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Oat Pancakes- a healthier option

Oat pancakes, literally the first thoughts that entered my head when I woke up the other morning. Honestly. For those that question my love of food? Yes, it occupies my every waking moment! I have many recipes on my blog for pancakes- from the French crepe to the american style fluffy pile of lightness.  But for these I wanted to achieve a “reasonably” healthy alternative to the american pancake. And although NOT sponsored by Flahavan’s Organic Porridge oats, I feel I should be- we go through kilos of it a year, it is both a staple for breakfast and in my baking.

Oat Pancakes

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For the love of … Pancakes

With the “sleepover” party in full swing, the making of breakfast pancakes was requested. Jords has watched her Dad makes these pancakes for years, so very ably put the batter together while I took an extra few minutes to myself.

For the love of pancakes

For the love of pancakes

I said that I would fry them for her, so got my two “good” pans out, these pans are well seasoned so only need the lightest addition of butter to prevent sticking.

Cooking pancakes

Cooking pancakes

After a mere minute the bubbles appear indicating they require turning,

Nearly ready for consumption

Nearly ready for consumption

And that’s it. Quick, simple, requiring very little ingredients.  We all have our favourite ways of eating them, mine is with maple syrup and bacon, the kids love chocolate spread.  But due to lack of inclination to also grill bacon, I settled for the fruit-cream-pancake-maple-syrup option.  Definitely not low calorie, but surely one won’t hurt??

Freshly made pancakes with fresh fruit

Freshly made pancakes with berries, cream  and maple syrup