Oatmeal Pancakes

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This thick & hearty, easy oatmeal pancakes recipe keeps your family nourished and ready for the day. An easy breakfast idea!


Thanks to Milk Life for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Oatmeal Pancakes

In the first few months that we started sharing recipes with you on Tastes of Lizzy T, we posted a crazy amount of pancake recipes. Saturday mornings at our house have always meant a big pancake breakfast, so over the years we had tried and perfected many different pancake recipes.

With the business of life, it had been awhile since I had tested a new pancake recipe. Although it took me at least a year (I know, pathetic!) to actually make these oatmeal pancakes, they’ve been in my mind for much longer. Almost as long as our oatmeal breakfast cookies.


Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

This recipe comes from an old Amish cookbook. Sometimes the recipes in my recipe books that are decades old are a little off. They may take major tweaking to get them just right because ingredients and cooking methods are just not the same as they used to be.

For these easy oatmeal pancakes? They just took a tiny bit of tweaking. My kids are fabulously honest recipe taste-testers. They woke up to these pancakes about 4 mornings in a row as I was testing them. They truly loved the hearty pancakes that tastes similar to baked oatmeal. I wish you could’ve seen their smiles!

Is there a difference between old fashioned oats and quick oats?

This recipe calls for quick oats. Old fashioned oats are rolled whole oat kernels. Quick oats are when the oat kernels are cut into smaller pieces before being rolled. This results in smaller oat flakes which means they will absorb water more quickly and take less time to cook.

Can you make quick oats from old fashioned oats?

If you don’t have quick oats on hand for this recipe, simply place the old fashioned oats in a food processor and pulse 4-5 times until they are in smaller pieces. Watch to make sure you don’t get oatmeal powder. You just want them chopped up.


How to Make Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal pancakes only take about 20 minutes from start to finish. Here are some hints:

  • Whisk together the dry ingredients in one bowl.
  • Mix together the wet ingredients in another bowl.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix just until combined. Be careful not to over mix the batter. It’s ok if there are still a few lumps. If you want your pancakes as light as possible, mix just until combined!
  • Heat a skillet to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray with cooking spray (or grease lightly with oil). Spoon about ¼ cup pancake batter onto the hot griddle and cook until the pancake has bubbles on top.
  • Flip the pancake and cook for another minute or two until the pancake is cooked through.

What to put on pancakes instead of syrup?

100% pure maple syrup is a classic pancake topping, but what if you’re looking for something a little different to put on pancakes? Here are some ideas:

  • Butter and brown sugar. Just try it. Trust me.
  • Raspberry sauce
  • Strawberry topping
  • A drizzle of warm peanut butter
  • Hazelnut spread
  • Fresh fruit
  • Powdered sugar
  • Honey
  • Yogurt

Whip up a batch of these oatmeal pancakes for your family, pour them all a glass of milk, and talk about how a donation as small as $5 can deliver a gallon of fresh milk to kids in their community, who may be sitting right next to them at school.

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stack of oatmeal pancakes with butter and syrup
stack of oatmeal pancakes with butter and syrup

Oatmeal Pancakes

5 from 3 votes
This thick & hearty, easy oatmeal pancakes recipe keeps your family nourished and ready for the day. An easy breakfast idea!
Servings 12
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, salt and oatmeal. Set aside.
  • In a larger bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sour cream, oil and vanilla.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix just until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Heat a skillet to 350 degrees.
  • Spray the skillet with cooking spray.
  • Spoon ¼ cup pancake batter on the hot skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until there are bubbles popping on the top.
  • Flip the pancake and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the pancake is done.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve the pancakes warm with your choice of toppings.


The calories shown are based on the recipe making 12 pancakes, with 1 serving being 1 pancake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 158
Keyword easy breakfast, fluffy pancakes, healthy pancakes, pancake breakfast

A stack of pancakes on a plate, with Oatmeal and Peanut butter

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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3 years ago

5 stars
These were a hit at our house, including with the 4 year old!

Angela Johnson
5 years ago

These are really nice 👍 pancakes 🥞

7 years ago

Can I use Greek yoghurt instead of sour cream?

7 years ago

I could go for a stack of these pancakes right now! Yummy!

Donna Pierce Clark
7 years ago

These sound delicious!

On a side note, I just read that steel cut oats are actually the only oats that help our heart health. I bought some and yum! They have lots of texture, so I bet your pancake recipe would be extra healthy and delicious as well, with them?

Deborah Dowd
7 years ago

These look delicious and the oatmeal makes them healthy too!

7 years ago

I learned about the need for milk at food banks last year. We always donate dry goods…I never would have thought about it! Its great that you are spreading the word…the more people that know, the better!
Your pancakes look amazing too! My kids love them as well…these would be a big hit in our house!