Caramelized Peach and Oat Pancakes
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 to 4
- Category: Breakfast
Thinly sliced peaches caramelize as they cook in these delicious, gluten-free, oat and yogurt pancakes. They’re peach upside-down pancakes! No need to peel your peaches, unless you want to. Recipe yields about 8 pancakes.
- 2/3 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1 small lemon, juiced)
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup oat flour*
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Slightly heaping 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 peach, halved, pitted and very thinly sliced (into about 1/8-inch slices)
- In a small-ish bowl, stir together the yogurt, butter, lemon juice, honey and vanilla extract. Beat in the eggs.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon.
- Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. With a big spoon, stir just until the dry ingredients are thoroughly moistened. Do not overmix or you’ll run the risk of getting tough pancakes! Let the batter sit for 10 minutes.
- Heat a heavy cast iron skillet or nonstick griddle over medium-low heat. If you’re using an electric skillet, preheat it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- You’re ready to start cooking your pancakes once the surface of the pan is hot enough that a drop of water sizzles on contact. If necessary, lightly oil the cooking surface with butter or cooking spray (I don’t oil the surface of my non-stick griddle and my pancakes turned out great). Give the batter one gentle stir, then scoop a scant 1/4 cup batter onto the pan. Place two to 3 peach slices on top of the pancake. Let the pancake cook until the top edges of the pancakes are more matte than shiny and the underside is golden, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Once the bottom side has cooked sufficiently, flip it with a spatula and cook for another couple of minutes or so, until golden brown on both sides. You may need to adjust the heat up or down at this point.
- Serve the pancakes immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree Fahrenheit oven.
Recipe adapted from my blueberry lemon yogurt pancakes.
Why buy organic? Conventionally grown peaches are notoriously high in pesticide exposure.
A note on gluten free: If you want gluten-free pancakes, make sure your oat flour is certified gluten free.
Change it up: I think nectarines would work great in place of the peaches. I also want to try these pancakes with apples and pears this fall!
*How to make your own oat flour: Pour one cup of oats (old fashioned or quick cooking) into a food processor and process until it is ground well. One cup before and after grinding measures just about the same, believe it or not!
Storage suggestions: These pancakes keep well in the fridge, covered, for a couple of days. Freeze for longer-term storage.
Recommended equipment: I really like my Calphalon removable plate griddle/grill. I can cook pancakes much faster on a large surface, plus I don’t have to grease the non-stick surface.
If you love this recipe: You’ll also love my banana oat pancakes, pumpkin oat pancakes, buckwheat pancakes, individual peach crisps and peach and ricotta flatbread.