Fluffy Blueberry-Oatmeal Pancakes

Meet your new favorite weekend breakfast.

by Jamie Vespa, R.D. Recipe Developer

Whole-wheat flour and oats offer a double dose of whole-grain goodness, which can boost anti-inflammatory compounds in the body. To further stave off UC-induced inflammation, wild blueberries offer double the antioxidants compared to conventional. Get the scoop on how we developed our UC Cooking Club recipes!

Servings
3
Total Time
30 min

Ingredients

  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cashew milk (or your non-dairy milk of choice)
  • ¾ cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 4 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup frozen wild blueberries, thawed, plus more for garnish
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 Tbsp. creamy almond butter

Directions

    1. Combine oats and cashew milk in a medium bowl; let stand 10 minutes.
    1. Meanwhile, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Set aside.
    1. Add egg, 1 Tbsp. of the maple syrup, oil, and vanilla to oat mixture; stir to combine. Pour oat mixture into flour mixture; stir until just combined. Fold in blueberries.
    1. Heat a greased nonstick skillet or griddle over medium. While pan heats, combine remaining 3 Tbsp. maple syrup and almond butter in a small bowl. Add 1 Tbsp. hot water and stir with a whisk until smooth. Set aside.
    1. Serve a scant ¼ cup (scant = a little less than) pancake batter per pancake onto hot griddle. Cook until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry and cooked, about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes on other side. Serve with almond butter sauce and additional blueberries, if desired.

Nutrition Info

Per Serving: 392 calories; 15g fat; 2g saturated fat; 62mg cholesterol; 453mg sodium; 54g carbohydrate; 7g fiber; 10g protein; 19g sugar; 166mg calcium; 3mg iron; 237mg potassium
Jamie Vespa, R.D.
Meet Our Writer
Jamie Vespa, R.D.

Jamie is a registered dietitian, nutrition and food journalist, and digital influencer who operates the health-centric food blog and social media accounts, Dishing Out Health. She's the former Assistant Nutrition Editor at Cooking Light magazine. Prior to that, Jamie worked as a Clinical Nutrition Specialist with a focus on counseling organ-transplant recipients at a hospital in Tampa. She completed both her undergraduate dietetics degree and graduate clinical nutrition degree at Florida State University. Jamie lives in Denver.