Amazing Oatmeal Pancakes (Gluten-free & Fluffy!)

These Oatmeal Pancakes are my new favorite weekend breakfast. They take just minutes to whip up, and are amazingly fluffy! I love that they are naturally gluten-free and require just 7 ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

oatmeal pancakes with strawberries on top

How to Make Oatmeal Pancakes

This recipe is quick and easy, because you can blend all of the ingredients together in a blender, and then use the blender’s spout to pour the batter directly into a hot skillet. The preparation is done in less than 5 minutes!

how to make oatmeal pancakes in the blender

Baking powder is key to making sure these pancakes get nice and fluffy, so make sure you don’t leave it out. (I’ve accidentally done that, and the result is flat and rubbery pancakes.)

Oatmeal Benenfits

Why use oatmeal in pancakes? Oats are a nutrient-rich grain, with more protein than most other cereal grains. Here are a few more benefits of using oats:

I also love that oats are affordable, easily accessible, and gluten-free! They have a mild flavor that works well for a number of recipes, like my Banana Oatmeal Muffins, Sweet Potato Muffins, and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Pancakes in a Blender

I use a blender to prepare this batter because I think it’s the easiest way to pulverize the ingredients together, and then you can use the spout on your blender pitcher to pour the batter directly into a hot skillet. You only have one dirty dish to clean later with this method!

If you don’t have a blender, you can use the equivalent amount of oat flour to replace the oats and stir this mixture together, or you could most likely use a food processor if you have that instead.

oatmeal pancakes in the skillet

How to Make Vegan Oatmeal Pancakes

I haven’t tested this recipe using a vegan egg substitute, but my Vegan Pancakes include two different vegan egg options and works beautifully if you need an egg-free recipe. (And it uses oat flour, too!)

This recipe makes roughly 6 pancakes as written, so feel free to double the recipe to serve more people, or cut it in half if you’re only cooking for 1 person.

perfectly cooked oatmeal pancakes on a blue plate

How to make Amazing Oatmeal Pancakes ( 1-Minute Video):

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oatmeal pancakes with maple syrup
Amazing Oatmeal Pancakes (Gluten-Free & Fluffy!)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These Oatmeal Pancakes are an easy gluten-free recipe, calling for just 7 ingredients! They are amazingly fluffy and delicious.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: gluten-free
Keyword: oatmeal pancakes
Servings: 6 pancakes
Calories: 201 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana (ripe with spots on the skin)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (certified gluten-free, if needed)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  1. In a blender, combine the ingredients. I like to start with the liquid ingredients on the bottom first, for easier blending, so start by adding the eggs, banana, maple syrup, olive oil, vanilla, and water. On top of that, add in the oats and baking powder, and blend until the batter is smooth. Stop and scrape down the sides, if needed.

  2. Preheat a skillet over medium-low heat, and grease it with olive oil to prevent sticking. Pour roughly 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter into the pan, and let it cook for 4-5 minutes, until the center starts to bubble. Be sure to keep the heat on the low-side, so that your pancake doesn't start to burn before the center gets cooked through.

  3. Flip the pancake and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, until both sides are golden. Repeat this process with the remaining batter, until all 6 pancakes are cooked. (You can cook several at once if you use a griddle on your stove top.)

  4. Serve warm, with fresh fruit and maple syrup, if desired. Leftover pancakes can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, or frozen for up to 3 months. I like to reheat my pancakes in the toaster for an easy morning!

Oatmeal Pancake Nutrition (per pancake): Calories: 201, Fat: 8g, Carbohydrates: 28g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 5g

Recipe Notes:

  • If you need an egg-free recipe, try my vegan pancakes or buckwheat pancakes instead.
  • Need a substitute for the banana? Try applesauce or pumpkin puree instead. (Roughly 1/3 cup would be my guess for those.)
  • I have not tried this recipe using another type of flour, but there are Almond Flour Pancakes on my site already, and my favorite Coconut Flour Pancakes are in my first cookbook, Everyday Detox. My Paleo Almond Butter Pancakes are also a hit!

If you try this recipe, please leave a comment below letting me know how it turns out for you! And if you make a substitution, I’d love to hear about that, too. (Other readers will benefit from your experience!)

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These pancakes really are amazing! Best homemade pancakes I’ve ever made in fact. I love the flavor so much we didn’t even serve them with maple syrup– just a little fresh fruit on top! Thank you so much for all you do. Your recipes are always perfect for my family!


Made these oatmeal pancakes this morning and they are so good!!


This recipe looked so delicious I had to try it right away!!! They were amazingly delicious and have a great texture. Think next time I make them I will try adding a little cinnamon. Thank you Megan for another delicious breakfast option!


Made it this morning and this is definitely my favorite pancake recipe! Most of the pancakes made with eggs taste like eggs and after going mostly plan based, I don’t enjoy the taste of eggs. These were perfect even with using regular eggs! I didn’t have baking powder but substituted with baking soda/vinegar and it worked really well! Thank you for another great recipe!

    Megan Gilmore

    I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Thank you so much for letting me know.


I love making pancakes… Always looking out for different recipes. I’m not really sure which maple syrup to get. Can I substitute honey for the maple syrup?


Tried these this morning with my daughter. They were good but definitely need to get use to the difference in texture. A bit on the dry side but we didn’t serve with fresh cut fruit. That might help liven things up. Also didn’t look like the picture either. The ones in the picture look like a recipe that uses flour.

    Megan Gilmore

    When you grind oatmeal in a blender, it does become flour! Maybe if your banana was on the smaller side that could account for a dryer texture. Did the batter look like mine shown in the video? I make it on camera so you can see it step by step. Glad the flavor was good, though!


This is the best GF pancake recipe I have ever had! They really come out fluffy, and so good.


I just made it this morning. The taste was good but mine didn’t rise like yours in the video. Mine were pretty dense. Do you have any suggestion to make it fluffy?

    Megan Gilmore

    Did you definitely use baking powder and not baking soda? I accidentally made these without baking powder once and my pancakes were flat and dense. You might want to make sure it’s fresh baking powder, too, as I think it can eventually get old and stop working.


I just made these awesome delicious pancakes! My husband enjoyed eating them with natural Maple syrup and I ate mine “plane”. To my taste they were already sweet enough 😊


Delicious! Excited to add this to my recipe collection!


This recipe is a hit! I have made it twice, and the second time I customized it a little by adding an extra egg, decreasing the maple syrup a bit, and adding walnuts and raisins. Yes, that probably moves them into the dessert category, but they were delicious!


Great recipe! Love how it was so easy to throw together in one “bowl” and it incorporated oats. I threw in chocolate chips, obviously.


Can the maple syrup be substituted for dates?


I made these at 6 am this morning andate them at work and they are very very good!! and by lunch time I was not hungry at all. its now 230 and stomach is growling lol..


I haven’t tried them yet but do you think I can swap the banana for apple sauce and they would come out as good? They look delicious miam!!

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