Fruity Oatmeal Pancakes

In a rare moment of creativity brought on by a near empty flour bucket, I recently scooped some old fashioned oatmeal into my trusty KitchenAid blender and gave it a whirrrrr.  Oatmeal flour!

While they aren’t quite as fluffy as regular buttermilk pancakes, this fruity, low sugar version is oh, so tasty!  I’ve decided to keep a little “oatmeal flour” on hand to add to pancakes and waffles more often.


Fruity Oatmeal Pancakes

  • 1 cup flour (I prefer white whole wheat or unbleached for this recipe)
  • 1 cup oatmeal “flour”
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ½ – 1 cup chopped soft fruit (peaches, strawberries, blueberries)

In a large bowl, combine flour, oatmeal “flour”, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a small bowl, beat eggs.  Whisk in melted butter and buttermilk.  Add to dry ingredients.  Mix just until moistened.  Let sit for 5 minutes.  Fold in fruit.

Pour 1/3 cup batter on a hot (medium heat) buttered skillet.  Flip when bubbles form.

Serve pancakes with syrup or fruit topping, with extra chopped fresh fruit on top.



Do you serve pancakes with fruit, or does your family prefer old-fashioned syrup?


  1. I make pancakes entirely out of oat flour for my son, who’s allergic to wheat. He LOVES them! I’ve made a version similar to this for the rest of us, too; it’s yummy (and healthy!).

  2. I use oatmeal like as a substitute for bread crumbs.

  3. I use oatmeal like this as a substitute for bread crumbs.

  4. If you only blend them part way, they work just like quick oats (for no-bake cookies, granola bars, etc.). Never thought about using oats like flour!

    • We actually like the old fashioned texture in our no-bakes, but that’s a great idea for “quick” oatmeal packets and such, too!

  5. Marlena says:

    I use “oatmeal flour” in my chocolate chip cookies…just about 1/2 cup and it makes them very chewy and yummy. Never thought to use it in other ways…good idea!

  6. Sounds good, and adds an extra whole grain to the meal! My toddlers will love this!

  7. If you have one, you can also just spin some oatmeal in a coffee/spice mill for small amounts of flour too! Can’t wait to try the recipe. 🙂

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