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Love pancakes but looking for a healthier version? Our version, White Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes,  uses whole wheat flour and oats, along with applesauce to ensure a healthy, yet flavorful pancake. You won’t miss the oil!

 

White Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

Pancakes with fresh fruit

Health Benefits of Oats

Most of us have heard that oats are healthy but do you understand why? These whole grains contain beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber. This fiber does amazing things for us! Studies show that it reduces our blood glucose levels, helping to avoid or treat diabetes. It also reduces cholesterol, a leading factor in heart disease. And it helps promote our intestinal health with good gut bacteria. (source: MayoClinic)

white wheat oatmeal pancakes with blueberries

Is White Wheat the Same as All-Purpose Flour?

All-purpose flour is the most common flour used in our country. In fact, most of us grew up considering it to be normal flour. But this flour is refined, meaning the bran, germ, and endosperm have been removed, leaving processed flour without much nutrition.

For most of our cooking and baking, including our white wheat oatmeal pancakes, we use either white wheat or whole wheat flour. Both are whole grains with the bran, germ, and endosperm still included. They provide important nutrients and fiber that refined all-purpose flour lacks. You might need to use a little extra liquid with some recipes when you use whole grains due to the absorbency of the fiber. But the results are amazing! For more information on white wheat and it’s incredible benefits, check out the WholeGrainsCouncil website.

white wheat oatmeal pancakes with strawberries

Should We Include Fruit in the Batter?

You may choose to add fruit or even seeds or nuts in your batter before cooking. We love the flavors it brings. But we often choose to include our fruit in one of two ways. The easiest is to just slice and add to the top when serving. Sometimes we just set out a bowl of fruit and let everyone top their own pancakes.

However, we often choose to make a delicious fruit compote. This works especially well with frozen fruit. Just reduce it over low heat to the desired consistency. You may not even want maple syrup when you add the fruit compote. Note: many compote recipes include sugar. We don’t use any, but if you do, you might choose either a natural sugar such as maple syrup or apple juice, or one of the products such as Swerve, either brown sugar or granulated..

White Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

We love pancakes and these bring out all the goodness in a healthy, vegan version. Try them for breakfast, brunch, or a "breakfast for dinner" night.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 10 pancakes
Calories 76 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup white wheat flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp Swerve or other favorite sweetener
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt use a little less, if desired
  • cups soy milk or other plant milk
  • ¼ cup applesauce or use vegan butter or oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Sift the flour into a mixing bowl. Add the oats (blend them a bit first, if desired) Swerve, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the soy milk, applesauce, and vanilla. Mix just until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle on medium heat until hot. Water should dance on the surface when sprinkled onto the griddle.
  • Lightly grease the griddle.
  • Add batter, ¼ cup at a time, to form pancakes. Allow to cook until the edges of the pancake look dry and bubbles appear on the top of the pancake.
  • Flip each pancake and cook the other side.
  • Continue cooking until both sides are browned. It should be about 3 minutes for each pancake.
  • If cooking multiple batches, keep the cooked pancakes on a baking sheet in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  • Serve warm with maple syrup or fresh fruit.

Notes

Notes:

Humidity and measuring can affect the batter's consistency. Adjust by adding a little more flour to thicken or a little more milk to thin.
When using rolled oats, you might want to blend them a bit in your blender or food processor if you prefer less texture. Alternatively, use quick oats.
These pancakes store quite well in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. They also may be frozen. Just reheat and serve!
Keyword oats

Try Our White Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes!

We think you will enjoy them as much as we do. But don’t limit yourself to just breakfast. The nutrition they bring makes a delightful “breakfast for dinner” too! We usually include fresh fruit, Dublin coddle with sausage, or our mixed vegetables with tofu, too!

What is your favorite side dish when serving pancakes? Please share in your comments below.

white wheat oatmeal pancakes with strawberries & blueberries

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