Oatmeal Pancake Recipe – Egg, Wheat, Dairy Free

Written by Amy on March 10th, 2013

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As a mother of five, three of whom are sensitive to all sorts of foods, I really appreciate simple recipes for foods that are both healthy and enjoyable. Gluten free pancakes are not the same as those made with wheat, but I have come to enjoy these really simple oatmeal pancakes. Maybe some others will, too.

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Oatmeal Pancakes

Makes 5 medium pancakes.

Dry ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour (grind about a cup or so of rolled oats in a blender; choose gluten free oats if you are gluten intolerant)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons melted butter, earth balance spread, rice bran oil, or other cooking oil
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, applesauce, or other sweetener


    1. Mix dry ingredients in medium bowl.
    2. Mix wet ingredients in small bowl.
    3. Heat a griddle or frying pan to medium or medium-low heat. I have made them on a dry pan and an oiled pan, it doesn’t make much of a difference.
    4. Gradually mix the wet ingredients into the dry as you heat the griddle. Stir until well mixed and allow to stand for a couple of minutes.
    5. Pour about 1/4-1/3 cup per pancake and allow to cook until edges become dry and top is well bubbled. Flip when they look almost dry, but not burned. Allow second side to cook until steam reduces (a couple of minutes).

Enjoy with your favorite topping, plain, or as a slice of “bread” for a gluten free sandwich.

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Amy Phoenix is a gentle yet direct mom of five and author of Presence Parenting, a space to address the presence we bring to parenting, especially when feeling frustration, anger or rage.

24 Responses to Oatmeal Pancake Recipe – Egg, Wheat, Dairy Free

  1. MC Lachance

    I doubled the oats for 3 people but kept the other ingredients the same and added 3 eggs. Delicious!!! We have finally found our pancake alternative! Thank you!

  2. Kristen

    Can steel cut oats be used?

    • Amy  

      Hi Kristen,

      I edited my first reply because I thought I was writing in response to a question on my baked oatmeal post. LOL

      Steel cut oats grind well into oat flour as well. Enjoy.

  3. Marg Skewes

    Hi Kristen,
    I wonder if you could please specify in your heading that this isn’t a gluten free recipe as some new people recently diagnosed with Coeliac disease could be confused with this being gluten free when it isn’t.
    Regards Marg

  4. Katharina

    Hi :)! I tried out is recipe yesterday and really liked it! I had them with a little bit of powder sugar on top and some fresh fruit and they were great! Perfect healthy alternative to pancakes! And using the oats as the flour is simply genius, I’m wondering if there are more recipe’s taking advantage of that great idea.
    Thank you so much for the recipe!:)

  5. Rebecca

    Help! I’m constantly on a quest for dairy and egg and gluten free oat flour pancakes but they never seem to cook in the middle. These pancakes from this recipe rose more than others I’ve tried but still….ended up raw inside. What am I doing wrong.?

    • Amy  

      Rebecca, if the batter is too thick make it a bit thinner with more liquid (water, juice, oil). Also, I put the griddle/stove at almost medium heat to ensure they cook all the way through. Before you flip them make sure the edges are dry and you can even wait until the tops are almost dry. Depends on how done you like them. Experiment with how hot you have your griddle and how thin you have your batter to find the right mix for you and feel free to post any modifications for others who may benefit. Thanks!

  6. Kim

    Can oatmeal flour be substituted for coconut flour in this recipe?

  7. Kim

    Can coconut flour be substituted for the oatmeal flour in this recipe?

  8. Owen

    Thank you so much.

    Today when I discovered I only have oatmeal left in the kitchen, I panicked. I didn’t want to eat oatmeal since I absolutely hate eating oatmeal. So I search online to see what oatmeal pancake I can make. However to a high school student who is a bad cook, the recipes I looked up was either too hard to make or I did not understand it. When I stumbled over your website, I found it easy and interesting. After I made it and ate it, it was very good.

    I might introduce this recipes to my friends.

  9. Melissa Tennessen

    My granddaughter loves pancakes. Her doctor told her mother she needs to cut down on calorie intake. Do you know if these would be high in calories? Thanks so much.

    If anyone can comment also please as well.

  10. Alan F

    These are fantastic! We have tried about a dozen gluten free, dairy free, egg free “pancake” recipes, but all of them end up wrong. They are not pancakes, they are griddle crispies or scrambled batter or just awful coconut crackers. These pancakes are very similar to the real thing. We had been making these wonderful multi grain pancakes from the Joy of Cooking, but with my son’s allergies to my wife’s beast milk, we had to change our diet. These come the closest to resembling gluten filled pancakes, and are actually a little bit easier to make (but take a little bit longer to cook, so time wise is about the same). These will be or new Sunday morning pancake recipe!

  11. Alan F

    Just an update, we have been adding some cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter, adds a lot of flavor!

  12. Swati

    My daughter has gluten and egg allergies. These pancakes were the easiest and delicious with the least no of ingredients. Thanks so much.

  13. Haengmoon Ko

    Thank you for this recipe. My 1yr son has egg, milk allergy but this is a great snack recipe for him. I added pureed apple and mashed banana to two different pancakes and he loves it! Thank you!

  14. Shelley

    I just used coconut flour instead of oat since I didn’t have any. They were tasty but didn’t hold together well.

  15. sherry

    would you be able to add nutritional information for this recipe, as i am diabetic and would love to try these.

  16. Karen

    Thank you, with having so many allergies I never thought I would eat anything like pancakes or bread ever again, these were amazing, I added cinnamon and topped with cooked blueberries, simply amazing. I savor end every bite, thank you.
    Btw I will try pumpkin soon.