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Oatmeal Pancakes


Add these healthy Oatmeal Pancakes to your list of quick, kid-approved whole grain breakfasts! These tender, fluffy oatmeal pancakes have all the kid-appeal in the world, and they’re filled with healthy, whole food ingredients we want our kids to be eating. So let’s dig in!

Oatmeal pancakes

Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes for Healthy Kids

Kids and pancakes. Pancakes and kids. Is there any sweeter match? Pancakes have a bad rap for being pure empty carbs, but these Oatmeal Pancakes break the mold by delivering great nutrition! They’re made from 100% whole grains, including fiber-rich whole wheat flour and rolled oats. Whole grains provide extra vitamins and minerals for your kiddos at breakfast, and they also keep your kids energy levels sustained over time. Top these pancakes with fresh fruit and you have an even more nutrient-dense breakfast!

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How to Make Oatmeal Pancakes

Mixing up the batter for these pancakes is just like mixing up any pancake batter… almost. You’ll need to pulse your rolled oats in a blender before you add them to the bowl, so the consistency of the oats matches the rest of your dry ingredients.

(For those averse to creating extra dishes, you can totally get away with just swishing out the blender cup with water afterwards. Dry oats don’t make much mess!)

Once your oats are ground, mix together the remaining dry ingredients, then fold in the wet ingredients, gently. A couple of lumps are OK… under-mixing just slightly actually helps keep your pancakes fluffy.

Ladle your batter into a buttered skillet ¼ cup at a time, and sprinkle each pancake with a few blueberries. When the pancakes start to look dry around the edges, give them a flip. One more minute on the skillet, and they’re ready for your hungry little ones.

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Got extra Oatmeal Pancakes? OK right, probably not. BUT if you do, throw them in sandwich bags and freeze them for a snack emergency on another day. They’ll heat back up in just a minute or two in the toaster oven.


Looking for more pancake magic? Of course you are. Try Basic Pancakes 6 Ways, Brain Booster Pancakes, and making your own Homemade Pancake Mix!

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Oatmeal Pancakes

Add these healthy Oatmeal Pancakes to your list of quick, kid-approved whole grain breakfasts!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 pancakes
Calories: 99kcal



  • In a large bowl, whisk rolled oats and milk together.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and vanilla and whisk together. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine, but don't overmix. Fold in the oats and mix just until combined.
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil and swirl to coat. Once hot, use a 3 tablespoon size scoop to add pancake batter to your hot griddle.
  • Once the pancakes are bubbly on top and the edges are golden brown, flip and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve hot topped with butter and syrup if you like.


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 0.003mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg
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Oh, this sounds awesome!! My family loves pancakes, and the convenience of a mix can’t be beat. We pick local blueberries in the summertime, and stock the freezer, so they’re handy to throw into pancakes. Yum!

Oatmeal in pancakes? I’m intrigued! I’m lucky enough to have a two year old who eats about everything, but my husband is the finicky eater. I’ll have to try these on him.

Yum! We’d love to try these. We rotate pancakes and oatmeal every few days for hot breakfasts. I’d love to know on pancake days they were still getting the oats.

My kids love having pancakes for breakfast and sometimes even dinner. I am excited Quaker came out with this, I love the thought of the extra nutrition in the pancakes.

Amy- I made these for your kids when I babysat last weekend and they LOVED them and so did I. They were a little more dense than white pancakes, but that is one of my pet peeves about regular pancakes – they fall apart. These were really great and had a good flavor – I didn’t feel like the oatmeal flavor was overwhelming at all.

I have a pancake recipe that uses oatmeal, wheat germ, wheat flour, and bananas that my kids love. I will have to find it and share it with you, for those who may not win the giveaway. I like to have packaged stuff on hand for those days where making it from scratch just seem impossible.

My little boy asked for pancakes for breakfast every morning for a week straight! Good thing I had some frozen right?! This mix would be great for some more yummy breakfasts.

these sound yummy! we have a whole wheat pancake mix that we love, but since we all love oatmeal too, i think this would be a hit around here!

I’m wondering if the oatmeal is flaked or if the mix uses oatmeal flour? Love oatmeal waffles, this mix could make a fast hot breakfast. I think I want Mary Kathryn’s recipe too, they sound delish!

The ingredients are oat flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, dried molasses, salt, soy lecithin, soy flour.

Pretty good I think.

This is so great! My family would love these. The kids can never decide in the morning between oatmeal or whole wheat pancakes. I guess this is the answer! Please pick us! 🙂

Oh I HAVE to win this! My husband makes pancakes every Saturday and I’ve been trying to get him to make a healthier batter. I think he’d be totally game to try this one!

What a fabulous find! I’ll have to try those out. If I don’t win, I’ll have to take a trip to the grocery store sometime soon. I have 2 little girls who love oatmeal — so that’s great — but I’ve really been looking for a variation. This gives them to oatmeal, which is a good way to start the day, with a twist. I’m lovin’ it!

Greg makes pancakes (or waffles, etc.) with the girls every Saturday. But, does not like to try other things besides his Bisquick. I bet he would love this – He loves oatmeal!

We love oatmeal (it’s my 5 year old’s favorite food) but it would be fun to try something new. Thanks for the giveaway!

I would love to try oatmeal pancakes. Sometimes we just put oatmeal into our regular pancake batter. Dan adds oatmeal to anything!! Tasty!

This would be great for my family of five. Pancakes are the one food that everyone eats and I am always looking for a way to make them healthier.

I want to make these for my just begundiet and plan to add a just a few raisins, sunflower seeds and pecans for pizazz! If I make a batch ahead and freeze them, I’ll have a healthy snack or breakfast on the go. They sound great and I love oatmeal but just don’t have time in the morning.

I love oat meal. Currently my wife and I are really trying to get our 3year old son to try eating oatmeal but with a child this age we’re better off trying to get it to snow in Los Angeles but now that Quaker has put out this product maybe there’s hope being that our son loves pancakes! if we can also get a chance at trying it for free, that’s even more awesome than knowing it exist.

Sounds awesome! Looking forward to trying it. I am looking for a healthy replacement to Aunt Jemima for my kids who are pancake lovers.

Wow this looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

Thank you for the great recipe!
Have a great day.

5 stars
We loved this recipe. We will be making it again. My grand children thought it was the best! They wanted the leftovers for lunch. I did change the eggs to flax eggs and the milk to almond milk and it was very very yummy.

I’m confused…do the oats come in at the beginning of the end. If it’s the end, how much milk to we add in step one then step 2?

You add them at the beginning. Hopefully this makes sense!

Step1: In a large bowl, whisk rolled oats and milk together.

Step 2: In another mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and vanilla and whisk together. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine, but don’t overmix. Fold in the oats and mix just until combined.