Wholesome rolled oats pancakes recipe – Easy and delicious!

Are you craving delicious pancakes but looking for a gluten-free and healthy option? Look no further than these rolled oats pancakes! As a nutritionist and a food blogger, I am always on the lookout for recipes that prioritize health without compromising taste. This recipe is perfect for those who are looking to avoid gluten, dairy, and processed ingredients.

There’s nothing quite like starting your day with a hearty breakfast that will provide you with energy and the nutrients you need to take on your day. These pancakes do just that. Made from whole-grain rolled oats, they are packed with fiber and will keep you full for hours.

Not only are these pancakes nutritious, but they are also incredibly easy to make. This recipe requires only a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen pantry. Plus, it’s incredibly versatile: you can easily customize it to your taste by adding sweet or savory toppings.

So put on your apron and get ready to whip up some fluffy, delicious gluten-free oatmeal pancakes that will leave both your taste buds and your body happy.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Rolled Oats Pancakes (Gluten Free)
Rolled Oats Pancakes (Gluten Free)

Are you craving pancakes but struggling to find a healthy, gluten-free, and dairy-free recipe? Look no further! These Rolled Oats Pancakes are exactly what you need. Trust me; you won’t regret trying out this fantastic recipe.

Unlike regular pancakes that are loaded with refined flour, these oat pancakes use certified gluten-free oats to create fluffy and delicious pancakes that will keep you satisfied without missing the wheat. Additionally, this recipe is dairy-free, making it an excellent choice for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan.

But what makes these pancakes so special? The secret ingredient is banana! Adding mashed bananas to the pancake batter not only lends natural sweetness, but it’s also rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Plus, it gives the pancakes a moist texture that’s hard to resist.

To make these pancakes even better, I have added vanilla extract and cinnamon to take your taste buds on a flavor journey. You’ll love the warmth and aroma of cinnamon mixed with nutty oats while enjoying the hint of sweetness from vanilla extract.

Lastly, these pancakes are incredibly versatile. You can add your favorite toppings such as fresh fruit, whipped cream or maple syrup, depending on your mood. Whether you want an indulgent or healthier breakfast, you can tailor it according to your preferences.

So go ahead and give these Rolled Oats Pancakes a try! Your taste buds will thank you for giving them a treat that is both delicious and nutritious!

Ingredient List

 Wake up to the smell of freshly cooked gluten-free Rolled Oats Pancakes
Wake up to the smell of freshly cooked gluten-free Rolled Oats Pancakes

Let’s take a closer look at what we need for these gluten-free rolled oats pancakes. You won’t believe how simple and healthy these ingredients are!

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats (use certified gluten-free oats if needed)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1–2 cups skim milk, soymilk, or almond milk

Note: The milk you choose is really up to your preference. I find that soymilk and almond milk give the pancakes a slightly thicker texture compared to skim milk, which produces lighter pancakes.

Optional Add-ins:
– Chocolate chips
– Blueberries

These ingredient measurements yield about 10 small pancakes, although you can easily double or triple the batch for a bigger crowd. Now that we have all our ingredients prepared, let’s start cooking!

The Recipe How-To

 Start your day with a stack of guilt-free pancakes!
Start your day with a stack of guilt-free pancakes!

Now that you have all of your ingredients in order, it’s time to blend them together to make these delicious Rolled Oats Pancakes.

Step 1: Blend the Oats

Use a blender or food processor to grind 2 cups of rolled oats to form a fine powder. This will be your oat flour for the pancake batter.

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 ½ cups of oat flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and ½ teaspoon of salt thoroughly.

Step 3: Mix Wet Ingredients

In another mixing bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 1 cup of almond milk (or other dairy-free milk), 1 ripe banana (mashed well with a fork), and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract until everything is well combined.

Step 4: Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

Pour the wet ingredients mixture into dry ingredients mixture, and stir until these mixes are properly incorporated.

Step 5: Heat Skillet

Preheat a non-stick skillet or griddle pan over medium heat so that it can become warm before pouring pancake batter on it.

Step 6: Pour Pancake Batter

Scoop about a ¼ – ⅓ cup of pancake batter onto the heated skillet or pan.
When small air bubbles start appearing near the surface, flip over the pancakes gently with a spatula to lightly brown on both sides.

Now that you know how to make these pancakes with ease, keep in mind that they taste best when served immediately with your favorite toppings!

