Tuesday, March 1

Healthy protein pancakes for Pancake Tuesday - or any other time you want to serve pancakes for dinner and still feel good about it


I created this recipe to help myself feel better about serving the kids pancakes for dinner on Pancake Tuesday. 

There are plenty of uber-healthy protein pancake recipes on the web, made with banana and oats and no flour. And they're great, but my two boys know better. They always accuse me of making "too healthy" pancakes and specifically request that their dad make them the "unhealthy ones".

So this recipe is a compromise... it has a small amount of real flour to keep that great texture and taste of regular pancakes, but they're still made mostly of oats and yogurt and contain a ton of protein. Which makes them perfectly suitable for supper. And I'm happy to report they got rave reviews from the boys.

Healthy Protein Pancakes

  • 1 cup quick oats, coarsely blended (or oat flour)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds (optional - but adds protein)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds (also optional, but adds protein/nice texture)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup full fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • oil/butter/or coconut oil for frying pancakes (*butter or coconut oil are truly the best tasting for pancakes in my opinion. Oh and don't be stingy on the oil either - they taste so much better that way).

Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl, then add in the eggs, yogurt and vanilla. Mix everything together.

Heat a large griddle/frying pan over medium heat. Add oil of choice.

Spoon batter onto hot grill (making 2-3-inch wide pancakes) - cook undisturbed until you see bubbles forming on the surface, sneak a peak under a pancake and only flip when golden on the bottom. Other side will only take a minute or so. 

Serve hot!

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