Flaxseed Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
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Flaxseed Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe

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Sharon Hansen of Pontiac, Illinois, says, “I came up with this healthy and really tasty recipe because my husband loves pancakes.” They have a great texture and cinnamon taste. —Sharon Hansen, Pontiac, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash salt
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 273 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 10g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 2 fat


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolk, buttermilk, brown sugar, oil and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg white on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.
  3. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot griddle coated with cooking spray; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Yield: 4 pancakes.
Originally published as Flaxseed Oatmeal Pancakes in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p35

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Reviewed May. 13, 2014

"These were fantastic! I have tried several healthy versions of pancakes and this one is the winner!"

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"YUM! Great texture and taste. I served them with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and fresh mixed berries on top"

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2013

"Surprisingly tasty spread with cream cheese and syrup. Double the recipe to feed more than 2 though."

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"These were sooo good, my 20 month old couldn't eat enough (literally I had to cut her off). I also ground up the flax seeds, used old fashioned oats, and I realized halfway into the recipe I was out of eggs and it turned out perfect and delicious."

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"This is one of the best pancake recipes I've make in a long time. Will make again and again. I put apple syrup and strawberries on top. Yum!!"

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