I'm a habitual breakfast eater and my habitual breakfast is loaded oatmeal. But on Sunday mornings I like to do something special. And special usually means pancakes with fruit and syrup!
Blueberries pack an anti-oxidant punch. They contain a group of phytonutrients called polyphenols, including anthocyanins, the compounds that give blueberries their blue color. Blueberries are a good source of Vitamin C and are also high in manganese which helps the body process cholesterol and other nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein. And as if that weren't enough don't they look so pretty popping out of a pancake? But feel free to experiment with this recipe trying other fruits and berries: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, chopped apple, or banana slices.
1/2 cup oat flour (see notes)
1/2 cup spelt flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons plant milk (I like oat milk)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder (see Notes)
1/2 cup blueberries (frozen are fine)
Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir until just combined. You don't need to worry about lumps of flour. Carefully stir in the blueberries being careful not to crush them or break them open.
Drop by 1/4 cupful onto hot non-stick pan or griddle. Cook until lightly browned on one side and then flip to brown on the other side. Serve with additional maple syrup or a berry compote.
Oat flour can be hard to find but you can simply pulverize rolled oats into a flour in a blender or food processor.
If you can't find spelt four you can use all oat flour.
I use this vanilla powder. Believe me, you WILL taste the difference! The liquid vanilla and vanilla extracts sold in stores are not pure vanilla. They contain alcohol and quite often other additives and so would be considered a processed food. This powder is 100% pure vanilla bean and is used in a one for one exchange with the liquid ones. You get quite a lot in the package and so it goes much further than the little liquid bottles sold in stores.