Substitutions and Variations

 These pancakes are so delicious, you won't even realize they're gluten-free
These pancakes are so delicious, you won’t even realize they’re gluten-free

Variety is the spice of life! If you want to switch up the flavor or make some changes to fit your dietary preferences, there are a few substitutions and variations you can make with this recipe.

– Milk: You can use any kind of milk you like. Skim milk, soymilk or almond milk will work well in this recipe.

– Banana: Instead of banana, you can use sweet potato or pumpkin puree to add natural sweetness to your pancakes.

– Eggs: For a vegan version, replace eggs with chia seeds mixed with water or applesauce.

– Flour blend: Use gluten-free oat flour or a gluten-free flour blend instead of regular flour for a gluten-free version.

– Nutmeg and cinnamon: If you don’t have these spices or don’t like them, simply skip them or use other seasonings such as ginger or cardamom for an exotic taste.

– Rolled oats: Use certified gluten-free oats if you are on a strict gluten-free diet.

Furthermore, you can add blueberries or chocolate chips to make your pancake batter even more flavorful, or pour some lemon juice on top and sprinkle a little powdered sugar. Another variation is using the blender to mix ingredients to make fluffy pancakes, which are just as delicious as regular pancakes!

Serving and Pairing

 A healthy breakfast never tasted so good
A healthy breakfast never tasted so good

Now that the Rolled Oats Pancakes are ready, it is time to talk about serving and pairing ideas. These pancakes are versatile and delicious on their own, but you can always add a few toppings to enhance their flavor.

For a classic breakfast experience, serve these pancakes with some butter or coconut oil, maple syrup, and fresh berries such as raspberries or blueberries. The natural sweetness of the bananas and oats will complement the tart taste of the fruit perfectly.

If you prefer a savory twist to your pancakes, try pairing them with some crispy bacon or scrambled eggs. The nutty flavor of the oats and the tanginess of the banana make for a nice contrast that will keep you coming back for more.

For those who like to experiment in the kitchen, try serving these pancakes with different types of nut butter, like almond or peanut butter. A dollop of whipped cream will also add a nice touch of decadence to these healthy goodness pancakes.

Finally, if you’re looking for an extra dose of nutrition, pair these pancakes with spinach and sweet potato hash or avocado toast. The soft texture of these warm pancakes goes well with the crunchiness of vegetables and adds an extra depth of flavors to your dish.

Whether it is breakfast, brunch or dinner time, there’s no denying that Rolled Oats Pancakes are perfect any time of day. So go ahead and experiment with your favorite toppings to create your own signature pancake recipe. You deserve it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Who says gluten-free means taste-free? These pancakes will prove you otherwise!
Who says gluten-free means taste-free? These pancakes will prove you otherwise!

One of the best things about these Rolled Oats Pancakes is that they are incredibly easy to make in advance, store, and reheat for a quick and wholesome breakfast.

To make them ahead of time, prepare the pancake batter as directed in the recipe instructions. Then, transfer the batter to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days. When ready to cook the pancakes, remove the batter from the fridge and stir well.

Storing the cooked pancakes is also straightforward. Once you have made them, let them cool completely on a wire rack, then stack them in an airtight container or a plastic bag with layers of parchment paper between each pancake. Stored this way, they can stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to five days or be frozen for up two months.

Reheating is equally simple. Pop frozen pancakes in the toaster or microwave for a quick thaw and warm-up. Alternatively, you can reheat leftover refrigerated pancakes by warming them up in a pan with either butter or oil over medium heat until heated through.

The rolled oats in this recipe produce moist and flavorful pancakes that will leave you feeling full and satisfied all morning long. Making them ahead of time frees up some time in your morning routine while still being able to enjoy delicious food at breakfast!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don't skip breakfast! Try these gluten-free Rolled Oats Pancakes and fuel your day
Don’t skip breakfast! Try these gluten-free Rolled Oats Pancakes and fuel your day

If you want to create the perfect gluten-free rolled oats pancakes for your loved ones, there are a few tips I can offer to make this recipe a success. Making pancakes is not rocket science, but with a few simple tricks and techniques, you can ensure that your flapjacks come out just right every time.

Firstly, it’s essential to make sure that your skillet or griddle is preheated before adding the pancake batter. A preheated skillet will create the perfect browning effect and ensure even cooking of the pancake from both sides. You can test whether the skillet is hot enough by sprinkling a few drops of water on its surface. If they sizzle and evaporate immediately, you’re good to go.

