Quick & Easy Breakfast – Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

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.

Click here to check out my apple cinnamon version too!

Oatmeal Pancake

A quick and easy breakfast that will keep you full all morning long!
5 from 5 votes
Servings 1


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 C. rolled oats I like Bob's Red Mill brand
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 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


  • Heat small pan or griddle over medium high heat.
  • Beat the egg, oats, vanilla and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • 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.
  • Serve with peanut butter or almond butter and maple syrup.
  • (Multiply ingredients based on how many pancakes you want to make-the above ingredients make one pancake).

No more excuses…Eat your breakfast!


  • Tracie and Jessica September 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    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 September 2, 2010 at 4:11 am

    Homemade blueberry jam sounds delicious!

  • Ashley Brooke Barden September 13, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    We had this today! YUM

  • Anonymous February 21, 2011 at 3:48 am

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

  • Alysa February 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm

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

  • Kelly July 28, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    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 July 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Making them for tomorrow's breakfast…

  • Maranda July 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm

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

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  • Becca - Our Crazy Boys January 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm

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

    • inspiredrd January 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      It’s the ONLY way to eat it 🙂

  • Amber April 3, 2012 at 4:40 am

    5 stars
    Very good! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  • Nour Zibdeh May 20, 2012 at 6:37 am

    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 🙂

  • Nour Zibdeh, RD May 24, 2012 at 6:10 am

    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 May 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      What a great idea!

  • Bret Richardson May 24, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    5 stars
    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!

  • Tristin @ Two Girls Being Crafty June 13, 2012 at 5:16 am

    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 June 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Yay, so glad you liked it!

  • michelle June 18, 2012 at 7:22 am

    5 stars
    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 June 18, 2012 at 9:11 am

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

  • Megan June 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm

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

    • inspiredrd June 21, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      Not a stupid question! The oats are added uncooked 🙂

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  • Kristy July 17, 2012 at 7:46 am

    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 July 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

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

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  • Amanda W. August 26, 2012 at 10:29 am

    5 stars
    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 August 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Great tip, thanks!

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  • Taysia September 15, 2012 at 6:37 am

    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 September 15, 2012 at 9:35 am

      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 September 20, 2012 at 6:55 am

    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 September 20, 2012 at 7:01 am

      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 October 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    5 stars
    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 October 2, 2012 at 9:33 am

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

  • Hope October 2, 2012 at 5:23 am

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

    • inspiredrd October 2, 2012 at 9:32 am

      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 October 17, 2012 at 11:34 am

    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 October 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      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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