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Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes are hearty and satisfying! Printables included for homemade make ahead mixes! Wonderful frozen too!

My family loves pancakes on Sunday mornings and these Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes are in our regular rotation.  We also go to church but I can do both by making up my dry ingredients ahead of time. That is such a time saver!

Mornings are just too busy to start from scratch but that doesn’t mean with some preparation ahead of time we can’t still have our homemade pancakes.  

I have even been making these the past several years for my now grown kids as Christmas gifts. They are happy to have ready to make mixes and I love doing that for them. 😊

See how I use it as a mix below. I also included a free printable so you can make your own mixes and add the directions to your bags.

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes are thick and hearty, include healthy oatmeal and are just sweet enough.

I think they are perfect right off of the griddle with nothing added but most will add syrup, honey, jam or jelly. My hubby loves to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the leftovers.  

This recipe was adapted from Taste of Home.  

This griddle is my favorite way to cook them.  It is big enough to cook 6 at a time and washes up so easily.

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Why I Love This Recipe

They are relatively healthy compared to other pancakes.

They give you slow released energy thanks to the oats.

Easy to make with simple ingredients.

They are freezable.

They are great in lunchboxes.

Ideal for meal-prep and make ahead type of meals.

They are child friendly.

They are super tasty.

Can it Be Made Ahead of Time

Yes!

Make up the dry ingredients in a handy homemade mix so all you need to do is add the wet ingredients, stir up the batter then cook.

Or make the pancakes and then freeze them.

Can These Be Frozen

Yes!

Freeze individually on a baking sheet and then add to a Ziplock bag to grab one or two at a time.

You can also add several to a Ziplock bag together and freeze that way. Just be sure they are totally cooled first.

Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or at 50% power in the microwave. They thaw very quickly and easily.

The Buttermilk

You need buttermilk for this recipe but you do not have to buy it special.

Just add 1 Tbsp of vinegar or lemon juice for each cup of buttermilk needed and then add the milk.

In this case, add 3 Tbsp of vinegar or lemon juice and then fill to the 3 cup line with milk and let it sit about 5 minutes or until you see bubbles forming; now you have buttermilk! You can use dairy, coconut or almond; I have used all of these.

I imagine you could also use rice, cashew or others but I have not personally used those to know for sure.  

If you would like the step by step pictures, see How to Make Buttermilk.

Can they be made Dairy Free?

Yes!

When making the buttermilk, use a non-dairy milk as noted in the directions above.

Also substitute the butter with vegetable or coconut oil.

Key Ingredients

(Full printable ingredients and instructions are just below.)

oats

whole wheat flour or multigrain flour

white flour

baking soda

salt

packed brown sugar

eggs

melted butter

buttermilk

How to Make Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

Gather your dry ingredients.

dry ingredients for Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

Measure oats, flours, salt and baking soda into a quart size bag.

Label bag with printout.

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancake mix

Or measure ingredients into your mixing bowl.

On cooking day, you need your premeasured bag, brown sugar, eggs, melted butter and buttermilk. (My eggs aren’t in the picture but I did add them.)

pancake mix with wet ingredients needed laid out next to it

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well but don’t over mix. I let it sit for just a few minutes for the oatmeal to absorb some liquid.

pancake batter ready to cook

Use a 1/3 measuring cup to pour batter onto hot, greased griddle.

6 Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes cooking on griddle

When you see bubbles on top, turn over and cook the other side until nicely brown.

6 Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes cooking on griddle

To Use as a Homemade Mix

I just take an hour or so every several months and make several of our favorite recipes into quart size bags so Sunday mornings all I need to do is pour the dry together with the wet. It saves a lot of pulling out, measuring and putting away.

When I make several together like that with similar ingredients, it is really very easy. Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes is one of the recipes I always include in that line up.

I have typed up the directions to print out and tape onto the bags. That way I know what they are and what else is needed to make them so I don’t even have to pull out the recipe.

Download the free printable directions for Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes.

This is the printable to add to your mixes when you make them. The printable recipe is just below.

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Yield: 30 pancakes

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

pile of Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes on plate.

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes are hearty and satisfying! Printables included for homemade make ahead mixes! Wonderful frozen too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour or multigrain flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 cups buttermilk

Instructions

Gather your dry ingredients.

Measure oats, flours, salt and baking soda into a quart size bag.

Label bag with printout.

Or measure ingredients into your mixing bowl.

On cooking day, you need your premeasured bag, brown sugar, eggs, melted butter and buttermilk.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well but don't over mix.

Let it sit for about 5 minutes for the oatmeal to absorb some liquid.

Spray griddle and preheat to 300*.

Use a 1/3 measuring cup to pour batter onto hot, greased griddle.

When you see bubbles on top, turn over and cook the other side until nicely brown.

Notes

The brown sugar can be added to the dry mix ingredients but won’t fit in the quart bag with the rest. If you want to have it added, just use a gallon bag and cross it off of the ingredients needed on the printable.

Nutrition Information

Yield

15

Serving Size

2

Amount Per Serving Calories 279Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 51mgSodium 486mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 3gSugar 14gProtein 8g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix using unknown brands unless named in the recipe. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, you can put in exactly what you used so it is the most accurate. This is just to give you an idea, as any nutrition calculation is not exactly accurate unless every single product brand used is entered. Please note also that I am not a certified nutritionist or health professional of any kind. Please consult a doctor or trained professional for medical advice.

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