It's a gray and brisk October 1st here: the perfect day for pancakes!
Some of my best childhood memories are of Saturday morning pancakes with my dad. My dad made the best pancakes! He came up with all of these really cool combos, like pancakes with bananas and salted sunflower seed kernels cooked in. YUM! In fact, he took his love of pancakes to a whole other level: he even made his own maple syrup from the sugar maples at our woodlot!
My dad's birthday was in October, and he loved autumn, so he is on my mind today. I made pancakes for breakfast in his memory, and I thought I would gift you with my recipe for oatmeal pancakes! I originally got the recipe from Vanessa Valencia here: http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/ (Her blog is infinitely inspiring and one of my favs!)
I made a few slight changes to the recipe, and now I have what I think is the best dang pancake recipe ever! Try it and tell me what you think! I hope you love it! (If you have a family, double or triple the recipe because this only makes 6 pancakes. I usually eat 3 and then freeze 3 for later.)
M's Oat Pancakes
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup buttermilk or yogurt
1/8 cup + 1 TBSP flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 TBSP brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Blend all ingredients in a blender. Cook over medium heat in a bit of oil. Flip pancakes when bubbles appear.