Oatmeal Pancake Mix

You should be very, very glad I can’t jump out of the computer screen and convince you how phenomenal this recipe is, thereby giving you no good reason not to make it. Yes, these are exceptional pancakes (hands down, my favorite pancake recipe), but the best thing about this recipe is that the dry mix makes a lot and takes minutes to throw together. It stores indefinitely in the refrigerator or freezer and these healthy pancakes are beyond simple to whip up on a busy morning before school, work…or just because you want pancakes.

I don’t know about you but my mornings are crazy. Crazy, crazy, crazy. Waking kids up, feeding a baby, helping children off to school, making up lunchboxes, on and on. I don’t have time to put together a full homemade pancake breakfast from scratch. But I like knowing my kids are getting a good, healthy breakfast in their tummies before their long day starts.

With this mix, which I’ve been making for what seems like forever, I pour a cup of mix into a bowl, followed by a cup of buttermilk, then an egg. Whisk it together and within five minutes my kids have hot pancakes to eat. And I feel like mother of the year. Which trust me, doesn’t last for long.

The texture of these pancakes is fantastic – I love the chewy oats and whole wheat flour (can we get a big hooray for fiber here??). I hope this mix does as much for you as it does for me and my family. We eat it at least two or three mornings a week and love it every time.

Oatmeal Pancake Mix

Oatmeal Pancake Mix

Yield: Makes 10 cups of dry mix. One cup of mix will make about 6-7 4-inch pancakes.

Oatmeal Pancake Mix

Note (added 3/2011): I’ve updated this recipe several times to reflect that I generally use 100% whole wheat flour (five cups total, instead of using 2 cups of all-purpose flour). I prefer white wheat flour, although red wheat could be used and will lend an even heartier taste to the mix. Also, I made it the other day and before I added the oats to the mix, I threw them in my blender (yep, blender) and pulverized them to a powder. We loved the result! Loved it. Although the texture with the unblended oats is fantastic in it’s own right, blending the oats lends a smooth texture to the mix and finished pancakes. I’ll be doing it that way from now on!

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups rolled (quick) oats
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil

Directions

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mixer with a paddle (or by hand). If desired, grind the oats in a blender or food processor before adding to the other dry ingredients for a smoother mix. With mixer on slow speed (or gently by hand), drizzle the vegetable oil into the bowl slowly while the mixer is running. When all the oil has been added, stop the mixer and squeeze a clump of mix in your hand. If it stays together, it is just right. If it is still crumbly, add another tablespoon of oil at a time until the consistency is correct (I’ve never had to add additional oil). Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks at room temperature or indefinitely in the refrigerator or freezer.
  2. To make the pancakes: whisk together 1 cup of mix, 1/2 to 1 cup buttermilk* (depending on how thick you want your batter), and 1 egg. The mixture may seem thin at first but the oats will soak up the milk as it stands while the griddle preheats. Heat a griddle and drop the batter onto it. When the edges look dry and bubbles come to the surface and don’t break, turn the pancake over to finish cooking on the second side. As a sidenote, buttermilk can be frozen indefinitely for future batches of pancakes, so it’s worth keeping it around!

Notes

Many people have commented that they have subbed plain yogurt or a mixture of lemon juice/milk for the buttermilk. Read through the comments to get the specifics - I always keep buttermilk on hand so I haven't made those substitutions myself.

http://www.melskitchencafe.com/oatmeal-pancake-mix/

Recipe Source:
Adapted from King Arthur Flour The Baker’s Companion

249 Responses to Oatmeal Pancake Mix

  1. Tari McDonald says:

    This sounds amazing!

  2. My Sister's Kitchen says:

    Looks delicious and healthy. I love the idea of having a mix that isn’t store bought readily available. I’ll have to make it for the kids.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Mel, these look great! I can’t wait! My mom has a bran muffin recipe that makes quite a bit and you keep it in your fridge, but it doesn’t last indefinitely. That’s a great tip about the buttermilk. I did not know that. Do you know if you can do the same with heavy cream? Some of the recipes of yours that I make call for it, but whatever I don’t use always goes to waste. I love tips like that! Anything to save money, right!

    Missy

  4. ARLENE says:

    I’m going to run these through the WW recipe builder. They sound divine and with oats and ww flour, I think they’ll be suprisingly low calorie. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Cammee says:

    You are killing me with these breakfast recipes. They are all so delicious! Love the dry mix idea–anything to make my mornings easier!

