I really got excited about a pancake recipe without added oil, so I wanted my kids to try this one. For starters, I had to make a substitution, the buttermilk-I did the old standby of adding a teaspoon of lemon juice for each cup of milk. Because I keep a container of blended oatmeal, I wasn't too worried about soaking the oats. These were the only changes I made to the original recipe before tasting them. It is a HUGE recipe and pretty easy to fix with ingredients normally on hand, (sans buttermilk) so that's a plus. They mixed up nicely and I supposed the cinnamon would be a flavor boost. I used Pam to spray my griddle with good success-no sticking. The pancakes when finished were cracked and dry on the outside. I attributed this to the lack of oil with the recipe. The texture inside was ok, but the taste was on the bland side. We couldn't even taste the cinnamon, so that measurement could easily be doubled. After my first 2 batches of pancakes were made, I added 3 TBSP. of vegetable oil for a more tender pancake. That was so much better! Then I added frozen blueberries to the pancakes and that made these AWESOME, and still kept with the hearty and healthy bent to them! The blueberries brought flavor to them and my kids and I liked these so much more after these 2 additions. So, a 5 star with the changes of blueberries or chopped apples, the oil and you have a great, hearty and healthy breakfast.
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I really got excited about a pancake recipe without added oil, so I wanted my kids to try this...