This gluten-free oatmeal pancakes recipe with buttermilk syrup has been one of our most requested recipes over the years. Everyone who makes it loves how delicious they turn out. We use rolled oats rather than gluten-free flour, making them extra nutritious!
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
Whenever friends or family come to visit, they ask me to make them gluten-free oatmeal pancakes with buttermilk syrup for breakfast. Heck, our friends and family will even take it for dinner. Just so long as they get their gluten-free oatmeal pancakes with buttermilk syrup fix, they are happy.
Most of the time the requests come from people who don’t even have a gluten allergy. These gluten-free oatmeal pancakes with buttermilk syrup are a hit for everyone.
I do have to give credit to the our friends, the Allen family for the buttermilk syrup recipe and the Malaela family for the oatmeal pancake recipe. We loved both so combined them and BOOM, they were even more magical!
I love serving them with gluten-free breakfast casserole or gluten-free eggs Benedict casserole. This makes for a great sweet and salty combo to start the day. An anti-inflammatory smoothie, green smoothie or even this peanut butter banana smoothie would be great with them too.
While the buttermilk syrup part of this recipe is definitely not the healthiest, it sure does make the recipe. You can feel good knowing that you are getting lots of fiber with the gluten-free oatmeal pancakes. Then don’t worry one bit about the syrup.
My personal advice? Make them occasionally and when you do, enjoy every single bite of those gluten-free oatmeal pancakes drenched in buttermilk syrup. Life is too short not to enjoy it!
Some people with celiac disease are not able to tolerate oats. The best thing to ensure your oats are truly gluten-free is to buy them certified gluten-free. We like and trust Gluten-Free Prairie oats because they are grown in dedicated gluten-free fields in gorgeous Bid Sky, Montana.
I love how much Gluten-Free Prairie brand cares about the celiac and gluten-free community. In addition to their certified GF oats, they also offer oat flour, oat groats, sugar cookie mix, pizza crust, chocolate brownie mix, gluten-free granola, Hunger Buster cookie and pancake mix. Get all of their products HERE.
How to make gluten-free oatmeal pancakes
For the pancakes, mix oats and buttermilk and refrigerate over night or at least 2 hrs
The following morning add the rest of the ingredients
- Mix well
Fry on a non-stick griddle or well greased pan
For the buttermilk syrup, bring first 3 ingredients to a boil
Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda
Serve hot over oatmeal pancakes and fried apples
To make fried apples, simple slice and fry one apple with 1 T butter and a pinch of cinnamon. You can also make our peach simple syrup or this vegan hot fudge sauce and serve these pancakes with it drizzled over top with leftover sugared peaches from making it.
Are oatmeal pancakes healthy?
Really this depends on what you few as healthy. I love that they are full of fiber. For me, fat isn’t unhealthy either but buttermilk does have a good amount of fat so if that’s what you are wanting to avoid, then this recipe may not be your healthy version. They are great for fiber as well as whole grain carbohydrates as well.
How do you store leftovers?
Keep leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container. Warm in the microwave and serve.
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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe w/ Buttermilk Syrup
- 1/2 C butter
- 3/4 C sugar
- 1/2 C buttermilk
- 1 tsp. gluten-free vanilla
- 1 tsp. aluminum free baking soda
- For the pancakes, mix oats and buttermilk and refrigerate over night or at least 2 hrs
- The following morning add the rest of the ingredients
- Fry on a non-stick griddle or well greased pan
- For the buttermilk syrup, bring first 3 ingredients to a boil
- Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda
- Serve hot over oatmeal pancakes.
*Recipe originally posted here in 2016. It has been updated in 2019 with new photos, tips and information.