Cracklin' Oat Bran Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe
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An easy breakfast that you would be proud to serve to your family, friends, or even for holiday and special occasion entertaining. The Cracklin' Oat Bran adds a little crunch to your pancakes with great flavors for a satisfying start to the day.
Type: Breakfast, Brunch
  • 1 3/4 Cups - Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup - Water
  • 1 teaspoon - Pure Vanilla Extract (my secret ingredient to delicious pancakes)
  • 1 Cup - Kellogg's Cracklin' Oat Bran Cereal
  • NOTE: You can always use your homemade pancake mix / batter.
  • Optional Items:
  • Fresh Fruit (Peaches, Raspberries, Strawberries)
  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  1. Start by getting our fruit prepared for topping the pancakes when they are hot off the griddle.
  2. Get your Cracklin' Oat Bran ready for the pancake batter (this is where the kids come in). Place the cereal in a sandwich sized zippered baggy, fold it over to get the air out, and seal the bag. Then, let your kids gently hammer the cereal with the side of a wooden mallet / tenderizer. You want the cereal to be broken up into smaller pieces, but not pulverized.
  3. Set the baggy of crunchy cereal bits aside.
  4. Light the fire under your griddle. You want it to be hot when your batter is ready.
  5. Make your buttermilk pancake batter.
  6. Add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
  7. Once batter is mixed, add in about half of your Cracklin' Oat Bran bits (you want to save some for garnishing your pancakes).
  8. Mix until blended.
  9. Check your griddle to see if it is hot enough by spritzing a little water on the hot surface. The water should bubble, spit, and steam.
  10. Scoop your pancake batter onto the griddle and get cookin'.
  11. Top your Pancakes and Serve.
Topping Suggestions:

I made two different types of toppers for our pancakes:
Peach and Raspberry with Vanilla Greek Yogurt and Honey
Strawberries with maple Syrup

They were both scrumptious and beautiful. Both plates are garnished with the additional Cracklin' Oat Bran bits.
Recipe by Life With Lorelai at