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Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

It’s cookies for breakfast! These fluffy Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes have all the great taste of oatmeal raisin cookies in a flapjack!

Stack of oatmeal pancakes topped with butter, cinnamon, and raisins!

While deciding which pancakes to try first from Joy the Baker’s cookbook, these Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes caught my eye.

I’m sure glad they did. After tasting them, I’m more convinced than ever that Joy is some kind of pancake wizard.

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes are seriously the best pancakes I have ever made.

They really do taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie! This is now our Saturday morning pancake recipe. Without a doubt.

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

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I was a little nervous about the kids enjoying these since they had oats, and oats = healthy in our house.

But,  they didn’t even notice the oats. Scarfed those pancakes all up (the syrup may have helped)!

The original recipe calls for raisins in the pancakes, just like the classic cookie.

I opted to leave out the raisins when I made them since I knew that would have caused a battle around here. My kids aren’t the biggest raisin fans in the world and they’re harder to hide than oats!

The pancakes were delicious without the raisins and I enjoyed sprinkling some on top to eat!

Whichever way you make them, I think you’ll agree this pancake recipe is a keeper.

You could also add chocolate chips like an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie instead!

Stack of pancakes with butter and raisins and syrup being poured over the top.

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes Recipe

Here’s what you need to make these best ever oatmeal pancakes:

{Ingredients at a glance; scroll down for full recipe with amounts}

  • Flour
  • Quick Oats
  • Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Buttermilk
  • Melted butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Raisins (optional)
Step by step photos to make oatmeal cookie pancakes.

How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes

STEP 1. In large bowl, mix together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.

STEP 2. In small bowl whisk together eggs, buttermilk, syrup and melted butter.

STEP 3. Add milk mixture to the flour and fold together until completely combined. Let sit for several minutes.

STEP 4. Heat large griddle in medium, add 1-2 Tbsp butter. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle and heat until top is bubbly, flip and cook other side. Add more butter to griddle after each batch is cooked (very important!!!).

Serve with syrup and your favorite pancake toppings!

Three pancakes on a hot griddle.

Tips for Cooking Pancakes

Making perfect pancakes isn’t rocket science but it can take a little trial and error. Here are some of my tips and tricks for making perfect fluffy pancakes every time.

  1. Use a thin, flexible spatula to flip your pancakes. This lets you slide underneath the flapjack in one smooth motion. No more broken wonky pancakes!
  2. Make sure the griddle isn’t too hot. A common mistake I see people making is overheating the griddle or pan. It should be hot enough that the batter sizzles when it makes contact but not so hot that you see it start to smoke and shrivel right away. Start by setting your pan to medium and adjust as needed.
  3. Let the batter rest before your cook the pancakes. This relaxes the gluten in the flour which gives the pancakes the light, fluffy texture.
  4. Add a thin layer of butter to the griddle between batches of pancakes.
  5. Not a fan of raisins? Leave them out like I did or try substituting another dried fruit like cranberries. You could even make these extra sweet by folding in some chocolate chips instead!
Stack of pancakes with one bite cut and being lifted by a fork. Raisins on the side.

Buttermilk Substitute for Pancakes

Don’t have any buttermilk on hand? No need to run out to the store for a pint. Make your own at home with regular milk and some white vinegar.

Mix in 1 teaspoon of vinegar for every cup of milk. Whisk to combine and let the milk stand until it’s curdled (about 5 minutes.) Voila! Homemade buttermilk perfect for using in these oatmeal pancakes.

Can you freeze pancakes?

Yes! This recipe makes a lot of pancakes. We gobbled them all up but if you have a smaller family or aren’t as hungry, you might wind up with leftovers.

That’s not a bad problem to have because frozen pancakes make great easy breakfasts on the weekdays!

Freeze the oatmeal cookie pancakes with parchment paper between layers to keep them from sticking. When ready to eat, reheat them in the oven for 5 – 10 minutes (or use a toaster oven).

Stack of oatmeal cookie pancakes with butter, cinnamon, and raisins on a white plate.

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Yield: 3 dozen

Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

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

It's cookies for breakfast! These fluffy Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes have all the great taste of oatmeal raisin cookies in a flapjack!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick cook oatmeal
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup raisins (optional)

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, mix together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
  2. In small bowl whisk together eggs, buttermilk, syrup and melted butter.
  3. Add milk mixture to the flour and fold together until completely combined. Let sit for several minutes.
  4. Heat large griddle in medium, add 1-2 Tbsp butter. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle and heat until top is bubbly, flip and cook other side. Add more butter to griddle after each batch is cooked (very important!!!).
  5. Serve with syrup and enjoy!

Notes

  1. Use a thin, flexible spatula to flip your pancakes. This lets you slide underneath the flapjack in one smooth motion. No more broken wonky pancakes!
  2. Make sure the griddle isn't too hot. A common mistake I see people making is overheating the griddle or pan. It should be hot enough that the batter sizzles when it makes contact but not so hot that you see it start to smoke and shrivel right away. Start by setting your pan to medium and adjust as needed.
  3. Let the batter rest before your cook the pancakes. This relaxes the gluten in the flour which gives the pancakes the light, fluffy texture.
  4. Add a thin layer of butter to the griddle between batches of pancakes.
  5. Not a fan of raisins? Leave them out like I did or try substituting another dried fruit like cranberries. You could even make these extra sweet by folding in some chocolate chips instead!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Recipe originally published February 27, 2012. Photos updated 2020.

Fluffy oatmeal cookie pancakes made with or without raisins are a weekend breakfast treat the whole family gives two thumbs up! I

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Comments & Reviews

  1. These look and sound soooo good! I’ll be making them soon!
    Thanks for all your recipe’s. Always perfect!

  2. These sound absolutely WONDERFUL! I’m definitely going to have to make them soon! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I made a triple batch of these last night( I have a huge family!) everyone LOVED them! Some of my children asked to have them for their birthday breakfast! Thank you I LOVE your blog!

  4. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite so this recipe really stood out to me as well. I’m so glad to know they were a hit. I’ll be making them one day too. Beautiful!

  5. These look absolutely delicious! I love oatmeal cookies but I just might opt for your pancake version instead. Can’t wait to try!

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