Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes

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Start your day right with our delectable Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes. Top them with fresh berries, fruits, and a generous drizzle of maple syrup for a simple yet incredibly delicious and satisfying breakfast!

Pouring maple syrup over peanut butter oatmeal pancakes

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

With their irresistible taste and wholesome ingredients, these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes are sure to become a beloved addition to your breakfast routine.

  • Nutritious and Delicious: These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients like protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Satisfyingly Filling: The combination of oats and peanut butter provides a hearty and satisfying breakfast option that will keep you full and energized throughout the morning.
  • Customizable: You can easily customize this recipe to suit your taste preferences by adding different toppings such as sliced bananas, chopped nuts, or a drizzle of honey.
  • Perfect for Meal Prep: These pancakes can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator or freezer for quick and convenient breakfasts on busy mornings.
  • Family-Friendly: Loved by kids and adults alike, these pancakes are sure to become a family favorite. They’re a great way to sneak in some extra nutrients without sacrificing on taste.

Stack of peanut butter oatmeal pancakes decorated with berries and granola


  • Rolled Oats: Oats are a rich source of fiber and essential nutrients, creating a hearty base for these pancakes.
  • Baking Powder: Baking powder acts as a leavening agent, helping the pancakes rise and become light and fluffy.
  • Salt: A small amount of salt enhances the flavor of the pancakes and balances the taste.
  • Egg: Eggs serve as a binding agent in the pancake batter, helping to hold the ingredients together and create a tender texture.
  • Milk: Milk adds moisture to the batter and contributes to the pancakes’ soft and tender crumb. You can use any type of milk you prefer, such as regular milk, almond milk, oat milk, etc.
  • Peanut Butter: Peanut butter not only adds a rich flavor to the pancakes but also provides a boost of protein and healthy fats. Opt for creamy peanut butter for a smoother texture.
  • Sugar: Sugar adds sweetness to the pancakes, enhancing their flavor. You can adjust the amount of sugar to suit your taste preferences or substitute it with alternative sweeteners.
  • Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor profile of the pancakes, adding a subtle yet delicious aroma.

Ingredients for peanut butter oatmeal pancakes

How to Make

  1. Prepare the Pancake Dry Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground rolled oats, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix well to ensure the baking powder is evenly distributed.
  2. Mix the Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and well combined.
  3. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Avoid overmixing to maintain a fluffy texture.
  4. Cook the Pancakes: Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and add a small amount of butter to coat the surface. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the skillet. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges begin to set, about 2-3 minutes. Carefully flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: Transfer the pancakes to a serving plate and top with a drizzle of maple syrup and fresh berries.

By following these simple steps, you can create a stack of irresistible Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes that are perfect for your breakfast. Feel free to customize your pancakes with additional toppings or flavor variations to suit your preferences. Enjoy every bite!

Batter for pancakes in a bowl with a wooden spoon
Process of cooking the pancakes in a skillet
Process of cooking the pancakes in a skillet

Tips for Success

  • Grind Rolled Oats to the Right Consistency: Ensure that the rolled oats are ground into a fine flour-like consistency to achieve the best texture for your pancakes.
  • Use Creamy Peanut Butter: Creamy peanut butter blends more smoothly into the batter, resulting in a uniform texture throughout the pancakes.
  • Cook Over Medium-Low Heat: Cooking the pancakes over medium heat ensures that they cook evenly without burning. Adjust the heat as needed to maintain a consistent temperature.
  • Avoid Overmixing: Be careful not to overmix the batter, as this can lead to tough pancakes. Mix until the ingredients are just combined for light and fluffy pancakes.

With these tips in mind, you make perfect Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes every time. Experiment with different toppings and flavor variations to make them your own signature breakfast delight!

Pouring maple syrup over oatmeal pancakes

Ideas for Toppings

Experiment with different combinations of toppings to create your own signature for these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes. Enjoy getting creative with these wholesome and delicious pancakes!

