On weekends it’s always fun to change things up. A go-to for us are these healthier blueberry pancakes. This recipe is quick and easy to make, but much healthier than a boxed pancake mix.
Did you know that pancakes have been around for centuries as a favorite staple in many cultures’ diets? They have been around over 30,000, starting during the Stone Age. Researchers have found pancakes in the stomach of Otzi the Iceman, human remains dating back 5,300 years. Pancakes are also know as hotcake, griddlecake, or flapjack. Regardless of what you call them, they are always a great treat.
Healthier Blueberry Pancakes
- 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cups quick oats
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsp melted butter or oil
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- maple syrup
- Mix oat a buttermilk together in a bowl. Let soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
- In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix.
- Add the eggs, sugar, butter or oil to the buttermilk and oats mixture. Mix until combined.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix until everything is combined but be careful no to over mix.
- Heat a large pan with a little oil or butter.
- Once the pan is heated, pour 1/4 of the batter onto the pan. Let cook for about 3 minutes before flipping. I like to add the blueberries at this point, but you could just add them to the batter.
- After the flip, let cook about 3 minutes on the other side.
- Plate and serve! Top with maple syrup or whatever else you like on your pancakes.
- For best results, don’t skip soaking the oats in the buttermilk.
- Typically we use 100% whole wheat flour in ours, but we have tried with all-purpose and almond flour and the pancakes turned out just a well.
- You can substitute the oil or butter with melted coconut oil.
If you don’t have blueberries, no problem. We have made these with raspberries and they were delicious. If you are looking for something a little more indulgent, you could always throw in some chocolate chips.
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