Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

Made with healthy ingredients like oats, whole wheat flour and yogurt, these pancakes are dense, hearty and filling!

Hi Friends!

It’s time for another recipe refresher! I first published this recipe over 2 years ago and it’s still my go-to pancake recipe, so I think that warrants re-sharing it.  These Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes are not for everyone. If fluffy Bisquick-style pancakes are your thing (like my hubby), these probably aren’t for you. I love them because they’re dense, hearty, filling and packed with healthy ingredients!

Made with healthy ingredients like oats, whole wheat flour and yogurt, these pancakes make a great breakfast. Make an extra batch to freezer for busy mornings!

I made a batch of these to snack on yesterday so I thought I’d snap a few updated pics and share the goodness with all of you.

Here’s the recipe:

Serves 2

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

Dense, hearty pancakes packed with good-for-you ingredients!

Rating: 5.0 from 1 reviews1

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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes


2/3 cup yogurt (greek or regular, flavored or plain)
3 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp applesauce
1 egg
1/2 c white whole wheat flour
3/4 c rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Mix the wet ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Add the dry ingredients and stir until just combined
  3. Cook on a hot griddle or pan, flipping several times to make sure they're cooked all the way through.


This usually makes about 8 pancakes. Batter will be thick! Make sure you flip them a few times to let them cook all the way through!

I love them topped with nut butter and fresh fruit, but I also eat them plain before workouts and occasionally make my own fruit syrup to drizzle on top!

Made with healthy ingredients like oats, whole wheat flour and yogurt, these pancakes make a great breakfast. Make an extra batch to freezer for busy mornings!

Feel free to have fun with mix-ins as well! Add some chia seeds, chocolate chips, chopped almonds or fresh fruit to the batter to change things up!

Made with healthy ingredients like oats, whole wheat flour and yogurt, these pancakes make a great breakfast. Make an extra batch to freezer for busy mornings!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Love easy homemade pancake recipes! Will need to try this one out on the weekend!
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  2. I’ve told you this before but I’m stoked you’re going through to archives- I can catch up on these recipes (and once again, epic photos!)
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  3. Whole wheat pancakes have always been a staple of mine. Your photos are awesome and thank you for sharing. :-)
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  4. Looks great, will definitely try this soon. Most of my healthy pancake options have failed so far, so fingers crossed!!

    Just one thing: could I swap the baking soda with baking powder or just leave it out?

    Love, Wanda
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  5. I love any and all pancakes! Topping it off with nut butter is my favorite.
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  6. Pancakes covered in nut butter and some fresh smashed berries is my absolute favorite way to start the weekend. This recipe looks great. Love the addition of Greek yogurt. Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Pancakes are the ultimate weekend food for me! :)
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  8. My husband comes from a giant-and-fluffy-pancake kinda family, while I prefer the heartier, denser ones. He’s started to come around :)
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  9. I love dense oaty pancakes! These look great.
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  10. I love nut butter on pancakes. My husband thinks it’s so weird. It’s so cool that you’re going through your recipe archives – I love rediscovering. :)
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  11. They may not be fluffy Bisquick style, but they sound like they have tons of texture and flavor! I can see making these and freezing them to have on hand as a pre-run snack or for a quick school morning breakfast for the kids.
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  12. Would these freeze well? I’m a huge fan of making breakfasts ahead of time, because I’m never that motivated in the morning! They look awesome!
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  13. Note to self: i don’t make myself pancakes enough.. 😉
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  14. as much as i like fluffy pancakes, i prefer hearty ones for my breakfast. i have to try these soon.
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  15. Mmm! As much as I love fluffy pancakes, there is something so satisfying about a stack of dense, hearty pancakes. I’ll definitely be trying these!
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  16. love it! buckwheat flour will probably work! YUM!
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  17. I love dense healthy pancakes, but my hubby also likes fluffy light ones lol Your new pictures look great, all your hard work is totally paying off I’m pinning them!
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  18. I love the dense & hubby loves fluffy – we are similar! :)
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  19. These look yummy! There are very few pancakes I have met and not liked! 😀
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  20. I LOVE adding oatmeal to my pancakes and waffles! I love the added texture that comes from it.. plus you can’t beat a little extra bit of protein and whole grains!
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  21. We are of the same mind! Dense pancakes are ALWAYS the way to go, especially when topped with some bananas and PB 😉
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  22. Mmm this looks so delicious! I have every ingredient and they are all things I eat regularly so I am excited to give them a try!
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  23. I’ve been making a lot of pancakes recently– except mine are the white flour- no-fiber versions haha. This would probably be the much better choice 😉
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  24. Dense, hearty pancakes are one of my favorites. Thanks!
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  25. I really never add greek yogurt TO my pancakes, only on top… I need to try these!
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  26. I’m always down for some good pancakes! And I LOVE all that peanut butter on top of them!
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  27. Yum!

  28. these pancakes look amazing.. definitely wish i was waking up to a plate tomorrow morning!
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  29. There is nothing I love more than oatmeal and pancakes for breakfast. A combination of the two? Genius! Thank you for this! I am currently drooling!
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  30. So mouth watering! That looks amazing.
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  31. wish i was waking up to a plate of these pancakes tomorrow morning! they look seriously delicious.
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