If you are traveling through Las Cruces, be sure to have some breakfast at The Shed restaurant. I can personally vouch for the oatmeal pancakes they serve! If you can't make it to southern New Mexico for breakfast, try this version that I came up with at home.
3/4 cup quick oatmeal
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 tbl. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
Stir oatmeal and buttermilk together in a large bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Stir in eggs, oil, vanilla, and brown sugar. Mix well.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix into the oatmeal mixture.
Cook pancakes on a hot greased griddle for about two minutes per side. Keep the cooked ones in a warm oven until all are ready to be served.
Serve with warm syrup, sliced bananas, or warm applesauce.