Oat Flour Pancakes – Perfect for Pancake day!
Here is a recipe for pancakes made with oat flour. These oat flour pancakes taste like traditional pancakes and provides you with a good dose of dietary fibre and nutrients such as B-vitamins, iron and magnesium.
If you’re looking for a gluten free pancake recipe, this recipe is for you as these pancakes can be made gluten free if using certified gluten free oats.
Fill your pancakes with stewed apples with a dollop of either greek yogurt or whipped cream as pictured. Or with your favourite filling.
What are certified gluten free oats?
Oats are naturally gluten free, but as they’re often processed in the same factory as wheat, there can be traces of gluten found in oats.
If you have celiac disease, or cooking or someone with celiac disease, it’s important that you use certified gluten free oats. Gluten free oats are found in the gluten free aisle in the shops and have a certified gluten free label on them.
If you don’t have celiacs disease or have gluten sensitivity, go ahead and use regular oats.
How to make oat flour
You can easily make oat flour at home if you have a high speed blender or food processor. It only takes a minute or two to make, depending on how powerful your machine is, and it’s more cost effective than buying store bought oat flour.
To make oat flour, use porridge oats or instant oats. Place the oats in the blender / food processor and mix until the oats have a flour-like consistency.
1 cup of oats makes around 1 cup of oat flour.
Oat Flour Pancakes – Nutrition Facts
Beta-glucans – Oats are rich in a type of dietary fibre called beta-glucans. This fibre works as a sponge in your gut and absorb excess cholesterol and prevents it from being reabsorbed, which can have a positive effect on overall blood cholesterol. It has also been suggested that beta-glucans can alter the gut microbiota that promotes heart health!
Magnesium – This mineral is needed for over 300 reactions in the body and can help to you relax, sleep better and may also play an important role in keeping your bones healthy!
Iron – Is important for cognitive function, transporting oxygen to the cells in the body , keeping your energy levels up and for healthy and strong hair!
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Oat Flour Pancakes
- 125 g / 1 cup + 2 tbsp oat flour
- 300 ml / 1.25 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- pinch of salt
- Sift the flour into a bowl.
- Add the milk, the eggs and salt and whisk until combined.
- Set aside for 15-20 minutes.
- Heat a medium sized frying pan on medium heat. Add a little bit of oil or butter into a pan and pour a little bit of batter into the pan and swirl it around.
- Serve the pancakes with berries, fresh fruit and greek yogurt/whipped cream.
- It's important that the batter can rest for 20 minutes for the oats to soak up some of the liquids. It will make them hold together better.
- To make dairy free, use dairy free milk of choice and fry in oil.
- If making these gluten free, it's important to check the packet that the oats are truly gluten free!
- For a pan with a diameter of 21 cm, a good amounts of batter is around 60-70 ml (between 1/4-1/3 cup) for a pancake and will make around 7-8 pancakes.