  6. annebabe says:

    okay, first of all, I would love it if you would jump through the computer screen. That would certainly spice things up around here at stay-at-home-mom-ville. ;) Secondly, I was soooooo thinking to myself, “I should post my oatmeal pancake recipe on my food blog” but didn’t make it today, and so no picture equals no post. But I was planning on making it tomorrow because I’m in such an oatmeal-y pancake kinda mood. And cue Melanie. Here you are, with your fantastic mix. Thank you for making my life a little fiber-liscious. I’ll think of you tomorrow morning while I try out your recipe. :)

  7. Julie says:

    Looks great to me…added fiber is just a bonus!

  8. Mom to Tate says:

    We love pancakes at our house! I always just use bisquick….I am excited to try this!!

  9. Trinette McCrary says:

    Love your recipes! Can regular oats be used?

  10. John and Crystal Pinegar Family says:

    You read my mind! I’ve been trying to think of healthy breakfasts that are fast. The cardboard cold cereal doesn’t stick and they end up hungry.

  11. Colleen says:

    This is so great that you can save this as a dry mix!

  12. megan says:

    Wow, what a good idea! I’m definitely going to try this. We LOVE pancakes. And they’re healthy too? I’m excited!

  13. rickandangie says:

    My kids love pancakes, but we typically save it for the weekends when they can cook them with Dad. But this looks great! We might just have to start having pancakes during the week rather than Cheerios or Corn Flakes (both of which my kids LOVE with a little bit of honey drizzled on it!)

  14. Anne says:

    Looks so good!

  15. Hillary, Jonathan and Lincoln says:

    Ooh, I am so excited to try this recipe! I love that I can have it on hand and I had no idea you could freeze buttermilk!

  16. Queen B. says:

    well, Pancakes it is. Yep, I’ll be making these for sure :)

  17. Julie Thurgood Summerhays says:

    oooh – we made these tonight – delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

  18. Leslie says:

    lol mother of the year doesnt last for long!!! LOL
    I feel the same way.
    Love the pancakes! Printing!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Do you have to grind the oats first to make them into flour? Or do you just add them?

  20. Anonymous says:

    I will be trying this recipe out this w/e! Can you store the buttermilk in its container, or do you pour it into something w/ a tight fitting lid?

  21. Melanie Anne says:

    What a fantastic recipe!! My boys always want pancakes–but now that we are on an earlier schedule here in TN it is harder to do. This will help! Thanks Mel!!

  22. teresa says:

    oh wow, they look so rich and earthy, delicious!

  23. grace says:

    i love hearty oatmeal pancakes–they can really hold up to all the peanut butter and maple syrup i add. :) having a mix already prepared is a great way to save time and effort!

  24. Anonymous says:

    I just found your blog last week and have tried two of your recipes- this one and the cheesecake brownies. Both were fantastic! I can’t wait to try more. Thanks for all the great recipes!
    Teresa

  25. Barbara says:

    Hooray for pancakes! Especially your healthy ones! And I love the idea of a “mix” to keep in the cupboard ready to go!

  26. Melanie says:

    Anonymous – if my buttermilk is in the fridge, I store it in the original container. If I am freezing it, I pour it into ziploc bags and freeze it that way.

    Anonymous – you can grind the oats up if you would like less texture to the pancakes, but I use quick oats and never grind them up beforehand because I like the nuttiness of the finished pancake.

  27. Melanie says:

    Trinette – yes, regular oats can definitely be used but you’ll either have quite a bit more texture to the pancakes, or you’ll want to grind the oats a bit finer before using.

    Annebabe – glad we were on the same wavelength, girl! And really, really trust me, you wouldn’t want me too close…I’m very annoying and I eat a lot. :)

    Missy – I don’t think heavy cream freezes as well as buttermilk. I’ve tried it before and it messes with the texture a little bit. For some reason buttermilk withstands freezing quite well!

  28. Lydia Stewart says:

    They sounds great! I’m going to give them a try! I love a good pancake!

  29. Melanie says:

    Julie Summerhays – wait a second, did you make these for DINNER?? If so, we are instant friends. I love pancakes for dinner and make them often for that reason. Glad you liked them!

    Teresa – thanks for checking in. I’m glad you’ve liked these and the cheesecake brownies (divine!). Thanks for letting me know!

