I absolutely love this recipe. I am a sucker for pie in a household where everyone is anti pie. I created this recipe on a whim when I was pregnant with my son William, Jr.
He wouldn't let me eat NOTHING. I ran out of pancake mix at the house and forced myself to learn a recipe from scratch. This was prior to culinary school and everyone swore by Aunt Jemima. My son said otherwise and he was creating hell for me in the belly. Nevertheless, being a newly wed, confined to my house thanks to bed rest and this undying desire for pancakes while broke birthed this one:
Traditional Pancake Recipe
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons light brown sugar
1/4 cup instant oatmeal
1 can peaches (drained and sliced if not presliced) or 2 large peaches sliced into fourths, peeled and lightly boiled to soften
Toasted and chopped Pecans if desired
Butter or Cooking Spray
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Butter a glass pie dish or a cast iron pan liberally and set aside. If you do not have either one of these dishes, you could take a chance with a traditional cake pan. It is especially necessary for it to be well greased so it the sides and bottom will release after done.
Mix ingredients together from the traditional pancake recipe in my blog plus nutmeg and cinnamon. Set aside.
Pour batter into greased pan and top with peaches slices. Sprinkle uncooked oatmeal on top and dust with cinnamon and nutmeg. Lightly top with light brown sugar (or granulated if you don't have this on hand).
Place dish into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Your oven pancake is done with slightly crispy on top, pulling away from the sides slightly, golden brown and smells like Thanksgiving!
If you desire, place a little bit of butter or drizzle syrup on top. You can garnish with confectioners sugar to jazz it up. It will comfortably feed two, easily feed four and if you are feeling greedy, keep it all for yourself. Makes a great brunch meal.
Pairs well with a Mimosa, fresh fruit or scrambled cheese eggs. Might want to keep this recipe in mind for Valentine's Day. Just a suggestion kiddies!
Latoya Shauntay Snell
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