Happy Monday friends! Popping quickly on Labor Day today to share some of our very favorite homemade pancakes (because we usually just make Kodiak Cakes!) And I love making these easy, healthy Whole Wheat Oat and Honey Pancakes because they’re still so easy, healthy, and have that oat-y texture I love. Aaand they’re slightly sweetened with honey. Aaaand the boys love ’em too!
Now that I’m out of my first trimester and not feeling so sick in the mornings, heartier breakfasts like this actually taste good. And I crave them! So these were the perfect Sunday brunch after rolling out of bed at 8am (that is sleeping in on a Sunday!)
I like to make a double batch and stash some in the freezer or fridge for quick breakfasts before school during the week. But nothing beats hot-off-the-griddle pancakes, with melted butter, fresh fruit and little Honey Butter Syrup! (Super simple recipe for that is listed in the recipe below)
For the pancakes all you need is whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, a pinch of salt, milk, an egg, good quality honey, and a splash of vanilla, and oats. The secret to these is adding the oats at the very end. You can use rolled oats, quick oats, steel cut oats, whatever you have.
Whole Wheat Oat and Honey Pancakes
Yield 8-10 pancakes
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup milk
3 tbs high quality honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 cups oats
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tbs melted butter
Mix all of the dry ingredients together, except the oats in a medium sized bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk milk, egg, honey, and vanilla together until the honey is completely dissolved.
Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients and slowly pour the wet ingredients into the well. Gently whisk everything together until combined. Lastly stir in oats.
Heat a griddle with coconut oil or butter and heat to medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup pancake batter at a time onto the griddle and let cook for several minutes until the batter starts to bubble. Flip pancakes and let cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Whisk the maple syrup, honey, and butter together to make the Honey-Butter Syrup.
Serve pancakes hot with fresh fruit, Honey Butter Syrup, plain syrup, or just honey! Enjoy!