Oat Pancakes

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • Serves 2
  • 291KCAL

There's no better way to start your day than with these slimming friendly Oat Pancakes and they even fit in with calorie counting and plans like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories291
  • Carbs31g
  • Protein16g
  • Fat10g
  • Saturates3g
  • Sugars5g

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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 to know in the blurb!

These Oat Pancakes are really easy to whip up, so there’s no need to wait for the weekend to enjoy pancakes for breakfast.  They’re really versatile and you can serve them with pretty much anything you want.  Top with sugar free jam, reduced fat squirty cream, choc shot or even a squeeze of lemon!

We’ve used Ready Brek in our Oat Pancakes because they we find they give the pancakes a nice texture, but you could also blitz normal porridge oats in a food processor!

Our Oat Pancakes recipe is loved by adults and kids alike, so getting flipping and sharing these pancakes with your family and friends!

What diets are these Oat Pancakes suitable for?

This Oat Pancakes recipe is suitable for vegetarians.

They can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Porridge oats

They can also be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Milk

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Oat Pancakes?

These Oat Pancakes are really simple to make and the ingredients are things that you probably have in the cupboard and fridge already.

For the oats, we suggest using Ready Brek as it’s already finely milled which gives the pancakes a nicer texture. If you only have normal porridge oats then you can just blitz these in a food processor for the same effect.

We also find they are much easier to make in a non-stick frying pan!

Hints & Tips

Below we added some of our communities most common hints and tips. We hope you find them useful.

Easy to make and so versatile
I froze half of the pancakes. Then when needed I defrosted them overnight in the fridge and heated them through in the microwave the next morning. Topped with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey. Absolutely delicious.!
Quick, easy and so versatile!
I substituted honey instead of sweetener. Absolutely delicious!
Oat pancakes, simples!
I used oats and blitzed them finely with the sweetener. I just love them kept simple with lemon and granulated sweetener. No fancy pictures of this, and one already half eaten. I have kept the mixture in fridge and will be having in the morning.
I used skimmed milk, but think they would taste great with almond milk or oat milk, I will definitely be trying alternative milks next time.
I don't like pancakes, but these were amazing. The texture was just right. I cant eat sugar substitutes like sweetener, so I use honey instead. The apple complimented these well.

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How many calories are in these Oat Pancakes?

There are 291 Calories per portion in these Oat Pancakes, which means they falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Oat Pancakes are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and 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.

Step 1

Mix all ingredients together.

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Step 2

Spray your frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and heat gently.

Step 3

Drop in small dollops to make patty-size pancakes.

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Step 4

Allow to cook through before gently turning.

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Step 5

Delicious with sweetened quark, fruit, Sweet Freedom Choc Shot, or Nutella and some strawberries, blueberries and low fat aerosol cream if wished (optional).

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How do I know when these Oat Pancakes are cooked?

You should cook your Oat Pancakes until they are golden on both sides and cooked through.  When one side of the pancake is cooked, you’ll be able to gently flip it over without it falling apart.

If they are colouring before they are set enough to flip, then 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 these Oat Pancakes in the fridge?

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Oat Pancakes in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Oat Pancakes?

We wouldn’t recommend freezing these Oat Pancakes.

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Oat Pancakes

There’s no better way to start your day than with these slimming friendly Oat Pancakes and they even fit in with calorie counting and plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 291
  • Carbs 31G


  • 80 g instant oat cereal or porridge oats blended finely
  • 100 ml skimmed milk
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • low calorie cooking spray

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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 and some strawberries, blueberries and low fat aerosol cream if wished (optional).

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See what others have to say

ChelseyTuesday 13th February 2018

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


Lee WhiteheadTuesday 13th February 2018

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


rebecca whiteMonday 12th February 2018

Just wondering what brand of vanilla extract is best to use and where to buy it?


Sharon LinkSaturday 10th February 2018

Cant wait to try these tomorrow. Thanks for the recipes x


JuliaThursday 1st February 2018

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


AlanaSunday 28th January 2018

OMG made these today I loved them xxx


LesleyTuesday 23rd January 2018

Made these, loved them, thanks for the recipe ☺️ Yum yum x


BeckyMonday 22nd January 2018


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!


NicolaSaturday 20th January 2018

Can you freeze these?


KellyThursday 18th January 2018

These look great, can you use almond milk instead of normal milk?


LeanneSaturday 6th January 2018

Just tried these and so impressed, a perfect weekend treat.
Thank you


WendySunday 20th August 2017

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?


kateFriday 28th July 2017

What are the ingredient measurement’s for one portion please?


    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Helen,

    So glad you enjoyed it!


LeanneWednesday 26th July 2017

I’m new to cooking and sw so can I ask if you can use porridge oats instead of oats as unsure if same


Claire PickettSaturday 15th July 2017

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!


    KateWednesday 19th July 2017

    Hi Claire
    Glad you like it, and that you’re finding the site useful


AliWednesday 12th July 2017

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?


Denise DonauerThursday 30th March 2017

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


HilsMonday 27th March 2017

Hi Can you freeze the pancakes??


    KateFriday 31st March 2017

    Hi Hils
    Yes you can


KateFriday 3rd March 2017

Hi Emma
Glad you like them!


JasmineWednesday 1st March 2017

Try these they where very yummy, might blend the oats next time just so they thinner.


    KateFriday 3rd March 2017

    Hi Jasmine
    Yes blending the oats will change the texture of the pancake mix so you can make a thinner pancake


LouiseTuesday 28th February 2017

Just made these….. one word AMAZING, the oats blended give a really plump pancake. Fabulous!


    KateFriday 3rd March 2017

    Hi Louise
    Glad you like them!


MBJSunday 26th February 2017

Hi! Can you leave the mixture in the fridge to use the following day? Thanks


    KateSunday 26th February 2017

    Hi MBJ
    Yes, you should be able to keep the mixture overnight, just make sure you give it a really good stir before you use it


KateTuesday 14th February 2017

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.


CatherineSunday 5th February 2017

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!!


JacquiThursday 26th January 2017

I’m going to have to try these


catherineSaturday 21st January 2017

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 🙂


    KaySaturday 11th February 2017

    So glad you liked them Catherine ????


CharlotteSunday 8th January 2017

Mine came out quite sloppy and I certainly couldn’t have made a patty shape! How can I thicken the mixture?


WoodySunday 23rd October 2016

It says 2 portions…..how many pancakes for one portion please ??


    JulieSunday 13th November 2016

    These were the best pancakes I have every had. ????????


    catherineSaturday 21st January 2017

    I got abourr 5 pancakes for 1 portion 🙂


AlexSunday 7th August 2016

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


    RebeccaThursday 27th October 2016

    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.


Tracy HobdenWednesday 6th July 2016

I am so going to give these a go. Thanks Emma.


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