Blender Pancakes

This recipe is one of our favorites! We have it once a week, at a certain 3 year old’s request! This can also be made into waffles. (Waffle batter is better slightly thinner, so add a little more buttermilk.)

1. Place in blender and blend at highest speed for 3 minutes:

  • 1 1/2- 1 3/4 C. Buttermilk
  • 2 T. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 C. Brown Rice or Uncooked Rolled Oats (or other grain variation)*

The batter should always swirl about a vortex in the blender. If it doesn’t go smoothly, slowly add more buttermilk until the hole re-appears.

2. Cover blender and let stand at room temperature overnight or 12-24 hours. This time is necessary for the acid in the buttermilk breaks down the phytates or “anti-nutrtients” in the grain. (More about this in another post.)

3. Preheat griddle on Medium-High heat.

4. Just before baking, add & reblend on highest speed for 1 minute:

  • 1 egg
  • additional Buttermilk, if needed

5. Blend in throughly but briefly:

  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt, to taste

6. Pour batter onto hot griddle sprayed with olive oil or a dab of butter.

Grain variations:

  • Brown rice or millet- equal parts
  • Kamut, spelt, wheat
  • Buckwheat- reduce to 1 cup because it expands
  • Barley- hulled, not pearled. Reduce to 1 cup, it expands.
  • Quinoa- thoroughly rinse in strainer 1-2 minutes. Let stand in water overnight, drain & rinse 1 more minute. This removes bitter flavor. Batter will be thin.
  • Oats- uncooked rolls oats or oat groats. Use in combination with other grains. *

*I typically use 1/2 C oats and 1 C Kamut (or use 1/2 and 1/2 if cutting recipe in half). I have also used spelt, buckwheat, and brown rice with great success!

Sometimes I add mashed Bananas for Banana Pancakes- those are always a hit! Or blueberries (right before pouring).

Serve with REAL Maple Syrup and/or Butter or Almond Butter. This is packed with protein, though not complete protein, so serve with eggs to start your day off with a nourishing meal!

(This recipe was adapted from Sue Gregg’s Blender Pancake Recipe)