One of KERF’s oldest recipes, this single serving oatmeal pancake recipe combines quick oats, a whole egg, baking powder, and cinnamon for a hearty skillet pancake ready in minutes!
My oldest recipe?
This oatmeal pancake recipe might be the oldest recipe on KERF!
I started making oatmeal pancakes in November 2007.
The original was made with egg whites from a carton (because that’s how the original version I discovered was made!) and always involved mashed banana. I’m always looking for ways to get Mazen to eat eggs.
One day he wanted pancakes but I didn’t have the time to make a huge batch, so I made him a single serving oatmeal pancake. It was a hit!
Single Serving Oatmeal Pancake: The 2020 Version
Today’s version is topped with peanut butter and jelly swirl and chia seeds.
While you certainly can make this with rolled oats, I find that quick oats are ideal for a more uniform texture and quicker preparation. They absorb the egg faster and turn into a “batter” more easily.
Like I mentioned above, the original was made with egg whites from a carton. But we all know the whole egg is 100% nutritious!
This helps the pancake puff up. Don’t skip it!
Cinnamon + Pinch of Salt
Both add flavor, but you can also leave them out.
Optional: Mashed banana or pumpkin
These will add flavor and texture but won’t change the pancake much if you stick to a quarter cup or less!
Oatmeal Pancake Toppings Ideas
- Smashed banana
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Traditional butter and maple syrup
- Fresh berries
- Peanut butter sauce
- Chia, flax, pumpkin seeds, or sprinkles!
How to make a single serve oatmeal pancake
Start by mixing all ingredients together in a bowl.
Allow to sit for a few minutes so the oats can soak up as much liquid as possible.
Preheat a skillet, add pat of butter or cooking spray. When skillet is hot, pour your batter in while shaping it into a large circular “pancake” with a spatula.
Cook for 3-5 minutes on first side. When you can shake it around in the pan, it’s time to flip. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Add toppings and enjoy!
Oatmeal Pancake Recipe
- 1/3 cup quick or instant oats
- 1 whole egg beat
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of kosher salt
- Toppings to taste
- Mix oats and beat egg with baking powder, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl. Allow to sit for a few minutes.
- Preheat a skillet, add pat of butter or cooking spray.
- When skillet is hot, pour your batter in while shaping it into a large circular “pancake” with a spatula.
- Cook for 3-5 minutes on first side. When you can shake it around in the pan, it’s time to flip. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.