These leftover oatmeal pancakes are the perfect way to repurpose cold, leftover oatmeal before it goes bad!
If you’ve ever had leftover oatmeal in the fridge, you know it doesn’t take long for it to go sour. So if you need to use it up quickly, this is a tasty way to do that.
I did a recipe for oat flour pancakes not too long ago. Pancakes that use 100% oat flour. They are great for those who can’t have gluten and oat flour is lower on the glycemic index than regular flour or even whole wheat flour. So it’s a little more blood sugar friendly as well.
But this recipe came about because I had a pot of leftover oatmeal in the fridge that I didn’t want going bad.
Oatmeal Banana Pancakes
Lots of folks love banana pancakes. I have a good recipe for them here. But if you want these to be banana flavored, your best bet is to mash up one banana as much as you can (blend it if possible), and add it to the batter.
Blender Oatmeal Pancakes
If you prefer a smoother texture, you can put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. The batter will be fairly thick but will cook with a little extra time.
Oatmeal Pancakes – No Flour
Below are two ways to make them. The full recipe, and a more simplified version that uses only two ingredients. Which one should you make?
- The full recipe (on the right, below) makes a fluffy pancake that has soft spots where the cooked oats are. They use more ingredients, but they have a more traditional pancake with a fluffier texture.
- The 2-ingredient pancakes (on the left, below) are far simpler using just cooked oatmeal and eggs. They are good, but the texture is different. The outside is crisper, thanks to the egg, while the inside is much softer due to the cooked oatmeal.
What You’ll Need
2 cups leftover, cooked oatmeal – I used cold oatmeal out of the fridge. Warm oatmeal would be easier to mix, but a potato masher is great for breaking up cold oatmeal.
1 cup milk – I used unsweetened almond milk, but any type of milk will do as long as the fat content isn’t too high, such as with full-fat coconut milk.
1 cup oat flour – Look for gluten-free oats if needed. If you can’t find oat flour, you can put some regular oats through a food processor or dry blender. Home ground oat flour isn’t as finely ground as store-bought, but it’s close enough to get the job done.
¼ cup unprocessed granular sweetener – I used xylitol because that’s what works best for my blood sugar. But you can use an unprocessed sweetener such as Sucanat, coconut sugar, or monk fruit.
1 tbsp. baking powder – Make sure it’s fresh or newer. Old baking powder doesn’t work as well, if at all.
¼ tsp. salt – I used Himalayan pink salt, but you can use whatever salt you have on hand. I would only avoid a coarse salt here.
3 large eggs – These can be cold or room temperature, whatever you have handy.
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract – Make sure this isn’t vanilla flavoring. Vanilla extract is made with real ingredients, while vanilla flavoring is made with synthetic ingredients.
How To make Oatmeal Pancakes
Stir or whisk together all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make sure to smoosh any larger clumps of oatmeal.
Your finished batter should have all the clumps worked out of the cold oatmeal, but still, be clumpy from the oats themselves.
Cook as you would normally cook pancakes, in a skillet or pancake maker. Serve topped with your favorite pancake toppings.
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Leftover Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
Leftover Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
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- Pancake maker or skillet
- 2 cups leftover, cooked oatmeal
- 1 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- 1 cup oat flour (gluten free if needed)
- ¼ cup unprocessed granular sweetener
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Stir or whisk together all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make sure to smoosh any larger clumps of oatmeal.
- Your finished batter should have all the clumps worked out of the cold oatmeal, but still be clumpy from the oats themselves.
- Cook as you would normally cook pancakes, in a skillet or pancake maker. Serve topped with your favorite pancake toppings.