Using Leftovers: Oatmeal Pancakes

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Got leftover oatmeal? Try these sweet and fluffy pancakes–I promise your kids will love them! (See gluten free notes below.)

OATMEAL PANCAKES

(adapted from Eat Well For $50 A Week by Rhonda Barfield)

 

INGREDIENTS

2 cups white flour (or 1 cup wheat + 1 cup white)*

1/2 cup brown sugar

4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2 eggs

1 cup leftover oatmeal ( I have used up to 2 cups successfully by adding a little water to thin the batter.)

2 cups milk (I use 1 cup milk and 1 cup water)

1/2 cup oil

1 tsp. vanilla (optional)

 

*To make this recipe gluten free, use 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake Mix and skip the baking powder.

 

DIRECTIONS:

Combine dry ingredients (first four) in a large bowl. In a second bowl, beat together last four ingredients. Combine the two mixtures and blend until smooth.

For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter onto greased hot skillet. Cook until bubbles begin to form on top, turn and brown the other side.



These pancakes are super moist and delicious, and don’t even need syrup, but a side of fruit is the perfect complement! If you do want syrup, try my DIY syrup recipe here.


Using Leftovers: Oatmeal Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white flour (or 1 cup wheat + 1 cup white)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup leftover oatmeal ( I have used up to 2 cups successfully by adding a little water to thin the batter.)
  • 2 cups milk (I use 1 cup milk and 1 cup water)
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine dry ingredients (first four) in a large bowl.
  2. In a second bowl, beat together the last four ingredients.
  3. Combine the two mixtures and whisk together until smooth.
  4. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter onto greased hot skillet.
  5. Cook until bubbles begin to form on top, turn and brown other side.
  6. Continue with remaining batter.
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Comments

  1. Jinna says

    Can you really taste the oatmeal or is it subtle due to being mixed in with the other ingredients? Wondering if this is the way I get my kids to eat oatmeal?

  2. Meyling DeBruyn says

    I have 7 kiddos and all love oatmeal but my nine year old. We just make him eat it anyway, but he found your pancake recipe and made it this morning. It was so simple and delicious we all love it! He made the batter all by himself and is now excited about having left over oatmeal=)

    As He Leads Us
    Mey

  3. says

    Thanks for this, I recently switched my two year old to Gluten & Dairy Free. I still needed to add at least 2 tsp baking powder with the gluten free recipe & used soy milk, I also added a banana & spices. Yum-O!

  4. Abby says

    This may be a stupid question but I never really eat oatmeal, so I should just add water to dry quaker oats and use that or should I buy instant oatmeal, prepare, and use that? Thanks!

    • says

      Whether you use whole oats or instant, you will need to cook them according to the package directions first. It is really a recipe for using leftover cooked oatmeal when you make extra. Make sense?

  5. Courtney Scott says

    Finally made these tonight for supper. (We do breakfast for dinner quite often)
    They were a HUGE hit!
    Thanks Kimberlee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Chrystah says

    I just made these for dinner! I used better oats organic raw pure & simple multigrain hot cereal with flax – cinnamon plum spiced – and I also added a 1/4 cup of ground flax. And just let me say WOW!!! Maybe the most amazing pancakes I’ve ever had. Perfect for a cold, fall night. Warm, hearty and sooo fluffy!! Thanks for this recipe! Added to my list of favs

      • Chrystah says

        Super healthy! Anytime I can find a way to get flax, chia, whey etc into my hubby, I do! Thanks for the amazing recipe, really. I’ve been looking for something to do with this box of instant oats, the flavor is way to strong to eat alone. It’s the BetterOats brand. So when I saw this I almost jumped out of my socks! I wish I could send a pancake to you to try thru the website! Ha!
        Thanks again!

  7. Samantha says

    I just made these for my 12-month-old son with some leftover strawberry banana oatmeal and they were a hit! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

  8. Heather says

    Can you make the batter ahead of time and use it the next day? I’m going camping and I’d like to make it up and just pour it out onto the griddle in the morning.

    • says

      Sorry, I have not tried that Heather. The only issue may be that the fluffiness of the pancakes is affected because of how the baking soda reacts over that time period. Let me know how it goes. :)

  9. Alicia says

    THESE ARE SO YUMMY! i switched the oil with applesauce & added some cinnamon (ok and maybe some veeeeeery chopped walnuts because my toddler is anti-protien right now & mama’s sneaky!!!0
    thanks for SOMETHING to do with all that leftover oatmeal!!!

  10. jack b says

    These were awesome! Ever since i was little i never cared for pancakes. These were exactly how i have always wanted them to taste. I did the recipe with all your noted suggestions. I used vanilla almond milk and coconut oil. Delicious!!! The only complaint is that i could taste the baking powder but the husband and kids had no complaints. Might try it without the sugar next time since I’m using almond milk. Thank you so much. I’ll be making oatmeal now just to make these pancakes.

    • says

      Woohoo! So glad that you enjoyed them! I wonder if maybe the baking powder was not mixed well in the dry ingredients. Sometimes that happens to me. You might also try reducing the baking powder to 2 teaspoons and see if that helps.

      Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know that you liked the recipe. :)

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