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Oatmeal Waffles and Pancakes

There are so many family favorite recipes that I've been making for 10 years or more!  This is my go-to one for waffles or pancakes.  It can be changed up in so many ways.  I do always add a  teaspoon of vanilla, sometimes also a teaspoon of butter extract.  It's great with fruit mixed in, or on top. It's a filling breakfast that isn't super heavy.

My son's been bugging me to see how the waffle iron works, so this morning we made this recipe. It's a great starter recipe, and it would be awesome with some strawberries mixed in, or maybe some mashed banana. Definitely add a splash of vanilla! I topped mine with Blueberry Syrup, Jake had his with real Maple syrup we got during the season. Will definitely make this one again!

Oatmeal Waffles or Pancakes

Oatmeal Waffles or Pancakes


  • Ingredients
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1t vanilla extract
  • 1t butter extract (optional)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 1T vegetable oil
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Milk (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, mix eggs, vanilla, butter flavoring (if desired) and buttermilk. Add oats and mix well. Stir in molasses and oil. Combine flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder; stir into the egg mixture. If batter becomes too thick, thin with a little milk. Pour about 3/4 cup batter onto a greased preheated waffle maker. Bake according to manufacturer's directions.

NOTES : To make pancakes: Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot greased griddle. Turn when bubbles begin to form on top of pancake.
oatmeal, waffles, pancakes
Breakfast, Brunch
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This post was originally published on October 11, 2013 and has been updated with new text and photographs.


Karen said…
I recently got a waffle iron and have been looking for good recipes! Can't wait to try these.
Jolene said…
I had a pretty serious waffle making addiction for a while, it's so fun to open that iron up and see that perfectly crisp-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside waffle! :)
Anonymous said…
I'll take waffles over pancakes any day...especially these! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen
Ellen said…
No matter how you make them, waffles or pancakes, they look delicious!
Shelby said…
Those waffles look absolutely perfect!
Carlee said…
Oatmeal, whole wheat flour and molasses? I cannot wait to make these!
Pook's Pantry said…
These sound fantastic!
Books n' Cooks said…
Love the addition of oatmeal to the batter - gives the waffles/pancakes a nice nutritional boost!
Caroline said…
I make something similar and love having the oats in there - they add such a great flavor.
Sue Lau said…
I have a waffle iron but it needs more use. What a great reason to pull it out of storage! And these would be great as a dessert topped with ice cream and strawberries too.
I have a new waffle maker, I think I will be making these soon! I love that they are made with oats and whole wheat flour!

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