There’s no better way to start your day than slimming friendly Oat Pancakes – they even fit in with calorie counting and plans like Weight Watchers!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
You can top them with pretty much anything you want – sugar free jam, reduced fat squirty cream, choc shot, or even keep it classic with a squeeze of lemon!
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- Banana and Chocolate Pancakes
- Folded Berry Pancake
- Strawberry and Vanilla Waffles
- Chocolate Waffles
How many Calories are in these Oat Pancakes?
There are less than 300 calories per portion in these Oat Pancakes, and you’ll get a huge stack! This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. You can find all of our other Everyday Light recipes here.
These Oat Pancakes are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and they fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets are these Oat Pancakes suitable for?
These Oat pancakes can be made suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you make sure the porridge oats you use are marked gluten free.
You could also enjoy these Oat Pancakes if you’re dairy free by switching the milk to a suitable alternative like oat milk.
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
These pancakes are also suitable for vegetarians.
How Weight Watchers friendly are these Oat Pancakes?
Our Oat Pancakes recipe is just 5 Points per portion! That’s not a bad way to start off your day, and these pancakes feel like a real treat. Why not serve them with some zero point fruits?
They’re also perfect for pancake day!
How to make Oat Pancakes
Making these pancakes is quite simple, here’s a summary;
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Spray your frying pan with fry light and heat gently.
- Drop in small dollops to make patty-size pancakes.
- Allow to cook through before gently turning.
- Serve with one of the options below
What should you should serve with Oat Pancakes?
The best part about pancakes is all the lovely topping options! Feel free to use your favourite, we have listed some slimming friendly options below to give you some ideas:
- Strawberries, blueberries and fat free yoghurt
- Lemon juice and granulated sweetener
- Choc Shot (A lower calorie chocolate sauce)
- Strawberries and Nutella
- Sliced banana and raspberries with light squirty cream
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need anything special to make Oat Pancakes?
These Oat Pancakes are really simple to make and the ingredients are things you probably have in the cupboard and fridge!
For the oats we do suggest using Ready Brek because it’s already finely milled, giving the pancakes a nicer texture. If you only have normal porridge oats you can blitz them in a food processor for the same effect.
We also find they are much easier to make in a non-stick frying pan!
How do you know when the Oat Pancakes are cooked?
When one side of a pancake is cooked you will be able to gently flip it over without it falling apart. The pancakes will be golden and cooked through without being burnt. If they are colouring before they are set enough to flip, reduce the heat.
This should take approx 10 minutes on the hob over a medium -low heat.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Oat Pancakes in the fridge?
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Oat Pancakes?
We wouldn’t recommend freezing these Oat Pancakes.
How do I reheat Oat Pancakes?
If you’ve kept some leftovers in the fridge you could eat them cold or reheat in the microwave for 2 minutes.
You could also reheat in a non-stick pan over a low heat on the stove for a minute each side. Make sure they are piping hot before serving.
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We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.
Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!