Oat Bran Pancakes

Yesterday was a cold cozy kind of morning so my husband and I decided to have some pancakes for breakfast.  It sure hit the spot.

Pure white flour pancakes are not great for you as most of the goodness is taken out of the flour, it’s low in fiber and doesn’t keep you full for very long as a result.  That being said, making your own pancake mixture is much better than the store bought stuff.  I like to try a little extra nutrition boost to my pancakes either by adding some flax, oatmeal, whole grain flours or in this case, oat bran.  It add a nice texture and some fiber to make them more satisfying.  Try it out for yourself!  Just like any other pancake mix feel free to add any extras like blueberries, apples and cinnamon, etc that your family likes!

Ingredients:

1 cup of buttermilk (or milk plus 1 tbsp vinegar)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 egg

1/2 cup oat bran, certified wheat free

1 cup all-purpose gluten free flour mix

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

Directions:

1. Beat together wet ingredients in a large bowl.

2. Mix dry ingredients together and add to wet ingredients just until moistened.

3. Heat pan with a little bit of oil. Each pancake is about 1/4 cup.  Drop onto hot skillet and heat each side until browned.

4. Serve with maple syrup and thawed frozen berries!

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