Gluten Free Oat Pancakes

Have you ever experimented with oat flour? It’s basically rolled oats ground into flour.  It has 7 grams of protein and 4 grams of dietary fiber per 1/3 cup!  My family lovessss pancakes-we make them at least twice per week.  I usually combine oat flour another flour such as whole wheat or all-purpose, but this morning I tried 100% oat flour and the pancakes were a hit! They were a bit on the thinner side but still soft and delicious! They were perfect for my kids who love using cookie cutters to create shapes out of their pancakes.  Add blueberries or bananas for additional nutrients and fun flavor combinations!


1 1/2 cup oat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons white vinegar

1 cup low fat milk or dairy alternative

1 egg

3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

unsalted butter or coconut oil for the griddle

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, combine oat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine milk and vinegar and let sit for 1-2 minutes.
  3. whisk egg in with milk, vanilla and applesauce
  4. Add liquid ingredients to dry and whisk until just combined.
  5. Heat a griddle over medium heat
  6. Pour a small amount of unsalted butter or coconut oil to lightly coat the griddle.
  7. Pour batter to create circular or any other fun shapes
  8. Cook for about 1-2 minutes until golden and flip and cook for another minute.
  9. Repeat with rest of the batter.
  10. Drizzle with a bit of honey or eat them like we do with light cream cheese (yum!) and fruit.  Enjoy!

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