One of the favorites in our house is pancakes on a weekend morning, it’s an extra special treat to start things off right. I’ve never been one to spend excessive amounts of time on breakfast, especially with the hectic schedule of the city – as such I usually just reach for the “just add water” pancake mix (GASP!) and whip up a quick 4-6 pancakes for the morning before we venture out.
As you can imagine, for me this lasted about 2 months and I just HAD to figure out something that was just a little bit better, yet equally as easy. What I discovered changed my attitude towards pancakes forever. By just adding a 1/2 cup of oats to my batter (and some extra water to compensate), it really added significantly to the hearty aspect of this breakfast dish. Tossing in some fresh fruit just after I ladled the batter into the pan just took it that much further over the top.
Here’s the details of this new breakfast favorite. Hope you enjoy!
1 cup “Just Add Water” Pancake Mix
1/2 cup Quick Oats
1/2 tsp Crumble Spice Artisan Blend (substitute Cinnamon)
3/4 – 1 cup Water
In a bowl, mix pancake mix, quick oats and Crumble Spice. Then add 3/4 cup water and slowly add additional 1/4 cup of water (or more) until you get a pancake batter consistency (you may have to add a little more water as the oats soak). Let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
Place a 1/4 cup of batter at a time in a non-stick pan (use butter if necessary – I always do) at low/medium heat and place sliced bananas and blueberries into the batter. Once the pancake has started to set and bubble nicely, flip to finish cooking. Serve with butter and maple syrup.