  30. Melanie says:

    Danielle – hmmm, I don’t know the trick – I just use a 1/3 measuring cup and pour it on the griddle. Good luck! (And hey, amoebas have a lot of personality, in my opinion.)

  31. Danielle says:

    How do you get your pancakes so beautifully round? Mine are always shaped like amoebas. Am I the only one who is pancake-challenged?

  32. Stacie Aho says:

    Thank you thank you for a healthy homemade pancake mix! I love that idea, and I’m totally going to steal it :) Can’t wait to try it!

  33. Nicole says:

    Thank you thank you and THANK YOU for this recipe. It has all my favorite characteristics: tasty, easy, cheap, & healthy! We had these this morning and I really liked them. Also, I have been super unsuccessful with many oatmeal pancake recipes recently, so another reason why I appreciate these so much.

  34. Crafty P says:

    awesome and done. these will be made in our house… but you really must try the multi-grain waffles I have on my blog. if these pancakes are anything like those waffles, you’ll thank me next! I, too, keep a bag of this in my fridge for the next time I’m craving these. So yes, waffles take a bit more time to prepare, but I’ve heard you can use it for pancakes as well. Give it a try!
    http://christinacostain.blogspot.com/2007/08/national-waffle-day-5-month-old-twins.html

  35. Melanie says:

    Nicole – thank you! Your comments are always so nice and I love getting them.

    Crafty P – I’m on my way to check out your waffle recipe. I’m sure I will love it!

  36. Mary says:

    I love your blog. Seriously, it is in my blog reader and even if I don’t take the links to your site, I read through all your recipes and love them. Thank you!

  37. Melanie says:

    Hi Mary – what a nice comment. Thank you so much! It really made my day to read it.

  38. Dixiechick says:

    Mel, gotta thank you again. This recipe is fabulous! When I read that you make it several times a week for your family I knew I seriously needed to step up my motherhood-game. Lucky Charms every morning just doesn’t cut it. :) So we busted these out on Conference Sunday because I was out of my Krustez mix. I don’t think we’ll be going back to Krustez. These are WAY better. Every time I make something new Shane asks where it came from…it’s always from here. He wants to thank you too. :)

  39. Tannis says:

    I made these this morning for breakfast and they were yummy and I am excited about having the mix already to go in the fridge. Thanks for another great recipe!

  40. Melanie says:

    Tannis – this mix is so great to have on hand. I’m glad you liked the recipe!

  41. Melanie says:

    Dix – you are funny. Glad you liked this mix. You need to start taking credit for the recipes when Shane asks. I don’t mind. Just pretend like you made them up. :)

  42. Dana Hixson says:

    Thanks so much for another divine recipe! I made these for my kiddos this morning for breakfast. They devoured them — which is pretty complimentary since my daughter is VERY picky! I always like to send my kids out the door for school with a healthy, hot breakfast! Thanks for another easy go-to breakfast recipe. By the way… I’m LOVING your blog! I think I’m officially a blog stalker since I check in at least once a day. I’m so anxious to see what will be posted next. Thanks for making dishes on my table creative and yummy!

  43. Melanie says:

    Dana – your comment was so thoughtful and sweet. Thank you for posting it. I’m glad these oatmeal pancakes came through for you – especially with your picky daughter. Phew! And don’t worry, I love blog stalkers!

  44. Anonymous says:

    Hi Melanie,

    OK, so I had buttermilk in the fridge w/ today’s date….but I just threw it in the freezer, so it should be OK?

    Thanks!
    Lori

  45. Melanie says:

    Hey Lori – that should work just fine. Also, as a note, buttermilk will usually last far longer than it’s use-by date. I’ve been known to keep it weeks longer, but freezing it is probably the best way to play it safe!

  46. Anonymous says:

    Great, thanks! How long do you keep it out to defrost? This is great because I am always scrambling for dishes that use buttermilk before it expires!

    Lori

  47. Melanie says:

    Hi Lori – overnight in the fridge works great to defrost buttermilk. In a pinch, you can take it out and stick it in a bowl of warm water to speed up the process. It will still take about an hour, probably. Be careful if you microwave it because it can curdle easily!

  48. Cassidy says:

    Hey Mel, these have become a regular at our house however, I have only been making them with the plain yogurt and today I tried them with buttermilk and I think the yogurt is better in my opinion…just wanted to pass that a long just in case you hadn’t tried them with the yogurt and milk. We love them either way and have impressed neighbors with them when they ate over! Thanks!!!

