Breakfast pancakes Waffles

Light and Fluffy Oat Pancakes


It is almost Mother’s Day, so I thought I would post this new recipe I have made several times since Easter.  This was actually our Easter breakfast!  But I always make sure the recipe will work and tweak it to make it better.

Books I’ve Read Recently:

Store Convenience Woman – A novella (it’s 135 pages long) set in Japan about a woman who works at a convenience store part-time.  It is not subtle.  The conversations about society over time is straightforward.  The writing style is unusual and probably why it has won book prizes.

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds – My non-fiction book for the month.  Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and The Big Short, unravels the friendship between Daniel Kahnneman and Amos Tversky.  I hear and read a lot about Danny, but not much about Amos.  It is how these two psychologists changed how the world thinks.  If that isn’t interesting enough, Kahnneman is the only psychologist to ever win the Nobel Prize for Economics.

I Found You – Lisa Jewell weaves two stories throughout the novel in a gripping story of a man who has lost his memory.  The characters feel realistic though the plot twists a little convenient.  A fun read for something on the beach.


This recipe is made rather quickly if you have a Vitamix, blender, or food processor to pulverize the oats.  I just throw the oats in 2 batches into the blender and pulverize them into a powder.  The oat flour is 1:1 ratio of whole oats to oat flour.

Do not forget any of the liquid ingredients!!  I forgot the applesauce and the waffles/pancakes would never get brown and never cooked.  I added it later and saved the rest of the batch.

Flavor:  I like these to be lemony.  But you can leave it out or substitute my mom’s favorite: cinnamon.  For every pancake mix we ever got, we added cinnamon to it and gave it that little extra flavor.  My favorite lemon is from TruLemon because it is just crystallized lemon without the added color.

Toppings:  The toppings depend on what you add for flavor.  If you use just vanilla, then anything goes!  If you use lemon, I suggest berries.  If you use cinnamon, then maple syrup may be all that you want.  Banana slices would be good, too!

Light and Fluffy Oat Pancakes

These oat and yogurt filled pancakes can also be made into waffles. Feel free to adjust the almond milk if you need to thin out the batter for pancakes. Flavor with vanilla, lemon or cinnmamo!


  • 4 cups oat flour 4 cups oats in blender or processor
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 and 1/3 cup greek yogurt plain or vanilla
  • 2 cup almond milk unsweetened plain or vanilla
  • 1/2 cup honey or applesauce
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnmaon optional (don't use with lemon)
  • 1 packet lemonade drink mix optional (don't use with cinnamon)
  • 4 tablespoons butter for cooking
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice powder, crystallized lemon optional (don't use with cinnamon)


  • Preheat your skillet, griddle or waffle iron to medium-high heat.
  • Once your oats are ground in the blender or food processor, add them to a large bowl. Add the baking powder, salt and optional cinnamon or lemon. Whisk together.
  • In a medium bowl, or a blender, whisk together the eggs, greek yogurt, almond milk, honey or applesauce, and vanilla.
  • Add the wet stuff to the dry stuff. Whisk Together.
  • If making pancakes, see if the batter is too thick. If so, simply whisk in a little almond milk about 1/4 cup. Then, add butter to the skillet. Add 1/2 cup of batter to the skillet or griddle and cook pancakes 2 minutes. Flip. Cook another 1-2 minutes or until lightly golden and cooked through.
    If making waffles, spray the waffle maker after each batch with cooking spray. Add batter per the instructions on waffle maker.


Recipe adapted from The Fit Peach

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