Walnut Basil Pesto

Submitted by Anna Pippin, MSHN

Your whole family will fall in love with these wholesome and delicious pancakes! They are 100% nutritious and healthy, made with oatmeal, whole wheat flour, and sweet blueberries. No butter, oil, or sugar!! These pancakes have become a Sunday morning favorite in our household from the young to the old!


● 2 cups Oatmeal
● 2 cups Milk (or plant based milk)
● 1 tsp White vinegar
● 1 tsp Vanilla
● 2 Eggs
● 2 tbsp Applesauce
● 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
● 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
● 2 tsp Baking powder
● 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
● 1/2 tsp Salt
● 1 tsp Cinnamon
● 1 cup Blueberries


1. Pour the vinegar in the milk and then combine the oats with the milk in a medium bowl and set aside for 20 minutes.
2. Add wet ingredients to the bowl with the soaked oats and whisk until well combined.
3. Add all dry ingredients to their own bowl and combine very well, and then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold JUST until combined (use a spatula, NOT a whisk!). Do not overmix! Or you will have dense and gummy pancakes.
4. Fold in blueberries.
5. Heat a skillet or griddle over low heat (these cook best on low heat). Spray with nonstick cooking spray and drop 3-4 tablespoons of batter per pancake on the hot surface. Cook until bubbles appear, then flip and finish until cooked through.
6. Serve with maple syrup and blueberries sprinkled on top.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 5 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 93 mg 31 %
Sodium 757 mg 32 %
Potassium 124 mg 4 %
Total Carbohydrate 49g 16 %
Dietary Fiber 7 g 29 %
Sugars 20 g
Protein 10 g 20 %
Vitamin A 9 %
Vitamin C 10 %
Calcium 181 %
Iron 10 %

Recipe adapted from: https://www.savorynothings.com/blueberry-oatmeal-pancakes/

See it on Anna’s website at: https://www.holisticnutritioncoach.org/bluberry-oatmeal-pancakes

Anna Pippin, MSHN
Anna Pippin, MSHNOwner of Holistic Nutrition Coach, LLC.
Anna lives in Lyme and is the owner of Holistic Nutrition Coach, LLC.. She received a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition from American College of Healthcare Sciences and she holds a Certificate of Plant-Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center of Nutrition Studies and eCornell. Anna is also a graduate of the Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Home Chef Cooking Course. Anna believes one can heal from eating whole, nutritious foods and it is her passion to help and support others on their own path to nutritional wellness. Visit her website at www.holisticnutritioncoach.org.

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Shelby Wood
Manager of Program Development
CommunityCare of Lyme