These are the best oat flour pancakes! These pancakes are light and fluffy and so easy to make with simple ingredients like oat flour, eggs, maple syrup, and coconut milk. This healthy recipe is naturally gluten free and dairy free and is perfect for the whole family.
Why you will love this recipe:
- These pancakes are so light and fluffy!
- They are so simple and easy to make and only take a few minutes to prep.
- They are made from scratch with simple pantry staple ingredients.
- These homemade pancakes are healthy and naturally gluten free and dairy free.
- These oat pancakes are made with no banana and no milk and instead use oat flour, maple syrup, coconut milk, and eggs to give them the perfect texture.
- They make great leftovers and also freeze really well so are a perfect meal prep option.
- Kids love these pancakes!
- These pancakes can be made on a grill, in a pan, or in a cast iron skillet.
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Taste and texture:
These pancakes have a slightly sweet, neutral flavour and the texture is so light and fluffy. They are never dry or gritty and they are not too dense.
Key ingredients and substitutions:
- Oat flour - the star ingredient of these pancakes! Oat flour is a fun alternative to traditional wheat flour. If you are gluten free be sure to get certified gluten free oat flour - this is the brand of oat flour I use and love.
- Eggs - to help these pancakes become so light and fluffy. I don't recommend using an egg replacer for this recipe as the pancakes turn out too dense.
- Coconut milk - this can easily be subbed for dairy milk if you tolerate dairy or any other dairy free milk if you don't like coconut milk (nut milks, soy milk or oat milk all work). I recommend using full fat coconut milk for this recipe.
- Maple syrup or honey - to give these pancakes the perfect amount of sweetness while keeping them refined sugar free. You could also use date syrup.
- Apple cider vinegar - this helps the pancakes become even fluffier! I tried the recipe without it and they just don't turn out the same. You could use lemon juice in place of apple cider vinegar.
How to make this recipe:
First, preheat your griddle to 325 degrees Fahrenheit - if you don't have a griddle you can use a skillet or large pan with oil over medium heat instead.
Next, add all the pancakes ingredients to a large bowl and stir them well until the batter is smooth and no longer lumpy.
Lastly, spoon a couple tablespoons worth of the batter per pancake onto the griddle and cook each pancake for 1-2 minutes per side. You know they are ready to flip when they have bubbles all over the surface of the dough (see the photo below).
- If you don't have an electric griddle, you can use a large frying pan or skillet with oil instead. I would cook them over medium heat. You just may have to adjust the cooking times slightly.
- Don't omit the vinegar from this recipe. I tried the recipe without it and the pancakes don't turn out as fluffy. Instead of apple cider vinegar you could use lemon juice instead.
- These pancakes freeze really well so feel free to make a double or triple batch and save some for later.
Variations and add ins:
- If you like sweeter pancakes, add an extra 1-2 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup to the batter.
- You can use any type of milk that you like for this recipe including almond milk, oat milk or soy milk.
- If you are gluten free be sure the oat flour that you buy is certified gluten free - this is the brand I use and love.
How to serve:
You can top these pancakes with whatever you like! I like maple syrup and coconut oil but other ideas include honey, butter, berries, other chopped fruit, peanut butter, other nut butters, jam or chia jam.
How to store:
Store theses pancakes in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 5 days after they are cooked. They also freeze really well.
Frequently asked questions:
I haven't tried making these pancakes without the eggs so I can't guarantee how any substations would work. You could try using either flax seed or chia seed eggs but I am not sure if they would turn out as fluffy. If you try it please let me know.
Luckily you don't have to worry about over mixing oat flour in comparison to other flours. Over mixing is more of a problem with flours that contain gluten, as it can impact the protein structure. Luckily, because oat flour is gluten free it's not as sensitive to over-mixing.
When compared to wheat flour, oat flour is higher in protein, fiber and minerals. Oat flour has more iron and calcium than whole wheat flour, and oats are also high in a type of soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which has been shown to increase satiety and can be helpful for blood sugar regulation. Oat flour is also gluten free.
Some health food and natural food stores now carry oat flour, but I've had a hard time finding it locally so I usually order it online. This is the brand of oat flour I've been ordering and using.
Yes you can but I don't recommend it for this recipe. I have never been able to get my home made out flour to be as fine as you need to get light and fluffy pancakes.
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Oat Flour Pancakes
- Preheat your griddle to 325F.
- Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk together until smooth.
- Spoon the batter onto the griddle and cook each pancake for 1-2 minutes per side. You know the pancake is ready to flip when the surface is covered in bubbles.
- This recipe yields 14 pancakes.
- Store these pancakes in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 5 days.
- If you prefer your pancakes a little sweeter add 1-2 more tablespoon maple syrup or honey.