To move, according to Merriam-Webster, is simply “to change one’s residence or location.” The past week has been so much more than that. This move has meant saying goodbye to friends and farewell to an old crush, feeling guilty for increasing the distance between me and my family, and asking for lots of help. There has been a lot of packing… and unpacking… which is hard work if you’re a food blogger/borderline hoarder. It has meant drinking wine and scrubbing cabinets on a Friday night, and resulted in quite a few stubbed toes followed by curses and more wine.
This move is bittersweet. One minute I’m filled with optimism, the next I want to cry and run home to my friends and family. While my family will be in Oklahoma for the foreseeable future, my closest friends are leaving the town I’ve called home for the past 8 years. I took their exodus as a cue to leave—the town was feeling too small as it was, like a shirt that’s too tight.
The boxes are slowly clearing and my new space is feeling more livable. I’m taking this opportunity to downsize, which isn’t entirely a choice given that I have half the storage space in my new kitchen. I’ve amassed far too many breakable glasses and serving piece over the past couple of years. Would you believe that I filled an entire box with oils and vinegars?
I’ve been subsisting on take-out leftovers for the past few days, so after I finally got my kitchen halfway organized yesterday evening, I decided I deserved some comfort food. My kind of comfort food isn’t biscuits and gravy, it’s blueberry pancakes doused in real maple syrup. For dinner. I served it with a glass of white wine, because why not? Speaking of which, I’ve learned that in Missouri, I can buy chilled wine, in a grocery store, on a Sunday. I cannot do any of those things in Oklahoma. Maybe this place is all right.
One last thing—I adapted these pancakes from my banana oat pancakes recipe, which has been a huge hit with all but a particular treat for gluten-free eaters. The beauty of these gluten-free pancakes is that they only require one type of flour and a few standard ingredients.
In this adaptation, I just traded plain yogurt for the mashed banana, adjusted the spices, and added a bit of lemon zest and a cup of ripe blueberries. If you’re in the mood for more blueberry lemon goodness, check out my blueberry lemon muffins and scones, which are made with yogurt as well.
Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Pancakes
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 10 pancakes 1x
- Category: Breakfast
Sweet and tangy blueberry lemon yogurt pancakes made with oat flour, so they are gluten free.
- ⅔ cup plain yogurt*
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1 small lemon, juiced)
- 1 teaspoon real maple syrup (or honey)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup oat flour**
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup blueberries
- In a small-ish bowl, stir together the yogurt, butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and maple syrup. Beat in the eggs.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. With a big spoon, stir just until the dry ingredients are thoroughly moistened. Do not overmix or you’ll run the risk of getting tough pancakes! Fold in the blueberries.
- Let the batter sit for 10 minutes. Heat a heavy cast iron skillet (or nonstick griddle) over medium-low heat. If necessary, lightly oil the surface with butter or cooking spray.
- Once the surface of the pan is hot enough that a drop of water sizzles on it, pour ¼ cup of batter onto the pan. Let the pancake cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, until the top edges of the pancakes are more matte than shiny and the underside is golden.
- Once the bottom side has cooked sufficiently, flip it with a spatula and cook for another 90 seconds or so, until golden brown on both sides. You may need to adjust the heat up or down at this point.
- Serve the pancakes immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree Fahrenheit oven.
- Adapted from my banana oat pancakes recipe, which is adapted from King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking.
- Yields about 10 pancakes.
- These pancakes are gluten-free as long as your oat flour is certified gluten free.
- *I used plain, low fat yogurt. I’ll try Greek yogurt next time and see if the pancakes turn out fatter.
- **To make oat flour out of old-fashioned oats, simply pour one cup of oats into a food processor and process until it is ground well. One cup before and after grinding measures just about the same, believe it or not!
- I intended to top the pancakes with slices of peaches and blueberries, but couldn’t find the paring knife to make it happen.
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P.s. Behind the scenes:
So glad you made it! Huge hugs to you. Moving is a b. We may live in this apartment forever so that we never have to move again. Ha. PS—your pancakes look delish. xo
Hugs back at you! xo
Oooh, these look divine and I am jealous of your bright, white photography spot!! I absolutely love oat flour. Good luck with the unpacking + organizing!
