Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oatmeal Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Shrove Tuesday, also known as Fat Tuesday, precedes the first day of Lent. In more secular countries, particularly those that are English speaking, it is also known as Pancake Day. The tradition of serving pancakes on the eve of Lent is centuries old and it came about because there was a need to consume rich and restricted ingredients such as sugar, fat, flour and eggs before the 40 day Lenten fast began. Pancakes were an easy way to do that. While fast requirements are considerably easier these days, it is still fun to observe the pancake ritual. While I'm including links to the pancake recipes already posted on One Perfect Bite, I also wanted to add another for those of you who might be looking for something new. These oatmeal pancakes were originally developed by Kim Broyce and her recipe has appeared on way too many blogs to mention here. I decided to post it again on the odd chance that you have not yet seen or tried it. These pancakes are simply too good to miss. They are very easy to make, though you will need a blender to make the oat flour needed to prepare them. One cup of uncooked oatmeal will yield 3/4 cup of flour. You will also need to have cooked oatmeal on hand. Save for the double dose of oatmeal, the recipe comes together easily. I must admit to one "cheat" when I make these. I am constitutionally incapable of making pancakes in a cast iron skillet. Mine take on odd shapes and burn at the edges. I long ago admitted my failure and plugged in an electric griddle which solved the problem nicely. I like to serve these hot from the griddle with good butter and pure maple syrup. I hope you will try these. They really are delicious. Here's the recipe.

Oatmeal Pancakes...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Kim Broyce's Good to the Grain

1 cup of all-purpose flour
3/4 cup of oat flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
3/4 teaspoon of sea salt
3 tablespoons of butter
about 1-1/4 cup of milk (more if needed to thin out the batter)
1 cup of cooked oatmeal (not quick-cook or steel-cut)
1 tablespoon honey
2 large eggs

1) Whisk together all-purpose and oat flours, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
2) Melt butter and allow it to cool slightly before whisking it with milk, eggs, oatmeal and honey in a separate bowl.
3) Fold in milk and oatmeal mixture into dry ingredients, gently mixing until combined (don’t use a heavy hand if you’re aiming for tender pancakes).
4) If the batter is too thick, thin out with a little bit more milk.
5) Heat about a tablespoon of butter in a heavy cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and ladle 1/4 cupfuls of batter into skillet once it’s hot (no more than 3 at one time).
6) Once pancake batter starts to bubble, flip and cook for another minute or two before transferring to a plate.
7) Continue to scoop in 1/4 cupfuls of batter (re-butter skillet as necessary) until you have used up all of the batter. Adjust the skillet temperature if you feel that the pancakes are burning or not browning evenly. Serve hot, directly from skillet. Yield: 18 pancakes.

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David said...

Mary, I learned something new today. I'd never heard of Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. On top of that, I've never had oatmeal pancakes! Thanks for the recipe! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Ginny Hartzler said...

I always regretted getting rid of my blender, I had a top rated one. In England they have pancake races and the men dress up like women and wear aprons! Only on Shrove Tuesday, of course!

Katarina said...

On this day we eat Shrove Tuesday Buns, http://hovkonditorn.blogspot.com/2012/02/fastlagsbulle-shrove-tuesday-bun.html
Have a great day!

Banana Wonder said...

I was not aware of the pancakes at midnight tradition.. very insightful! I was just telling my fiance how I never eat pancakes (as I gobbled down his)... and now I see all your pancake recipes... I am ready to go now! Love the oat flour in these too.

Alessandra said...

well, good that I made a pate today and not tomorrow :-). The pancakes look fantastic Mary, happy Shrove Tuesday!


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I will definitely be eating my share of pancakes today Mary!!

SImple and Serene Living said...

Any day that is a pancake day is a great day as far as I'm concerned..

Kim said...

I made doughnuts for Mardi Gras, but pancakes is a great idea too. I'm found of pancakes, I'm printing your recipe, I like it!

Tanna said...

There is nothing like a good pancake. I've never had the oatmeal variety and these sound delicious! blessings ~ tanna
ps does your knitting daughter blog??

Unknown said...

I just love oatmeal pancakes! There is a place out here that makes the best I've ever had.. I'm sure these blow them away!! :)

Barbara said...

Never have made a thing with oat flour, Mary. After reading this, I guess I better correct that!

From the Kitchen said...

I have a few problems with this recipe. One: We received a blender as a wedding present. Within days, I tried to blend a spoon. Didn't work. Never replaced the blender. Two: I cannot make pancakes! I turn them too soon or burn them or.....! It's not a pretty sight. I'll hand this off to The Baker who has great patience and makes nice, round pancakes.


Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

This is the best pancake recipe I've come across in ages. Thanks!

MissB said...

Hummmmm I love pancakes!

Kiss MissB

lena said...

nice to know a little bit of the traditions over there. nice to see a gluten free pancake too!

Claudia said...

I am loving the oatmeal in this - what a delicious day to get my daily dose of it. I am thinking of a small dessert of pancakes this eve - so will be scrolling through your recipes.

Pari Vasisht said...

That seems to be a no fuss, yummy looking pancake.



Martha said...

well I'm one of them that has missed out on these all around. Can't wait to try them, thanks for the recipe!

SUSANNA said...

Hola Mary, guapa tu

te han quedat PERFECTES, HUMMMM

mil petonets Susanna

Anna said...

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes! Love it!

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Mary, the oatmeal pancakes look delightful, and I'm happy for your post because I'm one of the few who had not seen the recipe before. Your pumpkin pancakes with caramel syrup look pretty amazing as well!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy and delicious looking pancakes..

Lyndas recipe box said...

I'll have to try these. Somehow I don't remember seeing this recipe before and they look wonderful, and healthy too.
Mary I must confess that I can't cook pancakes in a cast iron skillet either. I always have to use my electric one.
Have a great day!

Chiara said...

I'm printing all your pancake recipes Mary, can't wait to try...thanks for sharing! have a good day....

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

I've never heard of shrove Tuesday before but any reason to eat pancakes is a good one! These look delish! Have a wonderful week, I look forward to looking around and reading more of your blog!

Pam said...

I've seen a lot of pancakes for Fat Tuesday and these are at the top. They sound delicious. Thanks for the recipe, I'll be trying it!

teresa said...

how cool, i had no idea! and what a great pancake to boot!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness said...

Yummy pancake. Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods. I have never tried oatmeal pancakes before, they sound wonderful, I will have to try them.


I want pancake day, too. These look amazing and delicious. YUM.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Mary, the oatmeal pancakes sound heavenly! I like the double dose of oatmeal in them. I'd like to try these soon.

Joanne said...

I've made Kim Boyce's buckwheat pancakes but not these! They look fabulous!

The Harried Cook said...

This is the first year I am hearing about Pancake day, but it sounds like a delicious day to me! I love oatmeal pancakes and I am so glad to have another recipe to try! Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

I haven't seen this particular pancake recipe - looks delish! Thanks for reposting.

Amalia said...

Pancake Day?? Noo! I missed it! I love pancakes so much, these look wonderful! Oatmeal is also delicious and I love the combination of them both, perfect for a delicious breakfast! Happy Fat Tuesday :)

easyfoodsmith said...

A very interesting post. Have never tried oatmeal pancakes before and have bookmarked your recipe. thanks for sharing

My Little Space said...

Now, you're making me craving for more.lol!
Enjoy & have a great day.

Marigold Houseware Boutique said...

I tried this recipe. It was so filling and healthy tasting. Loved it. THank you for sharing!

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