These simple oatmeal protein pancakes for one are high in natural protein (almost 12 grams!) and easily customized to fit different tastes.
I'm a bit embarrassed to tell you that although Sam just turned three, he still isn't fully weaned.
He loves his breast milk!
While he's made significant strides, when he's upset or not feeling well, he stubbornly resorts back to wanting mommy's 'milky'.
It's been a bit tiring to find meals that he likes to eat on a consistent basis, but these oatmeal protein pancakes have fit the bill nicely!
They're simple, sugar-free, and fairly high in natural protein making them a pretty good snack or breakfast.
My little diablo!
How to serve them
Personally, I can eat pancakes any time of the day, so these have been known to become my pre-gym snack.
I like to top them with my Gooey Apples and Peanut Butter Frosting...yumsies!
My husband and Natalie are also fans, particularly when they're paired with butter and maple syrup.
I like that these are based on natural protein, as opposed to added protein powder, which I'm not a fan of.
Some variations we like to add include cinnamon, vanilla, and/or blueberries.
These are not meant to be super fluffy, but they are soft and moist, and I really enjoy them!
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Oatmeal Protein Pancakes for One
- ¼ cup oat flour
- ¼ cup rolled or quick oats
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- couple dashes sea salt
- 1 large egg
- 2-3 Tablespoon milk of your choice
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. until well combined.
- Mix in the wet ingredients, adding enough milk to make a pourable batter.
- Let the batter sit for a few minutes while you heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- Add a little butter or coconut oil to the skillet and let it melt and start to bubble.
- Add the batter into the pan, giving each pancake room to cook evenly.
- Let cook until the perimeter begins to set and you see a few bubbles form on the surface.
- Flip and cook the other side.
- Repeat with all batter (I use a tablespoon measure for mine and get about 8-9 small pancakes).
- Top as desired and enjoy!
FYI: The protein if using skim milk is 13.2 grams.
For the oat flour, I grind rolled oats in my Nutribullet using the flat blade.
If you have a chance to try this recipe, please leave a star rating and a comment below letting me know how you liked it!
Yes 🙌! So good! Literally don’t know I’m eating oats. I used all purpose flour because I was a little tight on time, and to me they’re just as good! Added a tsp of maple syrup to sweeten as well and had with chia seeds and blueberries! Def recommend! My boys love them too!
Just tried these and added vanilla extract and protein powder to get more protein. The. Best. Pancakes. I’ve. Ever. Had. The fact that they have lots of protein, fiber and aren’t high in calories just makes it better. It was like biting into a perfect bowl of oatmeal but better! I added honey and some strawberry jam it was incredible thank you
Melinda C Waite
Thank you Lauren for sharing your story and triumph. I am looking for better ways to eat too. I started with clean eating but soon discovered that I needed to have recipes that were tasty and healthy. LOL, I love that we can make pancakes, brownies, what have you with beans, oats, and cauliflower. I feel better, I don't feel bad for not eating my veggies, I am literally serving my teenage sons more veg than they ever had as boys.
Bless you friend
That's so great, Melinda. Yes, healthy eating is wonderful! You just have to retrain your thinking and not expect things to taste like white flour/sugar.
Tried these this last weekend w/ friends at my home. We pigged out, oinked, added other ingredients and intend to try more add-ins this coming weekend. Thanks for the recipe.
Haha! Glad you enjoyed them beaux, thanks for the comment!
Would it be possible to use almond flour or sprouted wheat flour in this recipe?
I think either could work, though I haven't tried!
Yippee! Real protein pancakes without protein powder! Thank you for this!