Pour water (4 cups) into a medium size sauce pan, add salt (1/2tsp). Bring water to boil. Pour in uncooked steel cut oats (1cup). Cook for 1 minute. Watch it closely, it can overboil if you let it without supervision. After 1 minute remove from the heat, cover and let sit on the counter overnight.
STEEL CUT OATS PANCAKE BATTER
In a bowl whisk together flour ( 1 cup and 1/2 cup), baking soda (1/2tsp) and salt (pinch), set aside.
Separate 2 eggs. Add egg yolks to one bowl and into another bowl add egg whites (2). Beat egg whites with a hand held mixer until stiff peaks are formed. Don't beat till meringue looks grainy, meringue should be smooth.
Into a bowl with egg yolks (2) add milk (2/3 cup ), freshly squeezed lemon juice or vinegar (3tsp), non fat Greek yogurt (1/3 cup ), egg yolks (2), honey (3 tbsp), grated fresh ginger (1/2 tbsp -optional), coconut oil (1 tbsp) and Vanilla Extract (1/2 tsp). Use a whisk or hand held mixer to combine all the ingredients until well blended together.
Fold soaked steel cut oats (1 cup) into the egg yolk mixture.
Into the egg yolk- steel cut oats mixture gradually fold in flour mixture alternating with meringue. Pancake batter will thick. Now you are ready to cook the pancakes.
To cook pancakes heat a skillet or a griddle. Add a small amount of coconut oil or use other oil, butter etc.Use a brush to spread the oil if needed. Heat it up to medium-high and then drop 1/3 cup measure of pancake batter onto the heated pan. Pancake batter is thick, gently spread it with a back of the spoon. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes then flip and continue cooking for additional 1 minute. Slide a spatula under cooked pancakes and transfer it onto plate. Repeat until you you are done will all of the pancake batter. Enjoy plain or with your favorite topping.TIP - 1/3 cup of batter makes about 5-6 inch pancakes
CAN I FREEZE COOKED PANCAKES?
Yes, absolutely. Freeze cooked pancakes first in one layer on a flat freezer safe tray/baking sheet lined with parchment. Freeze for about an hour. Once frozen, slide all the pancakes into a freezer safe container or a freezer safe ziploc bag. Freeze for up to 1-2 months. Allow to defrost and reheat in the microwave at 50% power.CAN I USE SUGAR IN PLACE OF A HONEY?Sure, you can use sugar.