Monday, April 21, 2014

Oatmeal Teff Quinoa Pancakes

In honor of Mother's Day on May 11, this month's Recipe Redux theme is spotlighting our treasured heirloom dishes and utensils in the kitchen. Even though we only formally celebrate mothers once a year, it's much more often that we cooks use the items they have passed on to us.

One of my favorite heirloom kitchen utensils is this classic egg beater. It used to belong to my husband's grandma, and I have owned it for about 25 years. I am sure it was around much longer than that, but I am not sure on exact dates. :)They sure don't make things like they used to. It works wonderfully, and is so much easier than the typical plug-in-the-electric beater, find the attachments thing. Just grab it and mix up the pancakes!

These pancakes are a delightful version using three wonderful whole grains--oatmeal, teff, and quinoa. You're sure to love them.

2 1/2 C. Oat flour
1/2 C Teff flour Bobs Red Mill is a good choice
1/4 C quinoa flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/3 C honey
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 C. buttermilk ( I used 1% milk and 2 1/2 T. white vinegar)
2 Large eggs
1/4 C orange juice
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. grated orange zest
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 T coconut oil
Toppings for the pancakes
apple toppings
buttermilk syrup

1. Blend dry ingredients together in a large bowl until all blended.

2. In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together.

3. Combine wet and dry ingredients together. Mix until blended. Don't over mix.

4. Cook on hot Skillet. I loved the orange cinnamon combination. :)


  1. I love your choice of "cookware." We used hand beaters in home ec back in middle school! Oh, and I think we have all of the ingredients for these at home except for the teff :) (<< had to log in with my old blog because you don't have a website option. Lol).

    1. These fun old tools bring back sweet memories.

  2. What a cool old school mixer! Can't wait to try these pancakes :)

    1. Thank you. Hope you enjoy them. They tasted great the next day too.

  3. Yes!! I have one of those from my Mawmaw (who I will talk about in tomorrow's post). I LOVED beating eggs with it when I was little :)

    1. They are really cool. I wish they still made them as sturdy,

  4. I am loving the old school beaters (I really wish I had one, they were so much fun!). Those pancakes look amazing

    1. I know some one should start making the good ones again. They would be a hit.

  5. love that egg beater! I've never tried teff or quinoa flour before but would love to try them out with pancakes. One of my favorite breakfasts especially on Sunday!

    1. Sweet! You should be able to find the flour in most grocery stores now. Bobs Red Mill is one that is usually available. Thank You!