Strawberry Oatmeal Pancakes

– courtesy Foodland Ontario;

Strawberry Oatmeal Pancakes

1¼ cups buttermilk
1 cup large flake rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp each baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
2 Ontario eggs
2 tbsp Ontario maple syrup
2 tbsp vegetable oil (approx)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup diced Ontario strawberries
1½ cups sliced Ontario strawberries

In large bowl, combine buttermilk with oats; let stand for 10 minutes.

In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir into oat mixture.

In small bowl, whisk together eggs, maple syrup, oil and vanilla. Stir into oat mixture. Gently stir in diced strawberries.

Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Brush with thin layer of oil.

For each pancake, drop ¼ cup batter onto skillet and cook for 4 minutes or until edges are dry and bottoms are golden. Flip and cook for 2 minutes or until golden and puffed. Repeat with remaining batter, brushing with oil between batches and adjusting heat as necessary.

Serve topped with sliced strawberries.

Makes 12 pancakes.