Oat Pancakes

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!

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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!

We have a few pancake and waffle recipes you might enjoy if you like these Oat Pancakes, check them out below:

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

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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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  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Spray your frying pan with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and heat gently
  3. Drop in small dollops to make patty-size pancakes
  4. Allow to cook through before gently turning
  5. Delicious with sweetened quark, fruit, Sweet Freedom Choc Shot, or Nutella

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  1. I am lactose and egg intolerant. I made these using egg replacement for the first time and they were gorgeous. I had mine with salted caramel flavouring with quark, a clementine and some cinammon

    1. How do you find the quark being lactose intolerant? My main promblem with a lot of the SW recipies is the high use of dairy products.

  2. Made these again for breakfast! I got 5 pancakes for 1 portion and added ‘Artic Power Berries’ to the mixture to make them taste lovely and berry-licious. The berry powder is just freeze dried berries and taste amazing 🙂

  3. Made these again this morning! I have a super sweet tooth and these pancakes definitely hit the spot! Absolutely amazing recipe which I had with strawberries to add some speediness to my Sunday breakfast.

    Delicious and you get a lot of small-medium sized pancakes for only 40g of oats 🙂 delicious!!

  4. Hi Lynda
    We prefer using milk, as it does give a better consistency than yogurt. We find the Skyr ones are quite thick so it can make mixing it a bit more of an effort.

  5. Going to try these as need some thing sweet on my nite shift these will be good i hope thanx for all the recipies

  6. These are amazing, thank you so much!

    Members of my sw group wondered if this was a ‘tweek’ because of the blitzed pats, im not sure what this means, can you help?

  7. I made these his morning! I didn’t add the sweetener but just bananas and it was yummy! Thanks PON! I was surprised how far 40g of oats went. Thanks, love this website!

  8. If doing speed day you can’t use yoghurt so what do you use instead and how much I was thinking quark or fromage frais is that allowed?

  9. Hey

    I haven’t got round to getting my scales yet, just ordered some now, is there any chance you know roughly how many oats it is in tea spoons as really keen to try these!

  10. Hey can you use any oats eg oats so simple ? X I have just made them on my sons pancake maker , they are amazing ! Just want to check the oats are ok to use ? X

  11. Straight in my favourites basket.
    Bloomin lovely. Had for pancake day breakfast with berries and a little honey.
    Will be trying with different toppings again and again.
    Thank you pinch of nom

  12. Hello, I was wondering if these are okay to reheat in the microwave? I work silly shifts and could do with making these the night before! Thank you

  13. I think these were absolutely delicious. I made them with 40g Oats, 40g Reddy Brek and half the sweetener. My kids had them with Nutella and Squirty cream and I had mine with Blueberries, Pineapple and a little bit of yoghurt. The mixture made 7 small-medium sized patties. Yum!

  14. Was a little sceptical about these even up to the point of cooking, but needn’t have worried they tasted great. Have a different texture to normal pancakes but still really good and filling. Made a great Saturday brunch served with fresh sliced nectarine, fat free greek yoghurt, honey and cinnamon. Another keeper from Pinch of Nom!

  15. Absolutely amazing. It makes enough for two breakfasts which is perfect for work. I have mine with fresh fruit. I have even had to pass the recipe around work too 😁.

  16. Awesome thank y’all omg❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

  17. I’ve tried making these using the same method but with 80g ready brek instead of oats. They were really gooey in the middle still. I tried to make them thinner and cook for longer but no joy. It tastes nice but not the same as usual pancakes. Does anyone else have the same problem?

  18. Hi, I’m going to try making these at some point I want to blend the oats but only have a hand blender. Would it would the same if i blended after mixing all the ingredients together? Thanks.

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