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Simple Oatmeal Pancakes

25 min

Breakfast

10 ingredients or less

Freezer-friendly

My two go-to breakfast favourites in one recipe: oatmeal and pancakes. These gluten-free friendly pancakes are fast to whip up and freeze super well. Perfect to make on the weekend and enjoy throughout the week!

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Total

25 min

Prep

5 min

Cook

20 min

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Ingredients

Optional toppings

  • any nut butter of choice
  • fresh fruit
  • roasted pistachios
  • unsweetened coconut yogurt
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Directions

  1. In a food processor, blend the oatmeal into a flour. Alternatively, use store-bought oatmeal flour.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Preheat a large pan on medium-high heat with the oil. When hot, spoon about ¼ cup of batter onto the pan for each pancake and cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. When the bottom becomes golden, flip and cook for another 2 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  5. For a more balanced breakfast, enjoy these pancakes with some creamy nut butter drizzled overtop, fresh fruit, and creamy plant-based yogurt.

Notes

  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.

Storage

  • Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Frozen, these can last up to two months. Freeze with pieces of parchment separating the pancakes to prevent them from sticking together.

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Grains & Starches 75%

rolled oats

Proteins 19%

unsweetened soy milk

Fruits & Veggies 6%

unsweetened applesauce

Calcium

unsweetened soy milk

Fat

melted coconut oil

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chloe - July 14, 2022, 6:56 p.m.

my first PUL recipe and it turned out AMAZING. i used them to make banana pancakes. these gave me so much energy and kept me full and satisfied all morning. thank you!<3

PUL Team - July 14, 2022, 8:44 p.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Chloe, it means so much!


Nancy - July 12, 2022, 6:26 p.m.

Surprisingly good! I mashed too much banana, so used it as a topping with peanut butter and cocoa nibs. It was like eating a desert.

PUL Team - July 13, 2022, 6:20 a.m.

Oh it means so much, Nancy, and love the idea to use extra mashed banana as a topping!


Patricia - June 18, 2022, 6:59 a.m.

Delicious 😋
So happy to eat these healthy pancakes 🥞
Thanks again Sadia 💕

PUL Team - June 19, 2022, 2:27 a.m.

So happy to hear they're being enjoyed, Patricia 😃


Pardis - June 9, 2022, 10:38 p.m.

The only pancake recipe I make !


Diana - May 29, 2022, 1:08 p.m.

I love these! Thank you for the recipe!
Trying to make them for my baby under 1, so would have to omit salt, baking powder and probably the maple syrup too 🤔 any experience if they can still work or what to use instead?

PUL Team - May 29, 2022, 5:57 p.m.

Hey there, Diana, so glad they're being enjoyed! The baking powder and salt are leavening which helps give the pancakes a light texture. We haven’t experimented without them but have heard positive reviews for pancakes with a banana base for little ones! In case it helps for inspiration, our breakfast waffle recipe doesn’t include syrup and can also be made into pancakes: pickuplimes.com/recipe/vegan-…


Marie - May 24, 2022, 6:02 p.m.

Thank you so much for this delicious and filling recipe! 💕 It was easy to follow and I really enjoyed the cinnamon flavor. I topped mine with strawberries and banana.

PUL Team - May 24, 2022, 6:41 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Marie, thank you!


Sanika - May 23, 2022, 8:42 p.m.

Delicious as always ! PUL recipes are all-time favorites at home.♥️

PUL Team - May 24, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

We appreciate it so much, Sanika, thank you 💛


Tanvi - April 15, 2022, 3:23 p.m.

Forgot to submit my rating!


Tanvi - April 15, 2022, 3:23 p.m.

This was so delicious and simple to make! Loved every bite and it smelled so good while cooking. Since I used oatmeal flour instead of grinding the oats, should I still have used 2 cups of flour or a bit less?

PUL Team - April 15, 2022, 6:31 p.m.

