Once long, long ago before I was vegan or raw, I went to The Flying Biscuit Cafe for breakfast. I ordered their famous oatmeal pancakes with warm peaches. I only made it through about one of the three pancakes before I was stuffed, and forget the side of grits. These pancakes were dense, hearty, and full of texture They were completely the opposite of your typical soft, fluffy, pillow-of-air pancake. In addition to oats, they had a generous helping of sugar and cinnamon. With the caramelized peaches on top, I felt like I was eating dessert at 9 a.m.
Since buttermilk and eggs aren’t really my style nowadays, I made my own version. I still kept all the good stuff — cinnamon, peaches, oats — but left out the animal products, the fat, and the griddle.
Raw Oatmeal Pancakes with Peach Compote
Inspired by these Raw Pancakes from Gena Hamshaw
1/2 cup raw rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 to 2 peaches, sliced (about 1 cup)
1 tsp coconut sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Blend the bananas, cinnamon, and 1/4 cup oats until combined.
- In a bowl, stir the remaining 1/4 cup of oats into the batter.
- Divide the batter into 4 pancakes on a lined dehydrator tray. I used about 1/4 cup of batter per pancake. Spread them out just a bit so the diameter is approximately 4 inches. They should still be quite thick.
- Dehydrate for 2 1/2 hours at 115 degrees. The tops should be fairly dry at this point.
- Flip the entire sheet over onto the mesh tray and peel off the liner carefully. The undersides will still be very wet, so use a spatula to help separate the pancake from the liner. Try to preserve the nice round shape.
- Dehydrate for another 3 hours until they are dry but still soft.
- For the compote, stir everything together in a bowl. Set the peaches aside for a few hours while the pancakes are dehydrating to sweeten and get juicy.
- Pile up your pancakes and top with the peach compote.