Single Serving Oatmeal Pancake

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!

hand holding oatmeal pancake on a white plate with peanut butter and jelly

My oldest recipe?

This oatmeal pancake recipe might be the oldest recipe on KERF! It dates back to 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!

Oatmeal pancake with mashed banana graphic

The 2020 Version

Today’s version is topped with peanut butter and jelly swirl and chia seeds.

Ingredients

Quick Oats

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.

Whole Egg

Like I mentioned above, the original was made with egg whites from a carton. But we all know the whole egg is 100% nutritious!

Baking Powder

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
  • Granola
  • Peanut butter sauce
  • Chia, flax, pumpkin seeds, or sprinkles!

oatmeal pancake on cloth background with peanut butter and jelly

How to make a single serve oatmeal pancake

Start by mixing all ingredients together in a bowl.

Oatmeal pancake ingredients on countertop

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.

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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 bite on a fork

The Recipe

Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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