Hey Tanvi, usually one cup of oats yields around 3/4 cup of ground flour. You could get away with adding less flour (such as 1 and a half cups) if pancakes that spread more easily are desired. A tad more liquid could also thin out the batter. Thicker pancakes using more flour are also lovely though 🥞


Marie - April 15, 2022, 9:34 a.m.

These are our go-to pancakes for Bank Holidays and long Sunday brunches. So delicious and easy to make! Actually I'm heading into the kitchen to make some right now. :)

PUL Team - April 15, 2022, 5:03 p.m.

So honoured to hear, Marie, we hope you enjoy them!


Claudia - April 5, 2022, 8:34 a.m.

Thanks for the recipe!! 🥰
I'm just wondering, is the use of coconut oil in the dough required, and what's its purpose in this case?
Also why didn't you use an egg? It was replaced by the milk in this case?
Thanks!!

PUL Team - April 5, 2022, 9:02 p.m.

Hey Claudia, the coconut oil helps to soften the pancakes so they're fluffier in the middle and crispier around the edges. You can substitute it for plant-based margarine or vegetable oil. We've also heard a positive review with omitting it and adding extra applesauce as well. We didn't use egg in this one as we use plant-based products here at PUL. We hope this helps fro now and you enjoy the pancakes if you're able to give them a try 🙂


Susan - March 20, 2022, 4:57 p.m.

My husband and I decided to try oatmeal pancakes and I chose this recipe because it seemed easy and I had the ingredients or was able to substitute some of them.. (my apologies for not sticking to the recipe). I used skim milk, honey and olive oil as replacements and had to cook the pancakes on lower heat than to recipe called for, but we both thought they were delicious! For someone with food allergies/issues theses are great and for those of us fortunate enough to be able to eat anything, the oatmeal pancakes were a wonderful treat.

PUL Team - March 21, 2022, 1:42 a.m.

We're glad the recipe was enjoyed, Susan! In case you're interested and haven't already seen it yet, clicking the small arrow beside some ingredients lists alternative plant-based ingredients that can be used if desired 😊


Kaeyli - Feb. 25, 2022, 9:09 p.m.

My toddler and I made this for breakfast and it was just the perfect way to share the morning. The ingredients are few; staples for us. The prep is straightforward. And a bonus is that tasting the batter comes with no danger because there are no animal products included :) We had so much fun measuring, pouring, and mixing. The pancakes themselves are so delicious and quite filling, too! This will very likely be a regular meal for us. . I'm also wondering about adding some of my sourdough discard? Hmmm. . Thanks so much for this one! I highly recommend it to folks caring for young kids (inner child counts, too)!

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

Aw so lovely, Kaeyli, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with it! We haven't experimented with adding sourdough starter to pancake mix but do let us know if you test it out 😃


Geeta - Feb. 15, 2022, 10:46 a.m.

Amazing…. Absolutely delicious !! I loved every bit of making till the last bite….only luv to u guyz for making such delicious recipes in a healthy way ❤️

PUL Team - Feb. 15, 2022, 7:42 p.m.

We're so glad the pancakes are being enjoyed, Geeta, thank you!


Diana - Feb. 14, 2022, 10:49 p.m.

Hi there! I have a bunch of semolina flour, could I try this recipe with semolina flour instead? Thank you 🙏

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2022, 11:43 p.m.

Hey Diana! We haven't experimented with it, although it might work with some adjusting. Semolina flour contains gluten compared to oat flour which is typically lighter and gluten-free. Since semolina flour contains gluten, it likely will absorb less liquid and change the pancake texture. Perhaps starting with less flour and being careful not to overmix may be one approach. Do let us know if you experiment with it 😊


Danyelle - Feb. 13, 2022, 5:22 p.m.

Delicious! Though mine where a little thick and grainy, I fault myself for that as I have never made oat flour before and don’t think I blitzed it long enough to get the texture this recipe needed. But nonetheless was still delicious topped with all natural peanut butter, bananas and strawberries. Will definitely make again!

