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Simple Oatmeal Protein Pancakes Recipe for fluffy gluten free pancakes packed with 5 g of protein and made with only 4 ingredients, without banana. | ifoodreal.com

I originally started experimenting with so popular 3 ingredient banana protein pancakes – banana, whey protein powder and egg whites. They are not bad but the texture reminds me more of a sweet omelette. After about at least 10 different variations of ingredients, I have settled on these oatmeal protein pancakes.

Fluffy enough, not too chewy, sweet in moderation, completely healthy, packed with 5 g of protein and only 43 calories each! Sounds good to me. I usually have 4-5 pancakes and am good till lunch. My favourite toppings are Greek yogurt, maple syrup, agave nectar, raspberry jam or frozen blueberries. 

Simple Oatmeal Protein Pancakes Recipe for fluffy gluten free pancakes packed with 5 g of protein and made with only 4 ingredients, without banana. | ifoodreal.com

Sometimes I make oatmeal protein pancakes with coconut oil. Yes, it adds more calories but full is of healthy fats.

I literally have to stop right here because I was making black bean and rice burritos for dinner tonight and have cleaned the seeds from jalapeno pepper with bare hands. Not a good idea, my fingertips are on fire!


Enjoy your oatmeal protein pancakes and if you are looking for more healthy pancake recipes, try my cottage cheese protein pancakes, peanut butter protein pancakes and flourless pumpkin pancakes.


Skip agave nectar and vanilla extract if will be using sweet toppings like maple syrup, honey or jam or simply if you don’t have them. I find vanilla adds extra flavour and sweetness without extra calories.

Other toppings: shredded coconut, carob chips or honey.


Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

Oatmeal Protein Pancakes


  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 scoop (30 g) whey protein powder, vanilla*
  • Maple syrup, nuts or berries, for topping (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl whisk egg whites using a fork or a whisk. Add yogurt, mix well. Add oat flour, vanilla extract (optional) and agave nectar (optional).
  2. Preheat skillet on medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and pour the batter depending on a desired size of a pancake (2-3 tbsp for a medium size like on a photo). Cook for a couple minutes until you see the edges turning brown and the batter on top cooking. Flip with a spatula and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  3. Serve within next 10-15 minutes with desired toppings like 0% Greek yogurt, maple syrup, agave nectar, raspberry jam or frozen blueberries.


*Plant based protein powder WON'T work.


Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 10 medium pancakes

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 43.5
Total Fat: 0.5 g
Cholesterol: 0.5 mg
Sodium: 44.8 mg
Total Carbs: 5.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
Protein: 4.9 g
WW Points+: 1

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  1. becca

    OK so i made these without the protein powder. Also, i substituted the agave nectar for nectresse which is a natural sweetener like stevia or truvia. Also, I topped them with some cinnamon. They were AMAZING. Tastes like actual pancakes but they are gluten free 🙂 Thanks!

  2. Ali

    Can I use old fashioned oatmeal or do I have to grind it down to flour?

  3. Norberto

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  4. Lisa

    Hi Olena, I am loving all your recipes!! I was just wondering what the serving size for this recipe is?
    Keep up the great work!!
    Thank you 🙂

      • Thomas

        Some people might have a different idea of medium size. Coming from the restaurant industry, this recipe made 3 medium sized pancakes. Great recipe though, really enjoyed it!

        • Olena

          American restaurant dinner meal is good enough for me and my husband.:) In Ukraine, we made these pancakes small not a size of my head.:) Glad you liked it!

  5. Stef

    Oh those look very tasty, i cant seem to find non fat greek yoghurt and i dont want to use the full fat version. Can I just substitute with normal yoghurt or maybe curd chees mixed with water?

  6. Brittany

    Hey Olena! You say you have used brown rice protein powder with this recipe… then later it says ***don’t use plant-based protein powder because it won’t work. A little confused… I consider brown rice protein a plant-based protein. Just wanting some clarification. These look great and sooo simple, can’t wait to try them.

    • Olena

      Hi Brittany. Thank you for catching that. Long story short, it is an old recipe of mine, when I first started blogging. I used whey protein for this recipe and that is what you see in pictures. You should use only whey. I did a mistake assuming any protein powder would work without testing the recipe. As I became more experienced in kitchen I realized plant based and whey protein powders are not interchangeable. I forgot to delete that sentence but added a notation. Sorry, use only whey protein for this recipe.


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