Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes – A Buttermilk Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

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With just a little work the night before, Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make for the perfect breakfast. Top these Buttermilk Oatmeal Pancakes with butter and syrup or mix it up with peanut butter or your favorite fruit.

Looking for a good old fashioned pancake recipe? This recipe is a family favorite of one of Barbara’s good friends. Whenever Barbara’s family visits, her friend will whip these up for breakfast.

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes:

We love these protein-packed oatmeal pancakes. The easy addition of oats to your breakfast will help keep you fuller longer. What a great start to your day or your kids day before school.

These oat pancakes are a more cake-like pancake and primarily use oats as opposed to flour.  The addition of buttermilk helps the pancake to rise making for a taller pancake.

Go ahead and double the recipe. You will not be sorry. We prefer ours topped with peanut butter and eaten as a snack – sometimes even cold later on in the day.

The first step for these buttermilk soaked oatmeal pancakes is done the night before.  That’s one less step to do in the chaotic stress of the morning.  Stir in the rest of the ingredients in the morning, and away you go.

No buttermilk? Our friend Marybeth over at My Fearless Kitchen shows how to make an easy substitute for buttermilk with a couple of common kitchen ingredients.

With just a little work the night before, these Prep Ahead Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make for the perfect breakfast. Top them with butter and syrup or mix it up with peanut butter or your favorite fruit.

How to Make Buttermilk Soaked Oatmeal Pancakes

Instructions for old-fashioned oatmeal pancakes:

  1. Combine oats and buttermilk and refrigerate overnight.
  2. When you are ready to fix, add eggs and butter to oat mixture and stir until just blended.
  3. In separate bowl, mix together remaining dry ingredients and add to the buttermilk oatmeal pancake mixture.
  4. Preheat griddle over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray or butter.
  5. Pour 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake, cook until bubbly and brown at bottom. Flip and cook the other side.

Full recipe and ingredient amounts for  buttermilk oatmeal pancakes is at the bottom of this post on the recipe card. 

Notes About Oatmeal Pancakes made with buttermilk:

  • These are a prep-ahead breakfast item. Soak the oatmeal in buttermilk the night before, and let sit in the fridge.
  • Let the butter cool just slightly before adding it with the eggs to the oatmeal mixture.
  • If the easy oatmeal pancake batter seems dry, add additional buttermilk (or regular milk) one Tablespoon at a time to thin it out.  Add up to 3 Tablespoons of milk.
  • No buttermilk on hand? Use regular milk with 1 Tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar added to make buttermilk.
  • Substitute instant oats for rolled, if needed. I use a heaping cup of instant oats for each cup the recipe calls for.
  • Try eating these as a snack with almond butter or peanut butter. It’s a great protein snack.
  • Want a lighter pancake option? Try our Cottage Cheese Pancakes.

With just a little work the night before, these Prep Ahead Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make for the perfect breakfast. Top them with butter and syrup or mix it up with peanut butter or your favorite fruit.

Ingredients for Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes with Buttermilk

Rolled Oats (instant can be used in a pinch)

Buttermilk (see notes on how to use regular milk instead)

Eggs

Butter

Flour

Sugar

Baking Powder

Baking Soda

Salt

Ground Cinnamon

With just a little work the night before, these Prep Ahead Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make for the perfect breakfast. Top them with butter and syrup or mix it up with peanut butter or your favorite fruit.

What are some old fashioned breakfast ideas?

We love breakfast morning, day and night.  Here’s Grandma’s 10 favorite breakfast ideas.

With just a little work the night before, these Prep Ahead Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make for the perfect breakfast. Top them with butter and syrup or mix it up with peanut butter or your favorite fruit.

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Baked Oatmeal

Put this Baked Oatmeal together the night before and pull it out of the refrigerator and bake for a warm, delicious breakfast the entire family will enjoy.

Cherry Oat Bars

Apple Crumble

This Old-Fashioned Apple Crumble with Oat Topping has the flavor of butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and apples.  This dessert is one your grandma made back in the day and will still have your family begging for more.

Fudge Nut Bars

Fudge Nut Bars are a thick and luscious three layered cookie.  The top and bottom is a sweet oatmeal cookie, and the middle is a decadent nut-filled chocolate fudge. The recipe makes a huge pan which is perfect for your next bake sale or family gathering. 

With just a little work the night before, these Prep Ahead Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make for the perfect breakfast. Top them with butter and syrup or mix it up with peanut butter or your favorite fruit.
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Prep Ahead Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes

With just a little work the night before, these Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make for the perfect breakfast.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Refrigerate1 d
Total Time1 d 25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal pancakes with cinnamon, old-fashioned oatmeal pancakes
Servings: 4
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 4 Tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Combine oats and buttermilk, cover and refrigerate overnight.
    With just a little work the night before, these Prep Ahead Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make for the perfect breakfast. Top them with butter and syrup or mix it up with peanut butter or your favorite fruit.
  • Just before cooking, add eggs and butter to the oats, and stir until just blended.
    With just a little work the night before, these Prep Ahead Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make for the perfect breakfast. Top them with butter and syrup or mix it up with peanut butter or your favorite fruit.
  • In another bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to the oat mixture, and stir until moistened. If batter seems too dry, add up to 3 T. additional buttermilk.
    With just a little work the night before, these Prep Ahead Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make for the perfect breakfast. Top them with butter and syrup or mix it up with peanut butter or your favorite fruit.
  • Preheat a frying pan or electric griddle over medium heat; spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Spoon 1/3 cup batter onto griddle for each pancake on griddle.
    With just a little work the night before, these Prep Ahead Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make for the perfect breakfast. Top them with butter and syrup or mix it up with peanut butter or your favorite fruit.
  • Cook until tops are bubbly and bottom is browned; flip and cook on the other side.
    With just a little work the night before, these Prep Ahead Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes are easy to make for the perfect breakfast. Top them with butter and syrup or mix it up with peanut butter or your favorite fruit.
  • Top with maple syrup, peanut butter, butter and/ or fruit.

Notes

  • These are a prep-ahead breakfast item. Soak the oatmeal in buttermilk the night before, and let sit in the fridge.
  • Let the butter cool just slightly before adding it with the eggs to the oatmeal mixture.
  • If the easy oatmeal pancake batter seems dry, add additional buttermilk (or regular milk) one tablespoon at a time to thin it out.  Add up to 3 tablespoons milk.
  • No buttermilk on hand? Use regular milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar added to make buttermilk.
  • Substitute instant oats for rolled, if needed. I use a heaping cup of instant oats for each cup the recipe calls for.
  • Try eating these as a snack with almond butter or peanut butter. It's a great protein snack.

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3 Comments

  1. Made this recipe. Only made a half batch. It was great. Added some pecans. Only used half the batter. Will use the rest in my waffle iron tomorrow. Will share with others.

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