It was a case of indecision (what’s new?). Oatmeal or pancakes? Oatmeal or pancakes? Finally I decided to combine the two to form an oatmeal pancake. The Benishan mangoes had finally ripened into a shade of sun-kissed orange, so I decided on the theme Mango Lassi Oatmeal Pancakes.
A lassi is a yogurt-based drink that originates in the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. Mango lassi is probably the most popular sweet lassi (since mangoes are produced abundantly in India). A typical mango lassi is made of mangoes, yogurt, milk and a touch of spice, such as ginger, cardamom or clove. That said, I guess my version of Mango Lassi Pancakes isn’t that authentic after all, since there’s no yogurt and the only spice involved is cinnamon. I’ll be glad to attempt a more authentic version in the future, but today’s misnomeric ones were still yummy in their own right.
Because of the Scottish oats, the pancakes had a little more chew to them, yet still managed to remain moist and fluffy. Today I topped the pancakes with fresh strawberries and a nut/raisin mix. Lately I’m on a macadamia and coconut butter kick. These nut butters went very well with the mango lassi pancakes.