Oat Flour Pancakes

5 from 154 votes

These oat flour pancakes are a healthy and delicious breakfast idea that needs just 5 ingredients to make. Ready in less than 5 minutes, a secret trick ensures they are super thick and fluffy every single time. 

oat flour pancakes

Over the past few months, I’ve stopped using wheat based flours consistently.

Sure, I still use white flour for a chocolate cake or wholewheat flour for breakfast muffins, but when I can, I try to use oat flour.

As the name suggests, oat flour is made up of rolled oats (or quick oats) that is blended down into a flour-like consistency. It’s a healthier alternative to white flour, providing extra fiber, protein, and satiety. I enjoy using oat flour for cookies and for muffins, but recently, I’ve been obsessed with oat flour pancakes. 

Why you’ll love this oat flour pancake recipe

  • 5 Ingredients. Just oat flour, baking soda, eggs, yogurt, and maple syrup. 
  • Wheat free. No white flour, wheat flour, or anything else derived from wheat. 
  • No banana. Most oat-based pancake recipes call for banana (like oatmeal pancakes) but not these ones!
  • Thick and fluffy. A secret trick guarantees the pancakes tick all the texture boxes.

What I love about these pancakes is just how quick and easy they are to make. They take less than five minutes to make and there is no resting time needed! 

How to make oat flour pancakes

The Ingredients

  • Oat flour- Ground up rolled or quick oats. Don’t waste your money buying store bought varieties, but easily make your own
  • Baking soda- Gives the pancakes some rise and extra fluffiness. 
  • Eggs- room temperature eggs.
  • Yogurt- either plain yogurt or Greek yogurt can be used. This is the secret ingredient to make the pancakes super moist. 
  • Maple syrup- Adds some natural sweetness. You can also use agave nectar or honey. 

The Instructions

Make the pancake batter: Whisk the dry ingredients together then the wet ingredients. Combine the two until a thick batter remains. 

Cook the pancakes: Add oil to a non-stick pan and once hot, add spoonfuls of the pancake batter and cook for 2-3 minutes, flipping halfway through. 

Stack and serve: Once all the pancakes are cooked, serve immediately with your favorite toppings. 

oatmeal flour pancakes

Expert tips for success

  • Cover the pan when frying the pancakes. This yields extra thick and fluffy pancakes, as the heat is packed into a confined space. 
  • These pancakes are not overly sweet and rely on the toppings/syrup for sweetness. If you prefer extra sweet pancakes, add a tablespoon of two of sugar. 

Dietary and flavor variations

  • Keep them gluten free. Ensure the oat flour you use is certified gluten free. If don’t make my own, I like using Bob’s Red Mill. 
  • Make them vegan. Replace the eggs with one of these egg substitutes
  • Replace the yogurt. Sour cream, plant based yogurt, and blended cottage cheese work.
  • Cut the sugar. Swap out the maple syrup for sugar free maple syrup or sugar free honey
  • Add mix-ins. Fold through fresh or frozen fruit, chopped nuts, or even some chocolate chips

Storing, freezing and reheating instructions

  • To store: Leftover pancakes can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week.
  • To freeze: Place pancakes in a ziplock bag (either all together or in single serving portions) and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Reheating: Use either a non-stick pan or a preheated oven. Avoid microwaving them, as they will become soggy. 
oat flour pancakes

More healthy pancake recipes to try

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute oat flour for all purpose flour?

If a recipe calls for oat flour, you can be confident to replace it with all purpose flour. The only exception would be no bake recipes (oat flour can be consumed in an uncooked state). You would need to heat treat the flour prior to using it.

Are oat pancakes better for you?

Oatmeal flour pancakes are a much healthier option than traditional pancakes. They contain tons more fiber and protein than pancakes made with standard flour.

Are oat pancakes supposed to be mushy?

Unless you add banana to the batter, oat pancake should be light, fluffy, and soft in the middle.

Can I make this into waffles?

Yes, easily use this pancake batter and make it into waffles instead.

oat flour pancakes

Oat Flour Pancakes (5 Ingredients!)

These oat flour pancakes are a healthy and delicious breakfast idea that needs just 5 ingredients to make. Ready in less than 5 minutes, a secret trick ensures they are super thick and fluffy every single time. 
5 from 154 votes
Print Rate
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon yogurt plain or Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup can use honey or agave nectar

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix together your oat flour with baking soda and set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together your eggs, yogurt, and maple syrup, until smooth. Combine your wet and dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Grease a non-stick pan and heat it up on medium heat. Once hot, add spoonfuls of the batter and cover the pan. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes, before flipping and cooking for a further minute. Remove the cooked pancakes from the heat.
  • Repeat this process until all your pancake batter has been used up.

Notes

TO STORE: Leftover pancakes can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week.
TO FREEZE: Place pancakes in a ziplock bag (either all together or in single serving portions) and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
TO REHEAT: Use either a non-stick pan or a preheated oven. Avoid microwaving them, as they will become soggy. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 22g
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

Free email series!
5 SECRETS TO FOOLPROOF HEALTHY DESSERTS...

My secret tips and tricks to DELICIOUS healthy desserts that DON'T taste healthy!

    We won't send you spam.

    Comments

    23 thoughts on “Oat Flour Pancakes

    1. 5 stars
      These were really good! You never know with healthy pancakes, but these were a win for sure. I used 1 chia egg and 1 regular egg to increase fiber and protein. I would make them again.

    2. This came out amazingfolloeibg the recipe exactly. Thank you so much! The only thing I’d say is that our medium heat was too high for it.
      I have also tried swapping the eggs for flax eggs but although edible it was very dense – maybe milk instead of yogurt would have worked better ?? – to be tested. My toddler loved both though with peanut butter and cooked blueberries ( nothing added. Makes a super quick sweet fruit jam) 👍

    3. 5 stars
      Loved these! Made them with honey. So easy to make and they were a big hit with my kids too and are so nutritious that I don’t mind packing them in school lunches. Thank you for a winner!

    4. What an amazingly easy recipe. I added a scoop of protein powder and a little milk to thin out batter. Absolutely delicious and quick.

    5. 5 stars
      These are absolutely delicious and also super fast to make. I used goat milk yogurt instead of regular, and added a few coconut sugar sweetened chocolate chips for my toddlers! They devoured them! New favorite recipe!

    6. 5 stars
      This is a keeper! I put a lid on as you suggested and they were nice and fluffy! My family hates it when I make healthy pancakes because they’re usually stones but this recipe has restored our confidence!!!!! Thanks!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    Recipe Rating