Saturday, September 3, 2011

Make it This Weekend - Apple Oatmeal Pancakes

This is one of my favourite recipes, that I have made many times. It orignally comes from Canadian Living - I found it online 4 years ago when a client said they wanted me to teach them how to make a "healthy" pancake. Canadian Living has awesome "Tested Til Perfect" recipes for almost anything and I highly recommend if you're looking for something to check there first!

If you're a pancake-out-of-the-box person or think it's just way too much work - relax. This recipe is so quick and easy, once you try it, you will NEVER by another box. I have modified this recipe only slightly - sometimes instead of apples, I will use blueberries or bananas. I would avoid adding too much frozen or very moist fruit - do not exceed 2 cups. Sometimes I will add a couple Tbsp of ground flax seed or hemp seeds to up the nutritional value. Here is the simplest no-fail version.

Apple Oatmeal Pancakes
Servings: 4 (about 12 pancakes)


3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup oats (quick-cooking or large flake are fine)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1 1/2 cups milk (I like to use soy milk)
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups apple, diced very small or grated
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Toppings: local maple syrup, honey or yogurt & fresh fruit


1. In a LARGE bowl, combine both flours, baking powder, sugar, salt, oats & cinnamon.

2. In a MEDIUM bowl, combine egg, milk and oil. Mix together. Add to the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just slightly. Add apples & raisins and mix just until incorporated.

3. Heat a large non-stick pan on medium heat. Lightly spray with oil. Cook 3 pancakes at a time - about 1/4 to 1/2 cup batter for each pancake - until golden brown (approximately 2 minutes per side).  

4. Serve hot with fresh fruit and other toppings.

Orignal recipe by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen


Much love & good eating,


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