Friday, August 24, 2012

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

Oh, my.... I'd never even heard of oatmeal cookie pancakes before, but now I want 'em! I first learned about the Pancake Party from Bake Your Day. From there, there was a link to Rachel Cooks where the actual recipe is located.

So here's the recipe, but to get the full, jaw-dropping, saliva-inducing experience, visit the links above. :-)

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter
Yield: about 8 (1/4-cup) pancakes
Time: 25 minutes

for the cinnamon butter:
4 Tbs. butter, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

for the oatmeal cookie “dough”:
4 Tbs. butter, room temperature
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch salt
1/4 cup brown sugar

for the pancake batter:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbs. sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
2 Tbs. grapeseed oil
1 tsp. vanilla

To prepare the cinnamon butter, mix the butter, vanilla and ground cinnamon in a small bowl until combined and well blended. Transfer the butter to a small sheet of plastic wrap. Cover with the wrap and shape into a small rectangle. Place in the refrigerator to chill until the pancakes are finished.

Mix the “dough” by combining the oats, flour, cinnamon, salt and brown sugar in a small bowl. Heat the butter over low heat until melted, remove from heat and then stir in the vanilla. Slowly pour into the dry ingredients and mix until fully combined. Set aside.

Heat a griddle pan over medium heat. For the pancake batter, mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla until combined. Slowly pour into the dry ingredients and mix just until fully incorporated.

Oil the griddle pan and pour 1/4-cup of the pancake batter onto the griddle pan. Evenly sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of the “dough” topping on top of the pancake. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the edges are bubbly and the bottom is golden brown. Flip the pancake and cook for another 2 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Flip the pancake onto a plate, “dough” side up. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Serve with the cinnamon butter.

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