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Ads’ Oaty Pancakes – VW Camper Van Kitchen Camping Recipes

VW Camper van Kitchen Camping Recipes.

Ads’ Oaty Pancakes. Makes 8.

This is our second campsite cook foodie blog, VW Camper Van Kitchen Camping Recipes. Janifa Berridge of Demuths Cookery School shares a delicious meal from her personal camping recipes cookbook. These simple recipes are packed with flavour and are perfect to prepare in your VW camper van kitchen.

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I learned this recipe while on an Autumn camping weekend with friends about 10 years ago. A bunch of us headed down to Croyde to accompany our Kiwi buddy Adam, who fancied himself as a surfer. Once camp was set up we giggled our way down to the beach. Ads struggled into his wet suit to braved the cold October Atlantic Ocean. But he had hardly set foot in the water when a young woman, with nothing more than a bikini and surfboard turned up and dived right in. She was an amazingly hardy surfer. Ads, who was normally quite a flirt, made a quick retreat claiming his “old surfing hip” was playing up!

Needless to say he got quite a ribbing on the short walk back to the campsite. But all was forgiven back at camp when he produced a jug of oats he had been soaking in milk and proceeded to make the most hearty and delicious american style pancakes.


50g Porridge Oats
200g Milk
75g Plain Flour
2 tbsp Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 Egg
oil or Butter for frying


Soak the oats in the milk for at least 10 minutes, but the longer you leave it the better. Ads recommend overnight was ideal.

When you cant wait any longer, mix in all the other ingredients.

Heat the oil or butter in a frying pan to a medium heat.

Drop tablespoons of the batter into the oil. When the bubbles set on the top, flip the pancakes and cook the other side.

Alternatively, cook the whole mix as one large pancake. But be beware it will take longer to cook. Cut it into wedges to serve.

Serve with your favourite topings. I have served ours with Cliff Besley’s Strawberries, fresh ewes cheese from Homewood artisan cheesemakers and Welsh Summer Honey from Wainwrights Bee Farm drizzled on top. While I’m dropping names from our local farmers market, I shouldn’t forget to mention the wonderful unpasteurised milk from Dreamers Farm which went into the pancake mix.

If you enjoyed this dish, please check out our other VW Camper van Kitchen Camping Recipes on our blog.