My grandmother used to make the best pancakes when I was growing up. She made these awesome pancakes with oats in them entirely from scratch and guarded the recipe with her life – to this day, I still don’t know exactly how she made them. Now that I’m older, I’m also a huge fan of making my own homemade pancakes, especially when you make them with a few quality protein sources. Protein pancakes are one incredibly tasty and well balanced breakfast option that are super easy to make. With that being said, today I’ll be sharing a recipe for protein powder pancakes that taste as good as grandma’s. Just like grandma’s homemade recipe, these protein pancakes are made with rolled oats and a few other great ingredients to make one truly yummy breakfast meal.
Grandma Would Definitely Approve of These Pancakes
Until I had tried them myself, I would never believe that rolled oats would be a good ingredient for making pancakes. They definitely work amazingly well though, especially with this particular recipe. Not only are they super tasty, but they provide a solid amount of fiber, protein, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, manganese, and many other essential nutrients. They’re also great for your heart health, with numerous studies concluding that rolled oats are capable of lowering total blood cholesterol levels, helping to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. (1)
You’re going to want to add ½ cup of rolled oats to a blender and blitz them until they make a fine, powdery mixture. Afterwards, you can go ahead and add in the remaining ingredients – one teaspoon of cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of baking powder, one scoop of vanilla flavored protein powder, ⅓ cup of your choice of milk (dairy milk, almond milk, etc.), and one large egg.
Cinnamon is one of my favorite culinary spices to cook with, and it definitely helps to add just the right amount of slightly spicy flavor to this recipe, on top of providing a few other great benefits for your health. Thanks to all of its fantastic medicinal properties, it’s actually been widely used in Asia for well over 4000 years. Most of the medicinal benefits attributed to cinnamon are largely due to it’s potent amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have also found that cinnamon can improve both HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, blood glucose, and triglycerides in individuals with type 2 diabetes. (2)
Whenever I make this recipe, I usually go with unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk for my milk of choice. With the exception of a quality whey protein powder and grass-fed butter, I usually avoid most dairy products. Thankfully, almond milk is an incredibly tasty alternative that offers a great mix of vitamins and minerals in a low carb format. It’s also another great heart healthy ingredient in general, thanks to the fact it’s made from real almonds. Many of the same great benefits that raw almonds provide, like lowering cholesterol levels and reducing inflammation, are provided by almond milk as well. (3)
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The Best Protein Powder Pancake Recipe (Try these!)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
½ cup rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp baking powder
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/3 cup milk of choice (dairy milk, nut milk, etc.)
1 large egg
coconut oil for greasing
- Place the rolled oats in a blender and blitz until very fine and powdery.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Lightly grease a non stick skillet with coconut oil.
- Heat the skillet over medium low heat until hot.
- Drop 1/8 cup of batter for each pancake onto the hot skillet.
- Cook until small bubbles begin to form on the top.
- Carefully flip the pancakes and cook on the other side 30- 60 seconds or until cooked through.
- Serve warm.