Whole-grain low-fat toaster pancakes

Toaster pancakes

If you’re looking for a portable whole grain breakfast, why not try these pancakes that you can reheat in the toaster!  I take them to work every day, heat them up in the office toaster, and then eat them muffin-style. There’s no need to crack out the cutlery and the syrup – unless you want to of course.

The secret to the texture of these whole grain pancakes is to use ground-up rolled oats along with the whole wheat flour.  I grind up a large batch of oats in my coffee grinder and keep them in a container in the cupboard so they are ready to go. On the weekend I make up a batch of these and I have healthy snacks for work throughout the week.

Toaster pancakes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Make up a big batch of these low-fat, whole-grain snacks, and then take them to work with you and reheat them in the toaster!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Slow Carb
Keyword: pancake
Servings: 12
Calories: 150 kcal
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup Splenda (or any substitute for ½ cup sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 cups nonfat milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup liquid egg white (or use 2 egg whites or 1 egg)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  1. Using a coffee grinder or a spice grinder, grind the oats until they resemble a coarse flour.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the ground oats, flour, Splenda and baking powder.

  3. In another bow,l combine the milk, vanilla and egg.

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix gently until just incorporated. The pancake batter will be really thick, which is what you need so that the pancakes that are sturdy enough to reheat in the toaster.

  5. Stir in blueberries. 

  6. Heat a large nonstick frying pan to medium-high, and pour about ⅓ cup of batter onto the frying pan for each pancake. Make sure they aren't too big to fit in your toaster later!

  7. Cook for about 4-6 minutes until the bottom is lightly browned. Because these pancakes are thicker than normal, you might not see bubbles break on the surface.

  8. Flip the pancakes over and cook another 2 minutes.

  9. Remove from the frying pan, and cool on a cooling rack.

  10. Once cool, store the pancakes in an airtight container.

  11. To reheat pancakes, put them in the toaster and toast them on a medium setting.