Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Best Pancakes I Ever Had

We have a pancake recipe that I have been using for over ten years. It's what I have always used. Until two weeks ago. My husband decided he was going to make pancakes. He didn't want the usual recipe. He reached for the King Arthur Cookbook and pulled out the recipe below. He made them all I didn't do anything. That in its own right is a reason why they are the best pancakes I ever had. But really they were super delicious and they have a little extra nutrition than our old recipe didn't.

Oatmeal Pancake Mix
King Arthur- The All Purpose Baking Cookbook, Countryman

3 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats or quick oats
5 cups unbleached all purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 tabeslpoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 cup vegetable oil

Grind oats in a food processor until they are chopped fine. Place the flour, oats and all the dry ingredients. Mix, drizzle vegetable oil into the bowl while the mixer is running. When all the oil has been added, grab a clump in your hand and see if it holds its shape. If it does, its just right. If it crumbles then, you need a bit more oil. The mix will keep at room temp in an airtight container for up to two weeks or indefinitely in the frig or freezer.

To make a batch of pancakes, use 1 cup mix, 1 cup buttermilk and 1 egg*. Mix and let it stand for five to ten minutes before cooking.

*Or if you are like my husband and want to double the protein, use two eggs. 'Cause that's how he rolls!


Murasaki Shikibu said...

A pancake with oats in it! This has got to be good. Thanks for sharing!

Grace said...

i love oatmeal pancakes--i find that they're able to soak up much more syrup than regular flour ones. :)

Robin Sue said...

I think I could get into these pancakes! Happy Thanksgiving Lori!

Lucy said...

Certainly oats are a great addition, must try this soon!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! ;-)

Ingrid said...

LOL, hey I'm not messing with how your honey rolls! :) He says two eggs it's two eggs!

How nice that he made these for you! Food always taste better when made by someone else that you love unless you still have to clean up the mess, er kitchen! :)

Mary said...

Lori, I've never had oatmeal pancakes. These sound delicious. Have a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

Katy ~ said...

I haven't found a recipe that I didn't love out of that KAF cookbook. This one looks like another super winner! Love my pancakes!!