  49. Melanie says:

    Hey Cass – thanks for weighing in about these pancakes. I’ve never used the yogurt, milk substitution so I’m glad to hear from you that you actually prefer it that way. Thanks for letting me know!

  50. Anonymous says:

    Hi Melanie,

    I bought the old fashioned oats by accident, as opposed to the quick oats. Can I still use these as is?

    Thank you.

  51. alexandra says:

    Can you use instant oatmeal packages? Is that a “quick” oat?

  52. Melanie says:

    alexandra – I would probably stay away from the instant oatmeal packages because a) they are usually loaded with extra sugar (unless you can find “plain” and b) they are more expensive than buying regular quick oats. However, if that is all you have on hand, I’m sure it would work. The instant oatmeal packages has oatmeal that is blended finer than regular rolled oats so they are similar to the quick oats called for in this recipe. Good luck!

  53. Melanie says:

    Anonymous – yes, you can still use old-fashioned oats, but the texture of the pancakes would be best if you ground them up a bit in a blender or food processor to make them a bit finer (like the texture of quick oats). Good luck!

  54. Anonymous says:

    I must be seriously challenged in the kitchen. Do you always get 10 cups of dry mix out of this recipe? I made them the other day and only got 7 cups. Do you pack your cups when measuring? Thanks!
    -Mel

  55. Melanie says:

    Anonymous – it probably depends on how I measure the flour and oats but I usually get at least 8-9 cups. I don’t pack my cups when measuring but I do scoop the flour and oats into the measuring cup and then level off. Have you made the dry mix into pancakes? Did they taste ok and was the texture fine? If so, then you are probably ok, even if you are only getting 7 cups of dry mix. Good luck!

  56. Anonymous says:

    I made the mix the first time using 1 cup of milk and that was way too much, but I made them again today using less milk and they turned out much better! Thanks!
    -Mel

  57. Melanie says:

    Mel – good to know!

  58. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think I have told you how much we love these pancakes. I felt like such a slacker mom because I never made pancakes on school mornings. Now that I have this recipe, things have changed. As I was cooking up a batch of these for dinner (it’s been one of those days) I thought of a great idea. I think I am going to mix up a ton of this and give it out as neighbor gifts. I will get some cute Christmas bags and attach a card with the directions. Since my life in the past couple of weeks got a heck of a lot busier I need an easy idea that I can take to lots of people. So, once again you saved the day. Thanks! -Liz K.

  59. Melanie says:

    Liz – I have no doubt you are the total opposite of a slacker mom but I’m glad these pancakes helped reinforce that. And don’t worry, we eat waffles and pancakes for dinner quite often, too. I think that sounds like an awesome idea to give it out as neighbor gifts. I might have to steal that idea. :)

  60. The Three Amigos says:

    love, Love, LOVE this recipe! Made it last night for dinner and we all loved them, my 18 month old did as well! Never again will I use the store bought white mix. I cannot believe how much it makes and I love that I can keep it in the fridge for such a quick meal, breakfast or dinner!

  61. Melanie says:

    The Three Amigos – I am so happy these were such a hit. I make them at least three times a week and would be lost without the recipe! Thanks for letting me know.

  62. Anonymous says:

    Hi Melanie,

    I have some leftover batter (which I’m sure never happens to you with a big family!), but would it be OK to keep it in the fridge overnight for tomorrow?

    Thanks!
    Lorie

  63. Melanie says:

    Lorie – this would probably be fine in the fridge for a day (it might turn a darker color of brown), just be sure to stir it together well. I probably wouldn’t keep it longer than a day. Hope that helps!

  64. Emily Marie says:

    This mix is AWESOME!! Thank you! My notoriously picky 2 year old loves these, which makes them even better. And I love that they are packed with fiber and good for you. We made them for a quick dinner last night, and then again this morning! These will definitely replace the box mix we (seldom) use, and be much more enjoyed, also!

  65. Mel says:

    Emily Marie – I love breakfast for dinner and these make an appearance at my house for both. I’m thrilled your 2-year old loves them. That is worth it in and of itself!