Hooray- so glad you finally got moved and the apartment looks full of good light! As for comfort pancakes- I’m right there with you (including the glass of wine.)
jamie @ GB&G
These look awesome and good luck with the readjusting. Moving far away was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done…especially moving to cities where you don’t know anyone.
Kate @ Kate is eatin
Awesome recipe! I have been scouring the internet for different pancake recipes that aren’t so heavy on the chocolate or the cream. This is perfect for summer and seems so light! Do you think it would work well with almond flour too?
Sorry Kate, I don’t know if they’ll work with almond flour! Let me know if you give it a shot!
I know this was a while ago, but for anyone else wondering, I just tried these with almond flour. The first few I cooked the batter was pretty runny and they didn’t really hold their shape. So I added about 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour to the remaining batter and that helped them hold the berries and their shape much better. They turned out delicious! Thanks Kate; I have yet to find one of your recipes I haven’t loved.
Yay! I’ve been hoping for a move update. I relate so well to all those bittersweet feelings, even having relocated over a year ago. This is a brave, big step, and I’m so happy for you. PS – Ha! to being able to buy wine at the store! I hear you.
Thank you, Shanna. I can buy wine at CVS now—apparently they have wine tastings on Fridays! How crazy is that?!
Kayla @ Pure.Sweet.
Pancakes and wine… I like your style!
These sound mad delicious. Gotta love a pretty pancake!
yay! you made it to your new place. i just moved into a new apartment a month ago too and did not even think twice to give or throw away stuff that i have not used for over a year. moving is indeed a good time to get rid of unnecessary things. love the blueberry pancakes and looooooove the room with tons of light!
I’ve expended too much effort getting stuff and now I just want to get rid of it all! I will be glad to see it go.
Bev @ Bev Cooks
Weeeeeelcome to KC! And I know that EXACT apartment. I love the little extra sunroom. Let’s play once I get back from vacay. <3
Really, you’ve been in my apartment?! Come see it once you get back!
Sonja/A Couple Cooks
Glad to hear the move was successful! Congratulations on a new phase. Thanks for the instructions on how to make oat flour, too! These seem right up our alley (in fact, having them for dinner as you did sounds perfect!) :)
Oh I love that little porch with its brick walls, how wonderful! I was wondering how the move was progressing and I’m glad to hear that your settling in. Change is always scary and weird and hard but a nice glass of wine and a few pancakes can make all the difference.
Thank you, Kathryn!
Laura (Tutti Dolci)
Blueberry with lemon is my favorite type of pancake. Perfect comfort food!
The worst part of moving is packing / unpacking the kitchen. 1 box of oils and vinegars = totally believable! How many boxes of single linens and random plates did you move? ha!
Ha! At least one big box of those things. I’m selling a bunch of the stuff I don’t actually use at my friend’s garage sale soon. Good riddance!
We just moved to a new place in January and I remember what a pain it is. We just moved across town, I can’t imagine to a whole other city. The new place looks adorable, and the pancakes are mouthwatering!
Oh honey good luck with the move. I know it will all work out for you. This recipe is going to be one I try for sure. Looks divine for GF daughter and me too ;) I’m pinning it.
Congrats on your move! I did mine a month ago, and we are still settling in! I love the white window spot – and the bright blue graphic carpet. And these blueberry pancakes look delicious! I just ate my latest box fresh from the container, but I may get another one this weekend and try this recipe out :)
I’m excited for you, moving to a new city with a new place. At least the moving is over! I HATE moving.
I love that these pancakes use oat flour! Oat flour pancakes always just taste so much better than whole wheat. And blueberry lemon (or any berry + lemon) is one of my favorite combinations. I’ll definitely try these at some point!
Moving is the worst! Your new place looks so cute… wine and pancakes, sounds like you’re settling in JUST fine ;)
Two thumbs up to delicious pancakes and wine.
