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Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

My family absolutely loves these oat 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 these oatmeal 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
    about 10 pancakes


  • 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, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Freeze option: Freeze cooled pancakes between layers of waxed paper in a freezer container. 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 3 pancakes on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high until heated through, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
2 pancakes: 263 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 433mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.
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  • carolyn
    Feb 4, 2021

    Used all King Arthur white flour and left out the oatmeal, they were delicious!!

  • phxquilt
    Nov 28, 2020

    I've been making these for a long time and they are still a family favorite. Very thick but easily diluted with a spoon of buttermilk. I used to double the recipe and freeze any leftovers between double layers of waxed paper. Served with warm maple syrup! Even reheated these are fantastic!

  • Cici
    Apr 4, 2020

    My pancake aficionado kids loved this recipe and said no more regular pancakes. I added a small scoop of applesauce after reading all the reviews that talked about such thick batter. My batter wasn't thick at all but I also didn't have whole wheat flour and just used all regular gluten free flour. That might have affected the thickness as well. Plus I added a teaspoon of vanilla and a dash of cinnamon and topped them with blueberries and raspberries. These were really wonderful. Not as heavy as I thought people said in other reviews but definitely filling. Really great recipe and definitely a family pleaser.

  • Karen
    Feb 16, 2020

    made this am, are great. next time will drop sugar to 1/4 cup- were not too sweet, but I like to top pancakes with powdered sugar and lingonberries; ie sweetness on top, not in my pancakes. We only have regular oats because we eat oatmeal and reg. tastes better but worked fine-I soaked the oats for 10-15 mins in the buttermilk while I mixed dry ingred. and cooked sausage. had to add another tbl or so of milk after combining all ingred. one note: they don’t really bubble to indicate ”turn now” by time they really bubble, too done, so check early on!

  • jstowellsupermom
    Jan 30, 2020

    We loved these pancakes!!! Light and fluffy!

  • Pat
    Oct 17, 2019

    These pancakes are wonderful. The only change I make is I only use 1/4 not packed brown sugar. I also let the batter sit for about 15 minutes and they come out perfect every time. Thanks for the recipe

  • lauripobanz
    Nov 10, 2018

    I started making these for my family a few months ago. My teenage boys love them, and don't want me to ever go back to my previous (also very good) pancake recipe. These stick with you a little longer. One son eats them with peanut butter on them, one with syrup, and the third with applesauce. Sometimes I use jam. My husband likes them with whatever there is to put on them.

  • MamaTricia
    Jul 29, 2018

    These are amazing pancakes! We love them in the fall with warm syrup!! YUMMMM

  • Jeremy
    Apr 7, 2018

    Even though I didn't have whole flour on hand they came out amazing. I see many more of these in my future, but not to many they are a heavy pancake.

  • Bruce
    Apr 7, 2018

    Good either just made or from freezer.