Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Is there anything better than a big stack of warm buttermilk pancakes in the morning? I think not! Pancakes are the best way to start the day and this Buttermilk Pancake recipe is the very BEST! I promise it will be your GO TO recipe! It is our family&…

Is there anything better than a big stack of warm buttermilk pancakes in the morning? I think not! Pancakes are the best way to start the day and this Buttermilk Pancake recipe is the very BEST! I promise it will be your GO TO recipe! It is our family’s most favorite pancake recipe and everyone…

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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

These deliciously easy banana oatmeal pancakes are made in a blender using oats and bananas: no flour! They’re delicious with…

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These deliciously easy banana oatmeal pancakes are made in a blender using oats and bananas: no flour! They’re delicious with a healthy spin.

Banana oatmeal pancakes

Here at A Couple Cooks, we love pancakes that taste good and are full of nutrient-dense whole foods. Enter, these healthy banana oatmeal pancakes! They’re a mashup of our fan-favorite Oatmeal Pancakes and Banana Pancakes and man, are they delicious. We literally could not stop eating them (excuse me for stuffing my face…!). Even better: they’re made mainly of oats and bananas in a blender. That’s right: no all purpose flour at all! No one will believe the magic.

Why make these banana oatmeal pancakes?

Let’s get our unpopular opinion out there right now: most pancakes are an excuse to eat cake for breakfast. (Sorry!) But to be honest: a huge dose of sugar and refined flour in the morning doesn’t make us feel so great. The hearty, wholesome option? These banana oatmeal pancakes. What’s great about them?

  • They’re made mainly of oats: no flour. This makes them 100% whole grain and naturally gluten free pancakes. You’ll find they stick with you: they’re filling and make your stomach feel full, not ready for a sugar crash! It’s basically like eating a bowl of oatmeal.
  • They’re so easy to make! All you need is a blender and these pancakes come together in a breeze.
  • They’ve got amazing flavor. Take one bite, and you’ll be a believer. We promise!
Banana oatmeal pancakes

They’re easy to make: in a blender!

How to make pancakes easy? Simply whiz up everything in a blender and you’re ready to go! For some reason, using a blender seems easier than whisking everything together: maybe because there’s a little less mess? Then cook them up the same as a standard pancake.

The batter for these banana oatmeal pancakes is a slightly more delicate than a standard pancake since these oatmeal blender pancakes have no gluten. But they don’t require a lot of extra babying! It should feel essentially the same as a normal pancake when they’re on the griddle.

Variations on these banana oatmeal pancakes

Here are a few variations on these banana oatmeal pancakes:

  • Dairy free: Use almond milk instead of standard milk, and neutral oil instead of butter. Try vegan yogurt for the yogurt, or you can just add the same amount of non-dairy milk.
  • Vegan / plant based: Honestly, we’d recommend our Vegan Pancakes instead. But you can try using flax eggs in place of the egg! To learn more, go to How to make a flax egg.
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How to step up these banana oatmeal pancakes

We love serving these banana oatmeal pancakes with just a drizzle of maple syrup! Of course it’s essential to be light-handed on toppings for a healthy pancake recipe, or it kind of negates the purpose of being healthier in the first place, right? Here are a few fun ways to dress up your gluten free banana oatmeal pancakes, with a healthy spin:

Love banana flavor? Our Healthy Banana Muffins or Healthy Banana Bread use the same method! Or browse our favorite banana recipes.

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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes (Best Ever!)


  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: About 9 large or 12 small pancakes

Description

These deliciously easy banana oatmeal pancakes are made in a blender using oats and bananas: no flour! They’re delicious with a healthy spin. NOTE: Recipe updated 5/26/2021 to address reader comments. 


Ingredients

  • 2 cups Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup plain or vanilla yogurt (Greek or whole milk work)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted (or neutral oil)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup mashed bananas  (2 medium)

Instructions

  1. Place the oats, Greek yogurt, eggs, milk, melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla, baking powder and kosher salt in a blender. Blend on high until a smooth batter forms. 
  2. Mash the bananas, then stir them into the blender with a spatula. 
  3. Lightly grease a skillet with butter and wipe off extra grease with a paper towel. Heat the skillet over low heat. Add a few more tablespoons milk to the better until it is still thick but can pour out of the blender. Pour the batter into small circles. Cook the pancakes until the bubbles pop on the top and the bottoms are golden: low and slow is the key! Then flip them and cook until golden on the other side. 
  4. Add another tablespoon or two to the remaining batter and stir so that it is pourable. Cook the remaining batter, adjusting the heat as necessary (the skillet can get very hot on the second batch). Place the cooked pancakes under an inverted bowl to keep them warm. Serve immediately with maple syrup.
  • Category: Brunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Last updated: June 2021