Your new place looks absolutely adorable. And I love the exposed brick – it’s still considered “exposed” even if it’s painted, right?
I think so! :)
Although challenging, it sounds like this move is going well for you. There’s nothing quite like forcing yourself to downsize and hold on to the things that mean the most to you. As for running back to family and burying yourself in familiarity… the more time that passes, the more proud of yourself you’ll become. So happy to hear that the move went well overall!
Thanks, Leanne. I think you’re right, I’m just not there yet!
Kathryne, I will tell you something that one of the most incredible people I’ve ever met once told me. She is a writer/author, and her name is Olympia Vernon. “I can’t be lost, because I’m here now. So take Cookie and the chilled wine out to your new sunroom and, as it creeps into your head and heart that you miss your friends and family greatly, tell yourself that, and maybe get a hold of one of her books, but whatever you do, you’ll be happy wherever you are.
Thanks Bill, love that quote. :)
Your place looks so charming and cozy. I hope the rest of the unpacking and settling goes well for you! I can relate to the lack of kitchen storage. My cupboards look like a food bomb went off. I just discovered today a bag of pudded millet exploded on the bottom of it all. Should clean that up at some point… ;)
Thanks, Angela. I actually had to scrub a bunch of millet out of the bottom of my freezer at my old place before I left!
hah oh the things we find in the freezer. I remember cleaning out mine when we moved and it wasn’t pretty.
Oh and I meant to say PUFFED millet, not pudded. ;)
Made these this morning. Absolutely delicious.
I love pancakes for dinner! These look awesome! Glad someone else shares my love. Wine sounds perfect! I think you should move to Wisconsin. I need a pancake pal.
Lemon and blueberry are one of my favorite flavor combos. Bright flavors like your fabulous new white walls!
these look DIVINE! Oh I feel your pain about moving, I vowed never to own anything ever again after I moved the last time :) — that plan hasn’t panned out too well, ha!
I am going to be making these asap — for dinner as well!
baker in disguise
I hear you a place feeling too small.. and the time to make a shift.. but its never easy!!! and i absolutely heart these gluten free pancakes.. hadnt seen them earlier.. now that i have.. have to make them.. only thing…i wish we got blueberries in India!!
Having just also moved house twice in the last year I feel your pain!! You just want to have that settled homely feeling asap! I have also been surviving on lots of red wine and takeaways but finally got the kitchen sorted last weekend, I will be making these this weekend for breakfast on the quest for feeling settled and healthy.
Enjoy the pancakes, Laura! I almost have my kitchen in order… almost!
Erin @ The Speckled
These pancakes look delightful and like something I need to make once I, too, am settled into my new home. Best of luck getting everything in order and making things work because I know how complicated and challenging and emotional it can be. (My husband and I move later this month, and we started the arduous task of packing all our belongings this past weekend. It’s overwhelming.)
These pancakes look incredible – blueberry pancakes are definitely one of my favorite comfort foods too :) I just recently moved too (and wrote about it on my blog) so I can relate to what you talked about – it brings up so many different emotions! Anyway, love your blog!
Thank you, Acacia. Moving is tough but worth it in the long run, I hope!
Moving is such a drag, I’m in the process of it right now myself. These pancakes look so delicious! I nice distraction from your home being taken over by cardboard boxes!
Best of luck moving, Riley!
dervla @ The Curator
moving is tough, we’ve literally put it off for years. hope you’re feeling better about it soon. Those pancakes look gorgeous and it looks like you’re getting lovely light in the new place!
claire @ the realist
These pancakes are GORGEOUS!!
Kate! All my best in your move! I moved to Atlanta from St Louis last year- as it is such a anxious and at times daunting experience…. But it makes you a better person! I was just in KC last weekend! The plaza is such a hidden gem and I went to a resturant called Lydia’s this trip and it was fantastic!!
Enjoy! Stay positive and open minded!
Thank you, Lauren! I am looking up Lydia’s now, sounds like a restaurant I’ll want to visit!
