How To Make Healthy Pancakes – Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

How to make healthy pancakes is easier than you think. I’m always on the hunt for healthy pancake recipes and so I wanted to write a post focusing on how to make oatmeal pancakes. I think oatmeal pancakes offer up the same flavor profiles but without all the same ingredients your boxed varieties provide.

Healthy Pancakes

You need to do a few more steps when incorporating oatmeal to your breakfast batter, but I think it’s worth it. The results are yummy and you’re kids won’t know the difference.

If you want to give this healthy pancake recipe a try, let me show you everything you need to get started. And trust me, how to make healthy pancakes is simple! It isn’t overwhelming. There’s just one more additional step than what you are used to. And it will be just as delicious. 🙂

How To Make Healthy Pancake

My family usually asks for pancakes every Saturday. It’s sort of our tradition and I don’t mind it one bit. This breakfast reminds me of my childhood. We weren’t waffle kind of people.

Healthy Pancake Recipes - How To Make Oatmeal Pancakes

At times, we would dabble in a fresh bagel from the deli. But truth be told – when it was a special occasion – my mother always turned to the pancake and so I find myself doing the same.

In an attempt to change this up, I like to look for ways to add a little variety and spice to the mold. Sometimes it’s with fruits – banana pancakes, apple and cinnamon blend, or raspberry or blueberry preserve.

Other times, I head straight for the chocolate – nothing beats mixing Nutella or chocolate chips. Am I right? Come at me! 🙂

But then there are days where I just want to make our breakfast a tad bit healthier and that’s where the oatmeal comes into play. Are you ready to learn how to make healthy pancakes? And no – Nutella is not in the mix. LOL

Related: Cheesy Bacon And Egg Muffins – Breakfast Egg Cups You Make In Your Muffin Tin

pancake stack with syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Pancake Tools:

Directions:

dry ingredients for oatmeal pancakes in mixing bowl

First, we have to start with our dry ingredients. Add the flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to a food processor and process for 15 seconds. By using the food processor, you will break down the oatmeal which is something you need to do.

Otherwise, your batter will be a bit chunky and nobody wants chunky batter. You will feel that in your pancake if you omit this step. A food processor really breaks down the oatmeal and helps with the texture.

wet ingredients for oatmeal pancakes in mixing bowl

Then you want to add your eggs, milk and vanilla and process for an additional 20 seconds or until your batter is mixed well.

batter for healthy pancakes in mixing bowl

At this point, you are ready to preheat your griddle or frying pan until it is hot and ready to go. Spray whatever you are using with a nonstick cooking spray.

pancakes on a griddle bubbling and ready to turn over

Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot griddle and heat your healthy pancakes for 2-3 minutes before flipping and heating for an additional 2 minutes on the other side. Be sure to keep an eye on everything you are doing.

We all know that pancakes can brown fairly quickly when we aren’t looking.

pancakes on a griddle bubbling and ready to turn over

A good indicator the pancakes are ready to flip is when the batter bubbles as shown. Stack them high. Serve with hot syrup. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. You cannot beat this breakfast.  Makes 12 pancakes.

How To Make Healthy Pancakes… Healthier?

If you want to make this recipe even healthier, you can swap to whole wheat flour and add nut meal. Additionally, you could substitute the syrup for fresh fruit.

That would really help with the sugar and protein count. This would be a great way for you to make this pancake recipe healthier.

You also might want to consider adding an egg to the meal for additional protein. This will also fill you up and limit you from reaching for a second serving of these oatmeal pancakes.

stack of pancakes with maple syrup pouring on top of it

How Many Calories Does An Oatmeal Pancake Have?

A single serving from an oatmeal pancake recipe with main ingredients including milk, oats, flour, oil, and eggs has 200 calories, 9 grams of fat, 25 grams of carbs and just 1 gram of fiber.

If you want other breakfast ideas for this weekend, consider my Blueberry Lemon Donuts Recipe or my Strawberry And Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe. Of course, there’s always my Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats Recipe or Slow Cooker Applesauce.  The big showstopper is my Overnight French Toast though… just saying.

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Healthy Pancake Recipes - How To Make Oatmeal Pancakes

Healthy Pancake Recipes

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • * 1 cup flour
  • * 1 cup oatmeal
  • * 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • * 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • * 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • * 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • * 2 eggs
  • * 1-1/2 cups milk
  • * 2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

  1. Add the flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to a food processor and process for 15 seconds. By using the food processor, you will break down the oatmeal which is something you need to do.
  2. Then you want to add your eggs, milk and vanilla and process for an additional 20 seconds or until your batter is mixed well. 
  3. At this point, you are ready to preheat your griddle or frying pan until it is hot and ready to go. Spray whatever you are using with a nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot griddle and heat your healthy pancakes for 2-3 minutes before flipping and heating for an additional 2 minutes on the other side. Be sure to keep an eye on everything you are doing. We all know that pancakes can brown fairly quickly when we aren't looking. 
  5. A good indicator the pancakes are ready to flip is when the batter bubbles as shown. 
  6. Stack them high. Serve with hot syrup. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. You cannot beat this breakfast. 

Makes 12 pancakes

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 271Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 463mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 11g

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About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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