Monday, February 11, 2013

Oat pancakes with peaches and maple syrup, for Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

In a remarkable turn of events, we managed to make pancakes in the week leading up to Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, which is tomorrow. I know this means that we didn't make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, but it does mean that I can post a pancake recipe just in time for it. Given that we make pancakes about once per year, I am rather happy with the timing.

Our pancake eating was prompted by a complete lack of dinner inspiration on my part, a passing whim for pancakes from Mr Bite, and our ability to walk to a Coles supermarket in about 1 minute. We had the pancake conversation, crossed the road to buy eggs for Mr Bite's version, and were back in the kitchen and cooking within 15 minutes.

Oat pancakes with peach and maple syrup

We tend to abandon dinner convention when we make pancakes. After all, if you only have them once a year, why would you waste time (and stomach space) on savoury fillings? Sometimes Mr Bite will start with a savoury tuna-cheese pancake, but I almost always go straight to fruit or sweet varieties. Last week, we snacked on salad vegetables while cooking, and then moved straight on to the equivalent of dessert.

A regular pancake with frozen yoghurt and chocolate syrup

Mr Bite made a tried and tested classic recipe that generated 3 pancakes, which he had with lemon juice and sugar (number 1), jam (number 2), and frozen yoghurt and chocolate syrup (number 3). I made up a recipe that also made 3 pancakes, which I ate in one stack with the pictured peaches and syrup.


I liked mine, he liked his, and we were happily content at the end of the meal. If you make pancakes for Shrove Tuesday tomorrow, I hope you enjoy yours too.

Classic pancakes 
Makes 3 - 4 pancakes to serve 1


Ingredients
110g plain flour (1 cup)
Pinch salt
1 egg
1 1/4 cups milk
Oil, for cooking

Toppings to taste

Method
Combine the flour and salt, make a well in the mixture, and add the egg and milk. Whisk well until fluffy and fully combined. Allow the mixture to rest in the fridge for 15 - 30 minutes.

Heat a non-stick pan over high heat and grease with oil. Add one-third of the mixture to the pan, cook until bubbles appear in the top, flip, and cook on the other side until both sides are golden.

Repeat for the remaining mixture.



Oat pancakes with peaches and maple syrup
Makes 3 pancakes to serve 1
Vegan


Ingredients
55g plain flour (1/2 cup)
25g oats (1/4 cup)
Pinch salt
2 tsp chia seeds mixed with 1 tbsp water
3/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond)
Oil, for cooking

1 large peach and 1 - 2 tbsp maple syrup, to top

Method
Combine the flour, oats and salt, make a well in the mixture, and add the chia seeds in water and non-dairy milk. Whisk well until fluffy and fully combined. Allow the mixture to rest in the fridge for 15 - 30 minutes.


Heat a non-stick pan over high heat and grease with oil. Add one-third of the mixture to the pan, cook until bubbles appear in the top, flip, and cook on the other side until both sides are golden.

Repeat for the remaining mixture.

Serve with sliced peaches and maple syrup.


Will you be eating pancakes tomorrow? What are your favourite ways to eat them?

44 comments:

  1. I love pancakes and in fact hubby and I lived on them when we were backpacking around the USA - cheap and convenient ..oh and rather tasty too!

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  2. I love pancakes! And these recipes look so good Kari! :) Tuesday morning I will be making pancakes in your honor girl!

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  3. I can never seem to remember shrove Tuesday even though I do so love pancakes! The oats/peaches combo sounds so delicious!

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    1. I usually don't remember either. I suspect this may be the first and last year I manage such good timing ;)

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  4. As someone who used to order a savoury cheese pancake at the pancake parlour so I could eat half as savoury and half with maple syrup as dessert, I was horrified at your dismissal of savoury pancakes - they can be so so so good! I was a little disappointed that the request was for lemon and sugar pancakes in our house - but I was prepared to do it tomorrow until I rmembered I will be eating out - at an italian restaurant! oh well there will be pancakes soon! I do rather like oat pancakes and your topping looks rather good too!

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    1. Possibly not liking cheese has something to do with the lack of enthusiasm over savoury pancakes? Or perhaps, just having a sweet tooth ;) I'm sorry your household weren't any more enthusiastic than me, but as it turns out perhaps it didn't matter. I hope you enjoy your Italian!

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  5. Pancakes are one of my favorite things to eat. I love to put bananas, nuts, caramel sauce and whipped cream on mine for an extra treat. Strawberries are great too. I have a recipe for red velvet pancakes that is also pretty fabulous. Normally I just eat them plain though.

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    1. Red velvet pancakes? Now that does sound fabulous!

