1/2cupmix-ins of choice: toasted chopped nuts, chocolate chips, blueberries, or diced fresh or dried fruit (optional)
For serving: pure maple syrup, butter, or any of your favorite pancake toppings
If you’d like to keep the pancakes warm between batches, place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
Place the oil, Greek yogurt, milk, 1 1/4 cups oats, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a blender.
Blend until the batter is smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Continue blending until you don’t see any remaining bits of oats.
Stop the blender, stirring the remaining 3/4 cup oats and any desired mix-ins. Do not blend again. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes while you heat the skillet/griddle and prep any toppings.
Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Lightly butter or oil the pan if needed (some nonstick pans do not need this).
Once the skillet is hot, drop the batter by 1/4 cupful into the pan. Let cook gently for 3 to 4 minutes on the first side, until the pancakes look dry at the edges and small bubbles form on top.
Gently flip, then cook on the other side for 1 to 2 minutes. They should look golden on both sides. If desired, transfer the pancakes to a baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven between batches. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Serve hot with desired toppings.
TO STORE: Refrigerate leftover pancakes in an airtight storage container for up to 4 days.
TO REHEAT: Gently rewarm pancakes in the microwave until hot. You can also reheat them on a baking sheet in the oven at 350 degrees F until warm.
TO FREEZE: Once your pancakes have fully cooled, lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze the pancakes until solid. Then, transfer the frozen pancakes to an airtight storage container or ziptop bag for up to 2 months. Remove and reheat pancakes from frozen as desired.