Sunday, May 23, 2010

Oatmeal Pancakes and Mango Campote

A Sunday morning breakfast inspired from Ms. Smitten Kitchen's recipe. So for the 'trying to lose weight ' me- oatmeal sounded perfect. Yea there is 3 tbsp of butter but that is divided in 18 pancakes. And as my organic form of cooking  goes (note - not organic ingredients but the method in which I cook) these pancakes ended up more like dosas or crepes. Of course we have lovely Alfonsos, Dusseris, Langdas in the fridge that inspired the mango compote. But again as inspiration goes I had to modify what is expected of a traditional fruit compote. After all I am not spending two hours of my morning in the gym to only drown it with sugar syrupy fruits and mangoes are very naturally sweet.
So here goes:

Makes about 18 pancakes
3/4 cups oat flour (you can make this by pulsing rolled oats into a food processor or spice grinder until finely ground; 1 cup of oats yielded 3/4 cup oat flour for me)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon Kosher or coarse salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (plus extra for the pan)
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1 cup cooked oatmeal
2-3  tablespoon honey (according to taste)
2 large eggs

1.  Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Cook the other cup of oatmeal in 2 cups of water and add a pinch of salt.

3. Mix all the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl.  (The picture above is honey floating on the cooked oatmeal.

4.  Rub some butter on a hot tawa or iron skillet. Ladle a spoonful of the batter on the hot cast iron skillet or tawa.
 5. When the batter bubbles on the tawa and the edges seem to be browning up, flip the pancake.
6. When both sides are a golden brown the pancake is ready to serve with fruits. You can make 2-3 pancakes at a time. Wipe the tawa clean before you start the next batch.
If you lose patience like me you can make them larger into crepes or doasa.

To create the toppings:
Blend the mango to make the compote. (yes yes i know that simple- but simplicity is a beautiful thing). The texture is beautiful.
A plate of fruits as topping. Fresh berries would have been perfect. But I made do with apples, bananas, mangoes, papayas, watermellon....
 Now for the finish:
P.S.: Oatmeal reduces cholesterol and reduces risk of heart diseases. It is a great source of energy after a workout!


  1. hey zazu! these turned out great! i took some pics too but they arent as nice as your are... but they made for a great breakfast!! thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. yeh we all had the same breakfast!

  3. OH ! I must try it!Looks so great~

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