Meatless Monday: Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

I am horrible about eating breakfast. As I run out the door each morning, I should be grabbing something nutritious. Instead, I start my day with a double dose of iced coffee. That’s it. By lunch time, I’m starving. Once in a blue moon, I will have a bagel.

Of course I do crave a good breakfast. You know the kind. The kind that you get in a diner. Where they serve you a heaping plate of pancakes and the butter is melting down the side. There is a sticky jar of maple syrup waiting to be poured. That or eggs and a big crispy plate of hash browns. I haven’t had a breakfast like that in ages.

That is what was on my mind as I stepped in my sauna-like house this evening. A normal person would turn around and throw the kids in the car and then head to IHOP. Not me, though. I grabbed the flour off the shelf and set out to make some good old flapjacks.

I didn’t want to make the boxed kind, when it’s easy enough to make from scratch. These blueberry oatmeal pancakes were a big hit in this house. Super filling.

Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

1 cup flour
3/4 cup quick oats
2.5 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1.5 cups milk
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup blueberries
1 tbsp. vegetable oil

Whisk everything together slowly in a large mixing bowl.

Heat a large griddle.

Pour batter on to lightly greased griddle 1/2 cup at a time.

Flip over when side is done.

Serve with more blueberries, butter and maple syrup.

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