tomorrow is national oatmeal day and what better way to celebrate then with oatmeal pancakes! we partnered with The Quaker Oats Company to bring you this simple breakfast recipe and the best part is, you can make the batter ahead of time and pull it out when you’re short on time in the morning or just want to spend a few extra minutes under the covers and not cooking in the kitchen.

i used to be able to skip breakfast but i started eating it when we began the #dlfgetfit challenge and now i can’t go back. it really does set my mood for the day and helps keep me from the 11am i want to eat everything in sight feeling.

Makes 3 servings (9 small pancakes or 6 medium)

• 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
• 1 1/2 cups Quaker Oats
• 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
• 3 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 cups buttermilk
• 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 6 tablespoons coconut oil
• 3 teaspoons cinnamon
• 3 eggs

to keep the pancakes from being too sweet we served ours with apple topping and a bit of syrup.

apple topping: 
• 1 red apple
• 1 green apple
• 2 teaspoons cinnamon
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice

additional topping ideas: 
• greek yogurt
• maple syrup
• walnuts

In a food processor combine the whole wheat flour, Quaker Oats, coconut sugar,( available in your health food store, it’s very similar in taste to brown sugar!) baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and cinnamon. in a separate bowl, whip the egg whites with a whisk until light and fluffy. add egg whites and yolks into the food processor and pulse on high until you a achieve a smooth consistency. batter keeps in for up to 5 days in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

In a medium sized non stick pan or skillet, place a scoop of the cinnamon oatmeal batter. I found that using a non stick pan I was able to avoid the use of oil or butter but it can also be an added option to your taste. Cook on medium to high heat until browned on each side.

We topped our pancakes with a less sweet version of an apple compote. Dice one red and green apple and place in a small bowl. Mix in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and the 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Toss ingredients together and let set for a minute or two. The cinnamon and lemon juice really brought out the flavors of the apples! you can also heat the apples over the stove top for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and they will release their juices and makes for a great syrup alternative. apple topping keeps for 5 days in an air tight container in the refrigerator. Once the pancakes are garnished with the apple compote, place a dollop of greek yogurt, a handful of crushed walnuts and drizzle your favorite maple syrup.

find more tips, tricks and hacks here to simplify your morning routine and help get you out the door ready to start your day!

photos and styling by: ivan solis

(this post is in collaboration with Quaker Oats, all opinions are my own)


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    Martha G E. says:

    They look delicious! Can’t wait to try out the recipe!

    Niranjan says:

    Are you looking for True Cinnamon ?


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