  1. Fresh Fruit: Top your pancakes with a variety of fresh fruits and berries such as sliced bananas, strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries for a burst of color and natural sweetness.
  2. Nuts and Seeds: Sprinkle chopped nuts (such as almonds, pecans, or walnuts) or seeds (such as chia seeds or flaxseeds) over the pancakes for added crunch and nutritional value.
  3. Greek Yogurt: Add a dollop of Greek yogurt on top of your pancakes for a creamy contrast to the hearty texture of the oats and peanut butter.
  4. Honey or Nut Butter Drizzle: Drizzle a swirl of honey or your favorite nut butter (such as almond butter or cashew butter) over the pancakes.
  5. Chocolate Chips: Sprinkle chocolate chips over the pancakes before flipping them on the skillet. The warm pancakes will melt the chocolate slightly, creating a deliciously gooey topping.
  6. Crunchy Granola: Sprinkle a generous amount of your homemade granola over the top of the pancakes just before serving. The crunchy texture of the granola adds a delightful contrast to the soft and fluffy pancakes.

Stack of peanut butter oatmeal pancakes decorated with berries

Substitution Ideas

Feel free to customize the recipe to suit your dietary preferences and ingredient availability. With these substitution ideas, you can create delicious Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes that cater to your specific needs and tastes. You simply transform this recipe into dairy-free, vegan, or sugar-free.

  • Dairy-Free: Substitute cow’s milk with almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, or any other dairy-free milk alternative of your choice to make the pancakes dairy-free. Use coconut oil to cook the pancakes instead of butter for a dairy-free option.
  • Vegan: For eggless pancakes, you can use a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water, let sit for a few minutes to thicken) or mashed banana as a binding agent.
  • Sugar-Free: Replace granulated sugar with Erythritol or Swerve sweeteners to make pancakes sugar-free.
  • Peanut Butter: Use almond butter, cashew butter, or any other nut butter in place of peanut butter for a different flavor profile or if you are allergic to peanuts.

Stack of peanut butter oatmeal pancakes cut to show texture

Storage and Make Ahead Instructions

With the following storage and make-ahead tips, you can enjoy homemade Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes anytime, whether for a quick weekday or a lazy weekend breakfast.

  • Make Ahead: You can prepare the pancakes ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. Allow the cooked pancakes to cool completely to room temperature after cooking. Once cooled, stack the pancakes in a single layer with parchment paper between each pancake to prevent them from sticking together. Place the stacked pancakes in an airtight container or wrap them tightly with plastic wrap. Store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheating: When ready to enjoy, simply reheat the pancakes in the microwave until warmed through. You can also reheat them in a skillet over low heat.
  • Freezing: To freeze pancakes for later use, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer the pancakes to a freezer-safe bag or container, separating them with parchment paper to prevent sticking. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month. To reheat, simply toast them in a toaster or warm them in the microwave until heated through.

Stack of peanut butter oatmeal pancakes decorated with berries

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Pouring maple syrup over peanut butter oatmeal pancakes

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes

Rating: 5.0/5
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Prep Time: Cooking Time: Total Time:
Cuisine: Yield: 8 pancakes
Calories for Serving: 200 kcal 20 grams fat
Start your day right with our delectable Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes. Top them with fresh berries, fruits, and a generous drizzle of maple syrup for a simple yet incredibly delicious and satisfying breakfast!


  • 2 cups (200 g) ground rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (240 g) milk of your choice
  • 2 tbsp (40 g) peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • butter (for cooking)
  • maple syrup (for serving)
  • berries (for serving)


  1. In a bowl, combine ground oats, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, whisk egg, milk, peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, stirring until well combined.
  4. Heat butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto the skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes per side until bubbles form, then flip and cook until golden.
  5. Drizzle pancakes with maple syrup and top with berries. Enjoy!


Calories: 535kcal Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 124mg Sodium: 129mg Carbohydrate: 73.3g Fiber: 8.5g Sugar: 11.9g Protein: 16.1g Vitamin D: 45mcg Calcium: 1505mg Iron: 7mg Potassium: 3560mg
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How can I make these pancakes sugar-free?
Replace the granulated sugar with a sugar substitute such as Erythritol or Swerve sweetener to make the pancakes sugar-free.
Can I use quick oats instead of rolled oats?
Yes, you can use quick oats, but the texture may be slightly different. Rolled oats are healthier because they have a higher amount of fiber. Therefore, I recommend using rolled oats.
Can I add mix-ins to the pancake batter?
Absolutely! You can add chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or dried fruit to the batter for extra flavor and texture. Fold them in gently before cooking.

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