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Porridge pancakes

A hearty and healthy pancake option.


Dry ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oatbran
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt

Wet ingredients

  • 3 tbsp 45g butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup porridge see below
  • 2 eggs

For the porridge

  • 1/2 cup heaped rolled oats (you can use normal or quick, I use normal because i quite like the texture it brings to the pancakes)
  • 1 cup water


For the porridge

  • Cook on the stovetop. Bring to the boil and cook - about a minute for quick oats, five for normal rolled oats - then pour into a bowl and let cool

For the pancakes

  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl
  • In another bowl whisk all the wet ingredients together - all of it, the oats, the eggs, the butter, the milk. It won't be smooth because of the porridge but just make sure it's all nicely combined
  • Mix it together nice and gently. Don't beat it to death, just nice big turns until it's all incorporated. It's a thick batter. Don't panic!

To cook

  • Heat a frypan over high heat, add a knob of butter and then knock the heat down to low.
  • Add a good dollop of pancake mix - I use a soup ladle
  • Then - and this is my tip of the century! - pop a lid over it. It captures the heat and helps cook the pancake evenly.
  • Give it a couple of minutes, don't be scared, take the lid off and have a look. When there are bubbles appearing on the top then you can flip it
  • Cook it for a couple of minutes on the other side and you're done!
  • Serve with whatever you like - maple syrup and strawberries are the go in this house. I actually like them plain because, weird.