Healthy Oat Pancakes Recipe

These healthy oat pancakes are a delicious alternative to recipes that use plain white flour. They can be gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats. Just the perfect breakfast for a lazy morning.

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  • 180g organic porridge oats
  • 60g ground almonds or gluten-free flour or spelt flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut nectar or raw sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large pinches of salt (these help the pancakes rise)
  • 600ml buttermilk
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 60g unsalted butter, gently melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or 1 tsp paste
  • melted butter (for brushing pan)


  1. Heat butter on a low flame, when half melted, turn off heat to avoid burning.
  2. Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl, mix well until combined, then make a well in the centre.
  3. Mix the eggs, buttermilk and melted butter together. Make sure the butter has cooled a little, or it will scramble the eggs.
  4. Combine roughly with a fork, tip into the middle of the dry ingredients and continue to mix.
  5. Let the mixture rest for at least an hour in the fridge so that the buttermilk and rising agents can get to work and the oats can soak. The mixture is ready when it is the consistency of runny paint or single cream. If it has thickened too much, add more buttermilk, plain milk, or for a lighter pancake, filtered water.
  6. Cook in a little butter (smear the pan with butter between pancakes) and keep warm in the oven or eat straight out of the pan.


You can make the pancakes with oat flour. Simply grind the oats into a powder using a food processor.

Healthy Oat Pancakes Recipe

Recipe Notes by Claire Foster

These healthy oat pancakes are very simple to make, and I make this for my boys quite often. Preparing the batter in a food processor makes it that much easier. These pancakes also freeze well. You can also make the batter the night before, refrigerate it overnight, and proceed with the recipe the next morning.