These oatmeal pancakes are absolutely amazing! They’re basically everything you could ever wish for in a pancake! They’re thick, soft, fluffy, cinnamony, chocolatey and topped with fresh strawberries!
Dreamy… If you ask me, pancakes like this are perfect for lunch! Or, well, breakfast! If you’re into that sort of thing, that is… Let me tell you something. Where I come from, that tiny, grey country called the Netherlands, we don’t eat pancakes for breakfast. We eat pancakes for dinner, mostly. Dutch pancake enthusiasts might make them for lunch occasionally – like the Rocking Rebel – but we Dutchies don’t ever, ever eat them for breakfast.
We’re missing out, I know…
See, the Netherlands is very much a bread-eating nation. In fact, I daresay that at least 80% of the Dutch population starts the day off with a sandwich of some sort. Cheese, egg salad, peanut butter, chocolate sprinkles, you name it! The Dutch like their bread….
And pancakes for dinner!
However, since I’m all for trying new things and everyone in the U.S. loves pancakes for breakfast, I knew I had to try this whole pancakes-for-breakfast-thing myself!
Even though I live with the most talented pancake-baker ever and I had never eaten a pancake that’s better than his in my entire life, I decided to come up with an entirely new recipe. I promise I will post about the Rocking Rebel’s magical recipe just as soon as he shows me his pancake-secrets…
Anyway, I got the idea for this recipe when I was eating lunch: oats with raspberries and a little yogurt. It’s been my favorite lunch dish for a couple of years (!) now, because it’s light and I can throw whatever fruit I happen to have on hand in it.
Plus, it looks pretty, with the fruit and the yogurt! And I enjoy eating pretty things!
I had already turned my favorite lunch into ice cream once, so I thought pancakes couldn’t be that hard! Plus, a few weeks ago, my mom gave me a recipe for oatmeal pancakes. She clipped it out of some newspaper and even though it’s a very easy and straightforward recipe – it only contains three ingredients – it proved to be a pretty good starting point.
So I set to work, played around with the recipe a bit and look! The results are spectacular!
My recipe makes six pancakes. Which means five in my house, because I always burn the first one. But hey, if you happen to be a pancake specialist and don’t burn the first pancake, this recipe is enough to serve two people a hearty breakfast!
Or, if it’s just you, a very, very, very indulgent breakfast!
That’s it, guys! Make these! For breakfast, lunch or dinner! Whatever you want…
Gotta run now; we’re celebrating my nephew’s fifteenth (!) birthday tonight with pizza and chocolate cake! Enjoy! Oh, and if you’ve entered my giveaway, make sure to check whether you’ve won the $50 Amazon Gift Card!
- 2 large eggs
- 150g (or 1⅔ cup) rolled oats
- 250ml (or 1 cup + 2 teaspoons) buttermilk (or regular milk)
- 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 85g (or a heaped ½ cup) dark, mini chocolate chips, plus more to decorate
- 70g strawberries
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of water
- maple syrup (optional)
- Whisk together the eggs, oats, buttermilk, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Let the mixture rest on the counter for 30 minutes to allow the oats to soften.
- Whisk in the baking powder and chocolate chips and allow to rest for another 2 minutes.
- In the meantime, heat a small non-stick skillet over high heat (or use a griddle if you have one) then turn the heat to low. Pour ¼ of a cup worth of pancake batter onto the skillet (I usually push it into a pancake shape with a spatula) and cook on one side until bubbles form on the top that don’t fill back in again, about 3 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook for another minute on the other side. Transfer to a warm plate.
- Combine the strawberries and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved and the strawberries are warm. Spoon the strawberry topping on top of the warm pancakes and sprinkle with some more chocolate chips. Add maple syrup if you want to. Enjoy!