Eat it: Maple Oat Pancakes @ Lovin’ Oven

Indulge during this transition from summer to fall with a plate of maple oat pancakes at Lovin’ Oven in Frenchtown. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Lovin’ Oven specializes in farm-to-table fare with a menu that’s welcoming to vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free eaters and those with other dietary restrictions. But in all that accommodation, flavor is never sacrificed.

Back to the pancakes: three thick oat pancakes are piled high and topped with powdered sugar, fresh fruit and organic maple syrup. The double maple flavor from the pancakes and syrup is a delicious seasonal treat, and the thick, oaty pancakes are substantial, with a pleasant chew and a deep, nearly savory flavor. Meat-eaters can pair it with a side of smoked bacon or breakfast sausage; potatoes, sautéed kale and avocado are available for plant-based eaters.