Oat Flour Pancakes Recipe

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Oat flour pancakes make the perfect gluten-free breakfast or brunch. Plus, it's so easy to make your own oat flour that you don't need any special ingredients here and can utilize common pantry staples.
Utensils Breakfast
Globe New American
Tiffany La Forge is a professional chef, cookbook author, and food writer who graduated from The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She runs the seasonal food blog, Parsnips and Pastries, and is author of The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook.


2 cup(s)
whole rolled oats (not steel-cut or quick oats)
1 tsp
baking powder
1 cup(s)
1 tsp
1 tblsp
maple syrup
1 tsp
butter, syrup, fruit, yogurt or toppings of choice

Directions 4 steps | 23 Minutes

Step 1

Add oats to a food processor and blend for 2-3 minutes until oats obtain a flour texture.

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Step 2

In a large bowl, add the ground oats, baking powder, milk, egg, vanilla and maple syrup. Mix until smooth and combined.

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Step 3

Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add butter and swirl it until it melts but doesn't brown. Drop 1/3 cup of pancake batter in the pan. Cook pancake until you see small bubbles on the top. Flip pancake and cook through, about 2-3 additional minutes.

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Step 4

Serve immediately with toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

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Can I substitute oat flour for all-purpose flour?

Oat flour is a healthy gluten-free substitution for all-purpose flour. Its nutty, mild taste works well with most quick-rise bread recipes, including pancakes and muffins with adjustments to the binding ingredients. Because of its absence of gluten, it does not make a good substitute for yeast bread. 

Are oat pancakes healthy?

Because ingredients for oat pancakes vary greatly between recipes, the nutritional value of oat pancakes depends on the recipe used. In comparison to plain pancakes, the use of oats in a recipe increases the protein and fiber content, resulting in a more nutritious dish. 

Is oat flour better than wheat flour?

Oat flour is more nutritionally dense than white wheat flour. As a whole grain, it packs more fiber and protein than wheat flour. As a gluten-free product, oat flour is also a great choice for people who are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease. 

Which flour has the lowest carbs?

Flours with the lowest carbs are generally composed of nuts or seeds. Almond flour, which is easy to find and a great replacement for all-purpose flour in baked goods, is made from only almonds. Ground flax seed, soy and coconut flours are also low in carbs. 

What is the healthiest flour for pancakes?

Whole grain or fiber-packed flours are good choices for healthy pancakes. Examples of whole-grain flour include oats or buckwheat flour. Examples of fiber-packed flours are almond, ground flax seed and coconut.

What type of flour is best for pancakes?

For light and fluffy pancakes, the best flour would be all-purpose flour. All-purpose flour has the perfect balance of hard and soft flours to create a picture-perfect pancake. For a more nutritious flour, almond, coconut, oat and whole wheat flour are all good picks.

Is oat flour healthier than all-purpose flour?

Because oat flour is higher in protein and fiber and denser in nutritional content than white wheat flour, oat flour is a healthier alternative than all-purpose flour. As a naturally gluten-free flour, oat flour is also great for those who are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease. 

Nutrition Per Serving
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39.5 g
12 g
45.4 g


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Audrey H.


28 Jul 2022

Love that this recipe shows how easy it is to make your own oat flour. Adding this to our weekend breakfast favorites!

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Chrystal G.


25 Jul 2022

Love the amount of protein in this recipe for a healthier breakfast option.

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