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Buckwheat Pancakes

Ever tried buckwheat pancakes? Sure, they aren’t the prettiest pancakes around, but they make up for their humble appearance with wonderful flavor and texture. Buckwheat, a gluten-free…

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buckwheat pancakes recipe

Ever tried buckwheat pancakes? Sure, they aren’t the prettiest pancakes around, but they make up for their humble appearance with wonderful flavor and texture. Buckwheat, a gluten-free relative of rhubarb, has a delicate, almost nutty flavor all its own.

Thanks to the buckwheat flour, these pancakes are naturally gluten free! These pancakes possess a light and airy consistency that quietly surrenders to the pressure of a fork and soaks up maple syrup like a sponge. I just love them.

buckwheat pancake ingredients

This recipe was originally adapted from a fun cookbook called Pancakes, by fellow food blogger Adrianna Adarme of A Cozy Kitchen. I visit Adrianna’s blog any time I need some creative recipe inspiration or a laugh, which is often.

It’s been eight years, so I’m revisiting this recipe to update the photos. I also tweaked the recipe a bit to work even better with 100 percent buckwheat flour. I added another egg and a smidge more flour. Hope you’ll give them a try soon!

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Fluffy Almond Flour Pancakes

Try these almond flour pancakes: light, fluffy and so full of flavor they’ll become your go-to recipe. Everyone will ask for seconds! Here’s a recipe we made for guests that everyone couldn’t stop talking about: Almond Flour Pancakes. “They’re so light and fluffy! They taste like cake! You’d never know they’re made of almonds!” was the chorus echoed as we devoured this stack of flapjacks. We made these for a visit from my parents and they disappeared in no time. They’re fluffy and vanilla scented, so tasty that no one would guess there’s none of the standard all purpose flour. In fact, we might just switch to these as our everyday pancake! Ingredients in this almond flour pancakes recipe Almond flour pancakes sound like they might be super nutty or extra dense. Au contraire! These pancakes are light and fluffy, vanilla-scented and almost taste like crepes. You’d never know they were gluten-free. In fact, that’s our specialty: recipes where you don’t feel like you’re giving anything up (whether that’s gluten free, meatless, or even just healthy takes on comfort food). Here are the almond flour pancakes ingredients: Almond flour Sugar Baking powder Kosher salt Eggs Neutral oil Vanilla Make sure […]

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Try these almond flour pancakes: light, fluffy and so full of flavor they’ll become your go-to recipe. Everyone will ask for seconds!

Almond flour pancakes

Here’s a recipe we made for guests that everyone couldn’t stop talking about: Almond Flour Pancakes. “They’re so light and fluffy! They taste like cake! You’d never know they’re made of almonds!” was the chorus echoed as we devoured this stack of flapjacks. We made these for a visit from my parents and they disappeared in no time. They’re fluffy and vanilla scented, so tasty that no one would guess there’s none of the standard all purpose flour. In fact, we might just switch to these as our everyday pancake!

Ingredients in this almond flour pancakes recipe

Almond flour pancakes sound like they might be super nutty or extra dense. Au contraire! These pancakes are light and fluffy, vanilla-scented and almost taste like crepes. You’d never know they were gluten-free. In fact, that’s our specialty: recipes where you don’t feel like you’re giving anything up (whether that’s gluten free, meatless, or even just healthy takes on comfort food). Here are the almond flour pancakes ingredients:

  • Almond flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Eggs
  • Neutral oil
  • Vanilla

Make sure to buy almond flour, not almond meal

When you’re shopping for this recipe, make sure to grab a bag of almond flour, not almond meal. Though both are made of ground almonds, there’s a distinct difference between the two:

  • Almond flour is made from blanched almonds (almonds with their skins removed) and is ground very finely. 
  • Almond meal contains the skins, making it brown in color instead of off-white, and has a coarser grind than almond flour.

To get the right texture for these almond flour pancakes, almond flour is required because it makes the fluffiest texture! It’s easy to find at your local grocery store these days, just make sure to check the package. Other recipes that use almond flour? Fluffy Gluten Free Waffles or this Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie.

