Scottish Oatcakes Oatmeal Pancakes

Easy overnight pancakes made from oatmeal.

Scottish? Probably not, but Scottish Oatcakes Oatmeal Pancakes are what always called these pancakes. Because of the oats. These pancakes are great; the outside is a beautiful, lacy, crispy contrast to the soft, moist interior, and they’re hearty and healthy and delicious all at the same time.

Scottish Oatcakes Oatmeal Pancakes
Scottish Oatcakes – Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes


Scottish Oatcake Oatmeal Pancakes are so much better than boring old pancakes, any day, and are super simple to make. Just mix up oats and buttermilk the night before and finish them in the a.m.

To make things super easy in the morning, just set out everything you need for the a.m. I even put my eggs right on top of the container holding the oatmeal mixture.

My favorite way to make these is plain, with just a bit of cinnamon or apple pie spice, but raisins or chopped dried fruit are great in Scottish Oatcake Oatmeal Pancakes, too. Dress them any way you’d like – plain butter, jam or syrup.

Scottish Oatcakes Oatmeal Pancakes
Scottish Oatcakes – Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Scottish Oatcakes Oatmeal Pancakes are sturdy enough to grab one on the go, too, if your kids are like mine were – running out the door last-minute for the school bus.

If there are any leftover pancakes, just lay out on a plastic or parchment lined sheet tray, freeze, and when frozen gang them up in a Ziploc. Reheat in the microwave.

Cost for the pancakes, plain, is about $1.65 – butter and other toppings are additional, as is any fruit, etc. If you need a gluten-free recipe, just use an alternate flour or pulse the oats in the food processor until powdered. And of course, use gluten-free oats.

Scottish Oatcakes Oatmeal Pancakes
Scottish Oatcakes – Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes


Scottish Oatcakes – Oatmeal Pancakes

Scottish Oatcakes Oatmeal Pancakes
  • Author: mollie kirby
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes plus overnight soak
  • Yield: 9 pancakes


  • 2 cups rolled oats (“Regular” not “Instant” work best here)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup raisins or chopped dried fruit (optional)
  • 1/2 cup flour (white or wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Soak oats in buttermilk, overnight, in the refrigerator. In the morning, in a separate bowl, mix eggs, then add butter and raisins or dried fruit. Add to the oatmeal mixture and stir gently.

Mix together the dry ingredients in a small bowl, the flour, baking soda & powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add to the oatmeal mixture and stir until just moistened.

Spoon 1/3 cup onto an oiled griddle or pan, spreading a bit with a spoon or spatula, if needed. Cook until one side is well browned, then turn and finish cooking on the other side.

Makes about 9 pancakes


  • Depending on the length of soak and type of oats, the consistency of this mixture may be a bit thick. If it is too thick to easily spread, add a bit more buttermilk.
  • These freeze beautifully: cook, lay out on a lined baking sheet. Freeze until hard and stack in a Ziploc bag.
  • Once the basic recipe is down, the variations are almost endless. I don’t typically make these with fresh fruit, but why not?
  • The cinnamon is very subtle and could be increased, and these could be flavored, as well with other spices.
  • If you’re avoiding flour, a substitute could be made for the 1/2 cup.


  • Serving Size: 1 pancake no fruit
  • Calories: 86
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
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Kitchen & Cooking Hack:


Use a kitchen scoop for evenly distributing or measuring – A 1/3rd cup scoop makes easy work of these pancakes,

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