Quick & Easy Breakfast – Oatmeal Pancake

by inspiredrd on September 1, 2010

You’ve heard it a thousand times, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  “But I don’t have time for breakfast,” you think.  So you grab a cup of coffee, maybe a breakfast bar or a piece of fruit on your way out the door, and an hour later you’re hungry.  Well, I want to challenge you to set your alarm 15 minutes earlier to make and eat an oatmeal pancake.  With a mix of carbohydrates, protein and a little fat, this breakfast will keep you energized all morning.  This recipe is also perfect for kids to eat before school.  They will be more alert and ready to learn with a tummy full of nutritious food.  And it literally only takes 15 minutes to make and eat, then you can be out the door.

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Oatmeal Pancake
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 1
A quick and easy breakfast that will keep you full all morning long!
  • 1 egg
  • ½ C. rolled oats (I like Bob's Red Mill brand)
  • ½ t. vanilla
  • ½ t. cinnamon
  • 1 T. natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 t. maple syrup (sometimes I use organic maple/agave blend from Trader Joe's)
  1. Heat small pan or griddle over medium high heat.
  2. Beat the egg, oats, vanilla and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. Pour into pan, making sure it spreads out into pancake shape and cook for 2-3 minutes then flip and cook for 2 minutes more.
  4. Serve with peanut butter or almond butter and maple syrup.
  5. (Multiply ingredients based on how many pancakes you want to make-the above ingredients make one pancake).

No more excuses…Eat your breakfast!


***Make sure to check out my newest version of the

Oatmeal Pancake with an apple cinnamon twist!***

  • Tracie and Jessica

    I made a version of these after we talked about them a couple weeks ago. I have been topping it with homemade blueberry jam! SOOO good! We eat it almost every day for breakfast. Bobby adds soy sausage patties for extra protein!

  • Alysa

    Homemade blueberry jam sounds delicious!

  • Ashley Brooke Barden

    We had this today! YUM

  • Anonymous

    sounds delicious! Could I make this will quick cook oats?

  • Alysa

    Yes, I have made this with quick-cook oats. It works, but I don't enjoy the texture as much.

  • Kelly

    Do these reheat okay? I'm thinking make up a big batch and throw them in the fridge or freezer for breakfast all week.

  • monicazyoung

    Making them for tomorrow's breakfast…

  • Maranda

    Those sound great! I'll be my kids will love them, combines two of favourite breakfasts!

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  • http://ourcrazyboys.com Becca – Our Crazy Boys

    I love that you eat peanut butter on yours, too. I can’t believe more people don’t!

    • inspiredrd

      It’s the ONLY way to eat it :)

  • Amber

    Very good! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  • http://Www.nourition.com Nour Zibdeh

    We just had those. So delicious and filling. My 3 year old finished his and I never push food! My husband who’s not a fan of oats liked them too. Thanks :)

  • http://www.nourition.com Nour Zibdeh, RD

    Another thing with those: my little guy only likes crunchy stuff and he didn’t eat it fresh. So I toasted his in the toaster oven, let it cool, and he ate it as a cookie :)

    • inspiredrd

      What a great idea!

  • http://www.pizzasharp.com Bret Richardson

    Thanks for the great oatmeal pancake recipe! Check our pancake cutter, I think you will be impressed! We also have Pizza cutters that are to die for!

  • http://www.twogirlsbeingcrafty.blogspot.com Tristin @ Two Girls Being Crafty

    I am eating one as I type–so yummy! My 3-year old is gobbling hers, too. A little smear of PB and a drizzle of honey is how I served ours–can’t wait to have my husband try one, too. Simple, quick, filling, healthy–perfect.

    • inspiredrd

      Yay, so glad you liked it!

  • michelle

    I love this recipe. It keeps me full until lunch time which has always been a struggle. Its really good with a little bit of nutella spread on top. Thanks so much for sharing this!

    • inspiredrd

      Glad you like it Michelle, it’s one of our favorites!

  • http://healthy4unhealthy.blogspot.com Megan

    This may be a stupid question, but are the oats cooked or uncooked?

    • inspiredrd

      Not a stupid question! The oats are added uncooked :)

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  • Kristy

    Made these for our family this morning but used flax egg instead of egg for allergy purposes. The kids loved them and they were so filling!! Thanks for the recipe!!

    • inspiredrd

      Glad to know the flax egg works with this too. Thanks!

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  • Amanda W.

    This is now my go to recipe when I need a filling breakfast! I put peanut butter and drizzle honey on mine and it is delicious! Just be careful not to smash it too much into a pancake shape. I did that on my first one and it was a little burned. =P

    • inspiredrd

      Great tip, thanks!

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  • Taysia

    Someone else asked, but I didn’t see an answer anywhere…
    How do they hold up after being frozen, and how would you suggest thawing/reheating?

    • inspiredrd

      I’ve never tried freezing them, but I would assume you could heat them back up in the toaster. If you try it, let me know how it works out!

  • Coleen

    Are you supposed to cook the oatmeal first? I made your recipe with old fashioned oats and it was very dry even with an extra large egg. It tasted great though. So I was just wondering about cooked, partially cooked or dry oatmeal?? Thanks.

    • inspiredrd

      These pancakes are definitely dry, not moist like typical pancakes. You are supposed to use uncooked oats, but if it’s too dry for your taste, try using a little less oats. Hope that helps!

  • Jenn W

    We made these for breakfast on Sunday morning and we really enjoyed them. They definitely kept us full until lunch! I also froze a few and I reheated one this morning (30 seconds in the microwave and then a cycle in the toaster) and it was really good. I added honey and peanut butter to mine, while the kiddos used homemade chocolate syrup. I think they only think I may do differently is possibly add some honey to the batter next time for a little sweetness. Thank you for posting the recipe! We will be making a triple batch this weekend so we have them for a quick weekday breakfast.

    • inspiredrd

      I’m so glad to know they freeze well, thank you!!

  • Hope

    I made these and they were really dry and hard… did i do something wrong?

    • inspiredrd

      Hi Hope! These pancakes by nature aren’t the “light and fluffy” pancakes you might be used to. They are pretty dense! You might try adding a little less oats next time and see if that helps.

  • Nicole

    Any idea on the calorie for these? I guess i’ll just have to do it the old fashion way and add up all the ingrediants :(

    • inspiredrd

      Hi Nicole, the egg and oats add up to around 220 calories. Nut butter and syrup are optional and would add around 120 extra calories (based on measurements in the recipe).

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