Tuesday, July 24, 2007

WBB: Oats- Oat Pancakes with Banana, Blueberries and Tropical Fruit Compote

by Priyanka posted at 6:41 PM 10 comments

This month's WBB challenge, hosted by Madhuli of My Foodcourt to come up with some "lip-smacking recipe that would tempt any and everyone to include these wonder grains in regular breakfast" was a challenge for me too.... I havent yet cultivated the taste for oats and prefer other cereals to it for breakfast. However, after trying out dozens of recipes which used oats, i found three winners....

The first one is Oat- Banana-Blueberry pancakes (Eggless)
- the recipe is adapted from this vegan recipe that i found on the internet. The only changes that i made to it was to use 2% reduced fat milk instead of orange juice and use equal proportions of oats and whole wheat....

Makes 3 pancakes

1/4 cup oat flour (you can also grind old-fashioned rolled oats if you cant find the flour)
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tbsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
1/3 tbsp sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/2 banana (mashed)
1/2 cup blueberries

1. Mix the first five dry ingredients together.
2. Mash the banana (the banana lends a thick consistency to the pancakes) and mix it withwhole blueberries and milk.
3. Add this mixture to the dry flour mixture, break all the lumps to form a uniform mixture (should be thick like a uttapam batter) and leave aside for 10 minutes. (you can add more milk if you want a thinner mixture)
4. Heat a skillet and when its really hot, add a tsp of oil and spread the pancake batter in a round shape. Flip to the other side when you see it turning golden brown. Cook it over the skillet evenly and serve with butter, maple syrup, blueberry syrup and some fresh fruits.

And the verdict: It was a big hit at our home. P, who doesnt have a sweet tooth and dislikes oats, wanted a second helping. Infact he couldnt figure out that i had added oats to the pancake mix. Tastewise the oats and whole wheat pancakes tasted like the wheat crepes (called "dhirde" in marathi and "pudla" in gujarati ) and were healthy and not too sweet. Needless to say we will be making more of these for breakfast....
Variations to this recipe:
You can substitute any other flour such as cornmeal, all-purpose flour or any other fruits and nuts that you like (strawberry -mash it before you add it to the pancake mix- is a good choice too....)
The second recipe that i tried was Oat Pancakes with Tropical Fruit Compote and has been adapted from this recipe. Again, instead of making multigrain pancakes, i just made oat and whole wheat pancakes, used sugar instead of agave nectar for the compote and excluded the rum....

Makes 5 pancakes

1/4 cup oat flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
a pinch of salt
1/3 tbsp sugar
1/4 tbsp baking powder
1/3 cup buttermilk

For the compote:
2 cups tropical fruits (i used mango, pineapple, kiwi, banana, guava)
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp grated ginger
1/3 tsp cinnamon

1. Mix the first 5 dry ingredients together and then add the buttermilk to it. (add more if you want a thinner mix). Leave aside for 10 minutes.
2. For the compote, mix all the ingredients together and bring the mixture to a boil. Let simmer for 15 -20 minutes till it becomes a thick syrupy consistency.
3. Make pancakes as described in recipe#1.
4. Serve the pancakes drizzled with the compote and some fresh fruit.

And the result: It was awesome, but we prefer the first recipe to this one.

Tips: Dont drizzle too much of the syrup or the pancakes will turn soggy. It might taste better if you avoid any sour fruits (eg. if you cant find a sweet pineapple). You can adjust the sugar according to your taste level while making the compote.....since the fruits lend sweetness to the compote as it is...

The third recipe is the simple Apple-Cinnamon-Oatmeal.... this one is a keeper... but i will share this recipe some other time....
The WBB event was originally concieved by Nandita of Saffron Trail.

Comments 10 comments
Sandeepa said...

Both recipes are very healthy breakfast options. Thanks...waiting to try out soon

archana said...

Nice recipes Priyanka :)
Both the pancakes look good and yummy with the fruits :)

Kajal said...

First time visit your blog. Great oats recipe with banana and blueberry.....nice to read your meme.....You are very nice girl. I am Gujarati girl from Gujarat. Thanks for sharing so many different verity.:)

Asha said...

Pancakes with Syrup and fruit Compote looks delicious Priyanka.Slurp!! Good job.

Suma Gandlur said...

That sure is a healthy breakfast.

evolvingtastes said...

Priyanka, these look really good - evenly cooked and just right.

madhuli said...

Hi Priyanka just found out your post from my 'incoming links'to WBBroundup.somehow i did not receive your mail.anyways i am adding the pancake link to my roundup

Madhuli said...

and thanks for participating :)

bee said...

superb recipe. this is going to become a staple in our home.

Purnima said...

Hi Priyanka,
Yest. was browsing thru My Food Court and saw the Oats WBB#13 roundup and couldnt help but try your recipe..the USP..loved by kids hit me and though i didnt hv maple syrup or fruits,i gave it a try all the same, i used cherry jam which was was simply delicious pancake!Keep the nutritious and tasty recipes coming!People like me blog to try and gv u a fb. Tc..Godbless.

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