Sunday, February 24, 2013

Protein Oat Pancakes Recipe {Gluten Free}

I've recently started incorporating more weight training into my fitness routine. Running and spinning is just not cutting it anymore. I'm also a terrible breakfast eater. I usually forget to eat breakfast between making school lunches and getting the girls and myself dressed and out the door on time. This is a problem, so I'm trying to be better about eating a healthy breakfast.  The other day my friend, Danielle/Delightful Mom, and I were chatting at the gym about how great oat flour is as a nutritious white flour replacement.
This morning I whipped up these pancakes using healthy ingredients and they turned out light and fluffy and absolutely delicious. I will never make pancakes with white flour again. You can top the pancakes with honey, agave, or syrup. Or some yogurt and berries for extra protein.

I used a tiny bit of agave syrup and lots of berries. These are just as good as the pancakes you're accustomed to but won't pack on the pounds. They are kid-friendly too - my girls loved them! 

Recipe and Nutrition Facts After the Jump! 

Protein Oat Pancakes 

makes about 6 (4-inch) pancakes 

1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats 
1/3 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour (I like Trader Joe's brand) 
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon stevia powder (or sweetener of choice) 
1/4 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt 
2 large egg whites 
2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or favorite milk) 

Place oats, flour, salt, baking powder, and stevia in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process until oats are finely ground. Transfer to a medium bowl and whisk in yogurt, egg whites, and milk. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick. 

Heat a skillet coated with cooking spray over medium high heat. Pour about 1/3 cup of batter into the pan and cook until bubbles start to pop on the surface of the pancake. Flip and continue to cook until golden brown on the other side and cooked through. Continue until all the batter is used up. Serve with syrup, honey, agave syrup, yogurt, and/or berries. 


  1. This looks so yummy! Have to make it soon.

  2. Beautiful photos, this looks like a breakfast I'd love!

  3. If pancakes can be gorgeous...yours are, Marina! Lovely!!!

  4. The pictures alone burned any fear I had of using oats...they look like they're straight from heaven!

  5. Reading this blog early in the morning makes me feel absolutely hungry. Pancakes the best breakfast meal along with a hot chocolate.

  6. Love it! So healthy & yummy! I'll have to try this one!

  7. This recipe sounds positively lovely!

  8. I wouldn't object to you making these for me!!!!!!

  9. I have never seen a pancake as pretty as these!!! Love me a good pancake =)

  10. These look so light and fluffy, Marina. Spring is in the air!

  11. love this! Sharing on my facebook fan page

  12. Happy Birthday! You have accomplished so much at 30 --You should be proud!

  13. Happy Birthday! I look forward to making these.


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