  66. mia says:

    these sound wonderful…after getting up extra early this morning to make a pancake breakfast…i decided it was time to see what mel had to say about pancakes…..hahah!!! anyway, i am a slacker *read lazy bugger* so i mix up my dry ingredients for pancakes and keep it in a container in the cupboard as you would the bought stuff…(that is me ‘faking’ homemade) Anyway, i’m loving this recipe but am wondering if there is anyway to make it work like this….like, could i mix the dry ingr and just add a touch of oil when i go to use it to get the right consistency then add my milk and egg……?? hmm, what do you think mel?

  67. Mel says:

    mia – I’m loving all your comments lately. Thanks! As for the pancakes, I suppose you could do it that way, but why wouldn’t you want to just add the oil and store it that way? It stores just fine in the fridge and makes one less step when you make it. However, if you really don’t want to, it would probably work fine to add the oil with the milk and eggs.

  68. mia says:

    yes, that would be the best i’m sure……i was just thinking that it would be one less thing to keep in the fridge, but no biggie ~ i’ll just feel compelled to make them more often, that’s all! *wink*

    oh and i will keep commenting as i keep trying new recipes!!! (um, like everyday….haha!! that reminds me, tried another one today, off to comment!!!)

  69. mia says:

    Simply delicious. I absolutely love the texture and the little ‘somethin’ somethin” in every bite! So good! My son LOVED them!! He said he likes them MORE than a regular pancake (says the kid who will eat 22 pancakes in one sitting) so it really is saying a lot that he liked them better!!!

    I found them a bit thin but I will just add a bit more mix next time. (my little man helped me make them so i also may not have had very accurate measurements when it came to ‘mix to milk’ ratio anyway) :)

  70. Mel says:

    mia – I’m glad your son loved these so much! I love the hearty texture, too. Thanks for letting me know!

  71. Erika says:

    YUM! These are soooo good! I finally whipped up the mix & we had it twice now. The kids & I love it! So easy to make pancakes in the morning now AND they’re healthy! Can’t ask for anything more!

    PS – I just used the regular oatmeal I got at Costco & ground it fine in the food processor. This worked well.

  72. Mel says:

    Erika – thanks for reviewing this recipe. I’m glad you and your kids love it! (Also thanks for the tip on the oatmeal…)

  73. Hollie says:

    Thank you soooo much for this recipe! We absolutely love it! My son, not even 2 years old yet, can eat at least 5 of these in one sitting… and my husband ate 7 of them this morning and told me never to make them again because he can’t stop eating them! We won’t discuss the quantity I ate!!!!

  74. Mel says:

    Hollie – the cook is allowed to keep his/her portions secret, a rule I absolutely love. :) I’m so glad these pancakes were such a hit!

  75. Marne says:

    I tried this over the weekend and OH BOY are these good! I am mixing up a double batch of the mix next time. I also found that 1 c. of the milk made it too thin even after thickening. I ended up adding an additional 1/2-3/4 c. mix to thicken it up. We loved the texture. My picky 6 year old was hesitant to try them but he did and ended up eating the most!

  76. Mel says:

    Marne – thanks for your comment and your variations. I’m glad even your six year old ate them up!

  77. Finleymom says:

    Okay, I’m now a convert too! I just made the mix and had to sample a batch even though I’m the only one home right now (sounded like a good excuse, just to make sure everyone would like them!). Can I say
    Y U M ?????!!!!! They are so tender and love, love, love the texture. I have to make 50 pancakes for school on Friday and I’m thinking the box pancakes are getting crossed off my list. Thank you Erika for telling me about these. Aren’t moms wonderful?

  78. Mel says:

    Finleymom – you would be the best school mom if you made 50 pancakes from scratch. So glad you liked these!

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  80. Allyson says:

    Delicious taste and texture. Made breakfast for dinner while husband was out of town, and my 5 children all gobbled them up! Pleasing them all is difficult to do in one meal! Thanks for the wholesome twist to our standard pancakes!

  81. Mel says:

    Thanks, Allyson! We eat breakfast for dinner when Brian is out of town, too!

  82. Tobi says:

    if i was a songwriter i would write a song in honor of this pancake mix!!! it is now a constant staple in our fridge and has become out official saturday morning pancake recipe. i cannot get over how much more i prefer these pancakes over your basic pancake…something about the oatmeal! LOVE this mix :)

  83. Tobi says:

    ps: and when you add blueberries….OMG knock your socks off GOOD!

  84. Mel says:

    Tobi – your comment made me smile! I’m glad this recipe is worthy of it’s own song. I bet blueberries would be delicious – can’t wait to try that and am wondering why I haven’t yet!

