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). And that’s how I came up with this Easy to Make High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes recipe!
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.
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.
This Mama’s 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 Stephanie Izard’s recipe for Pomegranate Syrup for my oatmeal protein pancakes.
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!
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.
What do you cook your pancakes on – a griddle on the stovetop, an electric griddle, or a frying pan?
For more pancake inspiration check these healthy, easy to make pancake recipes at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet!
Easy to Make High Protein Oatmeal Pancakes
- 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, monk fruit or Swerve Sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Place oats in a blender. Pulse until oats ground into a fine-ish, flour like powder.
- Place remaining ingredients in blender and pulse until combined. If too thick, add a little water.
- Coat a hot pancake griddle or frying pan with a little oil or a non-stick spray over medium heat.
- 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.
- Serving size: 2 to 3 pancakes
Originally posted on December 4, 2008. Updated with new photos and information.
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