We love to have pancakes and waffles on the weekends. It’s one of the few things that everyone will actually eat with out complaining (which means it’s a miracle food, lol). It’s also one thing that my husband is the one to make, every time. He has the recipe we used memorized … enough. However, the other day as I started making them, but decided I wanted to try something different. I wanted to make them slightly healthier, and see how they tasted. I’m not one to experiment in the kitchen much, but after this, maybe I will for the benefit of all my awesome readers.
I love feeling like my kids are enjoying and eating healthy oatmeal pancakes and waffles. It just makes things so awesome. My kids aren’t oatmeal eaters, so it’s a great way to get it in there, and have them enjoying it.
I don’t want you to be intimidated by the fact that I made the oatmeal flour. It was SO easy, anyone can do it. Grab your blender, or your food processor. Pour your oats in, and get them finely blended. It may take a couple minutes depending on what you’re using. Get them blended well, so it isn’t gritty. You’ll want to measure at this point and see how much flour you have You may need to make a bit more.
Once you’ve got it all ready, just pour it onto your pan or your waffle iron. How much batter you use will determine how many you’ll get. We usually use a 1/4 cup measure for the pancakes (or do mini ones for the kids). These ones were actually much larger than we usually make. They turned out great.