Secondly, don’t overmix the batter. You want to keep some lumps in the mixture that will create air pockets in the pancake when cooked, resulting in light and fluffy pancakes. Overmixing will result in flat pancakes that lack texture and fluffiness.

Thirdly, resist the urge to flip the pancake too soon. You should wait until you see bubbles forming on the surface before flipping it over. This ensures that both sides of your pancake cook evenly, giving you a perfectly golden-brown finish.

Fourthly, if you’re using dairy-free milk substitutes like almond or soymilk, consider adding some lemon juice to act as a curdling agent. This will give your pancakes a tender texture similar to those made with regular milk.

Finally, play around with different toppings and flavorings to suit your taste buds. From fresh fruit to nut butter and chocolate chips, there are endless options available to make these pancakes even more delicious.

By following these tips, you’ll end up with picture-perfect rolled oats pancakes every time you whip them up!


As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand that there may be questions and concerns about this recipe. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions to help you achieve perfect results every time. Read on to find out more!

What can I use instead of flour in pancakes?

When seeking a gluten-free substitute for thickening agents like flour, arrowroot, tapioca, or potato starch are all viable options. Begin with a tablespoon and gauge whether or not you require more. Coconut flour may also be used in pancake batter as it has a knack for absorbing excess liquid.

Are oatmeal pancakes better than regular pancakes?

If you’re looking for a healthier option for pancakes, try adding oatmeal to the mix. Oats are abundant in nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, that flour alone cannot provide. Eating oatmeal pancakes may help lower blood sugar levels, assist in weight management, and reduce heart disease risk.

What ingredient activated the gluten in the pancakes?

When water is added to flour or to a mixture that contains milk and eggs, which are primarily composed of water, it activates the gluten molecules in the flour.

Can you put oats in pancakes?

Did you know that you can make delicious Oat Pancakes using various types of oats? The texture of your pancakes will depend on the type of oats you use, ranging from a smooth texture if you use instant oatmeal to a more textured consistency if you opt for rolled oats.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these rolled oats pancakes are an amazing gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast option that can be enjoyed by everyone. With the use of simple ingredients like oat flour, rolled oats, and bananas, you’ll be able to create a healthier version of regular pancakes without sacrificing their delicious taste.

Moreover, this recipe is incredibly versatile and accommodating to a variety of dietary restrictions. You can easily replace eggs and milk with vegan alternatives like soymilk or almond milk to make it completely vegan-friendly. You can also add in other flavors such as sweet potatoes or nutmeg to switch things up.

Lastly, be sure to follow the tips and recommendations provided in the article for perfect results every time. By using certified gluten-free oats and choosing fresh ingredients, you’ll be able to enjoy a healthy and nutritious breakfast each day.

So give this recipe a try and see for yourself just how easy and delicious gluten-free and dairy-free pancakes can be. Whether you’re looking for a quick weekday breakfast or a relaxed weekend brunch, these fluffy oatmeal pancakes are sure to satisfy your cravings.

Rolled Oats Pancakes (Gluten Free)

Rolled Oats Pancakes (Gluten Free) Recipe

High in fiber, low in fat and no refined sugar. A great way to start out your morning!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 89.6 kcal


Combine and microwave

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk

Whisk together dry ingredients

  • 2/3 cup gluten-free flour (I use bette hagman's four flour blend, 3 parts corn starch, 3 parts tapioca, 2 parts garfava and 1 p)
  • 1/3 cup brown rice flour (or other high nutrient flour like amaranth)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine wet ingredients and add to dry mix

  • 1 egg (or 2 egg whites)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 mashed ripe banana (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup skim milk or 1/4 cup soymilk


  • Microwave rolled oats and milk for 1 minute 45 seconds on high, then 3 minutes on 40% power.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients. Stir together wet ingredients until the egg is blended in well adding the the microwaved oats once they have cooled a little.
  • Stir together the wet and dry ingredients until well blended and let sit 2 minutes before cooking.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle to medium low heat. Cook 1/3 cup pancakes 2-3 minutes on each side.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 72gCalories: 89.6kcalCarbohydrates: 13.9gProtein: 3.4gFat: 2.3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27.7mgSodium: 298.8mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 2g
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