Delicious & Healthy Oat Pancake Recipe

Welcome, cooking enthusiasts or anyone looking for a new and delicious breakfast recipe to try! Today, I am excited to share with you my all-time favorite oat pancake and waffle batter recipe. This easy and healthy recipe offers a variety of options such as oat pancakes, oat waffles, or even a combination of both, Oat Pancake Waffles!

Growing up in a household where breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I have always looked for new ways to jazz up my morning routine. My search is over thanks to this recipe that never fails to satisfy my taste buds. This recipe is perfect for those who want their breakfast flavorful yet nutritious, with little fuss.

Whether you are someone who wants an everyday delicious original oat pancake or a gluten-free banana oatmeal option, this recipe has got you covered. You will not regret trying out this easy and healthy recipe that will leave you feeling full and satisfied all morning long.

So why wait? Grab your ingredients and let’s get started on making the best oatmeal pancakes and waffles you’ve ever tasted!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Oat Pancake/ Waffle Batter
Oat Pancake/ Waffle Batter

Are you tired of boring pancake or waffle mixes that leave you feeling unsatisfied? Look no further than this oat pancake/waffle batter recipe! This recipe offers a unique twist on classic pancakes and waffles, making for an easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast that everyone in your family will love.

Not only is this recipe simple to make, but it also contains wholesome ingredients such as oat flour, whole wheat flour and rolled oats. These fiber-rich ingredients are perfect for keeping you full and satisfied throughout the morning. With the addition of eggs, buttermilk, and butter (or dairy-free substitutes) this batter is the perfect balance of protein and healthy fats.

But what about those with dietary restrictions? Not to worry! This recipe can easily be adapted to meet various dietary needs. Simply swap out regular flour with gluten-free oat flour or whole wheat pastry flour for a gluten-free option. You can even make it vegan by using a non-dairy milk alternative and egg substitute.

One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. Whether you’re in the mood for traditional pancakes or crispy Belgian waffles, this batter can do it all. For those looking to change up their breakfast routine, try adding sliced banana or cinnamon to the batter for an irresistible flavor boost.

Overall, this oat pancake/waffle batter is an everyday delicious option that is sure to become a household favorite. Say goodbye to bland pancake mixes and say hello to a highland treat—oat pancakes and waffles that are both tasty and filling.

Ingredient List

 Breakfast just got better with these delicious oat pancakes!
Breakfast just got better with these delicious oat pancakes!

Here are the ingredients you will need for this recipe:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oat flour (You can make oat flour by grinding rolled oats in a food processor or high-speed blender until fine)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk or milk of choice (such as oat milk for a dairy-free option)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted (you can also use coconut oil or a vegan butter substitute)
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon maple syrup for added sweetness.

Note: If you prefer to use a pancake/waffle mix, replace the whole wheat flour and some of the oat flour with your desired mix according to package instructions. To make gluten-free oat pancakes/waffles, use gluten-free oat flour and ensure that all other ingredients are certified gluten-free.

The Recipe How-To

Now, let’s get down to business and create this delicious and simple oat pancake or waffle batter recipe.


  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups of buttermilk (or milk + 2 tablespoons of vinegar)
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt).
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, melted butter, and maple syrup until it’s smooth.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredient bowl and stir until well incorporated, making sure you don’t overbeat the batter.
  4. Heat up your waffle iron or pancake griddle then lightly grease with cooking spray or butter.
  5. Using a ladle or measuring cup, place enough batter onto the hot griddle or iron to create a circle-shaped pancake or waffle.
  6. Wait for small bubbles to appear then flip (if making pancakes) or close the lid (if making waffles).
  7. Wait for another minute until cooked through then serve.

Voila! Your easy yet delicious oat pancake/ waffle batter recipe is now ready to be served hot and fresh with your favourite toppings such as fresh fruits, whipped cream, nut butter, melted chocolate, or even a drizzle of honey!

Make sure you clean your waffle maker or griddle immediately after use to avoid batter sticking into its surface. I recommend using a silicone brush to guide excess crumbs out of your machine.

This recipe makes approximately 4 servings depending on how big you choose to make each pancake/ waffle.


Substitutions and Variations

 Say goodbye to boring breakfasts and hello to oat waffles!
Say goodbye to boring breakfasts and hello to oat waffles!

