Ever wish you could turn that bowl of oatmeal into a heart healthy pancake instead? Well, it’s time to make the healthiest oatmeal pancake you’ve ever eaten, and it’s absolutely delicious!
How To Make The Perfect Oatmeal Breakfast
Eating a heart healthy bowl of oatmeal is a great way to start the day, but turning that bowl of oatmeal into a pancake is definitely even better!
I think we could all agree that oatmeal is good for us. Oats are packed full of fiber and perfect for lowing bad cholesterol. Just think of oats as little sweepers that go into your arteries and sweep away the plaque. It’s important to get oats into our diet as often as we can, because the more we eat the more they benefit our bodies.
How To Make Oatmeal Taste Better Than, Well, Oatmeal?
Starting off the day with a bowl of oatmeal is making a healthy choice, but sometimes oatmeal gets boring. I decided to throw all the ingredients into my mini food processor and make it into a pancake. The results were perfect!
You’re definitely not going to get a light and airy pancake from this recipe. I do not include baking powder in this recipe because I wouldn’t add baking powder to my bowl of oatmeal, but I have included the appropriate measurements for you in the printable recipe so you can add it if you’d like.
Healthy Oatmeal Pancake Recipe Toppings
This pancake is not sweet, it has the flavor of oatmeal. The toppings is where you can jazz up your oatmeal pancake into something spectacular!
I like to top my pancake with dairy-free cashew yogurt (unsweetened), frozen blueberries that I’ve warmed in the microwave, and some honey. Adding the blueberries is a perfect way to add antioxidants to your breakfast and they add so much flavor.
Additional delicious toppings would include peanut butter with mini chocolate chips, yogurt and sliced strawberries with honey, and I also enjoy Walmart’s frozen bag of mixed fruit. The bag includes peaches, mango, pineapple, and strawberries. Warm a small bowl of that frozen mixed fruit and add on top. It’s really tasty.
Other Recipes You Might Like:
- Best Oatmeal Pie Crust Recipe (No Butter or Oil)
- Oat Flour Gluten Free Brownies
- Cinnabon Muffins with Oat Flour
- Oat Flour Crepes
Healthiest “Bowl of Oatmeal” Pancake (Single Serving)
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup water
- 6 walnut halves (pecans or cashews can be substituted)
- 1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. baking powder (optional)
- In a mini food processor (standard food processor or blender works too) add all the ingredients.
- Blend until all the oats are broken down. The mixture will look a little chunky and that's totally okay!
- Immediately, pour the pancake mixture into a greased saucepan. I like to spray mine with a little avocado oil.
- ***If you leave the oatmeal mixture on the counter too long it will stiffen up because oats absorb liquid like crazy. If this happens to you, no worries! Just add an additional ¼ cup water to thin out the mixture to resemble the consistency of normal pancake batter.
- Cook pancake on both sides for a few minutes, or until both sides are golden in color.
- TOPPINGS: I like to top my pancake with dairy-free unsweetened cashew yogurt, and warmed frozen blueberries. Instead of using maple syrup, microwave ¼ cup frozen blueberries. The liquid and warmed blueberries are perfect to top this pancake. Also, drizzle a little honey over the top for some added sweetness.