Almond flour

Tips for cooking: use low heat and flip gently

For this almond flour pancakes recipe, it’s important to take care during the cooking process. Almond flour pancakes are more delicate than a standard pancake, and they brown faster. This is because they don’t have gluten to hold them together. Here are a few tips for cooking them:

  • Low and slow is key! If the heat is too high, the pancakes come out burned on the outside and raw on the inside. Low and slow is the way to go: especially with almond flour pancakes.
  • Flip them when bubbles form on the surface and start to pop. It’s hard to wait for this signal, but trust us! This trick works every time and makes the perfectly cooked pancake.
  • Gently flip them: they’ll be more delicate than a standard pancake. That said, we were easily able to flip these: just keep that in mind when you go to flip.
Almond flour pancakes recipe

Skip mix-ins for almond flour pancakes and go for toppings!

Because almond flour pancakes are a bit more delicate, we don’t recommend adding mix-ins to the batter. This can break up the structure of the pancake and make it more difficult to flip. Instead, go big on toppings! Here are some of our favorite ideas to complete this healthy breakfast:

What would you serve for toppings? Let us know in the comments below!

Almond flour pancakes

This almond flour pancakes recipe is…

Vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free. (For vegan you could try with flax eggs, but we have not tested this substitute.)

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Almond flour pancakes

Fluffy Almond Flour Pancakes


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pancakes
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Try these almond flour pancakes: light, fluffy and so full of flavor they’ll become your go-to recipe. Everyone will ask for seconds!


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the almond flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. 
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, neutral oil, and vanilla extract. Add the dries and stir to combine. 
  3. Lightly grease a skillet with butter and wipe off extra grease with a paper towel. Heat the skillet over low heat. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into small circles. Cook the pancakes until the bubbles pop on the top and the bottoms are golden: low and slow is the key! Then gently flip them and cook until golden on the other side: take care as they are a bit more fragile than a standard pancake. 
  4. Cook the remaining batter, adjusting the heat as necessary (the skillet can get very hot on the second batch). Place the cooked pancakes under an inverted bowl to keep them warm. Serve immediately with maple syrup.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: Almond flour pancakes, almond flour pancakes recipe

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Banana Pancakes

This post is sponsored by Kroger Bananas are one of the foods that we ALWAYS have in our kitchen. They are on my grocery list every single week and luckily my Kroger store always has a big selection of bright yellow bananas. We eat them plain, make smo…

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Blender Oatmeal Pancakes

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blender pancakes recipe

How about some pancakes? Like, right now? These are the easiest pancakes I’ve ever made because they come together in the blender! Now you can enjoy pancakes on a weekday morning.

Plus, these pancakes are made with healthy whole grains—oats—and other wholesome ingredients. They’ll actually keep you full until lunchtime. While they are not decadent buttermilk pancakes, they’re entirely delicious in their own right.

oatmeal pancake ingredients

More reasons to love this recipe: These pancakes are the perfect use for a lone over-ripe banana, and they’re enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Freeze any leftovers for a super simple breakfast or snack at any time of day. Let’s make some pancakes already!

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Go-To Banana Pancakes

Here’s your go-to banana pancakes recipe! They’re massively fluffy, delicious, and quick and easy to whip up. If there’s a smell of cozy, it’s wafting pancakes on a hot griddle. Right? It’s the aroma of lazy mornings, slanted morning light, and cradling a warm mug of coffee. So here’s the only recipe you need to create that magic: our go-to Banana Pancakes recipe! This one is totally classic: with simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. You can customize it to different diets, and to the amount of bananas you have on hand. It’s totally flexible for you and your morning! This one is the one we use for special breakfasts or brunches for our family…and it’s always a hit. How to make banana pancakes: some tips! There are just a few things to note about making this banana pancakes recipe. But all in all, it’s the definition of simple. Here’s what to know: Ripe bananas are best. Don’t compromise on this! The riper the banana, the better that beautiful scent in your pancakes. Are your bananas still green? Here’s a trick: you can ripen bananas in the oven. See below for more about customizing the recipe to […]

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Here’s your go-to banana pancakes recipe! They’re massively fluffy, delicious, and quick and easy to whip up.

Banana pancakes

If there’s a smell of cozy, it’s wafting pancakes on a hot griddle. Right? It’s the aroma of lazy mornings, slanted morning light, and cradling a warm mug of coffee. So here’s the only recipe you need to create that magic: our go-to Banana Pancakes recipe! This one is totally classic: with simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. You can customize it to different diets, and to the amount of bananas you have on hand. It’s totally flexible for you and your morning! This one is the one we use for special breakfasts or brunches for our family…and it’s always a hit.

