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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

After Friday's bakestravaganza, I took Saturday off from the kitchen to work at the candy store, but picked the whisk back up on Sunday morning. We had some buttermilk in the frig, so I decided to make Daniel some special Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes courtesy of & Gourmet magazine. I left out the raisins because Daniel isn't a big raisin enthusiast, and halved the recipe since there are only two of us.

Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes:
.5 cup old fashion oats
.5 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
A little less than 1 cup buttermilk
1 large eggs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla, blend thoroughly. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix with the whisk until just combined. Don't worry if the batter is a bit lumpy. If necessary, lightly butter, oil, or spray your griddle or skillet. Preheat over medium heat or if using an electric griddle set to 350 degrees F. (If you want to hold the pancakes until serving time preheat your oven to 200 degrees F). Spoon 1/3 cup of batter onto griddle for each pancake, allowing space for spreading, and use a spatula or the back of your spoon to lightly press the batter into rounds. When the underside of the pancake are golden and the tops are speckled with bubbles that pop and stay open, flip over with a wide spatula and cook on the other side until light brown. Serve immediately or place in oven while you make the rest of the batch.

After Dan's quick run to Publix for eggs (I forgot I used all of them during the bakestravaganza), the pancakes came out perfectly. This version of the recipe made 6 decent sized pancakes. The oats & cinnamon were a nice subtle touch. These were soft and light, but not so fluffy. Nevertheless, I'd definitely make these again!

Mmm steamy!
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