What can a person make with oat bran? How about sweet, fluffy pancakes? I credit the success of these pancakes to oat bran, which is lighter in weight than oats. Spelt and oat bran are the only grains used in this recipe, and the results were just what I was after–hearty goodness without being overly dense.
Since spelt is lower in gluten that wheat, I had to flip the pancakes with care. However, they held together fine once they were cooked. Using honey to sweeten these was to take advantage of a trusted combination, oats and honey. You can adjust the honey to tailor the batter’s sweetness to your liking, depending on how much syrup you like to add to the finished pancakes.
Recipe for Honey Oat Bran Spelt Pancakes
Adapted from Sweet Potato Soul
- 1 cup spelt flour (unbleached all purpose or whole wheat flour should also work)
- 1 cup oat bran
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup vegan margarine or butter, melted
- 1 to 2 teaspoons liquid honey
- 2 cups almond milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Combine dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
- Add honey to melted butter and stir until evenly incorporated.
- Add milk and eggs to honey-butter mixture.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, being careful not to stir too much.
- Let batter rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat skillet over medium heat. Lightly grease skillet with additional margarine, butter, or oil. For each pancake, pour scant 1/3 cup batter into hot skillet. When edges are cooked and batter is bubbly, carefully flip each pancake to cook the other side. Stack cooked pancakes on a serving plate and cover to keep warm. Makes about 12 medium pancakes.