Are you looking to switch things up and put your own spin on this oat pancake/waffle batter recipe? Here are some substitutions and variations you can make to customize the recipe to your liking:

– Gluten-Free: If you need a gluten-free version of this recipe, swap out the whole wheat flour for oat flour or a gluten-free flour blend. Additionally, use a gluten-free pancake/waffle mix if preferred.

– Vegan: To make this recipe vegan-friendly, you can replace the egg with a mashed banana or 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce. Use coconut or almond milk instead of buttermilk and substitute the butter with melted coconut oil.

– Protein-Packed: For an extra boost of protein, consider adding a scoop of organic quinoa or Coach’s oats to your batter. Also, try Aunt Maple’s Protein Pancake Mix 18.5 oz (525g) which contains organic oats as well.

– Banana Oatmeal: Add half a mashed banana and 1/4 cup of rolled oats to the batter for a banana oatmeal twist.

– Cinnamon Oat: Add one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 1/4 cup of oats into the batter for that warm, comforting taste.

– Aunt Maple’s Protein Pancakes & Waffles: For a healthy treat, you can add some Aunt Maple’s maple protein pancake/waffle mix to your batter. It is high in fiber (6g), contains organic rolled oats and plant-based protein (14g).

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different substitutions and variations to find what works best for you. With these options at hand, the possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

Once your oat pancake/waffle batter is cooked to perfection, you might wonder what to pair it with. Here are some serving suggestions for your delicious, fluffy pancakes or waffles.

You can go traditional by serving them with a drizzle (or pool!) of maple syrup and a pad of butter. But if you want to be more adventurous, try topping them with fresh fruit like sliced strawberries or bananas. You could also add a dollop of whipped cream or spoonful of yogurt on top.

If you’re in the mood for something savory, oat pancakes and waffles are an excellent base for scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and sautéed vegetables. Or if you’re feeling indulgent, try spreading some decadent Nutella or peanut butter on top.

For a complete meal, serve your pancakes or waffles alongside side dishes like roasted vegetables or a simple green salad – this will add some texture and variety to your plate.

If you’re making these delicious Oat pancakes/waffles as a special treat for breakfast in bed, enjoy them with coffee or tea – Lattes or cappuccinos make excellent companions to any breakfast dish!

In conclusion, the possibilities are endless when it comes to serving and pairing these easy healthy pancakes/waffles with wholesome ingredients or sweet treats alike. So use your imagination and create your own perfect meal – whether it’s breakfast, brunch or dinner item – with your brilliant culinary creativity combined with these amazing fluffy oat pancakes/waffles!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

I always prefer to make my batter fresh, but there are times when I want to have some spare batter on hand for a later date. If you want to prepare the batter ahead of time, it’s best not to add the baking soda and baking powder until ready to use. Mix all of the wet and dry ingredients together, minus the leavening agents, then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one day.

If you find yourself with leftover batter, refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to three days, but be aware that the consistency may change over time.

When it comes time to reheat your pancakes or waffles, aim for the oven or toaster as opposed to the microwave. Microwaving may lead to soggy pancakes, while using a toaster will help maintain their original texture. Simply pop them in the toaster until warm and crispy around the edges.

For even quicker reheating, simply place them in a preheated oven at 375°F until heated through completely.

Pro tip: If you make a large batch of pancakes or waffles, be sure to allow them to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container in the freezer. They will keep well for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to eat them, heat them up in the oven or toaster for a quick and easy breakfast that still has that freshly made taste!

Tips for Perfect Results

To achieve perfect results with this oat pancake/waffle batter recipe, the right technique and tips can make all the difference. Here are some recommendations to ensure that your pancakes or waffles come out just as you want them:

Firstly, do not overmix the batter. Overmixing will cause the gluten to develop and can make your pancakes/waffles tough and chewy. Stirring until the ingredients are just combined will create a light and fluffy texture that’s perfect for these breakfast treats.

Next, if using whole wheat flour or oat flour, let the batter rest for a few minutes before cooking. This will allow time for the flour to fully hydrate, ensuring a softer texture.

Another tip is to use a non-stick pan or griddle when cooking your pancakes/waffles. This will help prevent sticking and ensure that they cook evenly.