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  6. I've actually been thinking about making pancakes for awhile now. (Though I don't really have the patience to cook them for some reason). Your pancakes look awesome. I love mine with chocolate chips and sometimes I also add chocolate syrup. They would probably also be good with peanut butter. That is, if I'm feeling like indulging in my peanut butter obsession. :)

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    1. One should always indulge one's peanut butter obsession :-)

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  7. My mother would always observe Pancake Tuesday and we'd have savoury crepes for dinner followed by sweet crepes for dessert. Like you, this was the only time in the year when we were given pancakes for dinner and I just loved it. I should re-introduce the tradition! xx

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    1. I bet your family will be thrilled if you do! There is something very liberating about pancakes for dinner.

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  8. These look delicious. I have trouble justifying eating pancakes (or waffles), but they are such a treat when I do. My partner and I made them as a splurge for brunch last spring but felt so sluggish all day (even though they were made with good-for-you ingredients). So we definitely decided next time it would have to be a dinner thing. I like the idea of just munching on some veggies, then digging into the sweet stuff!

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    1. I think having them for dinner is the best system. I don't like them for breakfast either!

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  9. How bizarre! I woke up and felt like pancakes but I had no idea that it was pancake tuesday!!!!!!!!!! Now I'm wishing I had of gone to the bother of making them lol

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    1. Perhaps you can have them for lunch or dinner? You've got a perfect excuse ;)

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  10. I've never heard of this Shrove Tuesday you speak of, but if there's pancakes involved it's all good! I definitely might make pancakes tomorrow, though they'll probably be of the savory variety - I love sweet pancakes, but only for breakfast. :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy your savoury variety Allysia!

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  11. Lemon and sugar for one, maple syrup and peanut butter for the other. Never been a Shrove Tuesday person, as I've never actually liked pancakes all that much, but good for you for always keeping up with the blog trends!

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    1. Bahaha...keeping up with blog trends? Oh yes, I am stellar at that ;) All those posts I do a day after the event are a good sign of organised posting!

      I don't like them all that much either (or at least I like them, but rarely), so believe me, this was fortunate chance timing on my part!

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  12. Love the look of those oat pancakes! I don't think I'll be able to make them this year but I'll be sure to catch up at a later date ;)

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    1. It's quite a nice approach, having a rain check on pancakes waiting for you :-)

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  13. Come winter we will no doubt be eating plenty of pancakes so my blog post on Shrove Tuesday was more about why we haven't been eating them! We eat them for breakfast usually and yes we abandon any sense of health whilst doing so. After all they just aren't pancakes unless they are dripping in maple syrup.

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    1. I think if you're going to have pancakes, you may as well go the whole way. And as you say, the whole way is sweet and decadent!

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  14. I adore pancakes and love that these contain oats - it's been way too long since I have had pancakes.

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    1. I was quite pleased with the oat addition working out. They're not as fluffy as typical pancakes, but have a certain 'extra' about them.

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  15. Wonderful pancake recipe, they looks awesome!

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  16. Wait... there's such thing as PANCAKE DAY?!!! I think I've found my new favorite holiday. ;) I was just trying to convince my boyfriend that we should go get pancakes (granted it was at 2 in the morning, so I understand why he said "no.") Obviously, I subconsciously knew it was already pancake day!

    Yours look delish! I love the inclusion of peaches :D

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    1. Obviously you are a genius ;) I hope you got some in at some point!

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  17. These all look so delicious! Crepes with lemon and brown sugar were my favourite growing up.

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    1. I have never had lemon with brown sugar! Only white, which now seems far less exciting. I'll have to try your version next time :)

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  18. I love pancakes so much!! I like hearty oatmeal pancakes topped with melted peanut butter, blueberries and real maple syrup...so good!

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  19. yum!I haven't had pancakes in way too long- these are making me crave them!

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    1. Perhaps you should schedule them in? ;)

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  20. Oh no!
    I completely missed Shrove Tuesday... my poor children :0!

    Yours look so delicious! I usually like blueberries and maple syrup with mine... mmm, now I want them :)

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    1. Perhaps you can make it up to your children by celebrating it late? I'm sure they wouldn't mind ;)

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  21. u had me at pancake and how did i NOT know there was a pancake day?!?!

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    1. You better make up for lost time Cait ;) It's still the same week!

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  22. These look like crepes a little bit :) Super yummy! I am naughty and enjoy my pancakes with ice cream and syrup! Yours look really awesome though. I have breakfast envy :)

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    1. Your ice cream and syrup combination would go down well with Mr B :-) I actually like crepes more than pancakes I think, but sadly haven't figured out egg-free crepes yet...maybe one day!

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