We have been on a pancake kick lately, and after the success of my almond milk pancakes I thought I’d try a new variation. Like before, I started with my recipe for old fashioned pancakes which I have used for years.
Turns out, using pretty much the same proportions with an oat milk substitution for the milk will make fluffy and delicious dairy free oat milk pancakes!
And who's gonna turn down a stack of fresh and deliciously fluffy pancakes?
- Flour (all-purpose)
- Baking powder
- Butter (use plant-based butter to be completely dairy free)
- Oat milk
- Vanilla extract
How to make Oat Milk Pancakes
To start, mix the dry ingredients. Then add the wet ingredients: egg, melted butter, and oat milk. I also add vanilla extract here, as I otherwise miss the hint of vanilla flavor I get from my flavored almond milk.
Whisk this all together very well. A few small lumps are okay but the batter should be mostly smooth.
Let the batter rest for 5 minutes before cooking. This is a good time to start pre-heating the griddle!
Heat a griddle or skillet on medium-high heat and grease it with some cooking spray or butter. Add the batter, about ¼ cup per pancake, to the hot pan. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbles appear in the batter. Then flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes more.
Keep the pancakes warm while making some more. All will be light and fluffy, ready for syrup, berry sauce or whatever else you like to put on your pancakes!
As I mentioned above, I add vanilla extract for an extra flavor boost, but technically this is optional, so feel free to omit if you prefer.
To be completely dairy-free, use a plant-based butter in place of the real butter.
These can easily be made vegan by using plant-based butter and a flax egg: 1 Tablespoon flaxseed meal with 2½ Tablespoons water. Mix in a small bowl and let rest 5 minutes to thicken.
I’m hoping to try more variations soon!
More breakfast ideas
So many ways to make a pancake! Here are a few to check out:
These light and fluffy pancakes will earn a special place in your heart!
Oat Milk Pancakes
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 3 Tablespoons butter* melted
- 1 egg
- 1 ¼ cup oat milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cooking spray
- Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
- Whisk in melted butter, egg, oat milk and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined. Let batter rest for 5 minutes.
- Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray (or use butter/oil as preferred). Pour batter onto hot skillet, about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake.
- Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbles appear on the sides and center of each pancake. Flip and cook until golden, about 1 to 2 more minutes.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
I just started incorporating oat milk into my diet so I am so glad I found this recipe. I never knew you could substitute but now I can't stop making these!
It's hard to believe they are dairy free, t=right?
Cindy Mom the Lunch Lady
These pancakes are so beautifully fluffy. I've yet to try oat milk, but this recipe is making me want to try it ASAP!
It's worth a try for sure, it makes pancakes that are SOOOO fluffy!
There’s nothing better than pancakes 🥞. These look incredible 🤤
Its such a great way to start the day, don't you agree?
Those pancakes are looking so delicious! My daughter will be delighted when I'll make them for her! Thanks for sharing!
You're so welcome, please enjoy!
My daughter and son absolutely love oat milk recently and these pancakes are their absolute favorite! My daughter is so excited to make these pancakes again. So delicious and very yummy!
They are a good recipe to have on repeat!
This quickly became a favorite at my house! So good and delish!
It's easy to get hooked on them!
I love pancakes for breakfast and these look perfect.
Yes it's a breakfast favorite here!
I love it when I find a new way to make a classic recipe. Thanks for sharing!
You're very welcome. I hope you get the chance to try them soon!
Oat milk is my favourite for baking and pancakes too. That stack looks gorgeous!
Thank you, they are a favorite in this house!
These pancakes were so delicious no one in my family knew I used oat milk. I love this alternative and how good they were. Definitely making these again.
Thank you and I agree, no one in my house realizes how often I make dairy free pancakes. They are delicious!
Oh yum! That texture looks so fluffy and light. Pancakes are a huge hit in my house and we always have oat milk on hand so these sound absolutely perfect!
Honestly, they are the fluffiest pancakes ever!
I am obsessed with oat milk! Love that you used it to make these super fluffy pancakes. Yum!
Oat milk doesn't get enough attention! It's a terrific dairy substitute!
Patty at Spoonabilities
These look so fluffy and delicious. What a treat for breakfast! Yum.
Somehow everyone is happy when pancakes are served!
Fluffy pancakes are my favorite!! Loving this dairy-free option!
I have found I like them better than the dairy version!
These are, how should I say it? YUM!
Yes, I call them Super Yummy!
They look so fluffy! We will try your recipe next time. We also use oat milk for our "Swedish" pancakes; they actually taste better for us than those with dairy milk.
yes I think the taste is terrific!!
It's not dairy free if you're using real butter
Very true! A plant based butter is needed to make these completely dairy free.
These sound delicious! I can't wait to try them!
I hope you try them soon!