Barley Oat Pancakes


Makes a healthy, low-fat pancake, packed with fiber and flavor! I usually make them in advance, freeze, then toast later for a quick breakfast or snack. Serve with warm maple syrup or honey and fresh fruit.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
20 small cakes


  • 1 cup oat flour

  • 1 cup barley flour

  • ¼ cup wheat germ

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups skim milk, or as needed

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten

  • ½ banana, mashed

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Mix oat flour, barley flour, wheat germ, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; make a well in the center. Stir milk, eggs, banana, honey, oil, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Pour milk mixture into the well in the flour mixture and gently stir just until batter is moistened and slightly lumpy. Add more milk to thin the batter, if desired.

  2. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium-low heat. Drop a small amount of water on surface. If water bounces, the griddle is ready. Lightly grease the griddle by running a paper towel dabbed with oil around the bottom of the griddle.

  3. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle forming 4- to 6-inch circles and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Note:

You can refrigerate batter overnight for use the next morning, which will cause it to thicken. So add more milk, if desired.

If you have a "keep warm" oven setting, place wire cooling racks in oven to store cakes on until ready to serve. Try to avoid stacking as steam causes floppy cakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
10g Fat
71g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 912mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 305mg 23%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 504mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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