[donotprint] When I started making my weekend pancake stacks I was all about the sauce or jam to drown them in. That was until I got a little lazy and didn’t fancy figuring out a way to make jam/sauce look pretty. Sauce + pancake = delicious mess

I’ve been eating cherries by the bucket load and decided it was about I make something with them other than a smoothie or sticking them in flake bakes and what not (not make them sound any less amazing then they were!)

Seen as I’m playing catch up from the weekend I figured it should share my amazing pancakes that fell on to my plate on Sunday…cherry jam filled.

Oh my good Lord they were some of the best pancakes ever. Oats + Cherries… just an incredible combination.

I decided to test out a new pancake batter, grinding my own oat flour from rolled oats (something I will definitely be doing more often). Rather than my usual 5 small pancake stack I opted for some larger pancakes, three to be precise and they were nothing short of awesome!

Sandwiched in between was the quick cherry sauce/jam…basically cooked down cherries, some maple syrup, water and a little xanthan gum to thicken it up a bit – seriously magic powder.

Really ripe cherries work best as they just break down a hell of lot quicker and easier meaning no blending is required, just a little mashing.

For all the cherry lovers out there, or those in surplus, Courtney I mean you!, these pancakes are a must make. Of course I stuck with what I know best…the almond extract in the smoothie and flake bake worked so incredibly well I couldn’t not stick it in the pancake batter.

Note to self: invest in more high quality extracts! Coconut and Mint are top of my list! A little drop (or two…) … the waft of the almondy pancakes was incredible and they tasted sensational. It brings a whole new dimension and experimentation basis/excuse for pancake making. Smile

Messy but oh so delicious!

What’s your favourite fruit jam? Any extract recommendations? [/donotprint]

Oatie Cherry Jam Pancakes


Servings – 1

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 12 minutes


Cherry Jam Sauce

  • 1/2 cup pitted cherries diced
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum


  • 60g (1/2 cup) oat flour (60g of oats ground in to flour)
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) unsweetened applesauce
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp almond essence
  • 2 tsp baking powder


  • 1 tbsp flaked almonds
  • 1/2 tbsp dried cherries chopped
  • 1 tsp desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup cherries
  • 2 tbsp plain soy yoghurt


  1. Add all cherry jam ingredients to a pot with the exception of the xanthan gum. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes until cherries have broken down. Remove from the heat and whisk in xanthan gum, return to the heat and simmer for a further couple of minutes. Jam will thicken a little more as it cools. It’s more of a jam sauce then a traditional jelly like jam.
  2. Whisk together all pancake batter ingredients. Spoon out 1/3 cup measures in to a non stick skillet, spreading out using the back of a spoon to desired thickness and width.
  3. Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Serve pancakes layered up with cherry jam sauce in between and remaining on the top. Top with soy yoghurt, almonds, dried cherries and coconut to serve. Any left over goodies served on the side.

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  1. That is one BEAUTIFUL mess you’ve got there! I made a batch of lemon blueberry coconut pancakes on Sunday and layered them with yogurt and blueberries…love the combination, but man, was it a race against time to get photos before the Great Pancake Avalanche of 2012! Lol

    I keep meaning to buy some cherries before they’re out of season, but I can’t help my crazy blueberry obsession right now!

    And one last thing…I couldn’t agree more…high quality extracts make ALL the difference! I use almond or maple in just about every sweet breakfast I make!

    1. Ooh lemon blueberry sounds good! The larger pancakes helped with the potential for avalanche on these ones, they were pretty sturdy! 🙂 Buy some cherries immediately, cherry and blueberry together!

  2. Too bad I’ve already had breakfast because this looks soooooo goooood!!!!! I love how you’ve combined so many different elements, the cherry sauce, the pancakes, the different toppings! I’ll have to make it as weekend breakfast 🙂

  3. These look delicious! We love black currant jam, and blueberry jam! Yum yum!
    We also completely agree about extracts- one little drop takes a flat dish to one that’s through the roof! We can’t get enough of coconut extract, seriously amazing stuff, but we also adore vanilla, almond, mint, banana and maple. We have plans to purchase rum, brandy, and orange extract in the near future! 🙂

    1. Don’t think you can even get all them here! Would love some rum and orange and banana!!! Blogger swap sometime perhaps if you guys find them 🙂