Blog by Jayla Dixon
I got the idea for these pancakes earlier this week when we had a rainy day and I decided to have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. I usually like fresh fruit, a spoonful of jelly or honey, and toasted nuts (usually pecans because we always seem to have plenty of those here in Arkansas) in my oatmeal. My pear tree was hit by the late frost this Spring and unfortunately I only got a total of 3 pears off it this year (better luck next year). I decided that a diced pear, pear butter (like apple butter, but made with pears- you gotta use what you’ve got) and toasted pecans would be good in my oatmeal. I added a dash of cinnamon on top and it was delicious. So that bowl of oatmeal gave me the inspiration for this weekend’s pancakes.
Bowl of Oatmeal Pancakes
1 cup old fashioned oats 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup chopped pecans 3/4 cup sour cream 3/4 cup milk 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 small pears (or apples), diced
1/4 cup of blueberries
1/4 cup of Confectioners Sugar 1/2 stick butter, 1/4 cup, melted, plus additional for buttering skillet Pancake syrup or apple/pear butter for topping
Mix dry ingredients, including the pecans, in a bowl. In a another bowl, mix the wet ingredients: sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined, then stir in the melted butter. Heat a griddle over medium heat and brush with additional melted butter or cooking spray (my griddle doesn’t require this step) . Pour pancakes, each about 1/3 cup, onto griddle then sprinkle with diced pear/apple. Cook until bubbles form on the top, then turn. Cakes will cook in about 2 minutes on each side. Serve with syrup over the top or in true oatmeal style, with apple/pear butter, or add some blueberries and confectioners sugar. Thanks to Rachel Ray for the recipe that gave me the basis for this one.
Jayla Dixon is a mom of two girls that loves good books, sweater season, and meeting new moms! She also loves to try new recipes and bake.