Blueberry Oat Protein Pancakes

Protein-packed pancakes with oats and blueberries to give you lasting energy throughout the morning. Great post-workout!

It’s almost noon and I’m not starving.  As a nursing mama who exercises regularly, my life pretty much revolves around my next meal. Today’s recipe is my latest attempt at creating a protein-packed breakfast that gets my metabolism running but doesn’t leave me empty in a matter of hours.  We are now 3 hours and counting so I would say, mission accomplished!

Even more thrilling? My husband said these pancakes were the best part of his weekend.

Your fork is waiting.


Blueberry Oat Protein Pancakes
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Protein-packed pancakes with oats and blueberries to give you lasting energy throughout the morning. Great post-workout!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4
  • 2 bananas - ripe
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ c milk - fat free
  • 2 c oats
  • 4 scoops protein powder (such as BioChem vanilla)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbs flax seed meal
  • 2 tbs wheat germ
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbs canola oil (for cooking)
  • 1 c blueberries
  1. In a medium bowl, use a fork to mash bananas with vanilla, egg whites and milk.
  2. Stir in oats, protein powder, baking powder, flax, wheat germ, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves.
  3. Pre-heat a skillet over medium heat and coat with oil.
  4. Pour batter ¼ c at a time to form pancakes.
  5. Sprinkle pancakes with blueberries before flipping. The cakes are ready to turn when bubbles form.
  6. Once flipped, cook for an additional 2 minutes on the 2nd side or until browned.
Tip:Generally, I turn the heat to low so as not to burn. Sometimes I forget. They still taste good. :-) Good Source of Iron and Calcium
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 383 Fat: 9g Saturated fat: 1.1g Carbohydrates: 56.5g Sodium: 358mg Fiber: 8.7g Protein: 21.9g Cholesterol: 0


    • says

      I do, too! I grew up eating buckwheat pancakes so I’m used to having a lot of texture and chew in mine. Let me know what you think of the protein powder! We found that it kept us full for hours.

  1. Canadian Allyson :) says

    Just made these this morning for breakfast – you, madam, should have a television program. Talk about DELICIOUS!! Gavin had 6. :-) Sending lots of love your way – keep the recipes coming! PS: Do you think this could be modified to make muffins that taste like these pancakes?

    • says

      Awww thank you for the love!! I’m so glad you liked them!! I am obsessed and make them all the time, too. Glad Gavin loved them!! As for a muffin….hmm…maybe more egg and baking soda? Let me get back to you on that one. :)

  2. Donna says

    Are the calories listed for a one-pancake serving?…They are healthy..look absolutely delicious (love me my blueberry/oat ANYTHING)…and not high on the carb factor…so I KNOW I shouldn’t care…and simply make these beauties!…Thanks for all you do and share…By the way…your exquisite pork tenderloin recipe with Bonne Maman mirabelle preserves is FABULOUS and fantastically easy to prepare. Your family will swoon…ooh and aah…and think you spent hours concocting it! I have also done a riff on it using their fig preserves …equally wonderful!

    • says

      Hi Donna – The serving is for 1/4 of the mixture which was one pancake for me but depends on how big you make the pancake! I hope you enjoy them – they were delicious!! And very filling. Thank you for the nice words on the Bonne Maman pork!

  3. Stephanea says

    In the ingredients list it calls for flax seed and wheat germ. When mixing the ingredients it doesn’t say to mix these in. I was wondering if that was a mistake. I went ahead and added both, but the batter was VERY thick.

    • Liz DellaCroce says

      Stephanea – My apologies!!! I have revised the recipe to include the flax and wheat germ. The batter is definitely on the thicker side as it will be a much heartier (and filling!) pancake than traditional pancakes. That being said, feel free to add more milk or water if you prefer a thinner batter. Hope that helps and again, my apologies for the error! :-)

  4. Cynthia says

    Very tasty! I can’t get mine to stick together when I flip them though. Any tricks? (Maybe because I left out the protein powder?)

    • Liz DellaCroce says

      Oh no! Well, I’ve never made them without the protein powder but if you are eliminating a dry ingredient, I would probably suggest lowering the amount of liquid ingredients (like the milk.) Let me know if that helps. We make these ALL the time with no fail so I’m thinking that must be it! Also, when flipping you need to flip fast as you do with any pancake. I learned that from Alton Brown. )


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