Jun
18
2011

Using Leftovers: Oatmeal Pancakes

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

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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  • http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com Traci

    Just liked you on FB! Looks great thanks!

    Love,
    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

    http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com

    Stop by any time! <3

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      Thanks Traci! I’ll check out your blog.

  • Jinna

    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?

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      I can’t really taste the oatmeal at all. They are very sweet and yummy. :)

  • http://yoursuccessfulfamily.blogspot.com Andrea

    These were wonderful! I made apple oatmeal (oatmeal w/ shredded apples in it). That added just the right touch of sweetness. I decreased sugar to 1/4 c. YUMMY!

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      Thanks so much for letting me know that you liked them Andrea. :)

    • http://purposelyfrugal.com Katy @ Purposely Frugal

      That sounds yummy!

      • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee Stokes

        Thanks Katy!

  • Fran

    I love this idea! I’m always throwing away leftover oatmeal… Now I won’t. It would be easy to make these gluten free by adding gluten free pancake mix or all purpose baking mix instead of the flour. (I think I would skip the baking powder too)

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      Thanks Fran!

  • ashley

    Fran, make sure you use GF oats too as well as the GF flour mix.

  • Meyling DeBruyn

    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

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      Yay! Thanks for letting me know. :)

  • http://mommamaven.blogspot.com Andrea

    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!

  • Kate

    Do you think Steel Cut oatmeal would work for this or is it just for regular oatmeal?

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      I think it would work fine Kate. Let me know if you like them. :)

  • Abby

    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!

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      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?

  • http://living2lose.blogspot.com Mary

    Thanks for this! I used whole wheat flour and used white sugar and cut that down to 1/4 cup. They were perfect!

    Mary

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      You are very welcome Mary. So glad you enjoyed them. :)

  • Courtney Scott

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

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      So glad you enjoyed them Courtney! Thanks for taking the time to let me know. :)

  • Chrystah

    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

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      That sounds delicious and healthy Chrystah! I love the ideas of adding the cinnamon plum spice flavor. :)

      • Chrystah

        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!

        • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

          That would be yummy!

  • Samantha

    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!

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      Mmm! That sounds yummy!

  • Heather

    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.

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee Stokes

      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. :)

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