High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe

Last Updated on February 28, 2022 by Anne-Marie

An easy-to-make oatmeal protein pancake recipe using Greek yogurt.

A stack of High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes on a plate with pears.

Why this recipe works

I love making these easy to make High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes. That's because I like starting off my day with a high protein breakfast.

Inspired by a friend’s recipe for oatmeal pancakes, I added Greek yogurt to it, which is fabulous source of natural protein. (1 cup has 17 grams).

Not only do you get protein from the Greek yogurt and eggs, but this oatmeal protein pancake recipe is a good source of protein because of the oatmeal. Yes, indeed because oatmeal has 6 grams of protein per cup.

No matter what type of oatmeal you use – steel cut, old fashioned or instant – they’re pretty much same nutritionally.

The difference between the oats is that instant oatmeal is rolled thinner and cut up to make the oats for your Greek yogurt protein pancakes cook up faster.

You can use any type of oatmeal you like in this healthy protein pancake recipe.

A stack of High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes on a plate with a jar of jam.

However, if you're gluten free , make sure to use gluten free certified oatmeal as some oatmeal brands may be subject to cross contamination due to the machinery on which they're processed.

I recommend Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Cooking Rolled Oats, Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Whole Grain Rolled Oats, or Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats.

Tips for cooking up a batch of Easy to Make High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes

If you use old fashioned or steel cut oats in this high protein pancakes recipe, make sure to pulverize them in your blender first. That way they act more like a flour than loose oats.

These Easy to Make High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes taste great covered with a smear of Greek yogurt (plain or flavored) or drizzled with with real maple syrup or honey.

You could also sprinkle on a bit of stevia, monk fruit, or Swerve Sweetener.

I also love using real maple syrup for my oatmeal protein pancakes.

Or check out these 14 Best Substitutes for Maple Syrup for more topping ideas.

Make up a double batch of this healthy protein pancake recipe to reheat and eat when you’re too busy to cook during the week.

I like having extra Easy to Make High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes as “brinner” (breakfast for dinner) with a slice of ham, an egg on top, and a side salad. Amazing!

A stack of High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes on a plate with pears, cream cheese, and a jar of oats.

Pancake griddles – stovetop griddles vs. electric griddles

Do you have a pancake griddle you swear by? For years I used double burner griddle very similar to this Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick 18-Inch by 10-Inch Double Burner Griddle with Pour Spout. Unfortunately it didn’t work with my induction cooktop.

I now have a Lodge Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle and I’m not crazy about it. It’s very heavy, everything sticks to it, and it’s hard to clean.

I did see that the Cuisinart Non-Stick Double Burner Griddle works with induction cooktops, so it’s on my wish list! I have several Cuisinart non-stick pans that work well on my induction stove and it’s a brand I love and trust.

My mom always used an electric griddle to cook pancakes and one of my girlfriends uses one in her RV. The Presto 22-inch Electric Griddle With Removable Handles a best seller on Amazon and reasonably priced.

More gluten-free pancakes recipes

There’s more to life than classic buttermilk pancakes! How about making these recipes instead?

What do you cook your pancakes on – a griddle on the stovetop, an electric griddle, or a frying pan?


High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe

High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe

An easy-to-make oatmeal protein pancake recipe using Greek yogurt.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup instant, one-minute, old fashioned, or steel-cut oats
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon stevia, powdered monk fruit or Swerve Sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Place oats in a blender. Pulse until oats ground into a fine-ish, flour-like powder.
  2. Place remaining ingredients in blender and pulse until combined. If too thick, add a little water.
  3. Coat a hot pancake griddle or frying pan with a little oil or a non-stick spray over medium heat.
  4. Pour approximately 1/4 cup of batter to make a 3-4" pancake. Cook until the batter starts to bubble. Flip over. Cook until golden and cooked through.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 11g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.

Originally posted on December 4, 2008. Updated with new photos and information.

8 thoughts on “High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe

    1. Anne-Marie Nichols Post author

      You can use a vegan soy or almond milk yogurt for the Greek yogurt, but the protein amount may be different. You could use tofu instead of the egg, but I’m not sure it’ll bind the pancake batter as well. You’ll have to experiment.

    1. Anne-Marie Nichols Post author

      You can use full eggs, but this will add calories, more liquid and more fat. So you’ll have to adjust the recipe.
      I wouldn’t keep the mixture in the fridge for longer than a day. I think it’ll get soupy and won’t cook up as well.

  1. Angela

    I love these! I quartered the recipe to serve myself and added 2 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce to thin it a little. They’re my go to now for a clean, whole food pancake recipe! Thank you!

  2. Lisa

    Sounds amazing,I’m gonna try them tomorrow,but just curious if you can tell me the nutrition facts!? Thanks


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