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Delicious Oatmeal Pancakes

These Oatmeal Pancakes are a family favourite recipe!  They’re hearty, healthy and so delicious!


Heading into the weekend, I thought I would post an idea for breakfast.  Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day – both to eat and to prepare!  But weekday breakfasts leave little to the imagination – there is nothing creative about a bowl of cereal!  But on weekends, it’s a different story.  

In our house, Saturday and Sunday are pancake days. Our favourite is a recipe I have from my Mom. “Mom’s Oatmeal Pancakes”. I have made this recipe countless times, and have finally perfected a version our family devours. (and it’s healthy and the kids don’t even realize it!)

So make a pot of coffee (with Bailey’s for a special holiday treat!), whip up a batch of these pancakes and enjoy your weekend!


Mom’s Oatmeal Pancakes

These Oatmeal Pancakes are a family favourite recipe!  They’re hearty, healthy and so delicious!


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ or oat bran
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar


  1. Combine the milk and oats, then let them sit for 5 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the egg and oil.
  3. After the oats have soaked for at least 5 minutes, add the egg/oil mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, wheat germ, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  5. Then add the wet mix to the dry mix, and stir until just combined.
  6. Cook on a med-high heat griddle.

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    March 20, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Ah-mazing! i used wheat bran instead of wheat germ, and it seemed to work 🙂

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    marla {family fresh cooking}
    September 11, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    I can see why these are your favorite pancakes they look amazing! Thanks for sharing them with me on FB:)

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    May 5, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Made these for supper tonight. They taste fabulous with real maple syrup. Thank you for posting a healthy, tasty recipe

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    June 14, 2018 at 7:50 PM

    Any ideas on a sub for the wheat germ? I need something gluten free

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    August 1, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    Is there something I can sub for the wheat germ/oat bran… like more flour/oats? I don’t ever use those ingredients and don’t particularly want to purchase them for one recipe.

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      August 1, 2018 at 9:20 PM

      Hi Brittani, you can add more oats…it should work just fine.

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        September 14, 2018 at 8:55 AM

        What about flax meal ?

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    June 21, 2019 at 2:26 PM

    These look great! I’ve never used wheat germ, but am excited to try!

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      June 23, 2019 at 7:10 PM

      I hope you love them! Sometimes I will use oat bran instead as well…so good!

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    June 21, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Thanks for sharing! Do they reheat well?

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      June 23, 2019 at 7:09 PM

      Hi Vanessa! They do…I often make a double batch and we reheat them in the toaster during the week. Enjoy!

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    The Hubby
    November 29, 2020 at 12:11 PM

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! So yummy on cold morning!

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