How to make banana pancakes: some tips!

There are just a few things to note about making this banana pancakes recipe. But all in all, it’s the definition of simple. Here’s what to know:

  • Ripe bananas are best. Don’t compromise on this! The riper the banana, the better that beautiful scent in your pancakes. Are your bananas still green? Here’s a trick: you can ripen bananas in the oven. See below for more about customizing the recipe to your bananas!
  • Cook the batter on low heat. This is what cooks pancakes to perfection: golden on the outside and cooked through on the inside. See below for more on that.

You can use any number of bananas: here’s how!

The other day, we wanted to make banana pancakes: but we only had one of that magical yellow fruit on hand. Can you make banana pancakes with 1 banana? Yes! We’ve tested this recipe so it works with different amounts of bananas. Here’s what to know:

  • How many mashed bananas in a cup? It depends on their size. 1 small banana = 1/4 cup mashed. 1 medium banana = 1/3 cup mashed. 1 large banana = 1/2 cup mashed. 1 extra large banana = 3/4 cup mashed.
  • This recipe works with 1/2 cup, 3/4 cup or 1 cup mashed banana. Just add a few tablespoons additional milk to the batter until it comes to a pourable consistency.
Banana pancakes

How to cook pancakes: low and slow

The key to cooking a pancake to perfection? Here are two tips you can use to cook them right every time. Trust us: we’ve made lots of mistakes in this area!

  • Use low to medium low heat. Cooking the pancakes slowly avoids getting them blackened on the outside and raw on the inside.
  • When to flip? When the bubbles form. Wait until bubbles start to form on the surface of the pancake: then flip it! It’s the indication that it’s cooked through.

Banana pancake variations: vegan, gluten free and more!

These banana pancakes are classic style: they’re made with all purpose flour and egg. But do you have a dietary preference and want to change it up? Or want to add some mix-ins? We’ve got options! Here’s what to do to modify this recipe:

  • Vegan: Use the recipe below with a flax egg and oat milk.
  • Gluten free: Go to our Banana Oatmeal Pancakes instead.
  • Whole wheat: Substitute white whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour, or use 1/2 whole wheat and half all-purpose flour
  • Banana blueberry pancakes: Use 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries. Place them right onto the pancakes after you’ve poured them onto the griddle (don’t put them into the batter).
  • Banana chocolate chip: Use 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Same idea as above.
Banana pancakes

Banana pancake toppings

What do you put on your banana pancakes? We’re simple over here! Here’s the combination we think is pure perfection — and a few other ideas in case you want to mix it up.

  • Almond butter, sliced bananas and maple: This is our ideal topping for a stack of banana-flavored flapjacks. It’s simple and complements the flavors perfectly, in our minds. A few other ideas…
  • PB&J: Use peanut butter and homemade strawberry chia jam.
  • Fruit sauce: Add strawberry sauce, raspberry sauce, or blueberry sauce for a fancy breakfast.

How about you: what do you like on your banana pancakes?

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Banana Pancakes

Go-To Banana Pancakes


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10 medium pancakes
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Here’s your go-to banana pancakes recipe! They’re massively fluffy, delicious, and quick and easy to whip up. 


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe banana* (about 3 small, 2 medium or 1 extra large)
  • 1 large egg (or flax egg for vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice (2% or non-dairy milk)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour**
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • To serve: almond butter, banana slices, honey or maple syrup

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mash the banana and measure it out. Whisk in the egg, neutral oil, and milk. 
  2. In a separate bowl bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, cinnamon, baking powder, sugar, and kosher salt.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until a smooth, thick batter forms. (If needed, you can add another tablespoon of milk to get it to a pourable consistency, but you shouldn’t need it for the first batch.)
  4. Lightly grease a skillet with butter and wipe off extra grease with a paper towel. Heat the skillet over low heat. Pour the batter into small circles: about 1/4 cup each. Cook the pancakes until the bubbles pop on the top and the bottoms are golden: low and slow is the key! Then flip them and cook until golden on the other side. 
  5. If necessary, add a tiny splash of milk to the batter for the second batch so it comes to a pourable consistency. Repeat with the remaining batter, adjusting the heat as necessary (the skillet can get very hot on the second batch). Place the cooked pancakes under an inverted bowl to keep them warm. Serve immediately with desired toppings.

