This oat flour pancake recipe is super delicious and easy to make. No oat flour? No problem. Blitz some dry oatmeal in the blender, and you’ve got the oat flour you need.
Can you make pancakes from scratch with oat flour? You sure can. Follow along for fluffy oat flour pancakes that taste great.
Is this oat flour pancake recipe healthy?
If you want a satisfying breakfast without a big hit to your blood sugar levels, this oat flour pancake recipe can help.
Ever felt “off” after eating pancakes from a mix? By replacing the commercial flour with home ground oatmeal you get tasty oat flour pancakes without the negative affects.
As it turns out, steel cut oatmeal has a gently impact on blood sugar for most people. It has higher dietary fiber than white flour, and can help avoid spikes in blood sugar, according to sources like Eat This Not That, and MindBodyGreen.
So here’s an oat flour pancake recipe with oat flour to replace most of white flour. You can make the oat flour yourself: Put a cup or two of steel cut oats in a blender, and grind for about 30 seconds, until powder-like. Mixing in an egg and a small amount of white flour and cornstarch helps hold the cooked pancakes together. The buttermilk is important for moisture and a batter that flows into beautifully round cakes in the skillet. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, see the quick tip below for a good substitute.
For sweet add-ons that keeps the sugar level low, try fruit and a touch of honey or maple syrup.
The toppings make a big difference, in how you feel after eating. Fresh fruit adds sweetness without the downside of a sugar rush from syrup. Plain yogurt adds a cool smooth contrast. You can dollop it on as-is or with a dash of sugar and vanilla if you like it a bit sweeter.
Fluffy oat flour pancakes without buttermilk
Quick tip: No buttermilk? Yogurt will work instead. Use a mixture of half plain yogurt, half milk. For this recipe, measure with 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of milk, and the same amount of yogurt, and combine.