As I am sure many of you can relate, this past winter and spring were a blur. Then summer seemed to fly by and all of a sudden I sit here on August 15th realizing seven months have passed at the blink of an eye. At the risk of sounding cliché - time goes by too fast.
This recipe is actually the result of a rather unfortunate incident - it is the silver lining, if you will. Last Wednesday I had an unexpected stint in the ER that resulted in surgery, so the past several days I've essentially slept and read in various rooms throughout the house. Today, however, my appetite and energy have returned a bit, and the first thing I craved was (of course) pancakes.
After making, photographing, and eating said pancakes, however, my energy was drained and I returned to my chair for another nap. This is where I sit now as I write my post. It feels good to be writing again.
So let's talk about these pancakes. To put it succinctly, they are incredibly delicious and nutritious and the perfect comfort food. The oat bran provides a slightly nutty flavor and chewier texture, and they brown up beautifully in the skillet. Throw in your favorite berries or a handful of chocolate chips for an extra special treat. Enjoy!
Thank you to everyone who has sent me their love, support, and prayers this past week, it means the world to me.
Oat Bran Pancakes
Yield: 3 large pancakes (or 6 small)
Time: 15 minutes
- Scant 1/2 cup oat bran (40g)
- 1/4 cup flour (30g)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tbls. brown sugar
- 1 egg white
- 1 tbls. melted butter
- 1/3-1/2 cup milk of choice (add until you reach desired pancake batter consistency)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Preheat skillet over medium-low heat
- Whisk together oat bran through cinnamon
- Add remaining ingredients and whisk together until just smooth and combined - be careful not to overmix
- Let batter rest 5 minutes
- Spray skillet with cooking spray
- Drop batter by 1/3 cup onto skillet
- Wait a few minutes until the tops of pancakes are bubbly and the bottoms are golden brown (see pictures above)
- Flip pancakes and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Transfer to plate and top as desired (butter, maple syrup, jelly, etc.)