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Simple Oatmeal Pancakes

25 min


10 ingredients or less


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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  1. In a food processor, blend the oatmeal into a flour. Alternatively, you could use store-bought oatmeal flour here.
  2. Combine all the ingredients, except for the oil, in a large bowl. Preheat a large pan on medium-high heat with the oil, and when hot, spoon about ¼ cup of batter onto the pan and let cook.
  3. When the pancakes get bubbly and the sides look firm, flip the pancakes and cook the other side for another 2 - 3 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  4. To make these pancakes a more balanced meal for breakfast, enjoy with some creamy nut or seed butter drizzle overtop, fresh fruit, and/or creamy plant-based yogurt.


  • * Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.
  • ** 1 small mashed banana can be used in place of every ⅓ cup of apple sauce instead.


  • Keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or freeze with pieces of parchment separating the pancakes - to prevent them from sticking together - and reheat when desired. Frozen, these can last up to two months.

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Grains 75%

old-fashioned rolled oats

Proteins 19%

unsweetened soy milk

Fruits & Veggies 6%

unsweetened applesauce


unsweetened soy milk


refined coconut oil

refined coconut oil

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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 🤗