Summary: In DC, there's a great breakfast/brunch spot called Open City. My favorite dish on its menu is the multigrain pancakes, and this recipe (found on epicurious) is a very good approximation. Hearty, flavorful, these fill you up but don't weigh you down.
Yield: serves 2-4
- 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons well-shaken buttermilk, divided
- 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
Soak the oats in 3/4 cup buttermilk 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.
Stir the egg, melted butter, brown sugar, remaining buttermilk, and oat mixture into dry ingredients until just combined.
Heat a griddle over medium heat until hot and lightly brush with oil. Working in batches, pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto griddle and cook until bubbles appear on surface and undersides are golden-brown, about 1 minute. Flip with a spatula and cook other side, about 1 minute more. (Lightly oil griddle between batches.)