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Easy Oatmeal Pancakes

These easy oatmeal pancakes have been made countless times and everyone always loves them. One of my most popular recipes!

Easy Oatmeal Pancakes

My mom is the best cook in the world and these easy oatmeal pancakes prove it. It doesn’t matter how great the dish is that I’ve made on any particular day, nothing can ever compete with mom’s home cookin’.

This is just another testament to the way that food brings us all together. Bobby Flay can challenge my mom to a throwdown any day, but if I’m one of the judges, just a bite of anything my mom made is going to catapult her dish to the top, hands down.  Tastes translate into memories for me, and my mom created a lot of great ones!

I’ll admit to being sentimental about these easy oatmeal pancakes.  I don’t recall exactly when she started making them, but like any great tradition, it started with one pancake and grew upon request after request, until one day these easy oatmeal pancakes were just a part of life when Nana came to town.  Every one of her grandkids scramble for a seat at the table as soon as the first pancake hits a plate, and Nana doesn’t stop making them until we’ve all had a good six or so – each!

Easy Oatmeal Pancakes

I actually refused to make these easy oatmeal pancakes for my girls for a long time, simply because this was a memory that belonged to my mom; it was that special something that she did for them.  I’ve relented since then, only because they’re just so delicious that even I can’t wait until she visits for more!

I really hope you try them; they’re so delicious and light, with a different texture from regular pancakes.  You won’t even notice the oatmeal (don’t worry, these don’t taste like “healthy” pancakes – they’re just good)!

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Easy Oatmeal Pancakes

Easy Oatmeal Pancakes

Yield: 0


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, don’t substitute, it won’t be the same!
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs


  1. Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another. Add wet to dry and mix well (batter will be thin). Let sit for at least fifteen minutes so the oatmeal softens.
  2. Melt half a tablespoon of butter (or just spray with Pam) in a preheated skillet (preferably cast iron); add 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Grill until brown on one side, flip and grill until second side is brown. Serve with butter and syrup!
Kristy Bernardo
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Saturday 23rd of March 2019

These are fantastic. I make a batch and have them for breakfast during the week at work. No syrup (for me) is needed, I just pop them in ty he microwave for 30 seconds. My 15 year old picky daughter loves them.

Tina Serini

Friday 3rd of March 2017

Thank you for the easy recipe! Add 1tsp. Cinnamon and 1/2 cup raisins and you have oatmeal cookie pancakes. That was our breakfast and my kids LOVED it!

Kristy Bernardo

Monday 6th of March 2017 those additions! So happy you enjoyed these. Thanks, Tina!


Tuesday 22nd of March 2016

Oh my goodness, this is my new favorite pancake recipe! I'm usually a good cook, but pancakes are the one thing I can never get right--I've been getting so frustrated and keep swearing I'll never make pancakes again-- but these ones were perfect! They were so flavorful and cooked up so well. This will definitely be my go-to recipe from now on; thank you so much for sharing it!

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

That makes me so happy, April!! The kids are a little older in our family now; my mom doesn't make these as often so it's a real treat when she does. They really are good, right?! I'm not a huge pancake eater but I can put these down in no time :) Thank you so much for the lovely comment. Cheers!


Saturday 30th of August 2014

Your moms recipe is most worthy of writing my first post ever. It was light, flavorful with the added bonus of a health boost with the oatmeal. My finicky teenage boy ate them without a complaint. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe that has filled your heart over the years.

the wicked noodle

Saturday 30th of August 2014

Thank you so much, Marie, you just made my day! What a sweet comment and I so appreciate you letting me know. I'm thrilled that your family will love these as much as we have. Cheers :)


Saturday 30th of August 2014

The only adjustments that I made were : chopping the oatmeal in one recipe and grinding the oatmeal to a flour consistency in another recipe. My husband preferred the flour batch. Thanks again!


Monday 20th of May 2013

I love these pancakes and make them often. Thank you! I know you say not to sub buttermilk, but i don't usually have buttermilk on hand, so I use vinegar to sour the milk & I think they turn out delicious!! Today I really felt like banana pancakes, so I subbed 1 cup mashed bananas for 1 cup of the milk & they turned out SO yummy!! Thought i'd pass that on. Thanks again for the recipe! Oh! And i usually use whole wheat white pastry flour instead of all purpose.

the wicked noodle

Tuesday 28th of May 2013

Wow, sounds awesome, Emily! Your sub for buttermilk will definitely work, I really just meant not to use regular milk, it's just not the same. I'm going to try your banana twist, thanks! xo

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