These Sugar-Free, Oil-Free Oatmeal Pancakes are made entirely from oats and have NO added sugar or oil! A simple and easy recipe that our family loves.
Sammy is in a very trying stage.
He's set to be two in June, but boy, is he ever scampin' it up now!
Dinner is a scene right out of The Miracle Worker with Sammy as Helen Keller, going plate to plate, (attempting to) grab what he wants. Spoons fly, food spills, and ultimately, someone cries or yells or both.
I so look forward to the days of understanding and kindness among all. Ha!
In the meantime, I do what I can to please my growing boy's food demands, which are multiplying daily.
Like his mommy, he's a carb devotee. Pancakes and tortillas, in particular, are his jams. That suits me just fine, since I love both myself!
Oats have a very calming effect on him, so that fact, coupled with my recent effort to perfect the oatmeal pancake has led to this recipe!
I've tried many a pancake recipe, let me tell you. Many flops, some minor successes, nothing that truly rocked my socks off.
These, however, are different.
I had a few goals for this recipe:
- Free of sweeteners; c'mon, you can top them with maple syrup if you want, why add extra in the pancake itself?!
- No added oil; again, I usually top my stack with a pat of butter or coconut oil, so I just wanted it out of the actual recipe.
- Entirely oat-based; no other grains of any kind, end of story.
- Simple and easy.
In regards to number four, I had recently tried a good recipe from a renowned site (Epicurious or the like?).
While the end result was really good, it required a good deal of effort on my part. I can't be mixing and soaking all day people! 🙂
This recipe is straight-forward and requires minimal effort. The biggest pain is frying them, lol!
The Best Sugar-Free, Oil-Free Oatmeal Pancakes
- 1 ¼ c . oat flour (I grind mine from oats)
- ½ c . oats
- 2 t . baking powder
- ⅛ t . sea salt
- 1 ¼ c . milk of your choice (see Notes)
- 1 egg
- 2 t . vanilla extract
- Mix the dry ingredients.
- Mix the wet ingredients separately.
- Mix everything together in one bowl.
- Let the batter sit for five minutes.
- In the meantime, heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add a pat of butter or a spray of oil to the pan.
- Once you see tiny bubbles forming, begin adding your batter in 1/4 cup increments (don't crowd the pan).
- Let cook until you begin to see bubbles form in the middle of the cakes (about 1-2 minutes).
- Flip and cook another 30 seconds or so.
- Repeat until all batter is used.
I love using my Homemade Coconut Milk in these.
Shared with: Full Plate Thursday
Not sure what I did wrong as I followed the directions exactly, but these were not my favorite. I really wanted a recipe without the added oats (more so just oat flour) and no sugar, and since I was short on time and went with this. The batter did not mix well for me and parts were super liquidy and parts super chunky with the oats, so they were a strange consistency even after spreading them out. I don't think I'd make again unless I can figure out how to make just an oat "flour" based one.
I'm not sure I understand, it sounds like maybe you didn't mix the batter thoroughly? The oats do add some texture, but if you had 'chunks', the batter probably needed a good whisk.
The “chunks” were from the 1/2 cup oats and I did whisk it, but perhaps not quite enough. Thanks for your reply!
Does the “t” in “2 t . baking powder” stand for tablespoon or teaspoon?
T is tablespoon and t is teaspoon. Sorry for the confusion, I'm in the middle of amending my posts.
Does the “t” in “ 2 t . baking powder” stand for teaspoon or tablespoon?
Hello, I have a few questions about the recipe. Is it alright if use quick oats and can I exclude the 1/2 c up of oats? If I used either oat milk or half and half, how would that affect the overall amount of calories?
Quick oats should work, not sure about the calories, you'd have to calculate the recipe again with those substitutions.
Hi is it 63 calories for 1 pancake or for 12 serving?
One pancake 🙂
mary ellen schafer
As part of my low carb eating (diabetic), I had a craving for pancakes. I looked at many before settling on this recipe. LOVED it, however, I may have used too much oatmeal when I cut the recipe in half. Next time I won't try to multitask when I am making them. THIS is a keeper. Thank you young ladies for experimenting for your families as some of us older women USED to do. Always teach an old dog new tricks!
Aw, thanks so much Mary Ellen! I'm happy you liked these, they're a favorite around here! 🙂
Absolutely loved making these!
Are they really 63 calories per pancake?? That's so low calorie! Amazing.
How many carbs are in these?
9.6 grams per pancake, assuming you make 12.
Thank you...totally amazing delicious, kudos to you and lucky for us to find this recipe. You can be sure I will explore your othe recipes.
If I made extra do you think I could let them cool and freeze them? Then pop them in the toaster for easy mornings?
Sorry Stephanie, I've never frozen pancakes, so I'm not sure.
No Problem. Going to try it out later today and will let you know!
This was so easy!
I used regular flour instead, added cinnamon (to trick the tastebuds into thinking it’s sweet), and doubled the recipe amounts. I ended up with 20 rather large delicious pancakes! Yumm!
So yummy! I used less vanilla since I was almost out, but simply unbelievable there is no sugar or white flour.
Glad you enjoyed them Beth! These are my favorite. 🙂
These were so tasty! I had mine with almond butter and berry preserves. Love finding new ways to eat oats, so thanks for the recipe! 😀
That's awesome Celina, I'm so happy you enjoyed them! 🙂
My son adores these! He will devour the entire batch! Job well done!!!!
I would just love a stack of these pancakes! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
I cannot wait to try these, Lauren! You must have read my mind; I was looking for just this kind of recipe this weekend--simple, wholesome, gluten-free pancakes that are easy to make, even on a weekday! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. They are always hit with my family!
Thank you so much Barbara! I hope you enjoy these too if you try them! 🙂
I did make these, Lauren and they are super easy to make and delicious. I mixed all the dry ingredients the night before, making for a quick cook in the morning. I'm not a sweet eater in the morning (evenings are my downfall) so I like these just with butter or coconut cream. Thank you, Lauren, these will be a regular staple in my house from now on!
Oh, that's so great Barbara! I'm thrilled that you made and liked them. Thanks for letting me know!
Hi Lauren: I am going to try these pan cakes. I love your simple style recipes, as I'm sure many others do too. I tried the apple juice chicken recipe and it was very good. Thank you.
Thank you Luci, so glad you enjoyed the chicken! 😀