oatmeal buttermilk pancakes

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Oatmeal buttermilk pancakes are made with buttermilk, whole wheat flour, and quick cooking oatmeal to keep them moist. This is a very old recipe that originally used to call for lard and regular cooking oatmeal, but I have updated it using butter and quick cooking oatmeal.

You know how everyone talks about pancakes that are light and fluffy? I always wondered what people meant, as most recipes these days are about the same. After making these pancakes; I now understand why some pancakes are different from each other. The photo above looks so innocent, but it is difficult to discern how heavy or light a pancake will turn out from a photo. If you want a lighter pancake, try this one.

Pancakes made with oatmeal, wheat flour, and buttermilk are umm…not exactly light and fluffy. Instead, these pancakes are heavy, hearty, and dense. Think of a lumberjack breakfast. They are tasty and I encourage you to give them a try, but just know this is the land of a stick to your ribs-go out and cut wood for the day-kind of pancake. I did like the flavor and taste, but a single average sized pancake was all I could eat.

*This post may have affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission if you choose to purchase through links I provide (at no extra cost to you). Thank you for supporting the work I put into this site!

Serve these pancakes with maple syrup, applesauce, whipped cream, or jam for breakfast or brunch. You can also try them with cinnamon flavored applesauce or a spiced apple butter (which is a personal favorite of mine).

Buttermilk makes this recipe moist and delicious. Wheat flour and oatmeal adds nutrition to get your day started right.

Calling All Pancake Lovers!

Are you crazy for pancakes or know someone who is? Check out these awesome pancake shirts on Etsy and show your love of pancakes. On Etsy you can find so much more than just crafts. Check it out.

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Oatmeal buttermilk pancakes are made with buttermilk, wheat flour, and oatmeal to keep them moist. Serve with applesauce, syrup, or jam.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 1-1/3 cups quick cooking oatmeal*
  • 1 pint buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon soda (heaping)
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, soak the quick cooking oatmeal and buttermilk until the oatmeal is soft, at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a separate large mixing bowl, sift together the salt, wheat flour, and soda.
  3. Mix the buttermilk and oatmeal mush into the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir in the slightly beaten egg and melted butter.
  5. Fry these pancakes on an ungreased griddle or in a frying pan until golden brown.
  6. *If you are using regular long cooking oatmeal, soak the oatmeal and buttermilk overnight or for at least 2 hours in the morning before mixing in the rest of the ingredients.
Makes 7 (4" - 5") pancakes.

More Pancake Recipes

Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes

Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Savory Potato Pancakes

Simple Pancake Recipe For Light And Fluffy Pancakes

High Protein Yogurt Pancakes

Easy Pancake Recipe With Buttermilk

Heart and Daisy Pancake Molds

Easy Banana Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes for Brunch

Homemade Pancake Recipe

Potato Pancake Recipe

Pancake Toppings

Honey Cinnamon Butter

Fresh Strawberry Butter Recipe

Homemade Blueberry Sauce

Maple Strawberry Syrup


Subscribe to the Vintage Cooking Newsletter

Sign up to to receive new recipes, cooking tips, and more!

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.

AboutLaura Jean Warnke

Laura Jean Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Rate this recipe:  

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.