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Blueberry Walnut Oatmeal Pancakes with Vanilla Maple Glaze

Today’s pancakes come from Brandi of Bran Appetit, or as I like to call her, The Breakfast Queen. She has so many great breakfast recipes (but not only breakfast) on her site. You could eat something different every day for a whole year.

Well, I haven’t counted….but maybe you could!

Brandi describes herself as “a list-making, caffeine-fueled worrywart and chocoholic trying to find her way around the kitchen.” Or wait…is she describing me? Brandi and I became fast friends via Twitter–maybe our list-making, coffee drinking, worrying brought us together. Who knows. The real reason I’m friends with her is because she’s one of the sweetest people you’ll ever talk to. I don’t have a clue why she puts up with the likes of me! 

Oh by the way, she has an awesome blog too. I suppose I should talk about that. And she’s been on the Dr. Oz show. No biggie. 

Here’s a taste of Brandi’s great content: Vanilla Confetti Pound Cake, S’mores Dip, Raspberry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt, and Candied Bacon Cornmeal Pancakes.

Oh and if you just ran out of brown sugar, she’ll teach you how to make your own.

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Hi guys! This is Brandi from BranAppetit and I am soooo happy to be here sharing this recipe. You seriously have no idea how excited I am to be a part of Pancake Month.

Breakfast is like…the love of my life. It’s my favorite meal and, if I had my way, I’d eat breakfast foods all day, every day.

When Rachel asked me to make some pancakes to help celebrate, I was just psyched that I had another reason to come up with a new recipe to share. Plus, since she’s dubbed me a “breakfast queen”, I couldn’t say no. And I would never say no to anything breakfast related.

These oatmeal pancakes have quickly become our favorites – but this batch is definitely the best yet. I think the walnut oil added a super rich depth to the batter, but if you can’t find it, just make sure you toast your walnuts before adding them in. That will give you that roasty-warm flavor that balances out the sweet berries and maple glaze.

Blueberry Walnut Oatmeal Pancakes with Vanilla Maple Glaze

Makes: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups blueberries
  • ¾ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp walnut oil (or canola, if you can’t find walnut oil)

Directions:

  1. Pour the oats into a medium bowl and stir together with the buttermilk. Let this sit for at least 1 hour or overnight, if you can, to let the oats soften in the buttermilk.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and egg whites for 2 minutes until they are light and a little frothy.
  3. Add the milk, vanilla, sugar, and molasses to the eggs and mix together for a minute.
  4. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the egg mixture.
  5. Pour the oat and buttermilk mix into the egg and flour mix and gently stir.
  6. Dump the blueberries and walnuts into the batter and fold them in gently, so you don’t burst any berries.
  7. Stir in the oil.
  8. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Scoop 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake and cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until they’re golden brown.
  10. Serve warm with butter and vanilla maple glaze.

Vanilla Maple Glaze

Makes:  about 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • Splash of milk

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the maple syrup and powdered sugar together.
  2. Stir in the vanilla bean paste and a splash of milk, if the glaze is too thick to drizzle off the end of a spoon. Add more milk if you want it a little thinner or another spoonful of powdered sugar to thicken it up until you have the texture you want.
  3. Drizzle over your pancakes before serving.

 

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That glaze is killing me! Can I drink it?!?

You can all find more of Her Royal Highness the Breakfast Queen on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Remember to follow along with all the pancakes this month, just click on the picture below.

   

12 Responses to “Blueberry Walnut Oatmeal Pancakes with Vanilla Maple Glaze”

  1. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — July 14, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Yum! I would love a warm batch of these for breakfast this morning! Love that Vanilla Maple Glaze!

  2. Jeffrey — July 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I love blueberries in pancakes, it’s my favorite thing to add to them. I also love oats. I tried adding them to pancakes before and didn’t like the texture so thanks for the idea of soaking them in the buttermilk. I am going to make some pancakes on Monday since I have buttermilk left over from the cake batter pancakes and these may top the list for me. The cake batter cakes were for my son’s birthday, we all loved them.

  3. brandi — July 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    thank you, friend!!

    i want to drink the glaze, too. in fact….i might have when we made these. i’ll never tell.

  4. Bonnie K — July 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    You had me at blueberries, walnuts, and oatmeal. :)

  5. amanda @ fake ginger — July 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I’m thinking these are happening tomorrow morning at my house.

  6. Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef — July 14, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    My fingers are stuttering trying to find words to describe these wonderful pancakes! I love the combination.

  7. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    the glaze sounds so good! I need something sweet with pancakes for sure.

  8. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — July 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Ohhh YUM!! I totally support anyone who can be dubbed the “Breakfast Queen.” I too would eat breakfast foods for every meal if I could…and oftentimes, I do! :)

  9. Jeffrey — July 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I made these last night for my wife and I with both of us giving them a thumbs up. At first I didn’t like the texture of the walnuts but it quickly grew on me. I am used to soft and fluffy pancakes so it was a bit of a change. I also made the s’mores pancakes for the kids. They loved’em but that came as no surprise. Thanks for the month of PANCAKES!

  10. Barb — September 30, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Can these pancakes be made with gluten free flour? Which kind? Thanks!

    • brandi / branappetit — October 2nd, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

      Hi Barb! Yes, you could make these with gluten free flour. I would start by looking up some basic GF pancake recipes to get the ratio of GF flour correct and then use the kind you like the best. Coconut flour, brown rice flour, almond flour (among others) are all good options!

    • Rachel — October 3rd, 2012 @ 7:14 am

      Hey Barb! This is Brandi’s great recipe–just wanted to pop in here and make your you saw her response. Enjoy!

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