Recipe: Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

February 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

This recipe is from an old issue of VT magazine. I’ve made it so many different ways and added my variations at the end of the recipe. What I like about it is there is very little flour and sugar without sacrificing on flavor.  Most of the ingredients I use are organic making it a great choice for the whole family.


  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats or quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unbleached flour
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Mix oats with buttermilk and milk in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. When you mix the ingredients it will look watery, but after the 8 hours, this is how it looks.

2. Add the eggs, flour, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt into the oatmeal mixture.  Here’s how it looks when it’s all mixed. 

3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Spray some cooking spray and use 1/3 cup of the batter for each pancake.

Makes 4 servings (3 pancakes each). Each serving is 388 calories, 18 grams of protein, 64 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, 24 grams of sugars 

Here’s a picture of the finished pancakes.

My variations:  I’ve made this recipe with agave nectar in place of the honey without any issue.  I believe that agave is lower on the glycemic index as well.  As long as you use 1/2 cup total of flour, the recipe comes out good. I vary the contents of the 1/2 cup. Sometimes I’ll use just flour. Today I used flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons maca powder, and 2 tablespoons flax meal to total a 1/2 cup.  Maca is a raw superfood.  You can find out more information about it here.

I usually serve this with fresh blueberries or strawberries with real maple syrup. I have had it with natural peanut butter and banana also. Very delicous. The pancakes heat well. You can make a batch and have them for breakfast or post workout all week long.



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