Notes

*Typically 1 small banana equals 1/4 cup mashed, and 1 large is 1/2 cup mashed. You can make this recipe with 1/2 cup mashed banana if that’s all you have. Just add about 2 more tablespoons milk to the batter so it comes to a pourable consistency before cooking. You can also increase to 1 cup mashed banana for a more intense banana flavor, and use the same principles.

*For gluten free banana pancakes, go to Banana Oatmeal Pancakes.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: Banana pancakes, banana pancakes recipe

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Valentine’s Day Breakfast Board

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Best-Ever Oatmeal Pancakes (Really!)

Hold onto your hats, this is the BEST oatmeal pancakes recipe! They’re easy to whip up with 100% oats, and taste like vanilla cake. Looking for a breakfast recipe that’s healthy and outrageously delicious? Meet these incredible Oatmeal Pancakes! They’re fluffy, they’re made with 100% oats, and they’re easy to whip up in a blender. Even better: they taste like vanilla cake! Yes, these are the best oatmeal pancakes we’ve had! Many oatmeal pancakes can be very dense or fall apart easily. These work like a charm, and they’re full of fiber and protein. Breakfast just got better. Ingredients in the best oatmeal pancakes recipe (100% oats!) Why make oatmeal pancakes with flour when you can make them with all rolled oats? The blender is your best friend here: simply throw all ingredients into the blender and give it a whiz! It breaks down the oats into the texture of flour and makes a completely smooth batter. This trick is something we perfected in our banana bread muffins, and we’ve refined it here with some inspiration from these apple pancakes. Here’s what you’ll need: Old Fashioned rolled oats: Don’t be tempted to substitute steel cut (here’s why). Greek yogurt: This […]

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Hold onto your hats, this is the BEST oatmeal pancakes recipe! They’re easy to whip up with 100% oats, and taste like vanilla cake.

Oatmeal pancakes

Looking for a breakfast recipe that’s healthy and outrageously delicious? Meet these incredible Oatmeal Pancakes! They’re fluffy, they’re made with 100% oats, and they’re easy to whip up in a blender. Even better: they taste like vanilla cake! Yes, these are the best oatmeal pancakes we’ve had! Many oatmeal pancakes can be very dense or fall apart easily. These work like a charm, and they’re full of fiber and protein. Breakfast just got better.

Ingredients in the best oatmeal pancakes recipe (100% oats!)

Why make oatmeal pancakes with flour when you can make them with all rolled oats? The blender is your best friend here: simply throw all ingredients into the blender and give it a whiz! It breaks down the oats into the texture of flour and makes a completely smooth batter. This trick is something we perfected in our banana bread muffins, and we’ve refined it here with some inspiration from these apple pancakes. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Old Fashioned rolled oats: Don’t be tempted to substitute steel cut (here’s why).
  • Greek yogurt: This is key to getting just the right fluffy texture in an oatmeal pancake recipe. It also helps to hold the pancakes together: and adds protein to boot!
  • Eggs: Eggs also work as a binder. (You can make pancakes without eggs too, but not here.)
  • Milk of choice: Use whatever is on hand in your fridge: you can also use almond or oat milk.
  • Salted butter: Butter is key to the flavor, but you can also sub melted coconut oil.
  • Brown sugar: A touch of sugar sweetens just enough; use maple syrup if you like
  • Vanilla extract: You’ll use a lot, but these pancakes deliver big on vanilla cake flavor!
  • Baking powder & kosher salt
Oatmeal pancake recipe

Tip for cooking: use low heat!

Here’s a tip for cooking any pancake recipe, whether it’s oatmeal pancakes or not. Use low to medium low heat. It takes longer than you expect, but it makes for a perfectly cooked pancake. Here’s why:

  • Low and slow is key! Many home cooks have the heat turned too high when they cook pancakes. It makes them come out burned on the outside and raw on the inside. Low and slow is the way to go!
  • Flip them when bubbles form on the surface and start to pop. It’s hard to wait for this signal, but trust us! This trick works every time and makes the perfectly cooked pancake.

Oatmeal pancakes variations: mix-ins and more!

