I love pancakes (well the children love them too) and I always try to hide some extra goodness in them like mashed banana or grated apples, sometimes both. And oats, oats are so healthy. They’re a gluten-free, whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. Oats are rich in carbs and fibre, but also higher in protein and fat than most other grains. So these pancakes for growing little kids – are very nutritious treat. With this recipe, I finally also worked out how to make these vegan: just needed to play around with the measurements.
These are soft and fluffy – they need to be fried on medium heat, and it also gives them a little crunchiness on the edges – which I really like. At first it might look a little too loose as a batter texture for pancakes (for there is no egg as binding agent), but don’t worry, it will work out. If after the first pancake you find the pancake too soft still – just add a spoonful or two more flour. But the soaked oats should also add to this.
These pancakes are just so nice on cold autumn and winter mornings – a sweet, warm and still healthy and nutritious treat.
Vegan Spiced Apple and Oat Pancakes
- 250 g oat flakes soaked for at least 2 hours
- 140 g all purpose flour
- 150 ml oat milk
- 2 apples peeled and grated
- 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
- 1 tbsp margarine plus an extra tsp for each pancakes to fry
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
Measure out all the ingredients.
Add them all to a mixing bowl and combine them using a whisker.
Fry them in a frying pan on medium heat.
Enjoy them with fresh fruit or syrup, serve immediately.