Buttermilk Oatmeal Pancakes

This seems to be the week for oatmeal.

I’m making an effort to get rid of all my old cooking magazines. They are like old friends that I have had for many years, some dating back to the early 1970’s . But, since we moved and really downsized last year, there just isn’t room to keep them. Until now I have kept the magazines intact, never cutting out a recipe. But all that has changed. I am going through a box at a time and I’m cutting out any page that contains a recipe that I think I might try. I’m hoping to end up with one big file instead of over 1,000 magazines.

I found a recipe for Buttermilk Oatmeal Pancakes in Bon Appetit’s March 1991 issue.

Moe declared these pancakes, and I quote – “The Best Pancakes I have ever had.” The recipe called for Blackberries and for cooking the berries in the pancake. I thought that the pancake held its own without the addition of the fruit. So, I added fresh raspberries on the side along with some crisp bacon.

Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault’s Table

Blackberry Oatmeal Pancakes
Source: Bon Appetit March 1991

2 cups rolled oats
2 cups buttermilk

2 eggs, beaten to blend
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of ground nutmeg
pinch of salt
vegetable oil
2 cups fresh blackberries or forzen blackberries, thawed, drained
warm maple sryup

Mix oats and buttermilk in large bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Whisk eggs and butter into oatmeal mixture. Mix in flour , sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Heat griddle or heavy large skillet over medium-high. Lightly brush with oil. Ladle batter by 1/2 cupfuls onto griddle. Sprinkle some berries over. Cook until batter bubbles and bottom is deep golden brown, about 3 minutes. Turn pancakes and cook until second sides are deep golden brown. Transfer to plates. Repeat with remaining batter and berries. Serve with warm maple syrup.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Great-looking pancakes, Ann. Raspberries and bacon on the side? I'm in!What a great idea to pare down your stash of magazines. I'm in the same boat. I think I'll start going through my mags, too. I always need more space.

  2. Katy ~ says:

    Oooh, I like that these can be started the night before. That certainly saves on some of the morning rush, even if it is on the weekend. They look and sound delish. Will save this to give it a try. Yum yum.

  3. Jaynie says:

    The pancakes look yummy. Your pictures always look great. I too am pairing down 25 yrs of magazines. I find many have online archives so instead of cutting them out I'm downloading them. Then I can pass on the magazines. The computer file is faster to look through for me than a recipe box full of clipped items.

  4. Well if Moe says they are the best..I must make these!I am printing as soon as I stop chatting:)I did the same thing you are doing now a few yrs ago:) I have not made 1/100th of the clippings yet!

  5. Robin says:

    Thanks Ann, I have the oatmeal and buttermilk soaking now for tomorrows breakfast. Still undecided if I will add the nutmeg, last pancake recipe I tried that called for nutmeg we all hated, however it was a lot more and we do like nutmeg.I have a tiny house but I don't think I could bring myself to downsize the cooking magazines yet. As a matter of fact I just picked some ancient ones up for free from my library.Robin

  6. Cathy says:

    Oh boy, that's my idea of breakfast. I traded my stacks of magazines for boxes full of clippings. What's one to do?

  7. These were wonderful. I didn't have nutmeg so I substituted a pinch of ground ginger….yum! Thank you!

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