Friday, September 4, 2009

Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes

Weekend breakfasts are a time for us to luxuriate and a time of celebration of our relationship that we don't always make for each other during the week. I'm a morning person (a lark) and Ole Sweetie-:Pi is the quintessential night person (an owl). We share the same roost but not the same hours. When the summer weather is in our favor, we have been known to have our morning coffee on the back deck, catching up on each others news, and watching our cats chase each other about. Ole Sweetie-Pi tries to impress me with his identification of the different bird calls, and I am always impressed.

This summer has been a dashed disappointment, rain with intermittent sun, unseasonably cool, too soon autumn. Thoughts and feelings of cool weather bring out heartier foods, and thus when I saw these pancakes, I had to try them.

Oh my! These are a heavy pancake, filled with wonderful, warm flavors, evocative of oatmeal cookies. The buttermilk makes the pancake a little more tender, and the cinnamon and nutmeg add just the right spiciness. (I don't care for raisins, so I substituted currants.) Topped with warmed maple syrup, we did not mind the too early autumn weather.

I burned the first batch as I cooked these on too high a heat; I would suggest a medium low heat to give them plenty of time to cook through and for the tell-tale bubbles to appear on the top so you know when to turn them. Turning them too soon will cause them to splash about, looking uncomely, but a decisive trimming with the spatula will make them beautiful again.

24 comments:

  1. Pancakes look lovely katy! i love the flavors in them :)

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  2. Katy, the pancakes look luscious and sound very good.

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  3. Hi Dear,
    The pancakes look perfect in texture and fluffiness, sadly the maple syrup is toooo expensive here.

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  4. Katy, What a perfect way to start a chilly morning. I love how hearty they look and am intrigued by the suggestion of substituting plain yogurt for the buttermilk. I am printing these off now.

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  5. Hi Katy,
    Your pancakes do indeed look great. They are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the recipe, I should give it a try.

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  6. I think an oatmeal cookie, I mean pancake, for breakfast sounds like the perfect way to start your day!

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  7. Healthy and flavorful pancake..

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  8. You have the BEST breakfasts over at your house...maybe YOU should be the one thinking of opening up that B&B I want so badly. I know, you can be a guest cook one fine day when I get it going!

    What great flavor combination there....and so Canadian ..grin...Maple Syrup. Thanks for showcasing it! Grin .. Have a happy day my southern friend.

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  9. I made these for breakfast. I loved them. The kids wanted them to be sweeter, but I thought they were perfect!

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  10. This is really perfect for breakfast :D

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  11. What a wonderful combination of ingredients. These really sound yummy.

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  12. I absolutely LOVE the first paragraph of todays post. It was almost as if you were writing about hubby and me (except HE is the lark and I am the owl). Your pancakes look very inviting, I'll have to give them a try.

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  13. Wow these pancakes look so yummie...I should definitely try it over the weekend :-)

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  14. My kids are both huge fans of raisins, so I know they'll be super excited to try these pancakes! How can you go wrong with a breakfast dish that tastes similar to an oatmeal raisin cookie?!?

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  15. What a heavenly breakfast treat! I love them!

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  16. Katy-These have to be good for you--right? Surely, the oatmeal will offset the effect of the syrup I will put on them :) They look yummy!

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  17. Oh man, I wish I had some of these this fine Saturday morning. Alas, I am feeling lazy and it was a yogurt for me and cereal for the kiddos. Maybe tomorrow...

    These look delicious!

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  18. mmmm, these sound so rich adn delicious. what a beautiful way to start the day.

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  19. Oh wow, those look like the perfect pancakes. There's just something so comforting about the cinnamon raisin combo.

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  20. Pancakes are so comforting. The oatmeal, cinnamon and raisin make this dish seem very inviting.

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  21. Now that's a pancake! And perfect for the cool mornings we have been having - chock full with deliciousness! Beautiful breakfast. Yes, luxuriate!

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  22. This is the best pancake I would love to try on! But I need a bite right now...er..r..r...!

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  23. Your pancakes sounds so rich and good! I am not a fan of raisins either so the currants sound like a better idea to me too!
    I wanted to try them this weekend but, I had a cold and now, how sweet of me, but I have made Lauren and Jeff sick, so it will have to be next weekend when hopefully we are all well again!

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  24. Bookmarked! My husband often makes pancakes for us on the weekends, and since his favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin, I bet he'll love these. I'm printing out the recipe for him!

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