Congratulations on the move! Sounds like it was a tough decision but also the right decision. :) I’ve also just moved house, and as soon as I’ve finished my morning internet perusal I’ve got to go an start unpacking more boxes. I cannot wait for it all to be done and everything to be organised! These pancakes look like they might be the perfect celebratory treat for my partner and I this weekend. :)
I hear you, Bec! Boxes have been the bane of my existence the past week. So glad I’ve finally emptied almost all of them, hope you are feeling more at home and organized now.
Welcome to Missouri, I have lived here for 52 years we have a lot to offer.
Check out Mo Botanical Garden Lantern Festival
Then coming up is the St Charles Festival of the Little Hills, It has a lot of fun Art.
I am a new follower of your Blog. I love your recipes. I don’t eat sugar and dairy and your recipes are a big help.
I live in Missouri if you have any questions just ask me, Elythe
Thank you, Elythe! I am looking at the festivals now. My banana oat pancakes don’t call for dairy, just eggs, so you might enjoy those!
Sending love and light, my friend.
“And if you feel just like a tourist in the city you were born
Then it’s time to go
And define your destination
There’s so many different places to call home…”
// Death Cab For Cutie
I wish you all the best in your new home! Sometimes it’s good to leave the familiar things behind and move on. It surely isn’t an easy thing to do but soon you’ll look at your decision and realize how damn brave you were. And then you’ll be broud of yourself. And realize this is how it’s meant to be.
These pancakes look really delicious! Yumminess.
Thank you, Sini! You’re right, I know it. :)
Brava to you for having the courage to pack up and start a new life on your own! I know moving comes with so many challenges, and it’s never easy no matter how ready you are to get away. I’ve moved three times in the past year and a half and am about to move again in three weeks, and this time I probably couldn’t really be farther away from my family unless I moved to another country. Madness!
Good luck with all of the moving-in! I always find it’s so exciting to unpack/decorate/rearrange/make your new place feel like home. Have fun! Your sunroom is darling, love the light in there!
Also, feeling some regret that I didn’t get that big 2-pint box of blueberries that were on sale last night at Whole Foods… would have been making these right now!
Thank you for your encouraging comment, Rachel. It’s good to be reminded that others are in my boat! Moving is hard. Best of luck moving in upcoming weeks, and hope you get a chance to make these blueberry pancakes before you pack up!
Courtney Rae Jones
These look wonderful :) Yum!
Aw, pretty soon you’ll wonder how you ever felt so disoriented. I’m a Californian who really wanted to try the New York experience, so my fiance and I packed our things not too long ago and resettled in Brooklyn. I like it—and know that whenever I want to go home, back to California that is, it’ll be there waiting for me. :)
I’ve been craving pancakes like a mad woman all week – almost the weekend though, so maybe I’ll be able to whip these up soon!
Wow! Those look amazing! I must try them soon, but made egg and dairy free :)
Moving is definitely a pain! I moved 4 times in 5 years, and I’m so happy that I just resigned my lease for my current place, which I have been at for a year. I don’t think I am going to be moving any time soon!
Hope your move goes smoothly! (and that you can find everything you need without too much trouble!)
the place looks cute! good luck with the move. can’t wait to try the pancakes.
erin @ yummy supper
Kathryn, Moving is so hard, but I bet the change will be inspiring. Is that last photo of your new place? It looks SO charming. Great light too for all of the shots you’ll be taking.
Wishing you the best,
PS Love the GF pancakes.
Yes, that is the new place, and I finally cleared out the boxes! It’s starting to feel quite homey. Thanks for the lovely comment, always.
Hi Kate! I’m Erin. I just stumbled onto your blog, and I don’t often comment on blogs but your words in this post moved me to come out of the shadows. My husband and I recently (3 weeks ago!) moved 12 hours away from our home, family and friends in western NY to midcoast Maine, and I’m totally getting the “optimistic one minute, wanting to run home the next” thing. Life’s an adventure, and we’re trying to embrace that, but not without a hefty dose of homesickness.
Anyway, I decided to start a blog to chronicle our journey here, and I’m still trying to find my voice, but I wanted to pipe up and say hello, because more than anything over the past few weeks, what I’ve wanted is to find folks in my boat – newly displaced from “home” and making it work.
