I love breakfast. Seriously, I could eat breakfast for every meal of the day, everyday. Fortunately for me, Edmonton is a bit of a foodie haven and over the past couple of years, Matt and I have discovered a couple of fantastic breakfast places that are right outside our door. One of our favorites is the patio at the Fairmont’s Hotel MacDonald. Coming here has become a bit of a summer tradition, and I always look forward to sitting out in the sun and catching up with friends over bottomless pancakes and eggs benny.
But as much as I enjoy going out for breakfast, I also really enjoy making it myself. In fact, home-cooked breakfasts are a big deal in my family. And growing up, it was almost expected that we’d be having a big breakfast on Saturday AND Sunday. My dad was the big breakfast cooker in my house and he would spend hours in the kitchen just like his dad did when he was growing up. He’d finally finish around noon [I wasn’t kidding when I said he’d spend hours], and we’d all sit down together and have breakfast as a family. Most weekends he’d make bacon, eggs, and potatoes, but every once in a while, he’d make these delicious Apple Oatmeal Pancakes.
These pancakes always felt like a treat in our house and to this day they are still a family favorite. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as much as I do!
Dad's Apple Oatmeal Pancakes
- 1 1/2 Cups Quick Oats
- 2 Cups Milk
- 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 Cup Butter, Melted
- 1 Cup Apple, Chopped and Peeled
In large mixing bowl, combine oats and milk. Let stand 5 minutes.
Stir together flours, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon.
Add dry ingredients, eggs, and butter to oats, and stir until combined. Stir in apples.
Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto hot, lightly greased skillet. Cook until both sides are golden brown.