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Have you tried adding fermented foods to your diet?  They are so good for your digestive and immune systems, help lower your cholesterol, and increase your overall health.  Unsweetened yogurt, soaked grains, kefir, and kombucha are some of the fermented foods I eat.  Fermentation of grains break down the hard to digest components and maximize the nutritional benefits.  It is easy, healthy, and tasty!

These pancakes are made by soaking the oats and flour in water and vinegar overnight.  After the soak the rest of the ingredients are added, they are delicious and you would never know they were fermented first, win win as far as I’m concerned!  The added bonus is, they taste like oatmeal cookies with just a little bit of sweetness.  If you like it sweeter, just top with maple syrup, it’s that simple.  I put raisins and mini chocolate chips in the batter, just to bring out the “cookie-ness” of the pancakes, but those add ins are completely optional.  I think some chopped pecans or walnuts would be great too!

Fermented Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

Slightly Adapted from This Chick Cooks

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbs. raw apple cider vinegar plus enough water to equal 2 cups total liquid
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbs. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbs. honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

In a large bowl combine the oats, flour, vinegar, and water.  Stir to combine, cover and let sit for 8-24 hours.

Just before you are ready to cook the pancakes preheat a pan to medium low and grease with coconut oil.  While the pan is preheating mix the following ingredients into the fermented oat mixture: eggs, melted coconut oil, honey or syrup, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, salt, and raisins or chocolate chips.

Pour the batter in the pan, about 1/4 cup at a time (this amount will vary depending on the size of pancakes you want) and cook until light brown on the underside and slightly bubbly on the top (about 2 minutes).  Then flip the pancake and cook until done all the way through, about 1 minute more.

Remove from the pan and serve with butter and maple syrup or just eat plain, yum!