Breakfast as we all know is the most important meal of the day. I have never been one of those people who could skip breakfast and survive the morning without it. Now that I have 3 more mouths to feed I find it more important to sustain their little bodies with as much goodness as possible. I do not believe in boxed pancake mix because it's so full of additives and preservatives. I used premade mix for years till I realized how easy it was to make a batch of it myself ahead of time. These steel cut oat pancakes are actually easy enough to whip up without any sort of pre made mix.
Berry Good Pancakes
These steel cut oat pancakes go great with berries! I always serve them with either an assortment of berries or you can drop a few berries, fresh or frozen to the batter while cooking them to add some berry goodness. I often use frozen organic blueberries I get from Costco because they're readily available in our house and a quick option to just drop right into the batter; couldn't be simpler. Either way, berries are so the way to go with these pancakes for a delicious balanced pancake breakfast.
Not your average Pancakes
These are not your run of the mill pancakes so don't expect them to cook like other pancakes. These pancakes bubble up they're ready to flip, but you'll only see a bubble or two closer to the edge of the steel cut oat pancake as shown below. Once flipped, just check the undersides till they're a nice golden color like the 1st sides are.
Oat Pancake Texture
Just like the cooking technique you'll see texture for these steel cut oat pancakes is slightly different than traditional pancakes. These pancakes are slightly chewier because of the steel cut oatmeal. My kids eat these up with joy, but they might not be as exciting to those who are only used to eating fluffy starchy pancakes. These pancakes are delicious, filling and I know we're getting a chock full of protein and fiber to keep us satisfied throughout the morning.
Busy Day Breakfast Save
If you make this big batch of steel cut oat pancakes and they're not all eaten up just freeze them. When you're ready to serve them just pop them in the toaster frozen on a medium high setting and voila...they're ready to serve and eat! Quick, easy and satisfying breakfast without chemicals and processed garbage like pre-made frozen store bought pancakes.
Give these steel cut oat pancakes a try and let us know what how you like them!