Written by Chris –
How about giving your weekend a delicious start with these Oatmeal Raisinets Pancakes?
I wish I could take credit for this masterpiece. Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod, the Cookie Queen herself, developed this recipe for our Nestlé Raisinets marketing team. I’ve added Raisinets to cinnamon rolls, cookies and the like, but have never tried them in pancakes. I was intrigued.
As with all new recipes, we put each recipe through a series of tests before we approve and release to our consumers. This recipe worked perfectly the first time – not one change was needed! And quite honestly, I didn’t expect anything different considering the recipe source. You can trust Maria’s recipes! By the way, she just released her first e-cookbook, Cookie Cravings. Stop by her blog and check it out.
Ingredients needed for 6 servings:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup NESTLÉ RAISINETS Milk or Dark Chocolate-Covered Raisins
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Pure maple syrup
WHISK together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Set aside. Whisk together eggs, buttermilk, butter and vanilla extract in small bowl. Pour buttermilk mixture over flour mixture; mix until the ingredients are incorporated (batter will be thick and slightly lumpy). Fold in Raisinets.
HEAT griddle or pan over medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle; cook until bubbles begin to pop. Turn and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes or until pancakes are golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm with maple syrup.
Since I am in a celebratory mood, I want to share one more irresistible recipe, developed by Brandi of Bran Appetit! Her Stove Top Spiced Raisinets Granola will have your entire kitchen smelling of spice – so aromatic!
After we made this recipe in our test kitchen, I was hooked. Well, obsessed may describe it more accurately. Perhaps it’s the toasted oats or the cardamom, or pure maple syrup, I’m not sure. What I do know, homemade granola is best.
Ingredients needed for 4-6 servings (about 2 ¾ cups total):
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon canola or safflower oil
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup NESTLÉ RAISINETS Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate-Covered Raisins
- 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped dried pineapple
HEAT large skillet over medium heat. Toast oats, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes or until they turn a slight golden color and smell toasty. Remove from skillet.
ADD oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and salt to same skillet. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add oats back to skillet; stir to coat. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes.
POUR into large bowl or onto baking sheet to cool completely. Once completely cooled, stir in the Raisinets, cashews and dried pineapple and store in an airtight container. That’s it! Trust me, you will never purchase premade granola again. This granola is delicious layered between plain Greek yogurt too!
How will you be celebrating this day?
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