I think breakfast is the absolute best meal of the day….there are just so many yummy options for breakfast, from the sweet to the savory. Pancakes are probably my all time favorite breakfast and I have fond memories of my mom making Bisquick pancakes for our family on the weekends. Back in those days, there were not that many options for pancake mix at the store. It was Bisquick and that was about it. Now you can find all different kinds…I saw a pumpkin spice pancake mix at Target the other day! But have you ever made pancakes from scratch? It’s super easy!! And this pancake recipe I am sharing with you is so good I didn’t even need butter or syrup to put on top!! So I have a yummy, semi-healthy, pancake recipe for you to make this weekend!
I love oatmeal as much as I love pancakes and that got me thinking….why not combine the two? I was not feeling so good the other day and NOTHING sounded good for lunch….except PANCAKES. Well in my house I don’t keep pancake mix, so I set out to whip up a batch of oatmeal pancakes, and these literally took me just a couple minutes to mix up. So no excuses!! Plus you could just mix up the dry ingredients ahead of time and store in a ziplock bag to use when you are ready, to make it even easier for those mornings when you are hangry and need-food-now (just add your wet ingredients to your dry mix). And did you catch that I said that I had these for lunch? Yeah breakfast is an acceptable meal at any time of day in my book!
My second batch of these I made!! See the below picture for why I had to make these again! Ha.
I started eating my pancake and I was like “oh my mmhfrtssshfjfkgkghj” – me talking with mouthful of pancake. So just make these…seriously THE BEST PANCAKE I HAVE EVER HAD!! James says they taste healthy and I must be “deprived” if I think these are decadent pancakes. James keeps telling me “they’re healthy….they taste healthy.” Me rolling my eyes. I personally thought the pancakes tasted like an oatmeal cookie. This recipe makes a small amount of pancakes, so feel free to double it. I might have just made one humongous pancake for myself on my first trial run of this recipe. Shhhhhhhhhh. And since I am telling you my secrets, I also ate the raw batter out of the bowl because it was that good. Doooooooooooo it!!
The best part about this picture? The amazing Wilmax dessert plate featured here! This is my huge, dense pancake (without butter or syrup–so yeah, it looks dry, but it’s not) I made during the first batch I whipped up.
Oatmeal PancakesPrint Recipe
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup egg substitute (or one large egg beaten)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk- use whatever milk you have or even buttermilk)
In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, both flours, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking soda, baking powder and both sugars. Use a whisk to mix ingredients together. Add egg, milk, oil and vanilla extract to your dry ingredients and whisk until incorporated.
Preheat a skillet or griddle on medium heat on the stovetop. I have nonstick pans, so I did not need to spray baking spray on my skillet, but if you think the pancakes may stick, make sure you spray your pan with cooking spray.
Drop batter onto skillet at your desired size pancake. Once you see bubbles form on top, sneak a peak and check to make sure the bottom is done, and then flip!
Serve warm with butter and syrup if ya want...but not needed!
The first time I made this recipe I only used a half cup (or less) of milk because I am weird and like really thick, dense pancakes. The second time I made this recipe, I followed it exactly, and the pancakes resemble actual pancakes. You can add the milk as the last ingredient and only add as much for the consistency you prefer too.
If you are a pancake newbie, then here’s a visual on what you are looking for before you flip your cakes over. If you flip too soon, the pancake will fall apart and it will be a mess. So wait until you see bubbles across the top of the pancake, take a sturdy pancake flipper, and gently check the bottom to make sure it’s golden brown and delicious. Then flip. The second half, takes less time to cook than when the first half, so check the bottom after a minute or so. And cook these on medium heat. If your stove is too hot you will burn the outside and have a raw middle.
These are not your average pancake…there’s oats in them and only one tablespoon of oil, so it’s more of a healthy breakfast indulgence. It’s funny how different our own tastes are. James was adamant the pancakes tasted healthy and I told him it tasted like a guilty pleasure. But I am the woman, so I am always right, right? Food and taste is so personal, which is part of the reason why I started this blog. I constantly find recipes, but change them to suit what I like and want in them, which is what I did here. If you hate pancakes and oatmeal, you would probably hate these. If you are like me, then hopefully you will make these pancakes and love them as much as I did! Heck, add chocolate chips to these if you want…because chocolate chips are never a bad idea!
Drop me a line and let me know what your favorite breakfast food is! Any breakfast recipes you want to see on here?? And if you make this, come back and let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by…and I always love comments!!!