Wholewheat-Oats-Wheatbran-Potato Pancakes

Picture this: It’s a Monday morning. You stayed up late on Sunday night catching up on that chick flick you so badly wanted to, and as a result you ended up waking up late in the morning. Very late. Horribly late. But the daily cooking act has to be tended to ‘cos we have no choice. You know that food just doesn’t appear like that on your table like in the Harry Potter movies. If only it did…sigh!

So here’s a perfect quick-fix breakfast, specially meant for one of those crazy mornings, or even one of those days where you don’t want to slog too much in the kitchen. In other words, the kind of breakfast that is ready before you can snap your fingers and say “Good morning!”

Wholewheat-Oats-Wheatbran-Potato Pancakes


  • Whole wheat flour – 1 1/2 cups
  • Quick-cooking Oats – 1 1/2 cups
  • Wheat Bran (optional) – 1/2 cup (I added this for the good fibre. If you don’t have it on hand, don’t let it stop you from making this)
  • Potatoes – 2 nos, large-sized (cleaned and grated; I preferred to keep the skin on. You can use it the way you like)
  • Green Chillies – 2 nos, finely chopped (increase/decrease to suit your tolerance level)
  • Coriander/Cilantro – a small handful, finely chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Water – as required (between 1 1/2 – 2 cups)
  • Oil – as required, to cook the pancakes (I steam-cooked my pancakes and hence dint use any oil…takes a little longer to get done, but it’s definitely worth it since it is absolutely healthy).
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the grated potatoes, chopped green chillies and coriander. Mix well.
  • Stir in the curd, and add adequate water to get the right consistency for your batter.
  • Using a deep ladle, pour the readied batter onto a hot tawa/griddle, into slightly thick pancakes. Cook both sides on a medium flame.
  • Serve hot with choice of chutney/sambhar. As you can see, we had ours with Tomato ketchup, and it tasted lip-smackingly good.
There, didn’t I tell you that it was easy-peasy? So now that you already have a perfect breakfast idea for rush-hour tomorrow, you should definitely stay up late tonight and treat yourself to that movie, wake up fashionably late tomorrow morning, and still pull off your breakfast in time. Smart as a whip? Oh you can always count on me for these 😉

16 responses to “Wholewheat-Oats-Wheatbran-Potato Pancakes

  1. Wow, that looks yummy !!! Love the changes to your blog’s look and feel.

  2. Thats an interesting and filling pancakes..

  3. This is not just an idea for breakfast. It is an idea for a wholesome, filling and easy fits into the domain of comfort foods. Yum de dum!

  4. I make this for dinner sometimes when i’ve had a lon day at work and tired to cook elaborate dinner… Addition of potato is new to me… must try it…

  5. Hi, U hav really a nice blog & yummmmmmmmmmm recipes. I hav a rqst as u r from bnagalore pls update the shops & places u knw who sells baking & gourmet ingredients.this will help a lot. Another qs i hav: do u take baking classes?

    • Thanks Rajashree.
      Did you read my mind, ‘cos I’m already working on something like that. I should have it up on the blog soon. The list still needs a lot of tweaking. In the meantime if there is anything in particular you need help with, ask away; I can help you with it to the best of my knowledge.

      Regarding your query on Baking Workshops, yes I do. However, they’re currently on hold due to some personal reasons. Will be resuming in April. Will email you the details and we can take it forward from there. In the meanwhile, you can take a look here – http://bakenomics.wordpress.com/

  6. Nice n healthy one dear..:)

  7. Wow.. this is a super healthy and yummy pancake 🙂 would love to have it even for dinner 🙂

  8. If u can post some good stores who sell baking ingredients & stuffs.Plsssssss.

  9. Hi ,You hav a award waiting for u in my blog plz visit….
    Yummy and healthy dosa!

  10. Hey Madhuri….the wheat flour pancakes turned out good…the recipe is very easy and simple…in fact perfect recipes for novices like me 🙂 … great going and keep posting simple recipes for people like me 🙂

  11. Looks so yummy…. I really wanna have this.

  12. Hey Mads,
    Which brand of oats did you use ? Quaker ?
    Also, do the potatoes get cooked well, as you havent boiled them previously?
    This is a very interesting healthy and sumptuous recipe. Thanks!! 🙂

  13. Hi madhuri, plssss update some good baking stuffs & ingredients selling shops.Plsss.

  14. For someone who hardly cooks, this is going to be on my “thing to try” list.
    Wonderful job there!

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