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Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make and a more filling than your typical pancake recipe. The batter comes together in just 5 minutes with ingredients you probably already have on hand!

A stack of Oatmeal Pancakes topped with a pad of butter with syrup being poured on it.

Pancakes are a classic breakfast option. If you want to make a more filling pancake that keeps you full longer, try making oatmeal pancakes. The batter can be made a head and kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. Just give it a quick store before cooking up your pancake batter for a quick and hearty breakfast the whole family will love.

  • What are the best kind of oats to use to make oatmeal pancakes?

    Oatmeal pancakes can be made with either quick oats (instant oats) or old fashioned rolled oats. The quick oats will have hardly any texture and you may not even notice they are there. Rolled oats will have more of a texture in the pancake. We do not recommend using steel cut oats to make pancakes as they will have an unpleasant chewiness.
  • Can I use whole wheat flour in this recipe?

    Yes! Whole wheat flour can be used interchangeably in this recipe. Please keep in mind that the use of whole wheat will make for a more dense pancake. You can use partial whole wheat to retain a bit of fluffiness.
  • Can I use oat flour in this recipe?

    Yes, for a fully oatmeal based pancake, you can use oat flour in this recipe in place of the all-purpose flour. This will change the overall texture of the pancake, but it will still be enjoyable and delicious. To make your own oat flour at home, simply process oats in a blender or food processor until pulverized into a flour substance.

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A stack of Oatmeal Pancakes topped with a pad of butter with syrup being poured on it.
Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make and a more filling than your typical pancake recipe. The batter comes together in just 5 minutes with ingredients you probably already have on hand!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup salted butter melted
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, quick oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Whisk in buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter just until combined.
  • Preheat a flat griddle over medium-high heat.
  • Scoop 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto griddle. Let pancakes cook until bubbles form before flipping.
  • Cook other side until golden brown. Serve hot with syrup.


Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Oatmeal pancakes
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May 6, 2020 3:04 am

5 stars

Anonymous ( South Florida)
April 11, 2020 10:55 am

5 stars
Made a bowl of instant oatmeal with bluberries.. Couldnt finish it and in the fridge it went. The next morning, I added some milk and butter oil to it and made pancakes on a hot griddle. Deliscious!

March 4, 2020 9:15 am

5 stars
We love this recipe!!! Thank you!!

April 13, 2020 9:31 am
Reply to  Amarilis

Wonderful. Used oat flour and oat bran instead and added vanilla. Will use as my regular pancakes now.

February 29, 2020 2:14 pm

Absolutely delicious! I used milk with a squeeze of lemon instead of buttermilk. Was perfect. The pancakes were lovely and fluffy.

April 18, 2020 2:09 am
Reply to  Jo

5 stars
New favourite for the whole family! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
How can I send the pic here? They look the same as Rachel’s!

January 11, 2020 11:13 am

Perfect. I made them just like she said, and they were great!

November 23, 2019 8:55 am

5 stars
The best oatmeal pancake recipe I’ve tried so far, and I’ve tried a lot! I followed the recipe exactly EXCEPT 1 tbsp sugar instead of 2, and milk + vinegar as I didn’t have buttermilk. They are crispy and fluffy and SO YUMMY. They looked exactly as the picture did. Will make again with whole wheat flour (that’s what I normally use).

June 24, 2019 10:43 pm

5 stars
I used oat flour instead of wheat flour and plain yogurt instead of buttermilk and then top the pancakes off with agave syrup – they were yum! Thanks for this healthy and delicious recipe!

June 20, 2019 8:55 am

5 stars
I didn’t have buttermilk either so added 2 tsp or so lemon juice to the milk and let it sit while mixing up the rest. I also sprinkled blueberries on top before flipping. This recipe is my new favorite!!

24/7 Mom
June 20, 2019 4:50 am

5 stars
My kids love this recipe! A few tweaks: I blend the oatmeal in food processor and a add about a half a teaspoon of vanilla. I use this recipe as a base and add either raisins or chocolate chips.

Jasmine Enciso
March 7, 2019 10:33 pm

5 stars
Super quick to throw together. My family loved them! They are fluffy and the addition of the oats gave it a great depth of flavor. This is my new go to pancake recipe.

February 23, 2019 7:23 am

5 stars
We love pancakes and have enjoyed your pumpkin, blueberry, and plain ones, but this one became our new favorite! Thank you for the great new recipes. Your website has become our go to recipe box!

Anne Sinno
January 26, 2019 4:21 pm

This is a wonderful recipe…my husband ate 8 of them!!

January 26, 2019 10:59 am

5 stars
Thanks Rachel! I added a splash of my homemade vanilla and some Penzeys Cake Spice. Delish!

January 26, 2019 7:54 am

4 stars
Buttermilk is not that easy to obtain here in the UK, especially where we live so alternatives would be useful.

Marti Walker
January 26, 2019 6:27 am

If I don’t have buttermilk on hand, can I add some.vinegar to my regular milk? If so, what’s the ratio between milk & vinegar for this recipe? Thanks!

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