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2022, 6:26 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience, Danyelle! We recommend blending the oats to thin flour-like consistency if possible. Adding some extra liquid (such as soy milk or water) can also help if your batter is on the thicker side before cooking. So glad the pancakes were enjoyed though 😃


Lyn - Feb. 3, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

This is my go-to oatmeal pancake. I make a batch and keep them in the fridge. I warm them up in the microwave briefly then top them with peanut butter. The heat melts the peanut butter and creates an ooey-gooey topping. What a decadent and nourishing snack!

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

Mmm that sounds delightful, Lyn, thank you 😍


Sara - Nov. 25, 2021, 7:32 p.m.

Incredible - thanks for sharing. same here great fluffy texture YUUUMMMM


maria - Nov. 22, 2021, 10:59 p.m.

the best oatmeal pancakes I've ever tried! very fluffy and moist, unlike any other oat based ones. thank you so much for sharing, love it :) <3

PUL Team - Nov. 23, 2021, 12:59 a.m.

A huge compliment, Maria, we're so thrilled the pancakes are being enjoyed!


tiny flower - Nov. 13, 2021, 8:14 a.m.

hii this pancake recipe is currently my favourite because i these are ingredients i will already have at home from making porridge! going to make it again right now for a delicious Saturday breakfast 💖

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2021, 4:13 p.m.

Aw this means so much, Tiny flower, thank you for the kind words and review 💚


Ahmed - Nov. 10, 2021, 2:09 p.m.

love it !!!!!!!


Fatine - Nov. 10, 2021, 12:11 p.m.

Hi, thank you for a wonderful recipe!! I was wondering, after freezing, how do you reheat them so they’re still as good as before they were frozen? Thank you!

PUL Team - Nov. 10, 2021, 4:26 p.m.

Hi Fatine! Some options include thawing them in the fridge or on the counter briefly. Alternatively, they may taste fresher if heated on medium power in the microwave, stove, or a toaster 😊


Wouter - Oct. 23, 2021, 9:53 a.m.

Pure awesomeness!! 🥰

I was wondering if you have any tips to prevent the pancakes sticking to the pan?
Thanks!!

PUL Team - Oct. 23, 2021, 5:01 p.m.

Hi there, Wouter, thanks for the question! Some tips include using a non-stick pan, lowering the heat, using a little less batter to make flipping easier, or adding a touch more oil to the pan. We hope this helps for now 😊


Celina - Oct. 19, 2021, 10:25 a.m.

My brother and I had this for breakfast and it was sooo delicious 😋.


Charuna - Oct. 11, 2021, 6 p.m.

I really enjoyed these healthy, quick and delicious crumpets. I had them with some berry compote that my mom made👌🏼😊 Lovely breakfast and have leftovers which I froze and I gave to family. Thanks Sadiya🌟🤗

PUL Team - Oct. 11, 2021, 11:14 p.m.

Ooo a berry compote sounds lovely! Thank you for sharing, Charuna ✨


Gabriel Amador-Chacon - Oct. 9, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

It was super easy and amazing to eat :) Thx Sadia! I'm focusing on improving my cooking and your website is going to be my go to.

PUL Team - Oct. 10, 2021, 12:10 a.m.

Hi Gabriel! Aw we're so grateful to be part of your cooking journey. Bon Appétit 🍽


Ariel - Sept. 13, 2021, 3:41 p.m.

This pancake recipe is my favorite now! I live in Brazil, so I had to substitute a few of the ingredients, but still, what a wonderful recipe! And the smell!? I loved it so much! It smells like fall in a pancake. Thank you so much for sharing this nurturing, yet delicious breakfast!!

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2021, 2:30 a.m.

Such a lovely compliment, Ariel! We're so happy you're enjoying the pancakes 😃


Mags - Sept. 3, 2021, 8:32 a.m.

love love love love LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Very heavy and different from the normal fluffy pancakes, I always make that disclaimer to my friends as I make them, but thus far no one has ever been disappointed. I make these ALLLLLLL the time <3

PUL Team - Sept. 4, 2021, 1:22 a.m.

