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

CarmenSaturday 7th January 2023

Is baking powder missing from the recipe? the pancakes were very flat and almost dense for me. They were ok but didn’t look anywhere near as fluffy as the photo.


    HollyMonday 9th January 2023

    Hey Carmen, as these pancakes are made with instant oat cereal they won’t be as and fluffy as traditional American style pancakes but just as tasty!


AimeeTuesday 9th August 2022

Do you have to add the extract with the ingredients?


    HollyWednesday 10th August 2022

    Hey Aimee, the vanilla extract gets added along with all the other ingredients in step 1. You can omit the vanilla extract from the recipe but it gives the Oat Pancakes their flavour. Hope that helps!


HollyMonday 27th June 2022

Are these OK to warm up like for lunch if I made them the night before?


    SharonTuesday 28th June 2022

    Hi Holly, the Oat Pancakes would be fine to reheat the next day. Reheat in the microwave for about minute or so (time will depend on the number of pancakes you’re reheating).


JulieSunday 20th March 2022

Tried these for the first time today, I kept it simple with lemon and granulated sweetener. Oh my it so hit the spot


    HollyMonday 21st March 2022

    Hey Julie, those pancakes sound great, so glad to hear you enjoyed them!


LanceThursday 17th March 2022


These look incredible.

Is one portion, one pancake? If not how many pancakes are in a portion?


    HollyFriday 18th March 2022

    Hi Lance, the whole recipe serves 2 so quantity depends on how big you make your pancakes, hope that helps!


LornaWednesday 1st September 2021

Made these today but did one giant one with half the ingredients, covered with toffee fat free yogurts and fresh strawberries. Tasted amazing


    HollyFriday 3rd September 2021

    Hey Lorna, thanks so much for your message we are so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe the yoghurt and strawberries served with the pancakes sound great!


HollieTuesday 19th January 2021

Hi is this 291 calories for the whole mixture? I got 4 pancakes out of mine and had 2. I’m calorie counting and use your recipes a lot but sometimes struggle to figure out how much for my portion 🙈.

Pancakes were yummy though. 😁


    HollyWednesday 20th January 2021

    Hey Hollie, this recipe serves 2 people and the calories are per serving. You can make your pancakes larger or smaller so it all depends on size as to how many it makes. Hope that helps!


Elaine fowleySaturday 16th January 2021

Hi I used the book recipe which is apple and cinnamon ones not sure if the points if you can help thanks without the yogurt


    HollyMonday 18th January 2021

    Hey Elaine, Have a look at our guide HERE on how we work out points and calories for our recipes, this will help you work out the calories for any alterations you make for any of our recipes. Hope that helps!


EmmaFriday 15th January 2021

Can you make the batter ahead of time and then cook them in the morning? Or would it be best to make ahead of time and reheat the pancakes?


    HollyFriday 15th January 2021

    Hi Emma, the batter is best made fresh as it may go a little too thick if you leave it. You could definitely reheat the pancakes if you make them ahead though! Hope that helps!


AlexandraTuesday 5th January 2021

How many pancakes should you get out of one serving to equal the calories mentioned? Thanks


    HollyTuesday 5th January 2021

    Hi Alexandra, the recipe serves 2 so it really depends on how large or small you make the pancakes. Hope that helps!


MichelleSunday 5th July 2020

Is this recipe for one person or per pancake


    HollyMonday 6th July 2020

    Hi Michelle, the recipe serves 2 so it depends how big you make the pancakes as to how many it makes we make ours the size of a burger patty. Hope that helps!


MattWednesday 17th June 2020

Easy and consistent to use oat milk for vegan version but the eggs?


    SharonWednesday 17th June 2020

    Hi Matt, this recipe has a turquoise badge on it with a ‘V’in the centre. This means it is vegetarian and this is why it has eggs in it. Recipes that are vegan are marked with a blue badge with ‘VG’ in the centre. Hope this helps.


Rachael O'ConnellFriday 3rd April 2020

easy recipe, very tasty & filling! I made 3 pancakes out of the recipe but couldn’t finish them all! Added banana, honey and raspberries! 🙂


    Sharon FitzpatrickWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Rachael,sounds delicious! Thanks for letting us know and glad you enjoyed them.


JennyTuesday 2nd July 2019

I tried to make these before but the mixture was too sloppy it kept breaking on my and not setting ???????? Im new to the world of cooking, any tips please? I used almond or oat milk can’t remember which one!


    Holly LevellThursday 14th May 2020

    Hi Jenny, you could try adding a little bit less almond milk to make the mixture stiffer in texture. The mixture shouldn’t be pourable but more of a thicker consistency.


LaurenThursday 31st January 2019

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.


RobynMonday 15th October 2018

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?


AalyiahFriday 21st September 2018

Awesome thank y’all omg❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


LisaFriday 31st August 2018

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 ????.


Chris H.Saturday 4th August 2018

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!


AliceThursday 14th June 2018

How much yogurt is a small yogurt? Would a whole Müller light be too much?


Katie KrugerWednesday 16th May 2018

I’m going to try these tonight with banana custard Muller light only thing is I have no scales any other ideas how i could measure out the oats.


CarlaSunday 13th May 2018

AMAZING!!! Always failed with SW pancakes but these definitely hit the spot xx


NicolaSaturday 3rd March 2018

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!


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