When making waffles, heat up your waffle maker beforehand and do not open it until the indicator light tells you it’s ready. This will produce crisp, golden Belgian waffles that are sure to impress.

For those who prefer gluten-free options, substitute regular flour with gluten-free flour blends such as arrowhead mills or organic quinoa for outstanding results.

Lastly, try adding your favorite toppings like fresh berries, maple syrup or whipped cream to take your pancakes/waffles to a whole new level of deliciousness.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make every batch of oat pancake/waffle batter a success – whether you enjoy them plain or as sweet treats laden with toppings!


It’s time for some frequently asked questions about the oat pancake/waffle batter recipe! I’m sure you’ve got a ton of questions swirling in your head – from possible substitutes to baking tips. Relax, as I’ve got you covered with answers to the most common questions. Read on and let’s make some outstanding oat pancakes and waffles, shall we?

Is the batter for pancakes and waffles the same?

When it comes to waffles and pancakes, there are some similarities in their ingredients. Milk, eggs and flour are commonly used in both recipes. However, one significant difference lies in the batters themselves. Waffle batters tend to have higher amounts of fat and occasionally more sugar than pancake batters.

Can I substitute oat milk for milk in waffles?

When it comes to making waffles without milk, there are many alternatives that you can use in its place. Some popular options include soy milk, oat milk, almond milk, hemp milk, cashew milk, and rice milk. These substitutes can help create delicious and fluffy waffles, without compromising on taste or texture. So, if you’re looking for a milk-free waffle recipe, there’s no need to worry as there are plenty of options to choose from.

Does pancake mix work for waffles?

Transforming pancake mix into scrumptious waffles with the help of a waffle maker is a convenient and tasty alternative. The resulting waffles might differ in consistency from the standard ones, but they’ll certainly delight your taste buds. This quick and effortless method saves both time and effort.

What’s the difference between Belgian waffle batter and regular waffle batter?

When it comes to making waffles, the differences between traditional and Belgian recipes can be subtle but significant. Although both varieties call for staples such as flour, milk, eggs and oil, the use of certain ingredients – such as yeast and egg whites – creates a noticeable variance in texture and taste. Belgian waffles are known for their light and airy quality which is achieved through the incorporation of egg whites, while traditional waffles rely on baking powder to give them their characteristic density.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this oat pancake/waffle batter recipe is a delicious and healthy option that will please any palate. Whether you are looking for a gluten-free or protein-packed breakfast, this recipe has got you covered. The versatility of this recipe also allows for endless flavor variations and substitutions, making it perfect for anyone’s taste preferences.

From the easy-to-find ingredient list to the simple preparation steps, this recipe is perfect for those who want an everyday delicious breakfast that is also nutritious. With just a few ingredients and some basic kitchen tools like a waffle maker or griddle, you can whip up a batch of light and fluffy oat pancakes or waffles in no time.

So why not take your breakfast game to the next level with this oat pancake/waffle batter recipe? Impress your family or guests with a highland treat of oat pancakes or waffles, or make yourself a batch of gluten-free banana oatmeal pancakes. The possibilities are endless with this recipe.

Give it a try and see for yourself how easy, healthy, and delicious this recipe is!

Oat Pancake/ Waffle Batter

Oat Pancake/ Waffle Batter Recipe

This is a variation from a Bob's Red Mill recipe. Very hearty and healthy. I like serving these with berry sauce instead of maple syrup. My small children (under 3 years) also enjoy eating the pancakes cold as a snack.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Pancakes
Calories 371.7 kcal


For Pancakes

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup whole oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2-2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

For Waffles add

  • 1 egg (total of 3)
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • Put whole oats through blender, food processor, or grain mill to make a course meal.
  • Mix all dry ingredients.
  • Stir in the buttermilk, eggs, (oil if making waffles) and butter until well blended.
  • Make pancakes or waffles immediately or store in fridge/freezer.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 174gCalories: 371.7kcalCarbohydrates: 41.3gProtein: 14.2gFat: 17.8gSaturated Fat: 7.9gCholesterol: 138.9mgSodium: 938.1mgFiber: 5.7gSugar: 3.8g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Breakfast, Brunch, Grains, Kid-Friendly, Toddler-Friendly, Winter
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