Oat Flour Pancakes

September 8, 2022

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Hearty Oat Flour Pancakes – Fluffy, tender and flavorful pancakes made with nutritious oat flour, buttermilk and a hint of butter. These have been a family favorite for over a decade!

Stack of oat flour pancakes with syrup being poured over.

The Best Oat Flour Pancakes!

These oaty pancakes have been a go-to breakfast for us on weekends, holidays and lazy days. We have even started freezing them so we can have them during our busiest days.

Chances are they’ll be a breakfast you crave all the time! They make a great dinner or midday snack too.

Just like most other pancake recipes these are a breeze to make. Just whisk the dry ingredients, followed by the wet ingredients, combined the two mixtures, then pour portions onto a hot griddle. And after a few short minutes you’ve got a perfectly cozy and comforting breakfast!

What to Serve Over These Pancakes

There are endless ways to top them but here are a few ideas to get you started:

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Oat Flour Pancakes Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups (150g) oat flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 1 1/4 cups (175g) all purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 2 Tbsp (24g) sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup milk (anything but skim)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Ingredients needed to make oat flour pancakes shown.Making pancake batter.How to Make Oat Flour Pancakes

  1. Preheat an electric griddle (I like this large one) over medium-high heat (about 350 to 375 degrees).
  2. Whisk dry ingredients: In a large mixing bowl whisk together oat flour, all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well blended. Make a well in center of mixture.
  3. Whisk wet ingredients: In a separate mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk, milk, eggs and butter.
  4. Combine mixtures: Pour wet mixture into dry mixture then whisk just until combined (batter should be slightly lumpy).
  5. Ladle pancake batter onto griddle: Grease the griddle lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Pour about 1/3 cup batter onto griddle at a time (leaving a bit of space between rounds).
  6. Cook through: Cook until golden brown on bottom, about 2 minutes. Then flip to the opposite side and cook until golden brown on bottom.
  7. Repeat process: Transfer to a wire rack and repeat process with remaining batter. Serve warm with desired topping.

Cooking pancakes on a griddle.

Storage and Reheating

  • Let pancakes cool then store in an airtight container or gallon size resealable bag.
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper between layers of pancakes to keep them from sticking together.
  • Refrigerate for 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. 
  • Reheat pancakes in the microwave (1 or 2 at a time), or reheat in a countertop toaster oven.

Pancakes shown from overhead. They are spread out on a blue plate, topped with maple syrup drizzle and dabs of butter.

Possible Substitutes and Variations

  • Add fresh blueberries, raspberries, diced bananas, shredded coconut or chopped nuts to pancake batter.
  • Mix in spices such as cinnamon, chai spice or pumpkin pie spice.
  • Flavor them with almond extract, lemon zest or vanilla.
  • You can substitute white whole wheat flour or wheat pastry flour for the all purpose flour for more whole grains.
  • Use a sugar substitute such as honey, real maple syrup, or monk fruit sweetener. If using a liquid sweetener reduce milk by 1 Tbsp.
  • For a healthier option you could use olive oil in place of butter (reduce milk by 1 Tbsp since it’s a runnier fat than butter).
  • Do NOT use the buttermilk substitute for this recipe (which is milk and vinegar or lemon) it’s not quite thick enough and you’ll have overly runny pancake batter.

Close up showing stack of oat flour pancakes.

What to Serve with These Pancakes

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Oat Flour Pancakes

Fluffy, tender and flavorful pancakes made with nutritious oat flour, buttermilk and a hint of butter. These have been a family favorite for over a decade!
Servings: 18 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups (150g) oat flour,* such as Bob's Red Mill
  • 1 1/4 cups (175g) all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp (24g) sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup milk (anything but skim)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat an electric griddle over medium-high heat (about 350 to 375 degrees).
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together oat flour, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well blended. Make a well in center of mixture.
  • In a separate mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk, milk, eggs and butter.
  • Pour wet mixture into dry mixture then whisk just until combined (batter should be slightly lumpy).
  • Grease the griddle lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Pour about 1/3 cup batter onto griddle at a time (leaving a bit of space between rounds).
  • Cook until golden brown on bottom, about 2 minutes. Then flip to the opposite side and cook until golden brown on bottom.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and repeat process with remaining batter. Serve warm with desired topping.

Notes

  • To measure oat flour and all purpose flour I highly recommend using a kitchen scale for accuracy. If using a measuring cup gently scoop directly into the flours and level the top off with a butter knife.
  • Nutrition estimate is per pancakes (with a yield of 18).
Nutrition Facts
Oat Flour Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 179mg8%
Potassium 158mg5%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.