Neil’s Pancakes

November 24, 2010

I watched with a grumbling stomach as the owner of the Clinton St Baking Company made his pancakes for Martha on a recent episode. I have to say I am pretty committed to my own pancake recipe (which was also my mom’s) and to my oatmeal pancake recipe, which I love. However, these pancakes looked great. And apparently people line up in the street to get them, so I had to try them! The main difference is that you whip the egg whites for this recipe, which is supposed to make them fluffy and light.

Honestly, I didn’t really think these were much fluffier than the kind I usually make. I think the trick to truly fluffy pancakes is a professional griddle, which I don’t have. However, the pancakes were good. Everyone enjoyed them, Dude Martha especially, since there is vanilla in them and he likes that flavor a lot. I’m glad I tried them, but will probably stick with my own recipes for pancakes.

For a really fun, and EASY breakfast recipe, check out my crescent roll and egg muffin tin recipe on No Pot Cooking.

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Oatmeal Pancakes

October 6, 2010

Two breakfast favorites in one? Oh yes.

We make pancakes or waffles a couple of times a month for weekend “big breakfasts.” I love blueberry or buckwheat. The kids tend to like theirs plain. I recently stumbled on a recipe in a magazine for oatmeal pancakes and decided to customize it to my own tastes.

Oatmeal Pancakes
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup buttermilk plus 2 tbsp
1 egg
2 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix buttermilk and egg and add oats. Let this mixture sit for about 10 minutes. Then mix together with the other ingredients. Heat a griddle or pan and pour about 1/4 cup for each pancake. Flip when the bottom is brown. Serve with maple syrup.

These were fan-friggin-tastic. Seriously. I LOVED them. I made one batch and it made 10 pancakes, but next time I’m going to double it because there was nearly fighting over the remaining pancakes. The oats give this a nice texture and it feels really homey and filling like oatmeal, but it’s definitely not a boring bowl of oatmeal nor does it have that “I’m a hippie eating pure whole grain oats”  flavor and texture you can sometimes get with something that is overly oat-y. The cinnamon gives it a nice flavor. I’ll be making these again very soon!

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