Gluten Free Oat Pancakes

Have you ever experimented with oat flour? It’s basically rolled oats ground into flour.  It has 7 grams of protein and 4 grams of dietary fiber per 1/3 cup!  My family lovessss pancakes-we make them at least twice per week.  I usually combine oat flour another flour such as whole wheat or all-purpose, but this morning I tried 100% oat flour and the pancakes were a hit! They were a bit on the thinner side but still soft and delicious! They were perfect for my kids who love using cookie cutters to create shapes out of their pancakes.  Add blueberries or bananas for additional nutrients and fun flavor combinations!

Ingredients

1 1/3 cup oat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup low fat milk or dairy alternative

1 egg

1 tablespoon coconut oil plus additional for the griddle

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine oat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk egg with milk, vanilla and oil.
  3. Add liquid ingredients to dry and whisk until just combined.
  4. Heat a griddle over medium heat
  5. Pour 1 teaspoon of coconut oil on the griddle and carefully use a paper towel to glide it across the pan to coat and remove any excess.
  6. Pour batter to create circular or any other fun shapes (like a mouse or bear!)
  7. Cook for about 1-2 minutes until golden and flip and cook for another minute.
  8. Repeat with rest of the batter.
  9. Drizzle with a bit of honey or eat them like we do with light cream cheese (yum!) and fruit.  Enjoy!

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