Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Civil War Pancakes

Not being a culinary history expert, I don't know if this recipe really originates from the Civil War era. Whether this recipe has been around that long or not, these pancakes are so easy and delicious. Don't let the oatmeal fool you! They are very light and tender.

They need to be started at least 4 hours before you will be cooking them. Mix the buttermilk and oatmeal and let them soak for at least 4 hours, but overnight is much better. In the morning add remaining ingredients and cook them like regular pancakes. The batter also makes great waffles!

Stand back, so you won't be caught in the stampede of hungry pancake eaters :o)
Civil War Pancakes
2 cups buttermilk
1-1/2 cups quick oatmeal
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons sugar
Additional milk to thin batter, as needed

Mix buttermilk and oatmeal in mixer bowl. Allow to soak at least 4 hours or overnight. In the morning add dry ingredients, eggs and oil. Mix well and thin with additional milk, if needed. Enjoy!

This recipe can be doubled or tripled. Flash freeze any extra pancakes on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, remove and store in a zip bag or plastic container in your freezer. Reheat in microwave, oven or toaster oven. This freezer method works for any kind of pancake or waffle and makes a fabulous quick breakfast!
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Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

That sounds great. I like the idea of letting it sit overnight. Thanks for linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

BTW, I enjoyed visiting your ETSY shops. I crochet. I started to crochet about 1 1/2 years ago. Still a novice and I love to see what other people are out there making! Very fun! Love all the facial and bath products!!

Shelley said...

Thanks Lisa! Let me know what you think if you try the pancakes. I appreciate your feedback on my shops! Crocheting is fun... but can be addicting!:)

Stephanie Ann said...

I have found a recipe for oatmeal pancakes from 1857, but not with modern oats and vegetable oil. I love the idea of frozen pancakes!


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