This is just a quick one because after a lot of pissing about I think I have FINALLY found my perfect pancakes recipe, which is dairy free because it involves oat milk. I hadn’t done a lot of cooking with oat milk before, only really had it as a drink. BUT I really wanted pancakes and it was all I had knocking about.
I have been experimenting with making my own buttermilk because I love buttermilk pancakes and I really wanted a lactose free version so I could make them at home. I went through about 10 trials and a lot of milk, with different ratios and timings to try and achieve the perfect pancakes and ended up just giving up because it wasn’t happening the way I wanted it to. (I know, it’s bad to give up on stuff just because it’s hard. Soz.)
I was going to go back to my old pancake recipe which recently, even though perfected over the years, I felt was lacking a bit of pizazz. However, oat milk has changed pancakes forever for me! Seriously! Just try it. You might be a little put off with the colour at first because you need a really really hot pan to get them golden brown, not sure why, but the oat milk seems to make them paler. They give a really good rise though if you’re patient with them.
Here is my recipe:
Oat milk pancakes – probably serves two but I ate them all.
- 1 tsp sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 medium free range egg
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup oat milk (I used Oatly)
- 3/4 cup self raising flour
Add all the ingredients together in a jug, mixing as you add each one until you have a smooth mixture just runny enough to pour.
Put your pan on a high heat and coat the bottom with vegetable oil. Wait for the pan to properly heat up before trying to cook anything.
When your pan is hot, pour a little bit of mixture into it and wait until you can get the bottom of the pancake up with a spatula. Flip and cook the other side. Then repeat until you have a lovely stack!
I went really simple with mine and just splashed on some good quality maple syrup, but you can add fruit, ice cream, whatever you want!
If they don’t make an absolutely banging brunch then I don’t know what will.