Gosh, do we ever actually feel like bona-fide grownups, or do we always want to run home just like we did as little kids?
(PS – being in Maine, we’re overrun with blueberries! Must make these pancakes ASAP.)
Best wishes as you settle into your new home, Erin. I’ve been letting all my regular obligations go by the wayside as I try to make this place feel like home. It’s hard!
I made these pancakes this weekend after a hiking trip in Whistler BC, and they were AMAZING!! Us girls are GF, but our boyfriends love a good slab of white bread and they were impressed too. Mine actually told me he thought we should have them again for dinner.
The “let the batter sit for 10 minutes” is a very important step, don’t skip it (no matter hungry you are!)
Thanks again for the amazing recipe, I love following your posts,
xo Canadian Kate
That’s great, Kate! I’m glad you all enjoyed the pancakes. I don’t avoid gluten myself but love these pancakes just as much as any other. Love oat flour!
I just discovered your blog via an article on foodnetwork.com that was linked in my Zite app, and I love it! And I am definitely trying these pancakes tomorrow! Can’t wait to read more of your yummy looking recipes.
Thank you, Anita, and welcome! Glad you found my blog.
Hi Kate, I am so happy to have found you! I am new to trying my hand at cooking and new to being gluten free as well. Which brand of baking soda do you recommend? I am so ready to try BOTH pancake recipes so please respond ASAP!
thanks so much
Hi Jill, I’m glad you found my blog! I have always used Arm and Hammer baking soda, just be sure it’s fresh (check the expiration date). When it comes to baking powder, be sure to buy aluminum-free baking powder (I use Rumford brand, which seems to be widely available).
Thanks so much Kate, it’s great to have a knowledgeable friend in the kitchen!
My daughter and I went to stay with a sister friend (someone who loves to cook, bake and eat as much as I do) and we made these pancakes for breakfast. They are probably the best pancakes I have ever had. None of us have restrictive diets, but I love baking (certain things) with oat flour and who doesn’t love lemons? The Greek yogurt makes a very thick batter, but it can be thinned out with a little milk (I have made these both with thin and thick batter and either way they are just as delicious). My daughter begs me to make these and even though I am not a morning person, it’s worth getting up on a weekend (the two days I don’t make breakfast) to hear a very happy, pleasant tone of voice come out of my otherwise typically snide fourteen year-old daughter’s mouth when she realizes what I have made for breakfast! Oh and my husband and younger son also loved these (well, my son would prefer them without blueberries, but he’s weird that way!)
Thank you, Debbie! I’m glad your family enjoys these pancakes. Hearty pancakes like these are such a nice way to start the day. If you haven’t tried the banana oat pancake recipe, please do! I based this recipe off of that one.
thank you so much, this recipe was amazing lemon and blueberry is by far one of the best combos! kudos.. ever since i’ve been on a doctors order to go gluten free honestly this is one of my favorite foods i’ve been missing out on! delicious =)
I’m so glad to hear it, Rachel! You might also enjoy my banana oat pancakes.
I made these this morning, but I had trouble flipping them over? They tasted great, but it was really hard to flip them over without crumbling them into all sorts of different pieces :( I used Greek yoghurt, could that be the reason why?
Hi Yii, I’m sorry you had trouble flipping the pancakes over. I don’t recall running into that problem. Was your batter really thick due to the Greek yogurt? If so, you might try thinning them out with a dash of milk next time. Are you sure they were done on the first side before you tried flipping them over? I’m sorry I can’t offer any other suggestions!
I must say YOU ARE THE “GODDESS” when it comes to BEST DELICIOUS RECIPES.
I really enjoy all of your recipes.
Thank you very much!
Thank you, Thess! Your comment made me smile. :)
Can I use steel-cut gluten free oats for the oat flour?
Hey Nick, I’m sorry for my delayed response. I haven’t tried using steel-cut oats to make oat flour but I suspect you will have trouble grinding them up sufficiently. Let me know if you try it.
