I don’t really like to play favorites with food, but I’m going to go ahead and say it: homemade pancakes are my favorite breakfast food (shhh… don’t tell the waffles and eggs!). I make them at least every other weekend. And these fluffy berry oat pancakes may have just hit the top of the charts. I dare you to look at this picture and tell me you don’t want to eat these:
Since pancakes are a weekend staple at my house, I (almost) always make sure to make them as healthy as possible, using whole grains and little to no refined sugar (like in my banana chia seed pancakes and my pumpkin pie pancakes).
These fluffy berry oat pancakes are just that- they are made with 100% whole grains (a mixture of whole wheat flour and oats) and only 2 tablespoons of brown sugar (for which honey can be substituted- see recipe below). The flavor is slightly sweet and salty, kind of like a biscuit, balanced out by the natural sugars in the fresh (or frozen) berries that are folded into the batter.
The best thing about them? THE FLUFFY. Made with baking soda AND baking powder, these pancakes poof up (a highly technical culinary term) while cooking to make air pockets and a melt-in-your-mouth pancake. …