Here’s how to make homemade Oat Flour Pancakes from scratch using rolled oats. This healthy and satisfying breakfast recipe has both gluten-free and dairy-free options.

a stack of oat flour pancakes

Homemade pancakes are quick and easy to whip up. If you’re looking for a nutrient-packed version, these oat flour pancakes are the perfect option! They’re delicious and healthy too.

Oat flour is a perfect substitute for regular flour in pancakes. It has a mild and slightly sweet flavor and a fluffy texture.

If you don’t have oat flour, don’t worry. Oat flour is a breeze to make, and it’s budget-friendly. All you have to do is grind up rolled oats until they look like flour. You can use a high-speed blender or high-speed food processor to do this.

Lazy Saturdays are a perfect day for pancakes, but you can enjoy them on busy weekdays too. Oat flour pancakes freeze well and reheat quickly in the microwave for a quick and easy breakfast.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • You can have homemade pancakes in less than 30 minutes!
  • They’re dairy-free & gluten-free (with gluten-free oats).
  • Oat flour pancakes are simple to make and taste just like traditional pancakes.
  • Pancakes freeze well, which makes them perfect for busy mornings.

Key Ingredients

ingredients for oat flour pancakes

Uncooked rolled oats – All you need for oat flour are rolled oats (you can also use quick oats). If you can’t tolerate gluten or have celiac disease, be sure to buy oats that are certified gluten free. I like the Bob’s brand. Oats are grown and processed around wheat which makes the risk of cross contamination extremely high.

Baking powder – Baking powder helps the pancakes rise for a fluffy texture.

Almond milk – To keep this recipe dairy-free I use unsweetened almond milk. It has a mild flavor and creamy consistency. You can use any plant milk or regular milk in its place.

Eggs – Eggs are important for pancake batter as they bind everything together. Without something to bind the pancakes, they would just fall apart. You can use chia eggs in place of regular eggs to make this recipe vegan.

Coconut oil – Coconut oil keeps the pancakes moist and tender. You can use butter in its place if you prefer.

Maple syrup – I like to sweeten the batter with maple syrup because not only is it delicious, but it has more nutrients than regular sugar. You can use any sweetener you like though. Honey is another great option.

Toppings – Toppings are the best part! You can use maple syrup, berries, jam, whipped cream, apple butter, nut butter, granola, sprinkles, or whatever you like.

Recipe Steps

Step One

In the base of a dry high-speed blender like a Vitamix, place the rolled oats. Turn on high and let the blender process the oats into oat flour. This will take just 15-20 seconds. If the blender is wet, the oats will absorb the water and won’t blend correctly.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Combine all the dry ingredients and wet ingredients, including the oat flour, into a medium or large bowl and stir together.

how to make oat flour pancake batter

Step Three

Let the batter sit for 5 minutes to thicken. At first the batter will seem thin, but the oat flour will absorb the moisture and thicken the batter.

Step Four

To make the pancakes, heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, pour about ¼ cup of the batter onto the skillet for each pancake.

pancakes cooking on griddle

Step Five

Cook each pancake for about 3 minutes, then flip and cook on the other side for an additional 3 minutes.

Step Six

Enjoy warm with any toppings you choose!

pancakes on griddle

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • If you have your own oat flour pre-made on hand, then just use 1 ¼ cups of oat flour for the pancakes.
  • You can use a flax egg instead of regular eggs, if you prefer.
  • Feel free to sprinkle the pancakes with chocolate chips while they are baking.
  • This recipe makes about 8 pancakes; a serving size is 2 pancakes.
  • You can easily double this recipe if you need more servings.
  • If you aren’t on a dairy-free diet, you can use regular dairy milk in this recipe, plus melted butter instead of coconut oil.
  • You can refrigerate the pancakes for up to three days, or you can freeze the pancakes in a zip-top bag for up to two months.
  • Make sure to let the batter sit for 5 minutes. The oat flour will absorb the moisture and thicken to the right consistency.
cooked oat flour pancakes on platter

Recipe FAQs

Can I use all-purpose flour in this recipe?

This recipe was specifically created for oat flour which reacts differently than regular flour in recipes. If you’re looking for a pancake recipe with all-purpose flour try these delicious coconut milk pancakes!

How do I reheat pancakes?

Reheat the pancakes in the microwave in 20 second increments. You can also pop them in the toaster if you don’t mind the outside getting slightly crisp.

Is oat flour healthy?

Oat flour is made from whole grain oats which are high in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Oat flour is also higher in protein and good carbohydrates compared to all-purpose flour. It is a healthier alternative to highly refined white flour.

Can this recipe be made vegan?

Yes, substitute the regular eggs with flax eggs. To make two flax eggs, combine 2 tablespoons of ground flax in a bowl with 6 tablespoons of water. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes before using.

pouring syrup onto pancakes

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a stack of oat flour pancakes

Oat Flour Pancakes


Description

Here’s how to make homemade Oat Flour Pancakes from scratch using rolled oats. This healthy and satisfying breakfast recipe has both gluten-free and dairy-free options.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked rolled oats (use certified gluten-free oats for gluten-free diets)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten (VEGAN: use two flax eggs instead of regular eggs)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Topping suggestions: maple syrup, berries, whipped cream, apple butter, or nut butter

Instructions

  1. In the base of a dry high-speed blender, place the rolled oats. Turn on high and let the blender process the oats into oat flour. This will take just 15-20 seconds.
  2. Pour the oat flour into a medium mixing bowl. Add the baking powder, almond milk, eggs, coconut oil, and maple syrup, and stir to combine.
  3. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
  4. To make the pancakes, heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, pour about ¼ cup of the batter onto the skillet for each pancake.
  5. Cook each pancake for about 3 minutes, then flip and cook on the other side for an additional 3 minutes.
  6. Serve hot, with your choice of toppings.

Notes

  1. If you have pre-made oat flour on hand, then just use 1 ¼ cups of oat flour for the pancakes.
  2. This recipe makes about 8 pancakes; a serving size is 2 pancakes.
  3. You can easily double this recipe if you need more servings.
  4. If you aren’t on a dairy-free diet, you can use regular dairy milk in this recipe, plus melted butter instead of coconut oil.
  5. To make two flax eggs, combine 2 tablespoons of ground flax in a bowl with 6 tablespoons of water. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes before using.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: oat flour pancakes no banana, simple oat flour pancakes, healthy oat flour pancakes

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