Blueberry-Oatmeal Pancakes: A Heart Smart Recipe (gluten-free)

This Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes recipe is gluten free, low in calories and packed with heart healthy soluble fiber from oats and antioxidants from blueberries. A serving of the pancakes is only around 170 calories, so you could actually top a stack with a 1/2 tbs of butter AND a tbs of maple syrup, and still be under 300 calories. BTW, I only put a tablespoon of maple syrup (52 calories) on the pancakes in my photos. It goes further than you might think.Blueberry Oatmeal PancakesThese blueberry oatmeal pancakes, are actually closer to the cousin of common pancakes called griddle cakes.  They are a little smaller than many people make pancakes these days, but three of them make an ample serving, while still giving the satisfying stacked effect.  Of course, you can always make them larger if you prefer.
blueberry oatmeal pancakes recipe - gluten free - low calorie - naturally sweetened

Blueberry-Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 169
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 27
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 7
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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  • 1 cup old fashion oats*
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp stevia (3 packets)
  • 1 egg
  • 1¾ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (using other milk is fine, just adjust calories and add a ½ tsp vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  1. Pulse the oats in food processor until flour-like in consistency.
  2. Add the coconut flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and stevia. Pulse to mix.
  3. Whisk together milk and egg in a batter bowl, add the flour mixture, and stir well.
  4. Once thoroughly mixed, fold in the blueberries, until evenly distributed.
  5. Put a lightly oiled or non stick skillet treated with cooking spray over med to slightly over medium heat. Once a drop of water sizzles, you are ready for the pancakes.
  6. Scoop a ¼ cup of batter for each pancake. Wait until bubbled up in middle and drying at edges before flipping.
  7. Flip and cook about 2 more minutes on that side.
  8. Stack three of these small blueberry oatmeal pancakes as a serving.
*to ensure gluten-free results, purchase Gluten-free certified oats (standard or quick are fine)


  1. says

    I LOVE that you include a nutritional facts panel. I have just started doing this on my website as well. How do you capture the image? It seems I can only get mine in pdf format. Super excited to use this recipe tomorrow!

    • Robin Gagnon says

      I use Easy Recipe Plus, it is an option in the panel.

  2. says

    Now those look so good right now and its almost bedtime.

  3. says

    these look fantastic! There’s not much that’s better than a blueberry oat pancake!

  4. says

    They look scrumptious. I think you and I are on the same wave length of food :) I made something very similar and am posting soon – mine though aren’t gluten free…and probably not low in calories either LOL.

  5. says

    holy yum!!! I don’t like blueberries by themselves but I LOVE them in Pancakes!

  6. says

    My favorite go-to pancake recipe is gluten free but I never thought about incorporating oats!

  7. says

    I love blueberries so I am always trying to find ways I can use them in recipes. This looks amazing.

  8. Colleen says

    That looks amazing and packed full of goodness

  9. says

    I’m horrible about burning pancakes, so I’m totally going to make my fiancee make these for me! :)

  10. says

    Ok — first … love, love, LOVE the new look … but I had to laugh because I JUST looked at some proofs from my designer and one set was nearly identical to these colors. 😉

    And …. now I want breakfast. :)

    • Robin Gagnon says

      Thanks. I have a lot of tweaking to do yet, but am trying to get it done this weekend. Actually, the colors you have now aren’t that much different than these.

  11. says

    I love blueberry pancakes but have never tried to brave making them myself LOL

  12. Staci says

    These look wonderful! I am not a coconut fan, so I have never used coconut flour, have you tried these with almond flour? I am wondering if that would work!

    • Robin Gagnon says

      Coconut flour is quite absorbent (even more so than the oatmeal), whereas almond flour isn’t. I would start with 1 cup of milk and add more until you get the right consistency. Give the batter a couple minutes to thicken up to make sure you have enough milk. The other ingredients would not need to be changed.

  13. Shandra Grace says

    Thank you for the lovely recipe! The pancakes were so delish, and easy to! :)

  14. says

    Oh yummy, great recipe to share. I love making pancakes.

  15. Deena says

    What did I do wrong? Followed recipe, but my pancakes are not fluffy like in the picture.

    • Robin Gagnon says

      There are a few things that might help with this:

      1- How old is your baking powder? It does lose “oomph” after awhile.

      2- Let your batter sit a few minutes before using. Coconut flour is incredibly absorbent, so batter will thicken up.

      3- if neither of those solve it, then add a little more ground oats to the batter & perhaps a 1/2 tsp more baking powder

      • Deena says

        Thanks! They still tasted great :)

  16. Melissa says

    This recipe did not work. I left them on the griddle for a LONG time and they never fully cooked. I have a lot of gluten free experience at this point so I took one look at the batter and made a back-up recipe. Good thing I did. Sorry but this one was a dud.

    • Robin Gagnon says

      My best suggestion would be to either kick up the griddle temp a notch or go with a little smaller pancakes.

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