Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blender oat pancakes

This is what I ate for breakfast this morning. And it was YUMMY!

I found a recipe for blender waffles/pancakes over at Passionate Homemaking last night and used it as the base for my own recipe. I've been on the hunt for new breakfast recipes lately - ones that everyone will happily eat like Banana Coconut Pikelets.

Well, I'm happy to say that I've added another favourite to our family breakfast collection.

L ate a whole Blender Oat Pancake this morning, topped with a bit of real maple syrup and some blueberries. The pancake was almost as big as her plate, so that was good going.

And Paul ate two of these plate-sized pancakes in less than five minutes. When I asked how they tasted, he said, "Can't talk. Too busy eating." Yuss!

The other great thing about these pancakes is that they're so easy to make. The blender does all the work, and because you mix half the ingredients up the night before, there's not much work to do in the morning.

Night before
  • 2c kefir, buttermilk, whey or homemade yoghurt
  • 2T coconut oil or softened butter
  • 1/4c whole-wheat flour (this provides the phytase necessary to break down phytic acid in the rolled oats, according to this article)
  • 1 1/2c rolled oats
  • 1t vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1t baking powder
  • 1/2t baking soda
  • 1/4t natural salt (like Himalayan Rock Salt / Celtic Sea Salt)
  • Butter for cooking

1. Pour all the night before ingredients into a blender and mix on high speed for three minutes. If the mixture isn't swirling around a vortex in the blender while it mixes, add more liquid until it does.

2. Leave mixture to soak in covered blender at room temperature overnight, or for 12-24 hours.

3. When you're ready to cook the pancakes, preheat a heavy-bottomed frying pan on a medium heat.

4. Add the two eggs to the blender and re-blend on high speed for another minute.

5. Add 1t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda and 1/4t salt to the blender and briefly mix again to incorporate.

6. Melt a little butter in the preheated frying pan and pour 1/6 of the mixture straight from the blender onto it. (Keep a spoon on hand to catch any drips from your blender.)

7. Cook first side until bubbles have made tunnels through the pancake, then flip and cook for about another minute.

Makes six pancakes. 

Serve with sliced bananas or stewed apple, real maple syrup, berries and yoghurt. 

Note: You could also try making waffles with this mixture, although I don't have a waffle maker so can't test that for you. If anyone does try making waffles, please let me know how they turn out.

Linked to the Patchwork Living Blogging Bee on Frugal Kiwi.


  1. These look (and sound) fabulous! Of course, I was a huge fan of the banana pikelets as well so I'm kinda biased :)
    Breakfast is one of my biggest challenges... so I spend the weekend mornings making large batches of "morning" food to freeze. I'll have to add this recipe to the list!


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