Oat Flour Protein Pancakes

Oat Flour Protein Pancakes
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I love protein pancakes, they’re easily one of my favourite breakfasts, especially post-workout. I started off by making flourless protein pancakes, but don’t always have bananas in the house, so started experimenting with other ways to make my trusty protein packed stack.

Oat flour has a lower GI than wheat flour (your ordinary plain flour), but it also contains more fibre and has a more hearty flavour. Plus, it’s naturally gluten free* – good for those with gluten intolerance. Having said that, the lack of gluten means baking with oats results in a slightly heavier finish – something that you can adjust to a certain extent with the amount of baking powder you use.

* Some oats may contain gluten due to the shared equipment in harvesting and processing oats and wheat. If you have Crohn’s disease or a particularly bad intolerance then be sure to check the label and use gluten free oats and baking powder. Or try my coconut flour pancake recipe!

Oat Flour Protein Pancakes Recipe

Check out these pretty pancakes on my Instagram:

Oat Flour Protein Pancakes
Yields 5
Serves 1-2, depending how hungry you are! Made with oats rather than white flour these are lower GI than your ordinary pancakes and the whey powder adds a boost of protein.
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Prep Time
4 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
4 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 60-80g oats
  2. 1 scoop (20g) vanilla whey protein (or substitute)
  3. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 40g egg whites
  5. 120ml milk or almond milk
  6. Coconut oil, for frying
  1. Heat some coconut oil in a small pan over a moderate heat.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor, or you can use a stick blender, and blitz until smooth.
  3. Pour in around 4tbsps of the batter and fry until small bubbles appear on the surface.
  4. Flip with a spatula and cook for 40-60 seconds on the other side.
  5. Continue with remaining batter.
  6. Serve stacked with toppings of your choice!
  1. Try making different shaped pancakes with pancake molds - you could even try heart shaped ones for Valentine's day!
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I’ve made these using a variety of different flavour protein powders, including white chocolate, strawberry and sticky toffee pudding… the options are endless – especially with MyProtein whey protein powders! What flavours would you use?

After #proteinpancakes like the traditional American stack? These oat flour pancakes tick all the boxes! #pancakeday Click To Tweet

Pancake Topping Ideas

If you want some topping inspiration, why not try one of the following combinations?

  • Frozen berries and peanut butter
  • Choc shot, dried fruit and chopped nuts
  • Streaky bacon, pecans and maple syrup
  • Nutella and more banana
  • Honey, granola and chopped fruit
  • Mango, coconut flakes and greek yoghurt
  • Lemon and a sprinkling of sugar
  • Lemon curd and broken up meringue nests or quark
  • Blueberries and cream
  • Salted caramel sauce and broken pretzels

What do you like to have on your pancakes? Have you tried making flourless pancakes before? If you make these please tag me in any photos on Instagram or Twitter using @fitcetera and #ftcrecipes! Tuck in, enjoy, and happy pancake day!

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Georgina Spenceley
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