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My 16-month-old daughter loves her oatmeal in the morning! But she’s still at an age where giving her a spoon equals oatmeal in the hair, so I have to feed her myself. This is fine, but there are mornings where I’d rather hand her something she can eat with her hands.

The solution: put the oatmeal in pancakes! I found this great recipe from Cooking Light and adapted it a bit and the results were delicious! My daughter crams these in her mouth faster than she can chew and I don’t even put syrup on them!

Whip up a double batch and freeze some to take out whenever you need a pancake fix!


  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • splash of vanilla


  1. Mix dry ingredients in bowl.
  2. Add egg, buttermilk, butter and vanilla. Mix until just combined.
  3. Heat non-stick griddle over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Use about 2 ½ tablespoons of pancake batter per pancake.
  4. Flip pancakes when the bubble on top and cook until lightly browned.