The other day I was craving pancakes. Something I rarely make at home, but love to order for the table at brunch to share. I just HAD to have them. You know that feeling, right? I decided to whip up a batch since I had all of the ingredients. But since I’m mostly dairy-free, I had no milk. As in, I’m lactose intolerant to certain things and straight milk is one of those HARD NO’s for me. However, I did have oat milk! A delicious plant-based alternative to milk. You can also totally use almond milk, coconut milk or regular milk, but oatmilk has such a great flavor. But either way, it all turns out great!
Oatmilk Pancake Recipe
I order oatmilk a lot now while at coffee shops. I remember my first oatmilk experience in Asheville. It was seriously the BEST latte I ever had. Ever since, I buy Planet Oat Oatmilk to have it on hand for what I’d normally use milk for – lattes, oatmeal or baking. Since I’m semi-lactose intolerant (only certain things disagree with me and straight milk is 100% one of those things) I’ve been using milk alternatives for years. Oatmilk has been my newest addition. The thing I love about Planet Oat Oatmilk is that it’s a delicious and also nutritious milk alternative. It’s rich, creamy and naturally sweet too. Plus, it’s free of soy, nuts and gluten!
The only thing is, I had never tried it with pancakes. I didn’t think anything of it when I made them until the first bite. Holy cow they were SO good. Oatmilk is a bit sweeter than your average almond or soy milk. It has a richness to it that other dairy alternatives just don’t have. Plus, I had the vanilla flavor on hand so it had an additional level of vanilla-infused throughout the pancake. It was SO good. I will never make pancakes again without it. Here’s how I made mine.
For The Pancakes
- 1 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup Planet Oat Oatmilk (Extra Creamy or Vanilla flavor)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 6 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
For The Berry Sauce
- 1 cup of your choice of berries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
Preheat a griddle to 375 degrees, or a large pan over medium heat. Then, add your dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk.
Melt your butter. Then whisk your eggs. Combine with your Planet Oat Oatmilk.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix! Lumps are good!
Pour 1/4 cup of the pancake batter onto your griddle pan or frying pan (use butter if it’s not non-stick, you can also use vegetable oils like canola oil or coconut oil). You should see lots of bubbles forming on your pancake before flipping (at least 3 minutes) then flip. Let cook another 2-3 minutes. Pancakes should be golden brown.
For The Berry Sauce
This berry sauce is SO simple and a great way to add sweetness to your pancakes without a ton of syrup. It’s just a couple of simple ingredients you likely have on hand. I use much less maple syrup on my pancakes when I whip this up and it takes just seconds to put together and a few minutes to cook. Just add your coconut oil and berries to a pan and heat until bubbly. Stir occasionally. I like to serve it alongside the maple syrup so guests can choose how they want to top their pancakes. I personally like to mix the two, but it at least keeps me from dousing my pancakes in a ton of syrup which I am 100% guilty of always doing. It makes them feel a little more healthy!
Ideas On How To Serve Pancakes
Serve these pancakes up for a lazy Sunday morning, or make a big spread with a side of fruit (here’s a great fruit salad recipe) and dig in. Great for brunches, celebrations, or even a tradition for Christmas morning. Cooking pancakes on a lazy morning is always a good idea in my opinion! And you can even do a fun brunch board with pancakes and different fruit toppings and even sweet topping like chocolate chips, nutella and more.
Leftover pancakes can be refrigerated for a few days. Or you can even freeze them. Let them thaw on the counter before heating them up.
And don’t forget to serve it with a delicious brunch cocktail. May I suggest my espresso martini which is a great way to get in your caffeine! Or an indulgent spiked pumpkin spice latte. Can’t go wrong!