We're so thrilled the pancakes have been enjoyed by you and your friends! Thank you, Mags 🌻


Charlotte - Aug. 22, 2021, 2:52 p.m.

I am a big fan of this awesome pancake recipe because I love oats for breakfast and this is a way of incorporating them into pancakes which is something else I enjoy from time to time, especially at the weekend! They are super tasty and the perfect consistency. My favourite toppings so far are coconut yogurt, maple syrup, chopped pistachios & berries. I am always excited to make them again. 😊

PUL Team - Aug. 25, 2021, 5:23 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Charlotte, so happy you're enjoying the pancakes!


Taiwanese Papaya - Aug. 20, 2021, 6:41 a.m.

SOOO GOOD! I add matcha powder to make them green and earthy in flavour. It's so delicious and healthy :)


Priya - Aug. 14, 2021, 8:24 p.m.

This is the most delicious pancake recipe I've ever tried. Way more healthy and delicious than the readymade pancake mixes you get at the store :) Way to go, Sadia!


Jamie Ngo - July 29, 2021, 9:25 p.m.

Simple and so so delicious. Texture was on point and the cinnamon is a delicious touch. I sifted the flour of mine which made it light and airy. Thank you!


Rita - July 25, 2021, 10:40 a.m.

Since I found this recipe I don’t do pancakes any other way! I have done these for countless people and everyone loved it. The texture is perfect, which I was worried about because oats/oat flour tend to be denser. But they are nothing like that at all. They are soft but yet firm, and I think it is the perfect mix of chewiness with melting in your mouth. Absolutely love!!

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 1:16 a.m.

Oh so lovely, Rita, thanks so much for sharing your review with us 🤩


Nina - July 24, 2021, 7:23 p.m.

The best 😍 I can't remember how often I have made them already, they are just perfect for breakfast! I usually make them in bulk and you can eat them sweet or with something salty as well!

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 7:36 p.m.

So glad you're enjoying the pancakes, Nina!


Yasmina - July 24, 2021, 7:12 p.m.

Hands down 🙌 the best pancake recipe we’ve tried! The kids love it! Usually I’m not one for leaving comments but with this one I just had to. Thank you PUL!


Sue - July 24, 2021, 6:28 p.m.

So delicious and hearty! “Regular” pancakes often leave me hungry soon after eating. These stick with me (in a good way) for hours.


Camila - July 11, 2021, 10:21 a.m.

Thanks for the recipe; one of the few vegan pancake recipes that work so well in a frying pan! Today I made a few changes to the recipe that worked really well. Since we didn't have apple sauce at home, we blended two peaches to make the sauce and then combined all the ingredients in a blender. This blog has really changed my outlook on food and veganism. I really appreciate you share all your craft and knowledge with us!

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 5:56 a.m.

Dearest Camila, thank YOU for allowing PUL to be part of your journey with food! We're so glad you enjoyed the recipe and appreciate the insight on the substitutes 😃


Erin - July 9, 2021, 7:49 p.m.

These have become a Sunday morning staple for me and my partner. I have not been a big fan of pancakes in the past, but I am an oatmeal lover. These are the best of both breakfast foods. I've made them with both applesauce and banana. I'm an apple lover and prefer the subtle apple flavor but my partner loves it when I make them with bananas. I love to top mine with a flavored culina yogurt and some berries. Anyone I have ever made these for has reached out for the recipe. They are just so comforting, warm, cozy and delicious!!

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 3:09 a.m.

Oooh thank you a bunch for sharing this, Erin! We appreciate your insight and support so much 🥰


Emilia - July 8, 2021, 9:29 p.m.

This recipe is my Sunday morning treat especially when I see a few bananas starting to turn brown (I still haven't tried the recipe with applesauce). For toppings I use warmed up frozen berry mix, vegan yoghurt and some peanut butter. It's delicious 😊

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 8:20 a.m.

Mmm love the toppings, Emilia, thank you for sharing your review with us!


Aida - June 28, 2021, 10:35 a.m.