  85. Katie says:

    We LOVE these too! I always have plain nonfat yogurt in my fridge so I tried 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup ff milk instead of the buttermilk and they are just as good! I couldn’t even tell a difference. Another wonderful recipe! I tell everyone I know about your awesome recipes!

  86. Mel says:

    Katie – great tip for the buttermilk substitution!

  87. Cindy says:

    These are so good! We love them, thank you for the recipe.
    I add a mashed banana when I am mixing them up, yum!

  88. Mel says:

    Cindy – what a great idea to add a banana…love that idea!

  89. Melanie C says:

    Hey Mel!
    I just mixed up a batch of the mix, and put it in my FoodSaver container in the fridge. SO excited to try the pancakes!! I have a quick question for you, have you ever added nuts to the mix?? I love those “harvest grain n nut” pancakes at IHOP, and a while back I made a recipe that was a copycat for those, and it had ground almonds and walnuts in it. they were SOOO good, and so I was just curious if you had ever added nuts.
    thanks for all your great recipes!!

  90. Mel says:

    Hey Melanie – I’ve never added nuts to this mix but it sounds like a fantastic idea!

  91. Julie says:

    We made this mix yesterday morning. My daughter, Beverly, loves these pancakes and told me I had to tell you thank you for sharing the recipe. I even let the batter sit and get thick and cooked them in the waffle maker. I served them like an open faced sandwich with a chicken gravy I made from leftovers. You have to get creative when it is early August, hot, humid and your husband only turns the air condition on if his mother-in-law is visiting. :o)

  92. Mel says:

    Julie – I’m sorry to laugh at the misery you feel in the heat, but your comment made me laugh! I hope your mother-in-law comes to visit all summer just so you can get the a/c turned on! I’m glad this mix worked out well for you. I love the variation you mentioned…talk about great creativity!

  93. Amy M says:

    These are super yummy! I made them using only whole wheat flour and even my super picky husband said they were good and this is a man who actually prefers Wonder bread (blech!) I’ve also served them to company who loved them just as much. When I prepare the batter I use the yogurt/milk combination because I almost never have buttermilk in the house. I wonder… has anyone tried adding cinnamon, pumpkin or applesauce to the mix when preparing the batter???? Being able to use this as a base recipe to turn out several different varieties of pancakes would be the only thing that could make this recipe better.

    Melanie, thank you so much for making me look like a kitchen superstar once again!!!! While I’ve always known how to throw a batch of cookies or brownies together, your site has helped me better my cooking skills. Being able to prepare meals my family looks forward to brings me such joy and your site allows me to do that.

  94. Mel says:

    Amy M – thanks for adding your two cents on using yogurt and milk vs. buttermilk. I think your idea of adding in flavor combos is brilliant. I’ve actually thought about throwing in some pureed pumpkin but never have. Let me know if you try it!

  95. Jennifer Smith says:

    I love these pancakes! Somedays it is the only good thing my kids eat. Don’t judge me:) I love them with Kamut wheat!

  96. Amy M says:

    I normally make these using the yogurt/milk combination but since I had buttermilk nearing the expiration date I tried it with the buttermilk. I really like both methods. The buttermilk method gives the familiar pancake flavor we all know and love while the yogurt method tastes just as good but with more of a tang. Both methods result in a light pancake but I think the yogurt method may be slightly lighter.

    I store this mix in 2c portions in my freezer and really enjoy the convenience it give me. Any leftover batter I have I prepare into “baby cakes” which are just tiny pancakes of roughly 2T of batter that I freeze for later. Whenever I need to I just pop a couple in the microwave. My toddler loves all the yummy toppings we’ve thought of for these. Other than the usual favorite of PB&J, we’ve also found that these pancakes make a great base for savory snacks like hummus and lightly seasoned avacado.

  97. Mel says:

    Amy – thanks for the detailed review (I always appreciate that about your comments!). Great idea to store the precise increments in the freezer and way to think outside the box on savory applications. Glad you like this recipe!

  98. Mel says:

    Jennifer – no judging here, you know that. :)

  99. katie says:

    You’re right, these ARE exceptional! So tasty and healthy:) I’m also a big fan of cottage cheese pancakes and I think I’m going to add some next time around. YUM!!

  100. Mel says:

    Thanks, Katie! I’ve never had cottage cheese pancakes but it sounds interesting.

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