Hearty Porridge Pancakes

Pancakes. They always seem a little indulgent don’t they?

I think it’s because as a youngster they were always whipped out on special occasions. Birthdays, the occasional special weekend, Shrove Tuesday… But I am an adult now. So I can eat pancakes whenever I like. And I shall…

There is one problem with pancakes though. I ALWAYS find myself wanting more. Or, best case scenario, wanting lunch early. They just never seem to fend of hunger for long enough. That is these hearty oatmeal pancakes come in! They look like regular pancakes. They taste somewhere similar to regular pancakes. Only there is one important difference. These are hearty oatmeal pancakes. Full of slow releasing oat based goodness, with a little extra bite! What’s not to love.

Tasty & Satisfying Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes

The inspiration behind this recipe comes from Alpro, who were kind enough to send me some products to help brighten my breakfasts, as part of their ‘Change a little, enjoy a lot’ campaign! It involved getting creative using Alpro’s plant-based range – and revamping an old favourite seemed like the perfect plan.

Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes

Serves 2

6 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

16 minTotal Time

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  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 1 Cup Alpro Oat Original
  • 1 Medium Free Range Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • 1&1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • A Pinch of Salt


  1. Combine Oats and Oats Original. Leave to sit for 4/5 Minutes. This softens the oats, and maintains a soft texture for your pancakes.
  2. Add all other ingredients and mix well. The mix may seem thin, don't panic!
  3. Heat your griddle pan ( or frying pan ) to a medium / high heat.
  4. Once hot, lightly brush with oil / butter and dollop approx 1/4 cup, or whatever size you wish, blobs of mixture onto your pan.
  5. Once little bubbles begin to appear on the top side of the pancakes, flip and cook until the bottom is golden-brown. Probably about 5 minutes total. I find it's best to cook them slowly, so they cook right through!
  6. Wipe the pan with a cloth before griddling the next pancake. Continue with the rest of the batter.
  7. These can be served straight away, kept warm in the over, or reheated the next day.

I particularly like these flashy little numbers reheated in the magic appliance we call a toaster. As I am usually rubbish at remembering to eat breakfast, one of these quickly devoured with a quick kiss of butter is the perfect solution. They are also easy to pretty up if you fancy using them as your Shrove Tuesday dish. I have been known to make GIANT versions of these heart oatmeal pancakes. Piling them high with blueberries and maple syrup… How could you resist?

Don’t worry though, if you aren’t a fat pancake kinda lassie / lad – Jools has a post coming up before Pancake Day all about the wonder of crepes ♥ If you fancy your fat pancakes a little bit sweeter try my recipe for banana & chocolate chip pancakes here.