Hearty Whole Grain Pancakes with almonds and walnuts

Earlier this week I had an intense craving for whole grain pancakes. While running errands or sitting at a kids football game it's all I could think of. Finally I just decided to give into the craving and make a batch. This particular recipe started out as a copycat version from a famous pancake restaurant (I believe...) that I went ahead and tweaked a bit to my own tastes, but if it did originate with a restaurant, then I would like them to tell me how they manage to cook them because I found cooking them to be difficult. Not making them, cooking them. With all that whole grain flour, oatmeal and nuts the darn things wanted to brown too quickly. LOL. I can't say that were pretty (they weren't) but I had them no less than 3 times this week and can't even think about them without craving them again! They are that good!

Whole Grain Pancakes

3/4 c oatmeal, blended fine
3/4 c whole wheat flour
2 T flour
2 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 c buttermilk
1/4 c oil
1 egg
1/2 t vanilla
1/4 c sugar
3 T fine chopped almonds
3 T fine chopped walnuts or hickory nuts

Lightly oil a skillet or griddle and preheat to medium. Grind your oats in a blender or food processor so they are fine textured. Add all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and then add the rest. Stir well or mix with a mixer. Using 1/3 cup of batter, cook the pancakes 2-4 minutes on each side until brown.

The yummiest batter ever!

Look at all this whole grain goodness! Not a pretty pancake... but delicious.

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