoy with a drizzle of real maple syrup.
*Tip: If you don't have buttermilk, make your own by adding 3/4 Tbsp of vinegar to 3/4 cup of 1% milk and letting the mixture sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes.
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