It's the second time I made these .They are so fluffy and delicious!


Camila 🇨🇴 - June 26, 2021, 6:39 p.m.

Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe!! I just love it!! It’s my first vegan recipe and I was quite nervous, but it was all perfect. I enjoyed it and my mom and little sister too!

PUL Team - June 27, 2021, 2:31 a.m.

Ooh so glad that you and your family enjoyed the pancakes, Camila! We're so honoured to be part of the experimenting with vegan recipes 🤗


Yaani - June 12, 2021, 5:42 p.m.

Firstly, the pancakes were great. The consistency was perfectly fluffy on the inside and lightly crisp on the outside by cooking them in cast iron. One thing that also worked for me is letting the freshly mixed batter sit in the fridge for a few minutes, so all the flour can hydrate. It’s a good time to preheat the skillet and clean up any dishes, too. Fair warning though, the batter is extremely delicious on its own, so make sure you make a double batch if you have no self-control like me! Highly recommend :)

PUL Team - June 13, 2021, 12:53 a.m.

Hehe we love the batter for this one too, Yaani! So glad the pancakes were enjoyed and thank you for the tips 😃


Cris S - June 5, 2021, 4:59 p.m.

I made them and they were delicious and enjoyed by non-vegans alike! 😁


Viktorija - May 31, 2021, 12:32 p.m.

Absolutely love this recipe! First time I made these pancakes I cooked them for too long and they came out dry, but now when I stuck to the recipe, they are AMASING! Quickly became pur household staple! ❤️🙏

PUL Team - June 2, 2021, 3:39 p.m.

We're so happy to hear this, Viktorija, and so glad the more recent batches have been more successful 😃


Clarissa - April 27, 2021, 2:18 p.m.

I love the flavor of this pancake!!! You can taste the cinnamon with just a hint of apple. It’s so delicious! I do have a question though. Can you sub 1 cup of the oats with 1 cup of all-purpose flour? The texture was a little different, and I was wondering if there was a way to make the texture of the pancake more like that of a typical pancake. It might be that I didn’t spread the pancake enough. Yours look more even than mine. Please let me know your thoughts!

PUL Team - April 27, 2021, 4:38 p.m.

Hey Clarissa! So glad the pancakes were enjoyed. Some things that come to mind to help with the texture are adding more liquid (such as plant-based milk) to help the batter spread more, using fresh baking powder to help with the fluffiness, and making sure the oats are grounded up well to reduce clumps!

You could use all-purpose flour in place of the oats. The recipe may need a bit more liquid with this substitute, such as a 1/2 cup more of plant-based milk. Adding the extra liquid slowly can help you gauge how much to add based on the consistency 🤗


Faye - April 5, 2021, 12:06 a.m.

Just went back to your website to re-make these pancakes for the third time (they're amazing💚) and I've just noticed the amazing upgrade you've done to the website. Congratulations! This looks really great, more user-friendly and a lot more stable! I'm very impressed at how much has changed. All the best to you and your team!

PUL Team - April 5, 2021, 7:10 p.m.

You're too kind, Faye! We're so happy you're enjoying the pancakes and the new website! Your feedback means so much 🥰


Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - March 22, 2021, 9:01 a.m.

OMG these pancakes are wonderful! Easy to make, and they have a nice flavour of their own. I appreciate that they don’t stick in the frying pan and don’t break. I’ve never felt more healthy eating pancakes for weekend breakfast. Having type 1 diabetes, these pancakes are great as there weren’t any insulin dosage issues or delayed blood sugar peaks👏🏼

PUL Team - March 31, 2021, 5:28 a.m.

Thank you for the incredible review, Louise! We're so glad the pancakes were enjoyed 😀


Gillian - March 22, 2021, 8:42 a.m.

Fluffy. Easy. Delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe. To reduce the fat content, I added extra apple sauce and omitted the coconut oil.

Sadia - March 29, 2021, 4:29 p.m.

A lovely substitution - thanks for sharing, Gillian 🤗