I call this recipe a “spoonful” recipe, because it’s literally a regular teaspoonful of this, and a teaspoonful of that, and super easy to make (a “tea” teaspoon, like the one that came with your flatware set, not a measuring teaspoon). Everything comes together quickly, in a single bowl, using ingredients you already have one hand, except for maybe one: sprouted oats.
Soaking and sprouting grains, seeds and nuts disarms the lectins and phytates that interfere with digestion and nutrient absorption. Soaking can easily be done at home, by simply submerging grains, nuts, or seeds in filtered water for several hours or overnight, draining and rinsing. Sprouting can be a little more challenging at home, and is most successful with nuts, beans, and larger seeds, or can be purchased already sprouted from a variety of places online. I purchase my sprouted oats here (no affiliate), and grind it into flour at home, as needed, in the food processor.
Sprouted Oat Pancakes
Makes 4 large pancakes
- 2 spoonfuls butter (2 tbsp)
- 6 heaping spoonfuls sprouted oat flour (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 spoonful tapioca flour (optional – if you don’t have it, don’t worry)
- 1 scant spoonful baking powder
- 2 spoonfuls maple syrup or honey
- 1 generous pinch of sea salt
- 1 egg
- splash of apple cider vinegar
- splash of vanilla
- oat milk or half and half
- Melt one spoonful of the butter in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat; swirl pan to coat.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together oat flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, maple syrup, salt, egg, vinegar, and vanilla.
- Stream in enough oat milk or half and half until batter reaches the consistency of thin yogurt. If you’re not sure how much you’ll need, start with 1/4 cup and add more as needed.
- Pour 1/4 of the batter into the pan. Cook until the top bubbles; flip pancake and cook until set and golden brown. Adjust heat as needed to prevent burning. Repeat with remaining batter, adding butter to the pan as needed.
- Stack pancakes on a plate; cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep warm until ready to serve.