These oatmeal pancakes pack in plenty of whole grains, fruits and fiber to provide the family a healthy, sustaining breakfast.
Oatmeal pancakes are a healthy and hearty breakfast that are packed with nutrients. Oats are a good source of fiber, which can help to regulate digestion. They also contain protein and vitamins that can give you sustained energy throughout the morning. In addition to the protein in the oats themselves, eggs and milk contribute additional protein to the pancakes.
What we love about oatmeal
Oatmeal is a whole grain, which means it contains all the nutrients of the grain kernel—the germ, endosperm, and bran. This makes it a nutrient-dense food, and they are a filling option that will help you to avoid mid-morning snacking.
The best part about oatmeal pancakes and why you should choose them over regular pancakes is that they are lower in sugar. Unlike many other breakfast options, oatmeal pancakes are made without adding any extra sugar.
Another important benefit of oatmeal pancakes is that they are relatively easy to make. You can either make them from scratch or buy a mix from the store. If you make them from scratch, all you need is some kitchen and pantry staples like rolled oats, milk, eggs, baking powder, salt, vegetable oil, flour, and fruit for topping.
Adding Dried Cranberries
Fun fact – Dried cranberries are jam-packed with antioxidants and nutrients that can provide numerous health benefits. Just a handful of dried cranberries a day can help keep your heart healthy and help improve digestion. They are also delicious on these pancakes 😉
We added nectarines, plums and apricots on top of our oatmeal pancakes but you can top yours with whatever you would like!
There are many ways to change up the flavors of your pancakes. You can add apples, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, the options are endless. Experiment and see what you like best!
How Long Will the Cooked Oatmeal Pancakes Last?
Cooked oatmeal pancakes will last for about two to three days in the fridge. To extend their shelf life, you can freeze them for up to three months. When it comes to reheating, simply pop them in the toaster or microwave.
Oatmeal pancakes are a healthy and delicious breakfast option. They’re packed with fiber and protein, and they’re also low in sugar, so let’s make some, shall we?!
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Super Duper Oatmeal Pancakes
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries and apricots chopped
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup 1% milk
- 1 1/2 cups cooked oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup chopped nectarines
- 1 cup chopped plums
- 6 tablespoons honey
- Preheat oven to 200°F.
- Combine flours, oats, cranberries/apricots, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl.
- Whisk egg and milk in separate bowl; stir in oatmeal until just combined.
- Fold mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat; spoon out batter to make desired sized pancakes and cook 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles form on the top. Flip pancakes and cook 2-3 minutes, or until browned. Place cooked pancakes on plate in oven while cooking remaining pancakes.
- Top with nectarines, plums and honey.