Oatmeal Pancakes

I’m convinced that Sunday mornings are meant for eating big, comforting breakfasts in your pajamas.

I love sleeping in on Sundays, stumbling downstairs and into the kitchen with the intent of making a delicious meal to enjoy with loved ones.

This morning Ryan and I had a craving for pancakes, so I took my laptop into the kitchen and perused the internet for a yummy recipe. I wanted to keep things relatively healthy and figured making pancakes with oatmeal would be a great way to add wholesome fiber to our morning meal. Since I didn’t have the ingredients on hand for my high-protein healthy oatmeal pancakes, I had to start from square one.

After stumbling upon a recipe for oatmeal pancakes on Smitten Kitchen, I figured I could change things up a bit and make my own version.

In the end, we both had a large plate full of thin, dense pancakes that tasted amazing!

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I topped the pancakes with chopped walnuts for some healthy fats and syrup for a little sweetness and moisture.

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The perfect Sunday breakfast!

Oatmeal Pancakes (Adapted from Smitten Kitchen)

Serves 2 – 3


  • 1/2 c. + 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1/3 c. old fashioned oatmeal, cooked (I measured 1/3 c. oats before cooking. After cooking the oats, I had slightly more than 1/3 c. cooked oats.)
  • 1/4 c. raw oats
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 large egg


Whisk the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon) together in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk the butter, milk, cooked oatmeal, raw oats, honey and egg together until thoroughly combined. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Cook pancakes on a hot griddle sprayed with cooking spray (or butter) or in a skillet coated with cooking spray (or butter) for 2 –3 minutes on one side before flipping and cooking the other side. The pancakes cook very quickly, so keep an eye on them! 

Top with nuts, syrup, fruit, chocolate chips, powdered sugar or desired toppings and enjoy!


  1. Laura H. says

    This looks soo good! One of the good/bad things about being on the west coast is that my east coast bloggers have already eaten before I get up! So many ideas to wake up to!


  2. says

    I totally agree about a big breakfast on Sunday mornings. When my husband suggested pancakes and bacon this morning, I was more than happy to read the Sunday paper while he prepared breakfast. He makes fantastic whole wheat pancakes…the recipe is in his head, and I’ve been meaning to ask him to write it down, but then I fear he’d expect me to make them 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!


  3. says

    Yum, I ADORE pancakes. I usually make protein pancakes with cottage cheese, oat flour and eggs, but now I’m wondering how it would be if I tried including some cooked oats in the batter. 😀


  4. Erica says

    Totally unrelated to your pancake post – but after a year of reading your blog I have brussel sprouts + cauliflower in the oven roasting for the first time ever!

    University = no time for fancy veggie cooking… but this method takes ZERO time. VERY pumped!!! I’m going to stop eating all my veggies raw! THANKS!


  5. Krista says

    Those look awesome. I’m pretty excited because we are having breakfast for dinner tonight…homemade waffles and turkey sausage! : )


  6. says

    Great book! I just read it in September. I couldn’t put it down. If you like “Marley and Me,” then you’re going to love “The Art of Racing in the Rain!”


  7. renee says

    Was looking for something different for breakfast and came across your oatmeal pancakes WOW I made them and they are awesome will be making these more often thanks and love your blog !



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