I made these tonight and they turned out great! I used full-fat, plain yogurt and frozen wild blueberries (did not defrost, just tossed them in there!) and they turned out wonderful. I’ve portioned them out and froze some for quick weekday breakfasts or snacks. Thanks for the lovely gluten-free recipe!
Victoria, I’m so glad you enjoyed the pancakes! I think you could use this pancake recipe as a base for all kinds of different flavors. I’d like to try it with orange zest and fresh cranberries before winter is over!
This pancakes didn’t work for me. They crumbled in the pan. I added an extra egg and normal flour and they finally turned out ok.
Naomi, I’m so sorry the pancakes didn’t turn out well for you. I’ve remade them a couple of times since receiving your comment because I want them to turn out great for everyone. They turned out fine for me as written, but held together better when I reduced the yogurt to 3/4 cup. I’m sorry again for your troubles! I don’t know why these pancakes are more finicky than my other versions that call for banana or pumpkin puree.
Quite impressed by how organized and generous this site is. I was surprised at the fact that these recipes are indeed very well thought out (some even with a twist) and was excited at the fact that it is also vegetarian and gluten free. :)
Im especially excited to try making this recipe, and wanted to ask about the baking soda and if I could take a chance and attempt to do without. Will it make a huge difference as for the rising or can it still be eaten?
Thank you! :D
Thanks, Jessie! Not all of my recipes are gluten free, but these pancakes are. I haven’t intentionally tried making these pancakes without baking soda. One time I forgot to add baking soda to my pancakes and they were very flat and rubbery (not fluffy at all). I would recommend using the baking soda.
I made these yesterday with peaches and coconut Greek yogurt and they were divine. So light and fluffy!
Ali, thanks for commenting! I got really excited about your peach idea and had to try them immediately. My version is up on the blog now. :)
I just made these this morning for my partner and I! They were absolutely divine :) I will definitely be making these again!
Yay! Thanks for letting me know, Tisha! Glad they turned out well for you.
Lovely recipe (as are the others on your site) but why oh why do you insist on underlining every single piece of text? It gives me a headache just trying tor read it!! Underlining is designed for emphasising ONE point or piece of text not every single word on the page! It just makes it very hard to read for many people who may not have 20/20 eyesight – it can make the text “swim” around awfully.
Just something I think you should consider for future recipes.
Hey Mike, I’m sorry about that! I was horrified to find that all of my text was underlined for a brief span of time and fixed it right away. If you still see underlined text everywhere, please clear your browser’s cache and it should go away!
These are the best pancakes I have ever made! I made a few small changes based on what I had on hand (GF flour mix instead of oat, plain kefir instead of regular yogurt) and I added baking powder on a whim bc of some success with fluffier quick breads using both. these were thick and fluffy, cooked up golden brown with crispy edges, and the hint of lemon was perfect. I love how little sugar they have (with maple syrup on top, they were the perfect sweetness). Do you think the baking powder had any effect?
Hey Lindsey! Thank you, I’m so glad you enjoyed them. I’m not sure about the baking powder, do you remember how much you added? I know I’ve tried replacing the baking soda with baking powder but my pancakes just had lots of holes inside (they weren’t any more fluffy than the baking soda pancakes, just holy!).
I also used GF flour instead of oat flour, these are so good! For sure these are “Restaurant worthy”. Definitely a new favorite.
Delicious! I did change a few things (pastry chef in me won’t let me make a recipe without a few adjustments!)
Had to up the flavor since going thru chemo makes taste buds not as acute, but my husband loved them as well and he did not think there was any flavor that was too strong.
Removed 1 TB oat flour and replaced with 1 TB non-GMO corn starch for a bit of crisp, browned the butter, used honey, no lemon juice, 1rounded teaspoon lemon zest, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/8 tsp almond extract and a whopping tsp of Saigon cinnamon, and we could not wait 10 minutes for the batter to sit so PANCAKES WERE FLUFFY, last one was thin. I do prefer the thinner pancakes so we will let the batter sit next time, but they were still wonderful!
