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This thick & hearty, easy oatmeal pancakes recipe keeps your family nourished and ready for the day. An easy breakfast idea!
Thanks to Milk Life for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
In the first few months that we started sharing recipes with you on Tastes of Lizzy T, we posted a crazy amount of pancake recipes. Saturday mornings at our house have always meant a big pancake breakfast, so over the years we had tried and perfected many different pancake recipes.
With the business of life, it had been awhile since I had tested a new pancake recipe. Although it took me at least a year (I know, pathetic!) to actually make these oatmeal pancakes, they’ve been in my mind for much longer. Almost as long as our oatmeal breakfast cookies.
This recipe comes from an old Amish cookbook. Sometimes the recipes in my recipe books that are decades old are a little off. They may take major tweaking to get them just right because ingredients and cooking methods are just not the same as they used to be.
For these easy oatmeal pancakes? They just took a tiny bit of tweaking. My kids are fabulously honest recipe taste-testers. They woke up to these pancakes about 4 mornings in a row as I was testing them. They truly loved the hearty pancakes that tastes similar to baked oatmeal. I wish you could’ve seen their smiles!
This recipe calls for quick oats. Old fashioned oats are rolled whole oat kernels. Quick oats are when the oat kernels are cut into smaller pieces before being rolled. This results in smaller oat flakes which means they will absorb water more quickly and take less time to cook.
If you don’t have quick oats on hand for this recipe, simply place the old fashioned oats in a food processor and pulse 4-5 times until they are in smaller pieces. Watch to make sure you don’t get oatmeal powder. You just want them chopped up.
Oatmeal pancakes only take about 20 minutes from start to finish. Here are some hints:
100% pure maple syrup is a classic pancake topping, but what if you’re looking for something a little different to put on pancakes? Here are some ideas:
Whip up a batch of these oatmeal pancakes for your family, pour them all a glass of milk, and talk about how a donation as small as $5 can deliver a gallon of fresh milk to kids in their community, who may be sitting right next to them at school.
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