Oatmeal Pancakes

by Kelli H. on April 16, 2011

Today’s recipe is from Cooking Light magazine.  I’ve adapted this recipe a bit to fit  my needs & really, anyone can do it too.  I’ve changed it by using brown sugar instead of granulated, pumpkin pie spice rather than cinnamon, or used half pureed pumpkin and half buttermilk.  It’s easily changeable and that’s what I love about it.  The original recipe called for quick cooking oats but since I never have them on hand I grind up my own regular oats, works perfectly!

Oatmeal Pancakes

1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup ground regular cooking oats
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t ground cinnamon
1/8 t salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 T butter, melted
1 large egg

1. Whisk first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl
2. Combine buttermilk, butter, and egg in small bowl. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
3. Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat.  Coat pan with cooking spray or butter.  Spoon about 2 1/2 tablespoons batter per pancake onto griddle.  Turn pancakes over when tops are covered with bubbles, cook until  bottoms are lightly brown.

I usually top these with some sort of jam.  I never knew how many calories were in maple syrup compared to jam until I looked at the labels.  I’ve looked over my maple syrup and it contains 210 calories per 1/4 cup and 53 grams of sugar.  My jam contains 40 calories per 1 tablespoon and 10 grams of sugar.  If I were to use maple syrup I would most definitely pour heavy, so I stick to the jam.  
What’s your favorite topping for pancakes? 

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

David April 17, 2011 at 6:17 am

These are amazing! My favorite breakfast ever! 🙂
I definitely recommend these to anyone who hasn’t tried them.


mom April 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Those look fantastic! My favorite topping would be chopped walnuts and honey. I didn’t know that about the syrup – good thing syrup is not my favorite.


Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) April 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Syrup gets me every time- I love that high calorie sugar substance!

I also like grilled bananas and peanut butter on pancakes- mm!


Made in Sonoma April 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm

mmm…I’ve never had grilled bananas. That might need to be something I try.


my little celebration June 22, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I heart pancakes. I am bookmarking this recipe!


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