Fluffy Oat Flour Pancakes

These delicious and easy oat flour pancakes are gluten free and dairy free, fluffy, and have just 6 common ingredients. They make a great healthy alternative to traditional pancakes.  Made for the pancake lover in you.

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Fluffy Oat Flour Pancakes

 

I just love delicious and healthy pancakes, and this oat flour pancakes recipe is now one of my new favourites. They have a great taste and the texture is spot on. Fuffy, a little stretchy, airy and light, with a perfectly sweet, subtle flavour.

If you haven’t used oat flour in cooking or baking yet, you are in for a lovely surprise. It’s a wonderful flour alternative that is naturally gluten free, with a fine texture and it works really well in pancakes. 

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Are oat pancakes unhealthy?

 

This depends.

Everyone makes their own pancakes in their own way, but oat flour itself is very healthy so it really comes down to the other ingredients. If you are using lots of butter, milk, and sugar then maybe they aren’t the healthiest but if you stick to mostly whole foods with your oat pancakes, then yes!

My homemade pancakes version of oat flour pancakes are super healthy, rich in fibre and vitamins and minerals, and yet they still taste really delicious like a sophisticated breakfast cuisine!

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What does oat flour taste like?

 

Oat flour has a wonderful subtle, earthy, and slightly sweet flavour that is really slight so it doesn’t make you wonder what you’re eating, lol! It is really delicious when prepared correctly and can often be substituted for regular flour in many recipes.

Oat flour pairs well with the natural sweetness in maple syrup and vanilla, and also goes well with savoury combinations like tomatoes and cheese. It blends well with other grains/gluten free flours in recipes.

These oat flour pancakes have an sweet flavour and airy, slightly chewy texture as the flour which is surprising because they are totally gluten free. Gluten often gives that “stretch” to bread and pancakes, so the oat flour is a great gluten free alternative. You’re going to love this oat flour pancake recipe.

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Ingredients in Oat Flour Pancakes

 

To make these delicious and healthy gluten free pancakes you only six whole food ingredients that are gluten free and dairy free, and most of them you already have in your pantry or fridge!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Oat flour (Bob’s Red Mill brand is great!) You could also make your own oat flour if desired, but to buy oat flour is much simpler.
  • Baking powder
  • Egg
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Unsweetened almond milk or oat milk
  • Pure vanilla extract

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How To Make Oat Flour Pancakes

 

To make the fluffy pancakes you’ll follow a few simple steps, nothing crazy, and pretty much like any other pancake recipe you’ve made!

Cooking pancakes instructions:

1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder. 

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2. In another bowl add the egg with the maple syrup, almond milk, and vanilla extract.

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3. Beat until smooth with a whisk or electric mixer. 

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4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and mix until completely smooth using a spoon or an electric mixer. 

5. Lightly grease a large pan or griddle with your choice of olive or coconut oil and heat to medium-high heat. 

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6. Pour 1/3 cup scoops of the batter onto the pan/griddle and cook until bubbles begin to appear, then flip and cook another 1-2 minutes on the other side until lightly browned. 

7. Repeat to make 10-12 pancakes. 

8. Serve warm pancakes with fruit, maple syrup, or any other toppings you like. 

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Recipe Variations

 

The wonderful thing about this perfect gluten free pancake recipe is that it is very versatile and creates a blank slate for a variety of pancake additions and substitutions. I love getting creative with a basic pancake recipe to change it up depending on the season and the occasion. Here is some inspiration!

  • Chocolate Chip: Pour 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips into the pancake batter before cooking for a delicious chocolaty twist!

 

  • PB & J: Add some peanut butter and jam to these pancakes by swirling 1/4 cup of your favorite, naturally sweetened jam and 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter into the batter before cooking. Then, once cooked, top with your favourite fresh berries and a drizzle of peanut butter. 
  • Fresh fruit: Any fresh berries like sliced strawberries, whole blueberries, raspberries, etc.
  • Hulk Pancakes: Instead of mixing the batter in a bowl, add all of the ingredients to a blender and add in 1 cup of fresh spinach. Blend until completely smooth then cook for pancakes packed with green goodness. 

 

  • Cinnamon: For a spiced variation, add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to the batter. 

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There are so many delicious ways to enjoy these oat flour pancakes and they are really easy to make!  You can also use the batter to make Oat Flour Waffles if you are in a waffle mood… 

Leftover pancakes can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

 

Have you ever cooked or baked with oat flour? Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later! 

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Fluffy Oat Flour Pancakes

Yield: Makes 10-12 Pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These healthy oat flour pancakes are gluten free, dairy free, easy to make, fluffy, and so delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour (150g)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl combine the flour and baking powder. 
    2. In another bowl beat the egg with the maple syrup, almond milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. 
    3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix until completely smooth using a spoon or an electric mixer. 
    4. Lightly grease a large pan or griddle with your choice of olive or coconut oil and heat to medium-high heat. 
    5. Pour 1/3 cup scoops of the batter onto the pan/griddle and cook until bubbles begin to appear, then flip and cook another 1-2 minutes on the other side until lightly browned. 
    6. Repeat to make 10-12 pancakes. 
    7. Serve warm pancakes with fruit, maple syrup, or any other toppings you like. 

Notes

*Batter should be slightly thick but still a runny/pourable consistency.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 pancake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 2ggCarbohydrates: 17ggFiber: 2ggProtein: 3gg

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Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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