Oatmeal Pear Pancakes

5 weddings down, a family trip to Italy (posts on that coming soon!), pumpkins at the markets, and cooler nights; summer is officially winding down fall is finally here!  The best part about fall is the food, no doubt. I woke up early, as I usually do, unfortunately since waking up at 5am on the weekdays, 7-8am feels like a real treat. SO while my sisters/ roommates are still asleep I decide to make a wonderful fall breakfast, what else am I going to do to occupy the next 2 hours until normal 20 somethings wake up?! There is something about surprising people with breakfast too.  Everyone wakes up, smells cinnamon and nutmeg and gets excited to eat, recover from last night and relax on a Saturday morning.

pearspancake batter So to ring in the new season I decided to make healthy (ier) delicious oatmeal pancakes topped with sauteed pears, toasted walnuts and real maple syrup. They turned out amazing!! Can’t wait to make them again soon.

stack of pancakes
pancakescut pancakes

The Recipe 

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1 tbls brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

2 tbls vegetable oil

1 egg

 For Topping:

3 pears

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Place flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, vanilla, oil and egg in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Cut pears into small cubes and heat sugar in a medium saute pan. Add pears and saute on medium-high heat until golden in color and semi-soft.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides, top with sauteed pears and walnuts, serve hot.

Enjoy! Amanda

5 thoughts on “Oatmeal Pear Pancakes

  1. I’m up with you. Your Mom and Dad are here still sleeping too. The pancakes sound great. We’ll probably have cold cereal. Grandma


  2. Wow, like the new Fall take on pancakes. Your pictures make this look so yummy! Gonna give it a try when the kids are here for breakfast. Thanks for the great new recipe! Nancy Berry

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