Are they a pancake or are they a pikelet? Or a they simply an oat cake? I started making pancakes with oats in them quite awhile ago.
1/ It was something to do with left over porridge. (as an alternative to my grandmothers staple ‘mock brains‘).
2/ I added a lower glycemic index to the old pancake.
3/ I thought it was a bit tastier and more substantial than a traditional pancake recipe.
Not that I don’t love the traditional kind, but I am always hungry not long after, and with the added oats it keeps The Monkeys going longer as well. One day while talking to a Scottish friend, these little pancakes came up. She said that she had always made them and back home she called them oat cakes. There you go… oat cakes sounds much more appealing than porridge pancakes.
Now seeing as though I was well and truly aboard the sourdough train, I thought lets see what happens if I add some starter. I had originally wanted to make sourdough crumpets, but didn’t have any rings to cook in them so this was somewhere between. I was mixing it all up and Mr Chocolate went past asking what I was making… just playing. Seeing what will happen if I add this and this and then do this…
Deeelicious! Well thats what Monkey Boy said anyway. I’m sure the Little Monkey meant it too with his cheeks stuffed full like a squirrel. My oat cakes will now always be sourdough oatcakes. Gobbled up with in minutes.
1 cup sourdough starter
1 cup plain flour
1 cup milk
50 gms butter
2/3 cup whole oats
1/2 tps bicarb soda
Put butter and oats in microwave together, (butter on top) and heat till melted. Add starter, flour, milk, buttery oats to mixer (I used a dough hook) and mix until well combined. Fold in bicarb soda and let sit for 3 hours in warm spot. Spoon into frying pan and cook as you would pancakes.
they look delicious. I think I will have to give them a try soon!! YUM!
Thanks Lj- give them a go 🙂
Your oat cakes look really good. I am familiar with them because I had a Scottish friend who loved them. and would make them for the rest of us to enjoy. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary
Thank you Mary, I will definitely make them again with the starter.
Those look great. Have never made them before. I am huge on pancakes (being Canadian) but I too get very hungry soon after I eat them. Will have to give this a go. xo m.
Mmm, you just reminded me (being Canadian) that these would taste great with a good slug of maple syrup.
Your oatcakes look so good and fluffy. i bet they’ll soak up any butter or syrup pur on them.
I’ve never eaten oatcakes before. shhhh. dont tell anyone 😉
they really were light and fluffy- thanks to the starter. If you ever want some Amy- I have found a new religion (sourdough) and will happily try and convert anyone within distance…. even though I still have no idea what I’m doing!
These look very tasty, Brydie! A good way to use up sourdough starter too! 🙂
A great way to use it up! (…and on to my third bag of flour Celia 🙂
I”m very interested in these…I love oats in things…. I still haven’t made proper oatcakes either. I’m going to give your oatypikes a go when it has cooled down a bit here 🙂
Give them a crack Joanna, I made them again yesterday and they are super easy.
I’ve made sourdough pancakes, but never with oats in – will be trying these next time.