I would never know these pancakes were not made with wheat flour!!!!
Off gluten for the duration to keep inflammation down and pancakes/waffles have been sorely missed as most recipes have potato flour and that is a night shade famliy food also not great for anti-inflammatory diets, or they are grainy or just odd.
Thanks so much for the recipe!
Hi Justine, I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes! Your version sounds great. I have quite a few oat flour pancakes and waffles on the blog, as well as some gluten-free buckwheat options that I really enjoy. Here are all my gluten-free recipes. I hope they make your treatment more tolerable!
Made these for my grain-free, 11 year old daughter, she loved them (all my other kids did too). Used 0% Fage yogurt, and let batter sit. Pancakes were very fluffy and do take longer than regular pancakes to cook. Put whip cream on top to actually cut the sugar intake down (instead of maple syrup). Carmelized a couple of bananas for the topping. Big hit and look forward to trying different fruit combos next time. It was breakfast for dinner in our house — Thank you, Kate!
Thank you, Tyler! Happy to hear the pancakes were a hit!
We just made these and they were amazing! I would double the batch if you make them. They are so delicious you will want more :)
These pancakes (minus the lemon) were a huge hit with my 10 month old. Made for a great finger food and yummy breakfast for us both.
Ah! Such a cute image of chubby baby hands grabbing at pancakes, and even cuter that you enjoyed them together. Thanks!!
Such a small world- I have been following your blog for a year or two now. I live in Boston and am originally from Lawrence, KS. A friend from home (who also recently moved to Boston) was telling me about she met you and had coffee with you in KC!
Yum! I’ve made this several times, and today I didn’t have enough oats, so I tried buckwheat flour. It was great! Newly gluten-free, it’s nice to have a comfort food once in awhile! Thanks so much!
You’re welcome, Nicole! There are so many ways around a GF diet, don’t fret about not having comfort food. :)
Hey Kate, just made this recipe for a friend that came over with her kids. The protein and fruit will tide them over till their ski lessons are done this evening (plus they’re delicious!).
Just wanted to say – reading this post – I hope you’ve noticed how far you have come in the last >5 years. Something to celebrate as 2017 comes to a close.
Thank you! It’s crazy where the time has gone and how things have evolved for sure.
loved these! I used plain sheep’s milk yogurt and they were fantastic. they made for a really filling breakfast.
Wow , these pancakes were amazing! Made them just as you suggested and they turned out perfect. Can’t wait to make them again . Thanks!
I’m glad you think so, Kristine!
Has anyone made this dairy free? I love this recipe but my family is avoiding yogurt now.
You could try using a dairy-free yogurt, although I haven’t tried it yet!
These were very good! My kids loved them and asked for extra servings!
I wanted to make it again for my husband who can’t have yogurt. How much almond milk should I use?
Thanks for a delicious recipe!
this was a great recipe! Just wondering if u can make the batter and then freeze it for later?
Great, Bella! I don’t usually recommend storing your batter as it can impact the end result.
Every single oat flour pancake recipe you have is amazing!
I’m glad you think so, Genevieve!
Made these this morning and they were fabulous! Next time I will make a double batch. I used Greek yogurt and the batter was super thick, so I added some almond milk to thin it out a bit and they were perfect! My family loves all your oat pancakes recipes!
I stumbled across this recipe many years ago when my family was just trying out gluten-free. They’ve been part of our Saturday tradition ever since. Just adore them. <3
I think that’s a great tradition, Katie! Thanks for your review.
Made so many of your recipes and they are always wonderful.
This one looks great. I was wondering if you think ricotta would work in place of the yogurt?
You could try it! I haven’t, but it could still work.
I’m fairly new to your blog, I found you when I needed enchilada sauce-your recipe is the best ever. Now you’re my first stop for new recipes. Made these this morning and they were a hit! My husband is on a low fat diet so I omitted the butter, they were fantastic. This will go into my Saturday brunch rotation for sure!
I used plain greek yogurt instead of regular and used a flax egg to make vegan. They turned out great
Thank you for sharing, Janel!