We like this oatmeal pancakes recipe straight up: it tastes like vanilla birthday cake and it’s so, so tasty! But you can add other mix-ins if you’d like. Here are a few ideas:

  • Blueberry oatmeal pancakes: Use 1 cup fresh or frozen. Don’t add blueberries to the batter! Add them after you pour the circles of batter onto the griddle.
  • Raspberry oatmeal pancakes: Sounds tasty! Do the same as above.
  • Chocolate chip oatmeal pancakes: We’re not chocolate for breakfast people, but we know some people are. Add 1/3 cup chocolate chips.

What else would you add to your oatmeal pancakes? Let us know in the comments below!

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Toppings for this oatmeal pancakes recipe

Here’s the other fun part: topping your oatmeal pancakes! Once you smell that fragrant vanilla smell, you’re going to want to eat these immediately. Here are a few ideas we have:

Vegan variations

We haven’t tried a vegan spin on these oatmeal pancakes. Here are a few options in case you’re looking for a vegan breakfast:

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Oatmeal nutrition info

These oatmeal pancakes are made with 100% oats, which makes them a healthy and naturally gluten free pancake. All things considered, they’re a healthy breakfast idea that’s in contrast to the typical refined flour and sugar flapjack. Why eat oats in the morning? Here are some of the nutritional benefits of oats (source):

  • Oats are high in plant based protein. 1 cup of raw oats have 11 grams protein. That’s about 20% of your daily need!
  • Oats are high in fiber. 1 cup of raw oats have 8 grams of fiber, which is about 30% of the daily value.
  • Oats are very filling: they may reduce appetite and help you eat less calories.

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Best-Ever Oatmeal Pancakes


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pancakes
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Hold onto your hats, this is the BEST oatmeal pancakes recipe! They’re easy to whip up with 100% oats, and taste like vanilla cake.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until a smooth batter forms. 
  2. Wait 5 minutes for the batter to thicken. 
  3. Lightly grease a skillet with butter and wipe off extra grease with a paper towel. Heat the skillet over low heat. Pour the thickened batter into small circles (about 1/3 cup each). Cook the pancakes until the bubbles pop on the top and the bottoms are golden: low and slow is the key! Then flip them and cook until golden on the other side. 
  4. Add 1 tablespoon milk to the remaining batter and stir so that it is pourable. Cook the remaining batter, adjusting the heat as necessary (the skillet can get very hot on the second batch). Place the cooked pancakes under an inverted bowl to keep them warm. Serve immediately with maple syrup.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: Oatmeal pancakes

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Go-To Applesauce Pancakes

This applesauce pancakes recipe comes out moist and cozy-spiced! Using fruit puree makes for the perfect fluffy flapjacks. “These are the best pancakes you’ve made.” That was Alex’s feedback on this Cozy Applesauce Pancakes recipe, to my pleasant surprise! I’m the pancakes recipe writer around here: from vegan pancakes to Greek yogurt pancakes to lemon blueberry pancakes. This time, it was a jar of applesauce that inspired me. What to do with leftover applesauce? Make pancakes, of course! This fruit puree makes the ideal soft and moist texture for flapjacks. They’re perfect for a cozy breakfast…and easy enough for anyone (especially kids!). Ingredients in applesauce pancakes These applesauce pancakes were inspired by a jar of applesauce in our fridge we bought to make these iced applesauce cookies. (Side note: they’re a total must try!) The pancake version of these cookies has a similar set of ingredients: the normal cast of characters you’d expect for applesauce pancakes. Applesauce: store-bought or homemade! All-purpose flour Cinnamon & allspice (optional) Baking powder Light brown sugar (or granulated sugar) Kosher salt Egg Neutral oil: like grapeseed oil, organic canola oil, or organic vegetable oil Milk of choice Tip: You can make homemade applesauce on the […]

A Couple Cooks – Healthy, Whole Food, & Vegetarian Recipes

This applesauce pancakes recipe comes out moist and cozy-spiced! Using fruit puree makes for the perfect fluffy flapjacks.

Applesauce pancakes

“These are the best pancakes you’ve made.” That was Alex’s feedback on this Cozy Applesauce Pancakes recipe, to my pleasant surprise! I’m the pancakes recipe writer around here: from vegan pancakes to Greek yogurt pancakes to lemon blueberry pancakes. This time, it was a jar of applesauce that inspired me. What to do with leftover applesauce? Make pancakes, of course! This fruit puree makes the ideal soft and moist texture for flapjacks. They’re perfect for a cozy breakfast…and easy enough for anyone (especially kids!).

Ingredients in applesauce pancakes

These applesauce pancakes were inspired by a jar of applesauce in our fridge we bought to make these iced applesauce cookies. (Side note: they’re a total must try!) The pancake version of these cookies has a similar set of ingredients: the normal cast of characters you’d expect for applesauce pancakes.

  • Applesauce: store-bought or homemade!
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cinnamon & allspice (optional)
  • Baking powder
  • Light brown sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • Kosher salt
  • Egg
  • Neutral oil: like grapeseed oil, organic canola oil, or organic vegetable oil
  • Milk of choice

Tip: You can make homemade applesauce on the stovetop or in an Instant Pot!

Applesauce pancakes recipe

Can I use applesauce as an oil substitute? Or an egg substitute?

Applesauce is often used as an oil substitute in quick breads, pancakes, and cookies. Why? It can replace the moisture without the fat, yielding lower calorie and super moist baked goods. It’s also often used as an egg substitute for vegan baked goods and pancakes.

This applesauce pancakes recipe we designed as a normal pancakes recipe that also includes applesauce to add moisture and flavor. But want to use it as a substitute? Here’s what to do:

  • Substitute 1 tablespoon applesauce for the 1 tablespoon oil. Keep in mind this affects the texture: the pancakes will be less smooth and a little more cakey.
  • Substitute 1/4 cup applesauce for the 1 egg, with these caveats. Again, this affects the texture: the pancake will be more delicate and fragile. Keep this in mind when flipping them! In all honesty, we prefer our Eggless Pancakes if you don’t want egg, or using a flax egg to act as a binder.
Applesauce pancakes

How to cook applesauce pancakes…perfectly!

Cooking pancakes sounds like an easy task: anyone can do that! But honestly: it’s a place where many home cooks mess up. Cook them at too high heat, and applesauce pancakes will burn on the outside and be gooey on the inside. Here are a few tips for cooking these pancakes to perfection:

  • Low and slow is key! Set the heat on low, or only as high as medium low. Cook them slowly, and they’ll come out perfectly cooked on the inside and golden brown on the outside. Don’t worry if it feels like it’s taking a long time: the extra minute or two is worth it!
  • When to flip? When bubbles form and pop. Wait until bubbles form on the surface and start to pop. Trust us: this trick works every time!

Holiday variation: snowman pancakes!

Here’s a cute holiday variation you can make with these applesauce pancakes: turn them into snowman pancakes! We made these with our son Larson and he loved decorating them. Here’s how to make them:

  • Make 3 small pancakes for the snowman’s body.
  • Place powdered sugar in a fine mesh strainer and gently tap it to make snow.
  • Use raisins or blueberries for eyes and buttons, a carrot for the nose, and apple slices or pretzels for arms.
Snowman pancakes

Toppings for applesauce pancakes

Once you’ve cooked those beautifully golden pancakes: it’s time to top them! For us, we love simple toppings best. A drizzle of maple is all they need! But we’ve got lots of fancy ideas. Here are a few of our best toppings for these applesauce pancakes:

More recipes with applesauce

Want to make more with this popular fruit puree? There are so many great recipes to use up a jar! Here are our favorite recipes with applesauce:

Applesauce pancakes

This applesauce pancakes recipe is…

Vegetarian. For vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free, use the substitutes listed in the recipe below. For gluten free, go to Apple Cinnamon Pancakes.

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Applesauce pancakes

Go-To Applesauce Pancakes


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 medium pancakes
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This applesauce pancakes recipe comes out moist and cozy-spiced! Using fruit puree makes for the perfect fluffy flapjacks.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg (or flax egg for vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2/3 cup milk of choice (2% or non-dairy milk)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, cinnamon, allspice (if using), baking powder, sugar, and kosher salt.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, oil, applesauce, and milk. Add it to the batter, then immediately add the milk. 
  3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until a smooth, thick batter forms. 
  4. Lightly grease a skillet with butter and wipe off extra grease with a paper towel. Heat the skillet over low heat. Pour the batter into small circles (a little less than 1/4 cup each). Cook the pancakes until the bubbles pop on the top and the bottoms are golden: low and slow is the key! Then flip them and cook until golden on the other side. 
  5. If necessary, add a tiny splash of milk to the batter. Repeat with the remaining batter, adjusting the heat as necessary (the skillet can get very hot on the second batch). Place the cooked pancakes under an inverted bowl to keep them warm. Serve immediately with maple syrup.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Pancakes

Keywords: Applesauce pancakes

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