January 2, 2013

Oatmeal Almond Pancakes

Oatmeal Almond Pancakes

One of my favorite meals with my daughter is breakfast. We are both morning people and I love talking with her over cereal or waffles before we kick-off the day. I often find this is her chattiest time and we talk about things we are looking forward to in the hours to come. Both of us are also big fans of breakfast food and spend a lot of time dreaming up new recipe ideas. Just the other week we thought of making oatmeal pancakes because it would be the ideal combination of two breakfast dishes we love.

I started the pancakes by using my ever-adaptable homemade pancake mix. We had a fresh jar on hand since we’d just had pancakes on Christmas morning. Then I stirred what seemed like a decent amount of oatmeal and a few drops of almond extract into the wet batter.  Not only were these pancakes a huge hit for their added oatmeal flavor and texture, we also loved the almond flavor because it was just the break from basic vanilla we needed. Naturally we served our pancakes with a generous glug of warm maple syrup. I had suggested fresh berries but my daughter would have none of it stating the maple syrup is better in the winter. You know what? She was totally right.


Oatmeal Almond Pancakes


1 batch homemade pancake mix or any dry pancake mix you have on hand
1 egg
¾ cup buttermilk
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 cup quick cooking oats


1. Mix one cup of the homemade pancake mix with the egg, buttermilk, and almond extract until completely smooth. Then stir in the quick cooking oats.

2. In a medium skillet melt 1 tablespoon of butter and heat until bubbling. Pour in the pancake mix by the ¼ cup and try to fit as many as you can in the skillet as long as they are not touching. Cook the pancakes on one side until bubbles show on the surface of the pancake. Then flip them over and cook for about 2 minutes on the other side until lightly browned. Serve!

Naptime Notes

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We loved the additional texture from the added oatmeal and subtle almond flavor. It paired beautifully with the maple syrup but would also taste great with fresh berries. Be sure to use quick-cooking oats because regular oats would definitely not cook in time.

Naptime Stopwatch

10 minutes prep time, 15 minutes cook time

Naptime Reviews

A new breakfast hit, they were almost as popular as our pumpkin pancakes this fall!

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