Amp up breakfast with these healthy oat flour pancakes. The pancake batter comes together in no time, and includes Greek yogurt for a protein boost. In just 20 minutes, you’ll be cutting into fluffy, moist pancakes speckled with gooey, melted chocolate chips. Yields 10 good-size pancakes!

For as long as I can remember, chocolate chip pancakes have been one of my favourite breakfast foods. I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate at breakfast?

I also love creating healthy recipes with oats (and oat flour!), so I figured why incorporate them into one of my favourite breakfast foods? The result..these Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Pancakes – with Greek Yogurt!

If you’ve never used oat flour before, don’t sweat! These days, you can purchase it in the natural/health food section of most grocery stores, or at your local bulk food store. Alternatively, you can make oat flour at home by blending oats in a high-speed blender or food processor.

In addition to flour made from oats, another feature ingredient of these pancakes is Greek yogurt. Being a Registered Dietitian, I’m always experimenting with new nutritious recipes with Greek yogurt. It adds such a great protein boost!

Psst..If you’re dairy-free or don’t have Greek yogurt on hand, definitely try my Oat Flour Pancakes without Greek yogurt instead!

What are the Nutrition Benefits of Oat Flour?

Oats are FULL of nutritious properties, so let’s take a peek at some of them:

  • They’re a whole grain carbohydrate source. This means that the grain is in tact and hasn’t been stripped of its nutritious properties.
  • Oat flour is a good source of cholesterol-lowering fibre and it can be used gluten-free alternative to traditional all-purpose or whole wheat flour. Please note: If you have celiac disease, please ensure that your oats/oat flour are certified gluten-free (check product packaging or call the manufacturer) and produced in a facility where no gluten is processed.
  • Because it’s made with oats, oat flour contains all the same nutrients like B vitamins (including folate), iron, and magnesium.

Other benefits:

When oat flour is used in baking or in recipes like pancakes, it tends to lend a nutty flavour and typically the texture is more moist! Sometimes it can be crumbly, but I have to say that these healthy oat flour pancakes are slightly moist, but mostly fluffy and NOT crumbly whatsoever.

They rise perfectly (thank you, baking powder) and the texture is fantastic. You’ll just have to make this oat flour breakfast recipe for yourself!

Greek Yogurt Oat Flour Pancakes Ingredients:

Here’s a breakdown of what exactly goes into these healthy pancakes with chocolate chips:

  • Oat flour, of course. Again, you can use store-bought or make it at home (see below!)
  • Baking powder. As mentioned, this helps them rise and fluff up!
  • Salt.
  • Plain Greek yogurt. To boost up the protein content.
  • Oil. You can use coconut oil , avocado oil, or even butter if you prefer.
  • Pure maple syrup. Feel free to use honey, agave syrup, or granulated sugar of choice instead.
  • Vanilla extract.
  • One egg. Or a flax ‘egg’. To make a flax egg, just whisk 1 tbsp ground flaxseed with 3 tbsp water. Let set for 5 minutes, then add to recipe as you would an egg!
  • Milk of your choice. This can be dairy milk, soy milk, almond milk, etc.
  • Chocolate chips (optional). But let’s be real, they make pancakes better.
ingredients for oat flour pancakes in bowls, including oat flour, baking powder and salt, greek yogurt, milk, egg, vanilla, oil, maple syrup, and chocolate chips

How to Make Oat Flour at Home:

Add your oats to a high-speed blender or food processor. Generally, the amount of flour you want is the amount of oats you should add.

Grind the oats until a fine flour consistency is achieved, taking care to avoid overheating.

And that’s it! Then use the homemade oat flour in the pancake recipe.

What to Enjoy Your Pancakes With:

There are so many ways to enjoy pancakes. Personally, I’m a traditional pat of butter and maple syrup kind of girl. Occasionally, I like to add some peanut butter to the mix as well.

Here’s a list of options for topping your oat flour pancakes:

  • Butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Peanut or almond butter
  • Greek yogurt
  • Honey
  • Berries
  • Sliced banana
  • Chopped nuts
  • Coconut flakes
Overhead shot of a plate holding a stack of chocolate chip pancakes topped with banana slices and chopped chocolate. A fork rests beside the pancakes

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Healthy Oat Flour Pancakes with Greek Yogurt

Amp up breakfast with these healthy oat flour pancakes. The pancake batter comes together in no time, and includes Greek yogurt for a protein boost. In just 20 minutes, you’ll be cutting into fluffy, moist pancakes speckled with gooey ,melted chocolate chips. Yields 8 good-size pancakes!
5 from 3 ratings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, I use 2%
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil, avocado, coconut or other vegetable oils will do
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, can substitute a flax egg
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice, I use 2%
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chocolate chips, add to your liking

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine oat flour, baking powder and salt.
    dry ingredients for pancakes in a bowl
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together yogurt, oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, egg and milk.
    wet ingredients for pancakes in a bowl
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir to combine until batter is wet and slightly lumpy. Fold in chocolate chips.
    oat flour pancake batter with chocolate chips
  • Grease a large frying pan or griddle and turn on to medium-high heat. Pour approx. 1/4 cup batter per pancake. Flip when the pan-side of the pancake begins to brown and bubbles appear.
    pancake batter cooking on a griddle
  • Cook another 3-4 minutes until golden brown on each side. Serve immediately or store in fridge up to 4 days or in the freezer up to 2 months.
    oat flour pancakes cooking on a griddle

Notes

How to Make Homemade Oat Flour:
  1. Add your oats to a high-speed blender or food processor. Generally, the amount of flour you want is the amount of oats you should add.
  2. Grind the oats until a fine flour consistency is achieved, taking care to avoid overheating.
  3. And that’s it! Then use the homemade oat flour in the pancake recipe.
Nutrition Facts:
The nutrition facts listed are based off of using 1/4 cup chocolate chips. The facts listed are per pancake. 
Serving: 1pancake, Calories: 151kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 283mg, Potassium: 95mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g
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