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Oatmeal-Yogurt Pancakes with Blackberry Crush

Recipe courtesy of Sarah Copeland and The Newlywed Cookbook

Recently, I have hit a little rut with my breakfast items on the weekends, it feels like I keep on making the same dishes to serve.  Fortunately, I had some fresh blackberries in my refrigerator that I needed to use up before they go bad so I decided to make a new pancake recipe with a dressed up berries topping. I found Sarah Copeland’s recipe through Cooking Channel, and it looked promising since it incorporates all of the ingredients that I had at home, and also loved. Sarah also has a lovely blog called Edible Living that is worth checking out if you are looking for some new insipirations!

These pancakes were especially delightful: fluffy from the Greek yogurt, spread perfectly on the griddle, and actually pretty healthy thanks to the addition of oatmeal. They were extra special with the addition of fresh blackberry syrup infused into the maple syrup, and topped with the crushed blackberries. I kept on telling my husband how wonderful the blackberry flavor was mixed together with the maple syrup. I think in the future, I’d try to use strawberries or raspberries with these, which I think would be equally wonderful.

Ingredients
Blackberry Crush
2 cups/480 ml fresh blackberries
1/4 cup/50 g raw or turbinado sugar
1/4 cup/60 ml pure maple syrup, plus more if needed

Oatmeal-Yogurt Pancakes
1 2/3 cups/190 g all-purpose/plain flour
2/3 cup/55 g old-fashioned rolled oats
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 heaping tsp baking soda/bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp fine sea salt or iodized salt
1 cup/240 ml Greek yogurt, plus more for garnish
1 cup/240 ml whole milk
4 tbsp/55 g unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the pan
2 large eggs

Directions
To make the Blackberry Crush: Mix together the blackberries and sugar in a medium bowl and mash slightly with a fork. Strain the juice into a small pot and reserve the berries. Heat the juice over medium heat and simmer until it is thick, syrupy, and easily coats the back of the spoon, about 8 minutes (mine was less than 8 minutes, around 5-6 minutes). Remove pot of syrup from the heat and stir in the maple syrup (off the heat). Cool the mixture slightly, and pour it over the reserved berries. Adjust the sweetness with additional maple syrup if needed. Set the syrup aside.

To make the pancakes: Mix together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda/bicarbonate of soda, and salt in a large bowl. In a different bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk, the melted butter, and eggs. Whisk  the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well incorporated. The batter should be thick, with little tiny bubbles on the surface.

Heat a cast-iron or nonstick griddle or heavy frying pan over medium heat. Brush the griddle lightly with melted butter or coat it with a generous spray of cooking spray. Drop about 1/3 cup/75 ml of batter per pancake onto the hot griddle, leaving about 1 in/2.5 cm or so between pancakes. When bubbles form around the edges of the batter, gently lift and flip the pancakes with a flexible spatula. Cook about 2 minutes on each side, with a total of 4 minutes.  Repeat, adding more butter to the pan as needed until all the pancakes are cooked.

To serve, stack the pancakes as high as you dare, and garnish with butter or additional Greek yogurt and a generous ladle of Blackberry Crush. Serve hot and fresh.

P.S. If you like light, evenly golden brown pancakes, go light on the butter in the pan, and keep the heat on your griddle nice and low. If you prefer a pancake with a crisper exterior and a golden rim, cook pancakes at slightly higher heat, using enough butter to sizzle and foam in the pan between each batch.

 

   

24 Responses to “Oatmeal-Yogurt Pancakes with Blackberry Crush”

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    kitchenriffs — September 9, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Who doesn’t like pancakes? I love them with fruit – makes something already delicious so much better. Nice recipe, nice picture – thanks!

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    Sawsan @chef in disguise — September 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I love the idea of pancakes with yogurt and oats..I need to try these over the weekend
    thank you for the inspiration

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    Parsley Sage — September 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Nothing rutty about this breakfast :) WOWSA! Nice mix up with the blackberries…although, I too, would love to try this with raspberries!

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    Choc Chip Uru — September 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Nothing could scream summer more loudly than these incredible pancakes :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Jessie — September 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Looks great! And I love the name, blackberry crush sounds delish!

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    yummychunklet — September 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I’m drooling over the blackberry crush!

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    Cass @foodmyfriend — September 10, 2012 at 12:42 am

    WOW! I had pancakes this morning for breakfast but they didn’t look this good! What an amazing mix.

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    Julia — September 10, 2012 at 2:12 am

    This is a gorgeous stack of pancakes!

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    Raymund — September 10, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Really nice pancakes you got there

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    marla — September 10, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Great stack of pancakes ~ I am serving them today too on FFC. Just added a link to yours and pinned :)

    • Yudith — September 10th, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

      Thank you for the linky Marla!

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    Tracey — September 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

    What a gorgeous picture of your pancakes! They look amazing, I wish I’d had a big stack for breakfast today!

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    Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen — September 10, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Found you on Foodgawker. Beautiful picture and great site! Have a lovely day.

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    Rebecca Elliott — September 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Holy cow, that looks delicious! Can’t wait to try them!

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    Lily @ Candied-Life — September 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Hi there!

    This recipe was written by Sarah Copeland of the Newlywed Cookbook and reposted with permission onto the Cooking Channel website. Just thought I would give credit to such a wonderful and talented author and chef! Her recipes are all delicious and every now and then she shares them on her blog http://www.edibleliving.com. Happy cooking everyone!

    • Yudith — September 10th, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

      Hi Lily, I didn’t have any intention to exclude/discredit her talent in anyway! But I included the link to the Cooking Channel original post to ensure that no credit is lost!

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    Amanda@chewtown — September 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    YUM! That blackberry crush looks amazing. I am also loving the oatmeal and yoghurt – I have to give these a go.

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    Norma Chang — September 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Yogurt and oats in a pancake, would never have thought of such combination, how creative. Love the blackberries and maple syrup combo.

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    Sarah — September 11, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Hi Yudith,

    I’m thrilled you like my pancakes! Here’s a link to the original recipe on my site ~

    http://edibleliving.blogspot.com/2012/03/motherhood-mondays-and-pancakes-parties.html

    I’d be most grateful if you’d share the origin with your readers.

    I hope my book, The Newlywed Cookbook, {where I first published this recipe} finds its way into your home for you, your hubby and sweet baby girl to enjoy. I have a little one in my house, too, and she eats from these pages every day.

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Newlywed-Cookbook-Recipes-Cooking/dp/0811876837

    Cheers!
    Sarah

    • Yudith — September 11th, 2012 @ 9:13 am

      No problem!!

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    Charles — September 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Hi Yudith – great looking breakfast! I love blackberries… reminds me actually, I need to get out to the countryside to see if I can pick some yet! Maybe they’re not quite ripe yet. It’s so much better to pick your own I think… they always seem to taste better and sweeter than store ones!

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    Sara H. — August 20, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I whipped up a batch of these this morning and I have to say, these are the best pancakes I’ve ever made at home. I didn’t make the blackberry crush syrup but I did put blackberries in the batter and drizzled with some maple syrup when it was all said and done. I’ll def. be repeating these.

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