Oat flour pancakes are an easy healthy breakfast to make on a budget! Homemade oat flour make these pancakes gluten free, vegan, free of refined sugar and delicious!
Delicious Oat Flour Recipe – Homemade Oat Flour Pancakes
My girls are pancake fanatics. I often joke with them and tell them they love maple syrup so much that they are a distant relative to Buddy the Elf!
So you can imagine we buy a lot of pancake mix and a lot of maple syrup. Buying the ingredients to make homemade pancakes with a flour that is more nutritious than all purpose flour can be expensive!
So, I started to research healthy homemade pancake recipes that I could make! There were a ton of options – almond flour, coconut flour, oat flour and more!
Oat flour struck me as a perfect way to incorporate nutrient-dense flour into pancakes. Making the pancakes at home also ensured that the ingredients were cleaner compared to traditional pancake mixes.
The other thing I love about oat flour is how inexpensive it is to make! All you need are gluten free whole grain oats and a food processor. Keep reading to find out how to make your own oat flour at home.
Here is another delicious kid friendly breakfast idea – Baked Apple Cinnamon French toast!
How to Make Oat Flour at Home
Oat flour is super simple to make at home! Just grab some gluten free oats and a food processor and you will be ready to make homemade oat flour.
The most important thing with oat flour is to make sure you grind it up thoroughly. Most store bought oat flours are pretty fine and while it’s hard to get the same consistency, you can definitely get close!
I like to pulse the food processor in 10 second increments until the oat flour stacks up the side. Once you have gotten to that fine flour consistency, you are ready to make oat flour pancakes or other oat flour baked items.
Start with your oats
Oat flour is around 1 to 1 and 1/3 compared with other all purpose flours. The one thing I noticed with these pancakes was that they were relatively thin at first and got much thicker as they sat.
A good rule of thumb is to let your batter sit and thicken while the griddle heats up.
How to Make Oat Flour Pancakes
What You Will Need to Make Oat Flour Pancakes
Here are the tools I use to make oat flour pancakes:
- a griddle or pancake pan, this mini pancake maker is also great!
- mixing bowls
- gluten free oats
- coconut sugar
- baking powder
- oat milk, almond milk or coconut milk
- coconut oil
- chocolate chips or other fruit or mix ins!
The Simple Steps to Make These Delicious Gluten Free Pancakes!
- Get your griddle nice and hot! Medium heat works well to cook these, but there won’t brown if the griddle isn’t hot enough!
- Spoon about 1/4 cup cup batter onto heated griddle sprayed with coconut oil spray.
- Let pancake cook until you see lots of bubbles. Flip and cook for one more minute.
A Few Frequently Asked Questions About Baking with Oat Flour
Can I use oat flour instead of All Purpose Flour?
Yes, oat flour can be swapped for all purposed flour when making pancakes. The texture of oat flour is more similar to wheat flour though so it is not necessarily a one to one swap. Always start with one to one and then add as necessary.
Can I substitute oat flour for all purpose flour in pancakes?
Similar to substituting all purpose flour in baking, all purpose flour can be swapped for oat flour. When making this oat flour pancake recipe adding in an additional 1/2 cup of oat flour made for thin, diner style pancakes.
You can add more oat flour and baking soda to make fluffy oat flour pancakes.
Can you buy oat flour?
Yes! You can buy oat flour on Amazon on at your local retailer but it is actually extremely easy to make at home. Directions for making homemade oat flour can be found by scrolling above.
Yummly has some excellent and helpful tips for baking with oat flour.
A Few More Breakfast Recipes That You May Like for Your Family!
- Almond Flour Banana Muffins
- Baked Apple Cider Donuts
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Granola
- Baked Strawberry French Toast
- Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
- Sweet Potato Hash Egg Muffins
- Carrot Cake Breakfast Bread
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Oat Flour Pancakes
- 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups oat flour
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/3 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 eggs sub a 2 flax eggs for vegan
- 1 cup oat milk
- 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil coconut oil for vegan
- 3/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips blueberries, strawberries or any other fixins you want to add!
Get your griddle nice and hot! Medium heat works well to cook these, but there won’t brown if the griddle isn’t hot enough!
Spoon about 1/4 cup cup batter onto heated griddle sprayed with coconut oil spray.
Let pancake cook until you see lots of bubbles. Flip and cook for one more minute.