If you’re a pancake lover, you’re going to love these easy oat flour pancakes that are just like regular pancakes but healthier.
These homemade oat flour pancakes are fluffy and delicious but they also pack a punch of nutrients. You can whip them up on weekends or make them ahead and quickly warm them in the morning in the microwave.
The next time you have a hankering for homemade pancakes, try out this easy recipe that’s the most delicious alternative to traditional pancake recipes.
Common Questions about Oat Flour Pancakes
Can oat flour be substituted for all-purpose flour?
Oat flour can be substituted for white flour but not at a 1:1 ratio if you’re measuring using dry measuring cups. Instead, substitute by using the same weight — having a kitchen scale works well for this.
How many carbs are in oat flour pancakes?
This recipe has 22 grams of net carbs per serving. While it may not fit most keto lifestyles, it can still be worked into a lower-carb diet and there are variations that can further lower the number of carbohydrates.
Does oat flour rise?
You’ll need leavening agents when working with oat flour to ensure that what you’re making rises since it doesn’t create the same rise as all-purpose flour.
It’s not likely to have leftovers of these delicious pancakes, but if you do you can store them in the fridge or the freezer after they come to room temperature. You can easily reheat them in the microwave or toaster oven.
Refrigerator: Keep these tasty pancakes in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 1 week.
Freezing: Freeze pancakes for up to 2 months in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag.
Tips for the Best Oat Flour Pancakes
There are only a few quick tips to make sure you make the best pancakes with oat flour.
- When using rolled oats to make your own oat flour, let the mixture rest before mixing so that the oats can absorb moisture and become smoother after pulsing.
- If you choose to use store-bought oat flour or make quick oats homemade flour, you can use them immediately, skipping the wait time, since both are processed already and will more readily absorb moisture quickly.
- Use parchment paper to separate pancakes when storing to prevent them from sticking together.
- To keep pancakes warm while you are cooking, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in the oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
All you need are some pantry staples and maybe a quick trip to the baking aisle at your grocery store for a few simple ingredients to make this easy pancake recipe.
- Eggs – Use the freshest eggs you can find and ensure they’re large eggs.
- Maple syrup – We love to use high-quality pure maple syrup for these pancakes.
- Baking powder – Be sure not to confuse it with baking soda — baking powder is all you need as a leavening agent for these pancakes.
- Ground cinnamon – Use any variety you have handy or find some Makara cinnamon to channel the flavors of popular cinnamon rolls.
- Salt – Your table shaker salt will work well but you can also use sea salt or another variety you like.
- Almond milk – You can find shelf-stable versions or find it in the refrigerated section near the milk and other milk alternatives.
- Vanilla extract – Vanilla rounds out all of the flavors from the other ingredients.
- Apple cider vinegar – This adds just the right acidity and flavor.
- Oat flour – Make your own or buy it at the store.
- Butter – You can use salted or unsalted — it’s up to your preference.
- Fresh or frozen berries
- Banana slices
- Maple syrup
- Chocolate chips
- Apple slices
- Ground cinnamon
- Cacao powder
- Yogurt or whipped cream
- Shredded coconut
Kitchen Supplies You’ll Need
Just a few standard supplies are needed to do the short work of making these pancakes.
- Blender (or food processor, or mix in a bowl with an electric mixer)
- Large nonstick skillet
How to Make Oat Flour Pancakes
Just a few quick steps and — voila! — you have delicious, healthy pancakes.
- Pour all of the ingredients except oat flour and butter into a blender and mix until combined.
- Gradually add the oat flour to the mixture and slowly mix until reaching a thick, pourable consistency.
- Spoon the batter into the greased and heated skillet for the number of pancakes that will fit without crowding.
- Once the undersides are golden brown and small bubbles have formed on top, flip the pancakes.
- Transfer the pancakes to a serving plate and repeat until all batter has been used.
What to Serve With Oat Flour Pancakes
Just like any pancakes, these are great alongside (or topped with) any breakfast favorites.
- Toppings – Maple syrup, flavored syrups, fresh berries or other fruits, whipped cream, or your own favorite toppings for pancakes are all delicious on top of these pancakes.
- Eggs – Serve alongside scrambled eggs or an omelet.
- Ice cream – For a sugary breakfast treat or an evening indulgence, top these with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.
- Sugary drizzles – Chocolate syrup, warm peanut butter, or caramel sauce are all amazing toppings for these pancakes.
Why You Should Make Pancakes with Oat Flour
Why not make pancakes with oat flour is the question!
- Healthy – These fluffy pancakes are filled with more fiber, whole grains, and nutrients than traditional flour-based pancakes making them a great way to start the day.
- Easy – Throw together the ingredients for this recipe just as easily as you could a classic pancake recipe.
- Gluten – Avoid the gluten from wheat flour by making oat-based pancakes.
Variations and Add-ins
Just like traditional pancakes, there are tons of ways to change these up.
- Fruit – Add berries like blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries or dice up any other favorite fruit.
- Chips – Fold white, milk, or dark chocolate chips (or even peanut butter or caramel chips) into the pancake batter before cooking.
- Other add-ins – Choose any other add-ins that you like from shredded coconut to crushed nuts.
- Oil – Instead of butter, use any neutral oil. Coconut oil and vegetable oil are good options.
- Extracts – Impart a nutty flavor by using almond extract or use other extracts to add your own unique flavor.
- Milk – Instead of almond milk, try using other alternatives like coconut milk or oat milk.
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Oat Flour Pancakes
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 ⅓ cup almond milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 cups oat flour see tips
- 1 tbsp butter for cooking
– fresh or frozen berries
– banana slices
– maple syrup
– chocolate chips
– apple slices
– ground cinnamon
– cacao powder
– yogurt OR whipped cream
– shredded coconut
- Add all the ingredients except oat flour and butter into a blender or hand mix jar. Blend until combined.
- Add the oat flour and mix until you get a smooth consistency. Note: The batter should be thick but pourable for your pancakes to lift. If needed, add an extra tablespoon of flour.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium to low heat, and grease it with butter. Then, drop a few tbsps of your batter to make your pancakes.
- Use a flat spatula once the sides are set to flip them over. Then, cook them on the other side for one more minute and remove them from the skillet.
- Serve warm with your favorite toppings.
● You can make your oat flour in seconds by blending instant oats or rolled oats until a coarse consistency.
● Use this recipe to meal-prep for the week. You can store these pancakes in the fridge, in a sealed bag, for up to four days.
● These pancakes are freezer-friendly. Keep them in a sealed bag for up to two months.
● If desired, you can have some add-ons to the pancake batter, such as chocolate chips, blueberry, or shredded coconut. Recipe Notes – If you use rolled oats homemade flour, let it sit for 15 minutes. This time will allow the oats to hydrate and achieve and smoother texture. Then, pulse to blend one more time.
– If you use store-bought oat flour or instant oats homemade flour, you don’t need to wait for those 15 minutes.
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate. Please double-check with your own dietary calculator for the best accuracy. We at Taste of the Frontier cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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