This Scottish porridge oat pancakes recipe makes for a fantastic healthy start to the day. Easily to make and delightfully fluffy and at only 43 calories per pancake, you’ll love this twist on a classic recipe.
These Scottish porridge oat pancakes show that oats are so versatile and are not just for making porridge!
I’ve said before they’re one of my most favourite wholegrain foods. I could literally eat them for every meal!
You don’t have to find Scottish porridge oats for this pancake recipe though. Just use any standard porridge oats and they can come from any country! 😉
- 35 g porridge oats
- 150 g no fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 3 medium eggs
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2-3 ripe plums
- 1 star anise
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- Place the porridge oats, yogurt and vanilla essence in a bowl. Mix well and then cover the bowl and put aside for 1 hour, or in the fridge overnight.
- Prior to cooking take out of the fridge and allow to rest for at least 1 hour to bring back to room temperature.
- Beat the eggs and add them and the baking powder to the porridge mixture.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of the batter to the pan for each pancake.
- Cook the pancakes until you see air bubbles appearing, then carefully flip them over with a spatula and once cooked remove each pancake to a flat baking tray and keep warm, but not covered in your oven.
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 to cook the other pancakes.
- Cut the plums in half and remove their stones. Place them in a microwave bowl with the star anise and the cinnamon. Cover the bowl and microwave on full power for 1 – 2 minutes until the plums are softened and have released their juices.
- Carefully remove the star anise and plum skins and pour the juices over the tops of the pancakes.
Try other fruit toppings too such as raspberries, strawberries or blueberries chopped up with a tablespoon of honey drizzled over the top.
The Nutrition Label above shows the Nutrition details per pancake. 🙂
Oats are good for the health of our hearts because they contain soluble fibre which helps reduce cholesterol and they also contribute to our daily intake of iron, B vitamins and protein.
You’ll find these Scottish porridge oat pancakes a particularly good post exercise breakfast meal, especially after a workout in the gym. The ingredients helping to feed and repair those sore muscles you have been working on! 😀
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