Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe

Read Reviews
5 88 95
Publisher Photo
My family absolutely loves these pancakes. I make them every Saturday and Sunday. If I don't, they don't believe it's the weekend! My son's friends often spend the night, and I think it's because they like the pancakes so much. They are especially delicious served with molasses and syrup. —Sharon W. Bickett, Chester, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 263 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 433mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the oats, flours, baking soda, salt and sugar. In another small bowl, beat the egg, oil and buttermilk. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until the second side is golden brown.
  3. Freeze option: Freeze cooled pancakes between layers of waxed paper in a resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, place pancakes on an ungreased baking sheet, cover with foil and reheat in a preheated 375° oven 5-10 minutes. Or, place a stack of three pancakes on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 minutes or until heated through. Yield: about 10 pancakes.
Originally published as Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes in Country August/September 1991, p49

Reviews for Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Osum User ID: 602610 261194
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2017

"Great recipe ! Will definitely make again"

Carolyn127 User ID: 8901940 259024
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"Very good pancakes. Added about 2 Tablespoons of milk a little at a time. Slightly chewy because of the oatmeal, but tasty and sweet. Needed very little syrup on top. Pancakes we're light but very filling. Will process the oatmeal next time to see if I like them better. Will also add some vanilla next time for added flavor. Added blueberries to the mixture. Also used white wheat flour as that is what I had. Will use this recipe again."

judi User ID: 9012001 258978
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2017

"These p-cakes are a wonderful - grab and go - brkfast. I add walnuts and raisins & munch with my morning coffee."

helencw0306 User ID: 2112085 258753
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2016

"Just made these as directed except I added a mashed up banana and they were great! My three boys gobbled these up and wanted more."

Peapod0114 User ID: 7145890 257484
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2016

"These were a total surprise to me! When I read the ingredients it sounded like nothing I ever tried so I wanted to review it for sure. I was expecting them to be really sweet but they weren't at all. The batter was much thicker than I am used to but that was just fine. I didn't have whole wheat flour so I just used regular and I had no buttermilk so I used what I had in the fridge. The only thing I would edit about the directions for this recipe is you should have a cooking temp on there because I didn't realize that they should be cooked at a lower temp because of how thick and it seems a few others had that issue as well. If someone would like thinner pancakes they could easily just add more milk until the get the right consistency for them. Great recipe really nice job I will make it again for sure. Thanks for sharing!"

ljmh53 User ID: 4664187 253952
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016

"I've made these many times now - they are hearty and tasty! I've begun adding a chopped apple and a handful of chopped walnuts to the batter - takes it up another notch. Because this batter is so thick, I cook them at a slightly lower temp on the griddle - otherwise they tend to get overly brown on the outside before the inside is done. I use buttermilk powder - stirring the powder in with the dry ingredients and using 1 cup of water with the other wet ingredients (egg and oil). As long as I have all of the ingredients on the counter, I make up several batches of the dry ingredients in zipper bags and store them in the refrigerator. Makes a really quick and easy meal any time of the day!!"

911granny User ID: 3396985 253381
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"My husband and I try to eat healthy. When I saw this recipe (we love pancakes) I decided to make them, BUT I did make a few changes. I replaced the whole wheat flour with white whole wheat, which is not as bitter as whole wheat flour and the brown sugar with a Tablespoon of Agave syrup (which gave it a little more moisture). I also replaced the vegetable oil with the same amount of extra light olive oil and added 1 teaspoon of vanilla. The pancakes - YUM !!!!!!! You could also replace the brown sugar with a tablespoon of pure maple syrup which would give it a little more brown sugar taste. I never use whole wheat flour anymore, I strictly use the white whole wheat which can be used in recipes calling for whole wheat flour."

AMANDALEEANN User ID: 6377446 253150
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"I am not a fan of pancakes, so used this to make waffles. They were very good, I loved the texture and hint of brown sugar taste! Great for a change.

I keep dried buttermilk on hand, but after reading another review, thought I would add that you can also use 1T. vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup as a buttermilk substitute.
I usually make a large batch of waffles, then re-heat in the toaster, but for some reason, these seemed a bit dry when I re-heated them. You probably would not have the same problem with pancakes."

adamscook User ID: 7795459 246825
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

"These were wonderful! Light and fluffy, but still filling. Great tasting!"

grandmascooking22 User ID: 5357761 246655
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"I made these last night for dinner with eggs and ham. They were the lightest and most flavorful pancakes I've ever seen. The wonderful nutty sweet flavor is sadly hidden when you add the syrup (although you don't need much) and butter.

I got 7 pancakes from the recipe using the 1/3 c. measure. I didn't have wheat flour so made them with 1 c. all-purpose flour and it worked fine. I read a review about the cakes being dry. That is my thought on using wheat flour. I have never made anything with it that hasn't turned out terrible dry so I'm wondering if her cakes were dry from the wheat flour and not the oatmeal.
Here is something I tried for the first time and I was amazed. I never buy buttermilk so was reading the other day to see if my method of adding 1 T. lemon juice to 1 c. of milk is a close substitute. The article said that it is fine but sometimes will give off the taste of the lemon. They suggested the closest sub to buttermilk is to add 1-1/2 tsp. cream of tartar to the dry ingredients for very cup of milk. They said it is very hard to find any differences in using that compared to products made with buttermilk. Maybe that's why they were so light they nearly floated off the plate!"

Loading Image