Apple oatmeal pancakes are wholesome and hearty

Apple Oatmeal Pancakes

Rolled oats, whole grain flour and flax stick with you through the morning. They supply good nutrition, add texture and a whole lot of flavour. This recipe is sweetened with a bit of molasses, which adds flavour too.

Apple oatmeal pancakes are wholesome and hearty

These are not fluffy pancakes.

Apple Oatmeal Pancakes are on the hearty side of the pancake spectrum. These are cold weather pancakes, just the sort you might crave on a damp, chilly November morning.

Pancakes aren’t just for breakfast. Apple Oatmeal Pancakes make good lunchbox fare too, and can be a perfectly acceptable supper on an evening when a breakfast sort of meal is what everyone is craving.


Apple Oatmeal Pancakes

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  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Muffins & Quick Breads


  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. quick oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup whole wheat or spelt flour
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax, oat bran or wheat germ
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 small to medium apple, scrubbed and grated (skin on)
  • Apple slices for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large bowl combine the rolled oats, flour, flax, baking soda and salt.
  2. In another bowl, beat the egg with the molasses and sugar. Whisk in the oil and milk.
  3. Add wet mixture to dry and stir until combined.
  4. Stir in the grated apple.
  5. Heat griddle over medium and grease with oil. Drop batter into pan by 1/3 cup measure. Top with thinly sliced apple.
  6. When edges are set and bubbles start to form on top, flip and cook until done.
  7. Place cooked pancakes in a warm oven until ready to eat, or cool on a wire rack and freeze.

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  • February 12, 2018

    Maureen Foster

    I can’t find regular Quaker Oats in Ottawa. Some are labelled Regular but they cook in 1 1/2 mins. I used these for oatmeal cookies and the cookies fell apart. I contacted the help number and was told the regular ones should work. So I bought a bag of the large flake and used them to make porridge before trying them for date squares. The porridge was terrible, full of hulls. I have been using regular Quaker Oats for baking and breakfast for over 60 years. So disappointed. Any suggestions? Other brands are the same, cook in 1 1/2 mins. Finally bought some expensive Bob’s Red Mill organic Old Fashioned rolled oats, haven’t tried them yet.
    They look similar to Quaker large flake oats,

    • February 13, 2018

      Lynn Purdy

      Maureen, I have always used Quaker Large Old Fashion oats and have never had an issue. I am sorry that you have. Fingers crossed that the Bob’s Red Mill ones will be good.

  • March 16, 2016


    Made these last weekend and they were yummy. Hearty and wholesome. Thanks for the recipe. ☺️

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