Saturday, May 25, 2013

Oatmeal Pancakes with Dates and Walnuts, Take 2

Now with a growing supply of buttermilk, I want to use a bunch of it and it only makes sense to make these pancakes because they are criminally delicious. I've imaged this recipe before but the fact that there is daylight prompts me to do it again.

Oatmeal Pancakes with Dates and Walnuts, Take 2
from Cooking Club of America
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1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
3/4 c quick-cooking oats
1/3 c chopped dates
1/4 c chopped walnuts
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 2/3 c buttermilk
1/4 c packed light brown sugar
1/4 c unsalted butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Heat oven to 200°F.

Combine flour, oats, dates, walnuts, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in large bowl.

Whisk eggs, buttermilk and brown sugar in medium bowl until blended.

Whisk in butter and vanilla until well-blended.

Stir egg mixture into flour mixture just until combined.

Heat griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot; grease griddle (I used butter).

Ladle batter by scant 1/4 cupfuls onto griddle, spreading to 4-inch rounds.

After my first pancake was done (see images below), I wised up and did two at once.

Cook 2 minutes or until bubbles break surface of pancakes.

Turn; cook 1 1/2 minutes or until golden brown.

Place in oven to keep warm while cooking remaining pancakes (or throw them on plates and dig in immediately).

Oh my god, these pancakes! I cannot believe a boring thing as a pancake can be transformed into something so incredibly magical with oats and dates and nuts. It is absolutely magnificent.

As an FYI, the batter tends to gradually get thicker, probably as the oats absorb the moisture. Mix in additional buttermilk until the batter is of the desired consistency.

  • flour: $0.10
  • oats: $0.15
  • dates: $0.18
  • walnuts: $0.35
  • eggs: $0.61
  • buttermilk: $0.43
  • brown sugar: $0.08
  • unsalted butter: $0.28
  • vanilla extract: $0.04
Total: $2.22 or about $0.11 for each of 20 pancakes.