I’ve tried to make these twice now. The first attempt, I made the mistake of using 1c. Gluten-free All Purpose Flour only. The batter was extremely dry. The second attempt I used 1c. Almond Flour plus 1/4c GF All Purpose flour, and it also turned out extremely dry. This is such a bummer, especially since the ingredients are expensive :( I followed the wet ingredients exactly so I’m not sure how you don’t get dry batter.
Hi Nicole, You want to make sure to follow the dry ingredients too. Maybe try the gluten free again, but use the same amount as the recipe and try a new blend? Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 works well.
Hello Kate and Cookie,
My husband and I made this receipe today–craving pancakes as we have been for weeks–with one substitution that worked out beautifully.
We subbed millet flour for the oat flour, followed all other directions to a tee and thoroughly enjoyed the resulting “griddlecakes” bursting with fresh, warm, sweet, tart blueberries that were perfect balanced with the pancake batter. Looking forward to trying this again with oat flour too!
Hours later, satisfied and energized, loving the fact that pancakes made from scratch with gluten-free ingredients was a breeze.
Deb and Dan,
I made these pancakes yesterday and they came out DELICIOUS!!! These by far are my favorite Thank you for sharing this recipe.
This are terrible! They taste like feet!
I used greek yogurt for the recipe, and the pancakes came out thick! I didn’t get 10 pancakes, I got 6. But still super delicious!!
This recipe is whack. Did not work at all
Absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe and used plain Greek yogurt. I made them for company and now I’m hooked. Yes, been thinking about them for the last 24 hours since I served them.
First of all, I LOVE this recipe and have made these pancakes about 100 times :) SO good.
Secondly, Kate, can I sub Sprouted Rolled Oats for regular Rolled Oats to make the flour? The grocery deliver guy accidentally brought me Sprouted Rolled Oats :) It looks the same… but I don’t know much about it.
Hi Uma! I’m glad you love this recipe. It should work. Let me know!
I never leave negative comments but I made sure I followed the recipe right. They came out so dense and tasteless. I made banana oat pancakes from another recipe and they were delicious and was hoping these would turn out just as good. Very disappointed.
great pancakes! did not have fresh berries but Trader joes has wild frozen blue berries so they went into the batter – yum!
Love these pancakes !!! My new go to pancake recipe ! The banana oat pancakes are great too!
That’s great! Thank you for sharing, Stefanie.
Can I use almond Flour that I have on the shelf,
Make it heart burn free,
Hi! Sorry, almond flour isn’t a great 1:1 substitution.
Yum! This was just what I was craving. I don’t eat pancakes much. When I do I make my “cleansing” banana oat pancakes. I was out of bananas, so I searched for a gluten free oat pancake recipe. These were perfect! I ate them with orange slices and VT maple syrup! I will make these again for sure. My son just came over and ate five pancakes! They are so light and the flavor is great! I also added about a tablespoon of ground flaxseed.
I made these the other day for my family. My youngest has asked me every day since then when we can have more “booberry pancakes.” They were a hit! I look forward to making them again soon.
That’s great, Julie! Thank you for your review.
Our families go to weekend recipe for years! Thank you!
You’re welcome, Abra!
Hi! Can I sub oat flour for whole wheat flour? Thanks.
Be sure to follow my How to Make Oat Flour for guidance.
My kids devour these pancakes! I always have to double the recipe, so I can eat one. I make them almost every week and they are still a favorite!
I love to hear that your kids love these pancakes, Becky! I appreciate your review.
I have been eyeing this recipe for awhile and finally decided to give it a try because it’s local blueberry season here in central Florida! Yes, you read that right! I was fortunate to go to an organic blueberry farm and get 5#s of fresh berries! They taste really great and knowing there are no pesticides makes them even better –
This recipe, I followed it exactly using Greek yogurt and they came out perfect however I caution that they are a bit fussy and you are right – the heat must be just right or they don’t cook up well. Tomorrow I will try the oat pancake recipe and toss in blueberries. Thanks Kate!
I’m so glad you did! Thank you for sharing your experience, Lynn.