James Carrier
Makes about 12 pancakes; 5 to 6 servings

Notes: Cooks at La Note in Berkeley, California, swirl a little of the jamlike coulis on top of the pancakes. You can make the coulis up to 1 week ahead; chill airtight. Also offer butter and syrup with the pancakes.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a bowl, mix oats and buttermilk; let stand at least 15 minutes or up to 30 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Step 3

In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, and vanilla to blend. Stir in flour and oat mixtures just until evenly moistened, then gently stir in raspberries.

Step 4

Place a nonstick griddle or a 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat (350°); when hot, coat lightly with oil and adjust heat to maintain temperature. Pour batter in 1/2-cup portions onto griddle and cook until pancakes are browned on the bottom and edges begin to look dry, about 2 minutes; turn with a wide spatula and brown other sides, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes longer. Coat pan with more oil as necessary to cook remaining pancakes.

Step 5

Serve the pancakes as cooked, or keep them warm in a single layer on baking sheets in a 200° oven for up to 15 minutes. Stack pancakes on plates and serve with berry coulis (see notes).

La Norte Restaurant Provençal, Berkeley, California

Ratings & Reviews

Onecentinvegas's Review

May 29, 2014
Really nice for a summer Sunday brunch. The pancakes aren't much different than any other pancakes, but the coulis DEFINITELY makes the dish. Made both using Splenda instead of sugar, and they tasted just great. Used fresh Raspberries from Trader Joe's and the fresh, sweet taste knocks your taste buds right over. Who needs syrup? I'd for sure recommend these.

Purpleorchard's Review

September 02, 2013
These are exquisite! I didn't make the berry coulis--didn't think the pancakes needed them. They are easy to make, but its important to mix the oatmeal/buttermilk first to sit, so remember to allow for that time. These are far healthier than other pancake recipes I've tried and taste better. Of note, added cinnamon and nutmeg to the mixture -- delicious.

Ashley22's Review

March 27, 2009
Good- but not great. Really liked the berry coulis. I only had blueberries, no raspberries, so I'm sure that would change the recipe a bit. Really enjoyed the next day cold (the flavors came together nicelY)