Honey Oat & Blueberry Pancakes

For years, I have subsisted on the pre-made, packaged pancake mixes to get me by for my pancake cravings. I have always considered making my own from scratch, but since we bought the giant bag from Costco, the “thou-shalt-not-waste” part of me has always won out. We have finally made it to the bottom of the bag (after almost a year!) and I have finally gotten my try at making homemade.

Now, I don’t think I will ever eat packaged again.

These were soooo good! I loved the hearty oat taste with the mild sweet of honey and fresh blueberries. Part of my inspiration for these was actually part of my “Fun Photography Challenge” I have been doing for this month. I had to do a photograph of what breakfast was for today and I have always wanted to try oat pancakes. (Although I admit, this strays a bit from my usual breakfast of either peanut butter on toast or a good ‘ol diet coke…real healthy, right?)

If I could help it, most of my breakfasts would be a good helping of fresh fruit and some protein. Fresh fruit in this house does not last long. We were joking today when I brought home over 5 pounds of fresh fruit (our family is coming in town and we wanted a good stock) that it would be gone before the night was up. Luckily, I steered us clear from completely destroying our fridge supply.

I even made these pancakes (aka flipped and whipped) all by myself. You see, in our house, my husband has always been the master pancake maker. He is an excellent flipper…he makes super-duper round pancakes. Pancakes run under his specialty foods, alongside the most amazing grilled cheese you will ever eat and any kind of grilled meat. Me, on the other hand…I am awful at flipping pancakes, my first couple of these were more like pancake half-flipped blobs. I think I got a little better by the end, but I think I will leave the flipping to the “master of pancakes” around here in the future. :)

Homemade, from scratch pancakes, with a healthy kick – these Honey Oat & Blueberry Pancakes are definitely worth the effort. I even used 2% milk in these instead of the traditional buttermilk and they turned out delicious. One of my favorite parts of these pancakes, all the ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard. Can’t wait to make them again for breakfast!



Honey Oat & Blueberry Pancakes

makes 8-10 pancakes


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/3 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (washed and dried)


  1. In a large food processor, add flour and oats and pulse until oats are ground. Then, add the rest of the dry ingredients and pulse until well mixed. Next, whisk egg and add it to the dry mix and add honey, milk, vanilla extract, vegetable oil. Pulse until all the ingredients are mixed.
  2. Heat an iron griddle or skillet to medium heat and lightly spray with cooking oil. Using an 1/4 cup scoop, pour pancake batter on to skillet and add 6-8 blueberries on top of each pancake. Cook until browned on each side, you can tell they are ready to flip when the tops start to bubble a little.
  3. To keep already made pancakes warm, keep your oven 150 degrees and use an oven safe dish or baking pan. Serve with your favorite jam, honey, fresh fruit, or syrup! (To reheat, allow to cool completely and then transfer to a ziploc bag and freeze – reheat in toaster oven or microwave)

24 Responses to “Honey Oat & Blueberry Pancakes”

  1. Oat pancakes sound wonderful, especially with the fresh berries!

  2. yummy! I am totally going to have to make these!

  3. Amanda Kay says:

    Baking power is in here twice…is one supposed to be baking soda?

  4. Peggy says:

    Oh I love homemade pancakes! These sound like such a winner in my book – just might have to save this for a weekend brunch =)

  5. Kathryn says:

    Gorgeous! I swear I’m drooling right now! I haven’t been taking advantage of all the fresh fruit that’s around yet…need to get on that…

  6. Urban Wife says:

    These look great! I always love adding a tablespoon(ish) of ground flax seed meal to our pancakes. It’s funny you mentioned the pre-packaged mix because it took us over a year to finish our huge bag. We are so glad to be done with it! Anyway, thanks for sharing this recipe and I hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

    • Lol, I know those store-bought bags are huge! Oooh, I love the idea of adding flax seed! I was actually going to do that with these, but I didn’t have any on hand at the time. Next time, I hope I can get some in there. Thanks! :)

  7. Charissa says:

    Best food in the world!!! Period. I love pancakes to the moon and back! And your photos make me sad that I’m not eating them, haha. :)

  8. tinytearoom says:

    This is an awesome recipe. I love it. The oats will make this extra tasty. I’m gonna give this a whirl this Sunday morning. thanks for sharing the recipe

  9. Marla says:

    Lovely photos & the pancakes look amazing!

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  11. Love adding oats to pancakes! I usually leave them whole. Will have to try pulsing them with the flour as you suggested.

  12. Cristina says:

    Lovely blog, Megan. Really like the recipes you’ve featured here and beautiful supporting images/photos. Thanks for the friend invite on Food Buzz. Have a lovely weekend!

  13. katie says:

    We made these today and topped them with strawberries, banana, and chocolate chips…soooo yummy! Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to mix up a couple of batches of the oat flour mixture to keep handy and make prep easier in the morning.

  14. eliana says:

    People don’t realize just ho easy it is to make homemade pancakes minus the storebought mix. These look too perfect to miss out on.

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  17. Chii says:

    I made these today and they were DELICIOUS!!

  18. Chii says:

    I was wondering, what is the calorie count was for the whole recipe?

  19. Laura says:

    Tried this recipe this morning. Not much work for a fabulous result. There are THE BEST! So delicious. I plan to prep the dry ingredients in batches and package them in plastic containers, ready to just add the wet ingredients. Can’t recommend highly enough!

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