Nutritious Oatmeal Chia Pancakes with Kefir are hearty and delicious. Traditional pancakes are kicked up a notch.
These healthy oatmeal pancakes are great for breakfast, brunch, and dinner too. So easy to make, and easily warmed up for quick eating on busy weekday mornings.
Brunch on the weekends is a great way to start the day. Finally, time to sit down and actually enjoy your meal without having to rush out the door to work and school. Do you have a favourite dish you like to cook for the weekend brunch? Oatmeal is a great ingredient, and we use it often in things like muffins, baked oatmeal, and cookie balls.
If you have never tried kefir, it is similar to a yogurt drink. It comes in plain and flavoured. I love using the vanilla flavour in Healthy Kefir Popsicles. The perfect treat, especially for the kids. They don’t even realize they are actually eating something HEALTHY.
Most days breakfast is eaten in such a hurry. We are rushing to get ready in the morning. Some people don’t even eat breakfast, even though it is the most important meal of the day.
Then comes the weekend, when things hopefully are a little calmer and laid back, for at least one of the days. Time to actually sit and have a cup of coffee (or two). Cooking up a tasty brunch is something we love to do in our house. Healthy pancakes are a favourite around here. What about you?
DO YOU GO OUT TO BRUNCH?
So many people love to go out to brunch on the weekends. Restaurants can be lined up out the door. Brunch is one of those meals that is a time slot all its’ own. It happens to be my favourite time slot. I am not a breakfast or lunch person, but BRUNCH, now we’re talking.
Brunch foods are usually breakfast and lunch foods “kicked up a notch”. Delicious varieties of eggs, pancakes, sandwiches, quiches, and don’t forget awesome drinks too. You even get dessert items. What’s not to love about brunch.
These Nutritious Oatmeal Chia Pancakes with Kefir are brunch worthy. Pancakes can be a little boring at times in most restaurants. The advantage to making them at home is you can add whatever you like to them.
OATMEAL PANCAKES FOR BREAKFAST AND DINNER
Breakfast for dinner!! Do you do this at your house too? We often have breakfast items for dinner like these Waffle Sandwiches. Sometimes it’s fun to mix up the dinner scene and add some variety to the week.
Adding nutrition to your meals is so important. The chia, kefir, and oatmeal in these nutritious and healthy pancakes pack a punch with protein, fibre, and probiotics. Definitely heartier than a plain pancake. Add a slice or two of bacon, or a couple of sausages and this simple breakfast is perfect for dinner too. These oatmeal pancakes are super easy to make too. In fact, I always make a double batch so we have easy weekday breakfasts that just need to be warmed up.
ENTERTAINING WITH BRUNCH
Since people seem to love going out to brunch, have you ever thought of hosting a brunch? With so many options to add to the menu, it has quickly become a favourite way to host, and a true crowd pleaser. Fluffly oatmeal pancakes are always a hit here.
Next time you want to try something a little different, these Nutritious Oatmeal Chia Pancakes with Kefir are worth a shot. Did you know pancakes are great as a snack? I will often grab one out of the fridge.
Warm it slightly in the microwave, top with a bit of peanut butter, roll and eat. Delicious!
Do you have a favourite brunch food? Leave me a comment, I would love to hear about it.
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Nutritious Oatmeal Chia Pancakes with Kefir
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 cups kefir (flavoured or plain)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- Toppings of your choice
- In a bowl combine the oatmeal and kefir, and set aside.
- In a bowl or measuring cup, beat the eggs, oil and honey.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Add the egg mixture to the flour and mix well. Add the oatmeal/kefir mixture and combine well.
- Add the chia seeds and mix.
- Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add about 2 tsp. of butter.
- Pour about 1/3 cup batter (per pancake) into the pan. Cook (3-5 minutes) until the top of the pancake is bubbly.
- Flip and cook the other side.
- Remove cooked pancakes from pan. Place on a heatproof serving tray, and place in a warm oven to until you have finished cooking all the pancakes.
- Serve with your choice of toppings and sides.