Simple Pancake Recipes: Lazy Porridge Pancakes

Looking for quick easy and simple pancake recipes for the family? Try these Lazy Porridge Pancakes, perfect for quick and healthy breakfasts.

porridge pancakesThe beauty of these pancakes is that fermenting the batter overnight really adds to the flavour. As I am not a fan of whisking or beating when I don’t have to, I’ve a little trick to make small batches that keep well in the fridge with little mess for you!

If you don’t want to wait until overnight to enjoy these pancakes, then add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the mixture then cook immediately you have combined all the ingredients well.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 50g plain flour
  • 30g rolled oats
  • 1 medium egg
  • 60ml buttermilk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil (or similar) for frying


The night before you want to eat these pancakes, put the flour, oats, (cracked egg, obviously not the shell lads) egg, buttermilk and salt into a large clean jam jar with a tight sealable lid.  A Kilner-style jar or plastic flask also work well here. Seal the lid tightly.

Shake the heck out of the jar. Turn on the radio/MP3 player and pick a seriously good and long tune. Close the curtains and shake your ass up and down the kitchen. Work those bingo wings. Give the jar to small people in the house, let them shake it (under supervision if it’s a glass jar). 

Now far be it from me to tell you to shake that booty behind closed doors or curtains. I just think that I need to spare my neighbours (my kitchen is at the front of the house) the sight of my joggly bits wobbling around the kitchen before I go to bed. In the interests of public safety & saving everybody from nightmares I do this dance in secret.

Once you’re sure that you’ve combined the ingredients as best you can, put the jar in the fridge. Don’t worry if there are lumps, they will work out overnight. If you see that there is some flour stuck to the inside of the jar maybe just use a fork to loosen it.

The following morning, give the jar a quick last shake, heat a frying pan on a medium heat with the sunflower oil. Use a tablespoon to drop small amounts of batter onto the pan. Cook for 3 minutes either side or until golden brown.

You might also like 10 Quick & Healthy Breakast ideas that aren’t Porridge.

Related Recipes: Quick Homemade Pot Noodle and No Bake Kitchen Sink Cake

This recipe, and more, is available on Wholesome Ireland

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls