Friday recipe: oatmeal pancakes

I love pancakes! Seriously, who doesn’t smile at the thought of a stack of warm, fluffy cakes topped with maple syrup? If you haven’t tried making batter from scratch, it’s definitely worth is (and cheaper than buying a mix). This recipe (from Prevention magazine) gets a healthy boost with oatmeal and whole wheat flour. Limit yourself to 3 cakes and your breakfast is only 400 calories!

Oatmeal Buttermilk and Berry Pancakes

1 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup low-fat buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk, make your own by combining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar with enough milk to make 1 cup. Let it sit for 5 minutes and you have buttermilk)
1 egg
1 egg white
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon peel
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup maple syrup


1. In a bowl, combine the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

2. In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, egg white, butter, and lemon peel. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the oat mixture, stirring until just moistened. Gently fold in the blueberries with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. Preheat the oven to 250ºF. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Spoon four 1/4 cupfuls of batter into the skillet and cook until the tops begin to bubble slightly, about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Turn the pancakes and cook 2 1/2 to 3 minutes longer, or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Repeat with the remaining batter. Divide the maple syrup over the pancakes.

5 responses to “Friday recipe: oatmeal pancakes

  1. Hi Andrea,

    That looks sooooo GOOD! But I’m concerned that it’s just to heavily loaded with carbs. I know you’re using the whole wheat flour and oats. What about substituting Agave or Honey for the sugar? I’m always looking for the most naturally healthy alternative and eliminating as much of the simple carbs as possible.

    But your recipe sounds so good, I might just cheat! BTW, I’m in Oregon and I hear ya about the mountains and the ocean. I’m originally from the East Coast, and when I found out that Oregon had snow covered mountains year round and a coast…well here I am. Thanks again for the recipe.

  2. Thanks for providing the picture..this looks absolutely yummy!I have always been fond of pancakes and always in the lookout for various kinds of Pancakes related recipes.Yet to try out oatmeal pancake..thinking of trying this one out this weekend.Look forward to more such recipes from you.

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