Oat Flour Pancakes – A simple and delicious pancake recipe using oat flour! Can be made gluten free and dairy free!
Oat Flour Pancakes – Delicious and Nutritious!
Here is a simple 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. They are perfect to make for Pancake day, or any time of the year really!
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!
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 don’t have Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, go ahead and use “normal” oats. But if you have Celiac disease, or cooking or someone with Celiac disease, it’s important that you buy certified gluten free oats! Look for a gluten free label on the package! However, some people with Celiac disease still react to gluten free oats, so always check with the person before cooking something with oats for them.
Tip! Make your own oat flour instead of buying it! It’s really easy. All you need is a blender! Grind the oats until they’re fine and resemble flour. Then it’s done. Easy as that!
Oat Flour Pancakes – Nutrition Breakdown
- 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, oxygen transportation, keeping your energy levels up and for healthy and strong hair!
Serve these pancakes with your favourite toppings. Some recommendations are berries, fruits or stewed apples with a dollop of either greek yogurt or whipped cream (or a mix of both!).
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Thin crepe style pancakes made with oat flour! Serve these with your favourite toppings such as fruit, berries and cream!
- 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.