Thursday, August 11, 2011

Buttermilk Pie and Oatmeal Pancake Mix

 Buttermilk pie!! Really?! These were my first thoughts when stumbling across this recipe. I’ve used buttermilk in many desserts but never one that was dedicated entirely to the curdled milk. But let me tell you, this pie was delicious! I couldn’t believe it! It was sweet with custard like texture; the pancake mix I used gave the pie a warm nutty flavor that I loved.
Besides the lovely flavor and texture in this surprising dessert, the best part was that it was easy and used minimal dishes. I love making pies and find the process of making a crust and then pouring in a delicious berry or a creamy filling delightful, however I don’t always have the time to do so; which makes the discovery of this simple, easy to make version of one of my favorite desserts so wonderful! 

It also allowed me to make the pancake mix that I have wanted to try from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, a very cute blog with lovely family friendly recipes! 

Oatmeal Pancake Mix
Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe  *

3/4 C. Oatmeal, Ground
21/2 C. All purpose Flour
11/2 Tbs. Sugar
11/2 Tbs. Baking Powder
1/2 Tbs. Salt
1/2 Tbs. Baking Soda
1/2 C. Vegetable or Canola Oil

Grind Oatmeal in a food processor or blender until smooth. Mix all dry ingredients together in large bowl. Add in oil and mix together with hands until a small piece when taken out and squeezed it stays together. Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks or in fridge or freezer indefinitely.
*For pancake instructions follow the link to orginal post. 

Buttermilk Pie
Adapted from Vintage Victuals originally from Paula Dean


11/2 C. Sugar
1 C. Buttermilk
1 C. Pancake mix (original recipe called for Bisquick)
1/3 C. Melted Butter
11/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
3 Eggs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch pie plate.
Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Pour into pie pan and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve with a glass of milk, Whipped cream and fruit or whatever inspires you, Enjoy!!


  1. Thanks!! and thanks for your earlier comment on the smoothie post, i appreciate your thoughtful words. Smoothies are so good and pie is too, though not as good for you :)