Oatmeal Pecan Pancakes

Oatmeal Pecan Pancakes
Source: Diabetes Superfoods Cookbook and Meal Planner . Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Mittera.

Finely chopped oats can make an easy, whole-grain alternative to wheat flour in many recipes such as these pancakes. Check out our recipe for Blueberry Sauce for a low-sugar topping!

Find this recipe and more in The Diabetes Superfoods Cookbook and Meal Planner. To order directly from the American Diabetes Association, click here

This recipe featured in:
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  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    15 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 pancake
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 pancake
  • Amount per serving Calories 130

  • Total Fat 7g
    • Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 120mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 3g
  • Protein 5g
  • Potassium 150mg
  • Phosphorus 230mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Fat



  • quick cooking oats
    1 cup
  • baking powder
    1 1/2 tsp
  • eggs
  • skim milk
    1/3 cup
  • mashed banana (about 1/2 medium banana)
    1/3 cup
  • vanilla extract
    1/2 tsp
  • chopped pecans
    2 tbsp
  • canola oil
    1 tbsp


  1. Using a food processor, process the oats to a flour-like consistency. Mix oats and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, milk, mashed banana, and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Then fold in pecans.

  3. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drop 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot skillet to make each pancake. Cook until lightly brown on both sides.

  • Recommended

    Made these this morning. They were fine. I had no problems..no sticking, looked like pancakes but of course, tasted a bit more bland than the pancakes we are used to. Welcome to the world of diabetes. I added cinnamon to to the mix and I topped with Vanilla yogurt and Blueberries. The yogurt gave the moisture that was lacking due to no syrup and it masked the blandness of the pancakes. Next time, I will add pumpkin spice .

  • Recommended

    Incredible outcome!!! I just made this and paired it with cauliflower hash, and blueberry sauce and it worked PERFECTLY for my meal plan, AND was absolutely delicious!!! If I didn’t know better, I would think this was all junk food, because it was just that good! Definitely recommend! Super easy! I recommend blending the batter though for just a few seconds for a smoother consistency and fluffier pancakes.

  • Recommended

    What is the blueberry sauce on top?

  • Not recommended

    You will need to add salt. I'd also add more flavor, perhaps with cinnamon. They stuck to my non-stick pan, so consider spray. They will not look like the pancakes in the picture. This is the first recipe I've made from this site so now I'm apprehensive about all the others. There are better oatmeal pancake recipes out there which could be adapted to our dietary needs. I think I'll look for those.

  • Recommended

    I haven't tried the recipe yet because I am highly allergic to bananas, but I would love to know what would be a good substitute for banana in this recipe. Thank you. It looks delicious and I'm looking forward to being able to try it. :)

  • Recommended

    I love these pancakes! Great tasting and one of my favorite breakfasts! I like to let a banana get ripe so I can make them again!