“Is that the sweet aroma of pineapple rising up from those warm pancakes?!” “Are those juicy blueberries poking out from that golden brown crust?!” “Do I see oatmeal in there?!” These are just some of the thoughts that may run through your mind before you take your first bite of these Pineapple Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes. Then you might just exclaim, as my dad did on his first bite – “Boy, these are really good!” Enjoy.
- Dry Ingredients
- 2 cups - white whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp - baking powder
- 1/2 tsp - baking soda
- 1 tsp - salt
- Wet Ingredients
- 2 1/2 cups - pineapple juice
- 1 cup - rolled oats
- 1/4 cup - unsweetened applesauce, smooth style
- 1 tsp - lime juice
- 1 1/2 cups - blueberries, fresh or frozen
- If you're using a non-stick, electric griddle with temperature control, preheat it to 375° F. If you're using a non-stick skillet or non-stick stove-top griddle, preheat it over medium heat.
- While the griddle or skillet is heating, combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well to thoroughly mix the ingredients.
- In another bowl, stir together the pineapple juice, oats, applesauce, and lime juice. Let this mixture soak for 5-1o minutes, then pour it into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. The point is to not over-stir the mixture, which can result in tough pancakes. If a few wisps or small clumps of flour are still visible that's OK; they will cook out.
- Gently fold the blueberries into the mixture.
- Check the griddle or skillet to be sure it's properly heated and ready for the batter. Test by sprinkling a few drops of water on the surface. At the proper temperature the droplets should dance around. If the griddle is too hot the droplets will evaporate on contact and you should reduce the heat, wait a few minutes, and test again.
- Gently ladle about 1/2 cup of the batter onto the griddle or skillet.
- When bubbles form on top of the pancake, it's ready to flip. Using a spatula, flip each pancake and cook another 1-2 minutes.
- Serve warm with your favorite toppings.
Nutrition (per serving): 330 calories, 76% calories from carbohydrates, 15% calories from protein, 9% calories from fat, 10.1g fiber.