So far, this week has been slightly stressful because of one sick little kitty we have. Little Miss Nymeria hasn’t been eating (or playing), so I finally took her into the vet today, where she was deemed apparently healthy, other than the whole not eating thing. An anti-nausea shot and a little force feeding later, we’re hoping that she gets better so that we don’t have to go back in for blood work. Fingers crossed!
These pancakes are excellent with a drizzle of syrup and a slathering of butter, but they’d also be fantastic with some freshly whipped cream and fresh berries. A perfect summer breakfast or brunch!
- 1 cup whole milk (or coconut milk)*
- 1 tsp TARDIS blend tea (or Earl Grey)
- 1/2 cup oats, ground into flour**
- 1/2 tsp TARDIS blend tea (or Earl Grey)
- 1/2 cup almond meal (or flour)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- ~18 drops liquid stevia (or 2 Tbsp sugar)
- blueberries, for sprinkling into batter (optional)
Heat the milk in a small saucepan (or in a heat proof measuring cup in the microwave for about 1 and a half minutes) to a simmer. Add the 1 teaspoon of TARDIS tea, and allow it to steep for about 5 minutes, until the milk is lightly tinted brown and fragrant. Strain out the tea leaves through a fine mesh strainer, and then set aside to cool slightly.
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the oats and 1/2 teaspoon TARDIS tea. Process until it makes a fine powder.
In a medium bowl, stir the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Add the egg, vanilla, and liquid stevia, stirring until well combined. Add the cooled steeped milk, and stir until mostly smooth.
Heat a skillet over medium heat, and spray with oil. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet, sprinkle with blueberries (if using) and cook on one side until bubbles begin to form and the edges appear slightly dry. Flip, and cook on the other side for another minute. Remove to a plate, and repeat with the remaining batter.
To keep the pancakes heated while cooking the remaining batter, turn the oven on warm (about 200ºF) and place a sturdy plate (or oven proof dish) in the oven. Transfer the cooked pancakes in there to stay warm.
Serve immediately with maple syrup, butter, and/or whipped cream and berries.
*If using almond, soy, rice, etc. milk, add 2 Tbsp oil to the batter. **If you are gluten intolerant, be sure to use certified gluten free oats to avoid cross-contamination.