Oat Groats Pancakes


This is my first post in the new year, and I would like to begin the post by wishing you all a very Happy New Year.  

2020 has been such an isolating year in terms of socialising and distancing. Yet, with online and remote support, we all have made it manageable for each other. I'm grateful for having you all in my life through each view, comment and share. Thank you!

I have begun the new year with a positive mindset to dive more profound into nutrition and to face the myths with reality and facts. The Mindful Nutrition Course is coming in handy in my strategy.

The first thing I learnt about Nutrition is that it's not limited just to food intake. It is a mindset about everything related to the being we are.

Interestingly, mindfulness is also not just limited to meditation/ CBT. 

Mindfulness in nutrition is the first step towards healing emotional eating.

You are aware of but not cautious. Being informed about what you eat and why you eat rather than how much you eat. It is precisely the opposite of mindless eating, which we are all are increasingly accustomed to.

Eating with attention, eating with purpose to satiate and nourish our every single cell is mindful eating.

"Nourish your cells to Nourish the YOU!"

That's what we tried with these Oats GROATS Pancakes. Now I'm talking?😊

What are Oat Groats?

Oat groats are minimally processed whole oats.  They are the whole oats with their hulls removed as humans find it hard to digest the hull.

Some even call them "cleaned oats", specifying that their outer layer, which is the inedible husk, is removed, and the main portion of the oat kernel that is left is called the groat. 

In brief, when we hull the whole oats, what we get is oat groats.

How to cook oat groats?

Oat groats are not extensively processed, which means they take a lot of time to cook before being usable in recipes. Hence an excellent soaking time is needed before oat groats are cooked.

In some cases, they are slightly crushed to accelerate the soaking and the cooking time, and in some recipes like in this post, they are ground into oats flour to make the pancakes.

Oats are not gluten-free. They contain a protein called "Avenin", which imitates the awful GI symptoms of a Coeliac disease similar to wheat.

And those who are following me know that I'm a big fan of whole foods, and this time, I have used organic groats and were delivered straight from PINhill farm in a brown paper bag.

And the experience of making these pancakes was all worthwhile in the end.

You can feel the difference between instant rolled oats and oat groats. Make it to believe it.

Here is the recipe!


Preparation Time: 10 mins EXCLUDES soaking time
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25
Yields: 4 servings


1 cup roasted oat groat's flour- soaked overnight in OATS milk
3 eggs medium size or 3 tbsp flax eggs
1 tbsp yoghurt or plant-based yoghurt
1 tbsp unrefined sugar or any sweetener
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/4th spoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
1 pinch cumin powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder


Step 1: Whisk eggs and add the eggs with the rest of the ingredients into the soaked groats flour. Mix.

Step 2: Heat and grease any pan over medium heat, pour about 2 tbsp of the pancake batter and don't spread.

Step 3: Cover the pan with a lid and cook on one side for 2-3 mins until the bubbles appear all over the top.

Step 4: Insert a fork to check for doneness and avoid flipping the pancake. Repeat in batches for the rest of the batter.

Step 5: Serve


1) I have used groats flour that I made by grinding the groats, but you can use rolled oats for instant pancakes.

2) If using rolled oats, you can flip the pancake when the top looks dry. Else, the centre will collapse.

3) You can veganise the batter using flax eggs instead of regular eggs.

4) Unlike regular oats, steel-cut oats and groats flour is dense and keeps you full for longer. Hence you can use this recipe to make pancakes for a light dinner.

5) You can use vanilla essence if preferred.

Serving Suggestions: 

Serve with any nut butter, a dollop of creamy yoghurt or fresh fruits. We enjoyed ourselves with some maple syrup and fresh berries. Try it!



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  1. Happy New Year! And you're starting off the year with such a great recipe. We love pancakes, but rarely make oatmeal ones. We need to! These look terrific, and I'll bet they taste wonderful. Such a nice dish -- thanks.

    1. Yes, John, they did taste much better than the regular ones. I'm coming to believe that anything instant does lack some nutrition. It looks like my nutrition course is talking.

  2. Wow...these are awesome pancakes!

  3. Good for you Hasin for taking the new course. Let us know how you like it once you have completed the course. Your pancakes look sublime. Have not tried groats flour before so will have to give that a try soon. Happy New Year to you too!

  4. What a beautiful stack of pancakes! I love mine with berries, too. I need to experiment with groats---but may try these with oats first :)

  5. Very creative to make these pancakes with groats. I didn't think to do that. They look so incredibly delicious, too!

  6. The pancakes look and sound AMAZING, Hasin! I hope 2021 is off to a wonderful start for you and yours!

  7. Those pancakes look so delicious, especially with the mixed berries and maple syrup! I will definitely try the recipe (although I will probably cheat a bit and use rolled oats!)
    Julia x

  8. These look incredible. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Wow that looks SO delicious! Didn´t had pancakes in so long
    have a great day,

  10. How interesting! I experimented with turning groats into kasha several years ago. I didn't even think that you might turn them into pancakes.

  11. That was a great tip for substituting the groats for rolled oats. I already have those on hand!

  12. Welcome back, Hasin! Happy new year to you. These pancakes looks great and perfect healthy breakfast, I haven't tried groats flour pancakes , should try it out , thanks for sharing this nutritious meal !

  13. What an idea to bring this to completely new level !

  14. The pancakes are looking awesome! Healthy yet delightful recipe! Thanks for sharing!
    Regards, http://www.mycreativeflavors.com/


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