My family is pancake OBSESSED! Saturday morning is pancake day and we all look forward to it. I got tired of making different recipes that weren't filling, or had zero nutrients. I've tried "healthy" pancakes that taste like cardboard and my kids won't touch them! The Best Protein Packed Pancake Recipe bring the perfect combo of flavor, texture and protein. The kids can't get enough! Top this delicious stack of flapjacks with your favorite fruit and pure maple syrup for an instant breakfast hit! Fluffy, light and delicious!
A healthy start to your day
The three main ingredients to these delicious power pancakes is oat flour, yogurt, and eggs. These ingredients are a perfect way to start your day. These pancakes are filling and use zero added sugar or oil. It's something you can feel good about feeding your kids. I know when I eat pancakes I get full fast, but then need more food shortly after. These protein pancakes are packed with protein and keep you going!
How to make The Best Protein Packed Pancake Recipe
Making The Best Protein Packed Pancake Recipe is super simple.
Start by making oat flour. That may sound overwhelming but stick with me. It's so easy and quick. Take a cup of oats and put it in a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth. There will still be pieces of oats and that's ok. It gives the pancakes a great texture.
Put your oat flour in a large mixing bowl and add flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. Mix altogether.
Next comes the wet ingredients. In the same large mixing bowl add yogurt, eggs, and milk. Mix wet and dry ingredients altogether until well mixed.
On a preheated griddle, spray with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup of batter on the hot griddle. Cook pancakes on one side until the top begins to bubble. About 3-4 minutes. Then, flip the pancakes to the other side to continue cooking. Adjust cook time as needed.
Serve pancakes warm with fresh fruit and pure maple syrup. We also love to add nut butters like almond butter and peanut butter.
The Best Protein Packed Pancakes are so light and fluffy!
Tips, Trick and Variations
I use vanilla greek yogurt when I make these pancakes. It adds a delicious flavor that everyone loves. If you're trying to cut back on the sugar, add plain greek yogurt instead. When doing this, add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract to keep the same flavor. Because there is more added sugar in vanilla greek yogurt, using plain greek yogurt will result in slightly different taste. They will still be delicious!
I often double or triple these pancakes. My family loves having the extra pancakes in the refrigerator for a quick breakfast or even a quick snack. They taste amazing reheated!
You can even freeze these pancakes in the freezer for 1-2 months.
Storing and Reheating
These pancakes store amazingly! My family loves eating extra pancakes as a snack or quick breakfast. They are reheated best in the toaster. It gives them a crisp outside, like the first day they were made.
Store any extra pancakes in the refrigerator for 4-6 days. Or freeze any extra for 1-2 months.