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Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes made with Greek yogurt, oats, and fresh raspberries are light and fluffy — yet filling and hearty — pancakes that are perfect for lazy Saturday breakfasts. Oats and Greek yogurt in the batter add a bit of wholesome nutrition while the raspberries add yummy freshness to this delicious pancake breakfast.
Although the recipe calls for fresh raspberries, well-drained frozen berries could be substituted, or any other favorite fruit for that matter.
Serve these oatmeal pancakes with a dusting of powdered sugar, more raspberries, and a drizzle of maple syrup and watch them disappear!
Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes
One of the best parts of our weekends is breakfast, actually sitting down together — at the same time — to eat more than a bowl of cereal. On workdays, John and I tag-team in the kitchen.
John sets the timer on the coffee maker — thank goodness! —and when it beeps, he heads for the shower while I sip on my first cup and finish waking up. Then the switch — I head for the shower (without breakfast usually) and he hits the kitchen in search of cereal, yogurt, or eggs and toast.
Confession: I’m normally not a morning person and therefore my breakfast is often a granola bar eaten in the car on the way to work… maybe because I’m constantly running behind?
I think because our lives feel so busy at times, I really treasure our leisurely Saturday mornings and actually cooking something for breakfast this one day of the week — like Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes — and actually eating together.
Pancake Making FAQs
Why aren’t my pancakes fluffy?
The key to lighter, fluffier pancakes is avoiding the urge to over mix the batter. It’s actually a good thing to leave a few lumps! The more you stir, the more the gluten develops which can result in rubbery pancakes.
Why should you let pancake batter rest?
Letting pancake batter rest will do two things. First and most important, the resting allows any gluten created to relax. Resting also helps the batter to thicken slightly which helps it to cook more evenly.
How do you know when to flip pancakes?
Cook pancakes until you see bubbles start to form in the batter. Check to see that they have browned nicely, then flip before all the bubbles on the surface pop.
What is the right temperature for cooking pancakes?
Set the griddle to 375 degrees, adjusting as needed if the pancakes appear to be cooking too quickly.
How long do you cook pancakes?
Pancakes should cook three to four minutes on the first side and about half that amount of time on the second side (after flipping).
Can you reuse or store pancake batter?
Pancake batter will keep in the refrigerator for about three days. Give it a quick stir before using, remembering not to over mix which will make the pancakes tough.
How do you keep pancakes warm?
Pancakes are best eaten right off the griddle, of course, but to keep them warm as you finish cooking batches, put them in a 200 degree oven (on a baking sheet in a single layer).
- Old-fashioned oats add fiber and wholesomeness.
- Greek yogurt adds additional protein and calcium.
- Low-fat milk makes these pancakes a little healthier just by choosing 2% or skim milk instead of buttermilk which is often used in pancake batter.
- All-purpose flour to give the pancakes a lighter texture.
- Sugar to counter act the tartness of the raspberries.
- Baking soda helps pancakes to brown nicely on the griddle.
- Baking powder works as the leavening agent to help the pancakes rise.
- Salt works to enhance the flavor of the other ingredients.
- Eggs bind the batter together.
- Vanilla adds sweetness and flavor
- Raspberries for freshness. And as a bonus, raspberries are a good source of Vitamin C.
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Several years ago, my Mom bought all the girls in the family (daughters and daughters-in-law) an electric griddle, and it’s one of the most used gifts we’ve ever received… perfect for pancakes, bacon, and grilled cheese sandwiches!
Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
What’s special about our Saturday breakfasts is the time sipping our coffee, talking, laughing — just enjoying being a family. When we have pancakes on Saturday, I typically make the batter and John mans the griddle — the only way to cook pancakes!
This recipe was originally posted on June 4, 2015, and was updated on September 11, 2019.
Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup raspberries
- In a large bowl, mix oats with Greek yogurt and milk. Let stand 15-30 minutes for oats to soften. Meanwhile, in another large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. When 15-30 minutes has passed, beat eggs and vanilla into oat mixture. Pour oat mixture into flour mixture and stir until evenly combined.
- Heat griddle over medium heat. When hot, spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter onto griddle and sprinkle each with berries. Cook until pancakes are lightly browned on the bottom, then turn to lightly brown the other side.
- Serve pancakes right away or keep warm in a single layer on a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven.