Extra-fluffy inside and loaded with oats, blueberries, and banana flavor, these oatmeal sour cream pancakes are a perfect healthier way to get your pancake fix!
Guys, I have an idea. It’s kinda crazy, but bear with me.
Let’s pretend that it’s not Tuesday today. It’s actually Saturday morning and we’re all stuffing our faces with ginormous stacks of extra-fluffy, loaded-with-blueberries, dripping-with-syrup banana oatmeal sour cream pancakes.
Do you have the same thoughts I’m having right now? TAKE ME THERE.
Also, I’ve arrived upon the important realization that 3 solid months without a new pancake recipe is just ludicrous. I swear a solemn oath that such an indignity to pancakes will never happen again.
Can we talk about how today I’m totally making up for any and all pancake injustices committed? And in healthy form, so basically all things are forgiven, we’re ALL good with each other, and ready to take a one-way trip to pancake utopia.
The place you’ll likely want to take up residence in for the foreseeable pancake future. ?
Alrighty guys let’s talk nerdy pancake science. Don’t let these pretty babies fool you, because they were a BEAR to finally get right. Four rounds of recipe testing and many pancake tears went down before arriving upon the perfect ultra-healthy pancake.
I won’t bore you with the recipe testing details, but let’s just say that there is an entire drawer in my freezer currently full of mediocre blueberry oatmeal sour cream pancakes.
The important stuff ‘ya need to know…
- A little bit of oil is required. I originally wanted to leave it out, but came to find out that it’s crucial in keeping the pancakes from becoming tough and gummy. *shudder*
- Sour cream in pancakes is the boss. No, seriously. It gives these pancakes the BEST ultra-fluffy texture. You’ll be dreaming about this texture, friends.
- Quick-cooking oats are key. No rolled oats here, guys! Quick oats keep these pancakes light and fluffy, yet still provide that oatmeal texture we all ♥.
- They really don’t taste like it, but they’re ultra-healthy. The calorie count rounds up to precisely 189 calories per two extra-large pancakes. *the highest of fives!*
Of course…you ARE probably gonna go nuts with the syrup waterfalls and let me just say, that I completely support those smart pancake decisions.
Seriously. Don’t wait for Saturday and dig into these pancakes NOW.
Then of course, make MORE come Saturday morning. ?
Blueberry Oatmeal Sour Cream Pancakes
- 1-3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 large ripe banana mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries if using frozen, do not thaw
- Maple syrup for serving
- In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk sour cream, egg, mashed banana, vanilla, and milk until smooth. Very gently, fold flour mixture into liquid until batter is just combined.
- Working in batches, drop batter by 1/4-cupfuls on a greased skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons blueberries per pancake on tops. Once bubbles form on tops, flip pancakes and cook on opposite side 1-2 minutes. Repeat with remaining pancake batter and blueberries. Keep pancakes warm until ready to serve. Serve warm with maple syrup.
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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I will gladly pretend that it’s Saturday morning for these pancakes! Love the looks of this giant, delicious stack! And I love that you used oats and sour cream in here. These sound so flavorful, Sarah!
Thanks Gayle! The weekend can’t come fast enough right??
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Wait — whoa! Under 200 calories for TWO?! I need these this weekend! We are big breakfast lovers. I wish every day was the weekend so we could brunch all week!
Haha! Hey, Tuesday can totally be a pancake kinda day right?? Anytime is a good time for pancakes!
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
I think I have more pancake recipes on my blog than anything else, LOL! I love them!! These ones look sooo yummy! Love the blueberry and banana combo. Happy New Year!
Haha! I seriously have so many pancake recipes too! I’m a teensy bit obsessed. LOL. Thanks Jess!
Manali @ CookWithManali says
these sound delicious Sarah! Yeah let’s pretend it’s Saturday and eat these delicious pancakes!!
Wishful pancake thinking right? 😉 Thanks Manali!
Thank goodness for healthy pancakes, because pancakes make up a pretty good portion of my diet. 🙂 These look delicious, and I love that you use sour cream. Sour cream is just amazing in all forms of cooking and baking.
Haha! Pancakes make up a VERY big portion of my diet too!
Rachel @ Bakerita says
OMG sour cream blueberry banana pancakes?! I want one of those GIANT stacks in front of me STAT! They look beyond good. Worth the four recipe tests for sure 🙂
Oh, so worth all the pancake tears for sure! LOL. Thanks girlie!
Neeli @ Neeli's Unique Creations says
You’re speaking my language with these pancakes, and they’re healthy, too? I love pancakes and when the craving strikes, I eat them for at least 3 days in a row because my family and I can’t get enough. I love it.
Oh, I’m the same way! You just can’t say no to those pancake cravings! 😉
So I tried making some oatmeal blueberry pancakes this weekend and they were a huge fail! These looks so perfect, Sarah! Now I can just make these instead, love that they’re healthy too 🙂
Aww, I have no doubt you’ll nail your recipe, Danielle! Can’t wait to see it. 😀
I agree, I did not have success with these either. Their structure was good but flavor was really really bland!
I can’t believe the calorie count on these!! They look just irritable!
They are TOTALLY irresistible and guilt-free! 😉 Thanks Annie!
I have never before used sour cream in my pancakes but these look delicious Sarah!!
The sour cream seriously makes these pancakes so amazing! Thanks Ami!
aimee @ like mother like daughter says
I love blueberry and banana smoothies, why haven’t I thought of trying them together in pancakes? These look incredible!
It’s SO the best pancake combo ever! Thanks for the kind words, Aimee!
Would it be OK to substitute an equal amount of Greek yogurt for the sour cream?
Yes, that would work just fine! 🙂
Thank you! Love your blog/recipes… The slow-cooker sloppy joes are a staple in my house and my personal favorite!
Laura @Petite Allergy Treats says
YES to fantasy days! Pancakes just taste better on the weekends when we have time to enjoy the full fluffy-ness. Love these!
Agreed! Pancakes were MADE for lazy weekends…or any day??
Jessica @ Sweetest Menu says
Seriously? Sarah these pancakes are insane! Not only do they sound incredible (you had me at sour cream) but they look AMAZING! Your photos are absolutely beautiful, like they stepped out of a magazine. Pinned my friend!
Aww girl, you are seriously SO sweet! Thanks for the pancake and photo love, hun! xoxo
I’ll pretend it’s the weekend as long as I get a big, fluffy stack of these gorgeous pancakes! The sour cream must make these insanely delicious!
Thanks Marcie! Aren’t weekend pancakes just the best?
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Ah! You’ve combined the 4 best kind of pancakes into 1 ultimate “GIVE ME A GIGANTIC STACK PLEASE” pancake. I can’t even imagine how delicious these must taste. And they look just perfect. Can’t wait to make these Sarah!
Haha! Yes, it’s totally the best mashup of all pancakes! They can do no wrong. 😉 Thanks for the sweet words, Nat! xoxo
Oooh ohhhh!! Sounds delish! What kind of milk do you recommend?
2% or whole milk works great!
Made them – kids fell in love. Super delish!
Happy to hear that!! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