Easy Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes – An Old Fashioned Pancake Recipe

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Easy Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes are great for a quick breakfast or supper. Truth be told, we like these old fashioned pancake recipe as a dessert rolled up with a dollop of peanut butter or your favorite preserves. 

Our family could eat breakfast foods for breakfast, lunch or supper. And these Easy Swedish Pancakes with oats can be the main dish at any meal.  We love oatmeal pancakes so much that we have two recipes. Try our other prep ahead version here

Easy Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

The inspiration for this recipe came from one of those great cookbooks that we all have purchased (or have sold) as a fundraiser called the Working Cook. Old cook books of this nature are always filled with tried and true recipes from real cooks. I don’t think I have ever had a bad experience with a recipe from this type of cookbook.

Ingredients for Swedish Pancakes with Buttermilk

Rolled Oats

Flour

Sugar

Baking Soda

Baking Powder

Salt

Buttermilk

Eggs

Melted Butter

Vanilla

Swedish Pancakes with Oats

This particular pancake recipe is special because it contains primarily oats with just a little flour. Also, the sugar content is relatively low with just 1/4 cup in the entire recipe.

Don’t be discouraged if our pancakes aren’t perfectly round as you cook them in the skillet; I think the thin, asymmetrical edges are the best part of that Swedish Oat Pancakes.

The prep work for the oat pancakes can be done overnight; just let the Swedish pancake batter to sit in the refrigerator until the next morning.

Notes About Old Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes:

  • Easily cut this recipe in half for a smaller batch.
  • This easy oatmeal pancake recipe uses rolled oats (also called old fashioned oats), not instant.
  • These Swedish pancakes with buttermilk are special particularly for the use of buttermilk.  If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, see the next step for a shortcut.
  • If you don’t keep buttermilk on hand, here’s an easy trick.  Add a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to each cup of regular milk, and let it set for 5 minutes.  It will thicken into buttermilk for your oatmeal pancake recipe.
  • These are not perfectly round pancakes; they will look a bit strange while cooking but don’t worry about it!
  • While butter and syrup may be the traditional topping, we like to add a layer of peanut butter on the bottom pancake, top with another pancake then add syrup.
  • And if you want to go over the top, then reach for a tub of Jif Whipped Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread.
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These Easy Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes are great for a quick breakfast or supper. Truth be told, I like them as a dessert with a dollop of peanut butter or your favorite preserves.

How to Make Easy Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes:

Full instructions and ingredient amounts for oatmeal pancakes at the bottom of this post in the recipe card.

  1. Mix together old fashioned oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla to the dry ingredients; mix well.
  3. Let the batter sit for 30-45 minutes (or overnight) to allow it to thicken.
  4. Ladle batter onto hot buttered griddle. Cook until pancake is puffed and brown on both side – turn only once.

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Easy Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes - An Old Fashioned Pancake Recipe

Easy Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes are great for a quick breakfast or supper. Truth be told, we like these old fashioned pancake recipe as a dessert rolled up with a dollop of peanut butter or your favorite preserves. 
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time1 hr 8 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal pancakes, old-fashioned oatmeal pancakes, Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes, swedish pancakes, swedish pancakes with buttermilk, swedish pancakes with oats
Servings: 24 pancakes
Calories: 525kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Mix oats, flour, sugar, soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl.
    Easy Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes are great for a quick breakfast or supper. Truth be told, we like these old fashioned pancake recipe as a dessert rolled up with a dollop of peanut butter or your favorite preserves. 
  • Add buttermilk, eggs, butter and vanilla to the dry ingredients; mix well.
  • Let stand until batter has thickened to desired consistency, about 30-45 minutes, or overnight.
    Easy Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes are great for a quick breakfast or supper. Truth be told, we like these old fashioned pancake recipe as a dessert rolled up with a dollop of peanut butter or your favorite preserves. 
  • Ladle onto hot buttered griddle.
    Easy Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes are great for a quick breakfast or supper. Truth be told, we like these old fashioned pancake recipe as a dessert rolled up with a dollop of peanut butter or your favorite preserves. 
  • Cook until puffed and brown on both sides, turning once.
    Easy Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes are great for a quick breakfast or supper. Truth be told, we like these old fashioned pancake recipe as a dessert rolled up with a dollop of peanut butter or your favorite preserves. 
  • Spread butter on top and serve with the topping of your choice, like syrup, peanut butter* or applesauce.
    Easy Swedish Oatmeal Pancakes are great for a quick breakfast or supper. Truth be told, we like these old fashioned pancake recipe as a dessert rolled up with a dollop of peanut butter or your favorite preserves. 
  • Store cooled pancakes between waxed paper in refrigerator and reheat in microwave.

Notes

  • Easily cut this recipe in half for a smaller batch. 
  • This easy oatmeal pancake recipe uses rolled oats (also called old fashioned oats), not instant.
  • These Swedish pancakes with buttermilk are special particularly for the use of buttermilk.  If you don't have buttermilk on hand, see the next step for a shortcut. 
  • If you don't keep buttermilk on hand, here's an easy trick.  Add a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to each cup of regular milk, and let it set for 5 minutes.  It will thicken into buttermilk for your oatmeal pancake recipe.
  • These are not perfectly round pancakes; they will look a bit strange while cooking but don't worry about it!
  • While butter and syrup may be the traditional topping, we like to add a layer of peanut butter on the bottom pancake, top with another pancake then add syrup.
  • And if you want to go over the top, then reach for a tub of Jif Whipped Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread.
  • Try our prep ahead oatmeal pancake batter. 

Nutrition

Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 4mg

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4 Comments

  1. Have you ever mixed the battter the night before? I used to have an oatmeal pancake mix that was a make ahead & I just loved it (so, of course, I’ve lost it…) Hoping this will become our new go-to!

    1. You should be OK mixing the night before. If it’s too thick the next day, just add a little water to thin it out. Let us know if it becomes your new go-to!

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