Hey how bout some pancakes? Let's pretend to be healthy shall we, and make oatmeal brown sugar pancakes from Baking Junkie. Because well all know that if something has oatmeal in it then it must be healthy. Oatmeal scotchie cookies are my favorite health food. But we aren't making cookies today, we are making pancakes I tell you!I felt the need to doctor this recipe. This recipe contains pancake mix. Now I don't know what type of pancake mix the Baking Junkie uses, but the brand I like says to add 1 1/3 c milk and 1/3 c oil for 2 cups of mix. Baking Junkie's recipe doesn't have any oil and calls for just 1 1/4 c milk. I didn't think that would be enough moisture for 1 cups of mix plus 1/2 cup of oats, so I added the milk and oil that the box suggested.
Also, I used old fashioned oats instead of the quick cooking kind. I used the old fashioned kind because it is so much healthier than the quick cooking variety. Hehehe. Just kidding. It was the only kind I had on had. I just pulsed my oats in the food processor until I thought it looked like quick cooking oats.
These pancakes turned out super puffy, which you can't really tell from the picture. But trust me, they are poofy pancakes. Maybe even the poofiest ever. Or not. What do I know about pancakes?
Overall these pancakes were good, but no substitute for a waffle. Waffles still reign supreme. Yay team Waffle.
(Note to self: Call Park District and suggest "The Waffles" as a soccer team name for the fall season.)
Oatmeal Brown Sugar Pancakes from Baking Junkie
2 cups pancake mix
½ cup quick cooking oats
2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
1 ¼ cups milk
½ tsp cinnamon
Stir together all ingredients. Pour over greased griddle or buttered skillet, making pancakes as large or small as you’d like. Once pancakes start to bubble at edges, flip and continue cooking until cooked through, 3-4 minutes on each side. Makes 5-6 medium sized pancakes.