Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Got this idea off of the forums. High in protein and fiber. A nourishing, filling breakfast for one that is quick. I'd like to try it some time with regular oats instead of instant ones (maybe quick cooking) and see how that comes out.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (1 1/2 ounce) packet instant plain oatmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water, approximately
  • vegetable oil cooking spray


  1. Spray a small skillet with vegetable oil and put it on the stove top at medium-high to heat.
  2. Scramble egg with a fork in a cereal bowl.
  3. Open instant oatmeal packet and add it to the egg, mixing it in .
  4. Add enough water to make the consistency right for pancake batter, about 1 tbsp more or less.
  5. Pour into the skillet to form one large pancake. Turn heat down to medium. When edges begin to look dry and bubbles start to form on the top, flip with a spatula (about 2 minutes?). Cook on the other side for one to two minutes until done.
  6. Serve with condiments such as butter and maple syrup, or spread with peanut butter or yogurt and top with fresh fruit.
Most Helpful

My husband is not currently eating wheat, so I thought this would be a good pancake substitute. We both enjoyed it and it was pretty filling. I also liked that these pancakes are easier to flip than traditional ones.

berry271 March 14, 2011

This was a great pancake. I had a devil of a time converting the "1 1/2 oz" into a cup amt, since I don't have those packets! I think I got it right & used 1/2 cup rolled oats (I don't have quick cooking). I wanted 2 smaller sized pancakes instead of 1 lg one so I 2 tbsp water & about 1/3 cup Eggbeaters (one egg=1/4 cup Eggbeaters). I added a nice amount of cinnamon, a little baking powder & vanilla. I also used my immersion blender to make the batter smooth. Natural peanut butter, bananas & some sugar free syrup are great toppings! Thank u for sharing!

LUVMY2BOYS August 12, 2009

My girls just made these. We used flavored oatmeal packets, and they loved them! After the girls were done, I had one egg left. So I put 3 pkts of oatmeal with the one egg, a little baking powder (maybe 1/8 tsp) and enough water to make the "batter". My sons loved them this way too. If your low on eggs and still want to give these a go, try it this way.

bluebirdjohnson7 July 30, 2014