Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
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Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe

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"My husband and I are trying to eat more oatmeal for its health benefits, but we get tired of having a bowlful every day." Kathy Thompson of Glendale, Kentucky explains. "These moist and fluffy pancakes give us the good grains that we need...and still taste like a treat. We love them with turkey bacon on Sunday morning."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Assorted berries, optional

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 328 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 509mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 reduced-fat milk.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the egg, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupful onto a hot griddle that has been coated with cooking spray. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with berries if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p33

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nmrenee User ID: 1839122 239995
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

"We like our pancakes a little thicker, so I ease up on the milk."

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 222204
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"These make a lot and I love that they have oats in them. I usually make them using gluten free all purpose flour so hubby can eat them. I have also made them using reduced fat milk and applesauce instead of oil."

tramar User ID: 1227142 138695
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Most store-bought pancake mix is so high in sodium we turn to this recipe for a healthier alternative. I keep the dry ingredients, omitting the salt, in an airtight container to have" at the ready" for ease of preparation. Buttermilk gives the pancakes that light & fluffy texture.

I sometimes add a hint of cinnamon or cinnamon sugar to make them special."

hmferko User ID: 6127892 91798
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"Even my husband who doesn't care for pancakes liked this recipe!!"

deedubb User ID: 5845630 131472
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"This turned out fantabulous! I added a little water to thin it out some only to have it serve more than 4 servings. It did and they still came out fluffy...SCORE!"

dylan's mama User ID: 4441033 67804
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"This is our new family favorite--my kids love the light fluffy texture and I love the fiber and health benefits of the oats and wheat flour. I make it several hours ahead of time (if we are having it for supper) or the night before to soften the oats and speed up getting the meal on the table. These are a MUST try!"

aubsmc User ID: 4410313 138694
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2010

"I love these and so do my kids. I add flaxseed meal and wheat germ to increase the fiber even more. They make a great snack too!"

grensrud User ID: 4501110 131470
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"These were really good! I didn't have whole wheat flour so I just used white flour so minus losing health benefits, they were great! I made them yesterday and added some dark chocolate chips and they tasted like warm chocolate chip cookies! Yum!"

PMinesinger User ID: 1025828 131468
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"Love it, Love it, Love it!! I have 3 boys with growing appetites and all give it a thumbs up!! I loved them also"

crafty4 User ID: 1401745 53615
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2009

"Great and so healthy! I added cinnamon. Options are unlimited to add flaxseed meal, apples, rasins, bananas & dried fruit. I heat & eat plain while working. Some don't like oatmeal but loved. My new pancake recipe, healthy & so tasty. Thank you!"

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