Blueberry Protein Pancake Recipe

There are a lot of protein pancake recipes out there, but I really like this one because incorporates only whole foods and is something I can make that my two-year old loves too!  This is one of my favorite ways to eat my egg whites in the morning.

Ingredients (makes 1 serving):

  • 6 egg whites
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I like Almond Breeze brand)
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 tiny scoops of KAL brand stevia (or you could use 2 packets Truvia)
  • ¼ c. blueberries
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce (for topping)
  • Dash of cinnamon

Directions:
Put egg whites, oats, baking powder, almond milk, salt and stevia in the blender.  Blend for 30 seconds on med-high speed.   Cook like a regular pancake. Spray a pan with non-stick cooking spray and cook on med heat on stovetop. Measure out 1/4 c. blueberries (either fresh or frozen will work).  This recipe will make two pancakes.  After you pour the batter into your pan, sprinkle half of the blueberries into the batter so the blueberries cook into the pancakes.

These taste fairly sweet on their own because of the stevia and blueberries, but if you would like to add a topping you can use 1/2 c. of unsweetened applesauce and sprinkle cinnamon on top instead of syrup. One of my favorite breakfasts!  Recipe makes two pancakes (1 serving).

Nutritional Facts without Applesauce (for two pancakes) : Calories: 293 Fat: 5g Carbs: 33g Sugars: 5g Protein: 28g

The last two photos above show pictures of a triple batch (I blended the blueberries into the batter that time).  I made these in advance and froze two at a time in ziploc bags and put them in the freezer for a quick breakfast later in the week.

Comments

  1. awalsh226 says:

    Natalie – these sound so yummy! I am about to make them this AM. Question though, how do they only have 1g of sugar with 1/4c of blueberries? I love blueberries but I try to use raspberries or blackberries since they have less sugar. Just curious! Thanks for everything you do – I love following your healthy outlook and messages.

    • You know what, you are right! I’m not sure how this happened, but I’m wondering if maybe I accidentally put the wrong nutritional info up for this recipe. Because, I just “re-built” the recipe in myfitnesspal.com and I came out with slightly different macros. I just updated the recipe – thanks for pointing that out I appreciate it!

  2. I’ve been making blueberry pancakes all this last week and I’ve noticed my pancakes are always really moist inside, because I use frozen blueberrys. I don’t mind that it’s moist, but I’ve been wondering if the moisture from the blueberrys is keeping my eggs from fully cooking. I’m not a very good cook, so maybe this is a dumb question. Do you think this is something I should be careful about?

    • Hey Ashley! No dumb questions here!! Mine are usually kind of moist too, it could be from the blueberries. I wouldn’t be too worried about it though, you should be fine :) Thanks for the comment!!

  3. Blueberries* :)

  4. I made this recipe for my whole family this last weekend, and everyone loved it! We were all a little skeptical, but were very pleasantly surprised. My kids are very picky eaters, and my husband can be too. It was wonderful to find a healthy high protien pancake they will all eat! Thanks so much for this recipe!

    • Thanks April!! It’s one of my favorite ways to sneak healthy foods in with my family :) So glad you guys liked it and thanks for the feedback!

  5. Ben Cronin says:

    I tried these out today not thinking id get great results the first time, but they were delicious! you’re a nutritional genius! Thanks for the great idea

    • Haha, thanks Ben!! This is definitely my favorite protein pancake recipe of all the ones I have tried. Thanks for your comment! :)

  6. I may be asking a dumb question, but oh well! Are these supposed to be really “egg-y”? I made them this a.m. and I didn’t have blueberries on hand so I used 1tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder and it’s like eating chocolate eggs. I’m eating it because I don’t have time to make anything else. They’re not horrible, but just odd. I think my baking powder is old (so that may explain the problem), but mine do not resemble a traditional pancake at all. They did not rise whatsoever. :) Just curious! Thanks!

    • Hey cmoore! No dumb questions here! Yeah they do turn out sort of egg-y – I usually find that my first one is a little ‘eggier’ (is that a word?!? haha) than the second one because the oats tend to sort of sink to the bottom when I pour the mixture out of my blender. Blending everything together instead of hand mixing helps a lot.

  7. Just curious, when you reheat the frozen ones later how do you do it? just in the microwave or do you reheat them in a pan on the stove?

    • Hey Janelle! I will say – they don’t taste quite as good re-heated as they do fresh, but they are great to have in a time crunch. I usually just put them frozen in the toaster and reheat them that way :)

  8. I only have frozen mixed berries. Do you think that would work in place of blueberries?

  9. Could you use oat flour instead of oats?

  10. paigemaurea says:

    Natalie, I stumbled upon this recipe which also brought me to your new website. Love it by the way. It is so inspirational to me and many others I am sure! I tried these pancakes today but I used strawberries instead. I am in love with them! I am so happy I found this website with all of your recipes! I have a very hard time committing to clean eating, so seeing that there are ways to make the food taste better helps me out so much! I took a picture of my pancakes to show you but I dont know how to post it! Have a good one!

  11. I’ve had these for the last two days – love them!

  12. Tina Paisley says:

    What can I replace the Almond Milk with as my son is highly allergic to Almonds. I am not sure what would take better – rice milk or would you use coconut milk

    • Hey Tina! Either would work great as a substitute :) My twin sisters are also highly allergic to all tree nuts, so I totally understand.

  13. Oneda Walker says:

    Hi Natalie…these look great. Can you use 100% egg whites out of the carton or do they taste better with real eggs using the egg whites that way?

  14. I eat gluten free so I subbed the oats for quinoa flakes, yum!

  15. I am loving your blog and FB page! So glad to have found you. I’m trying to eat VERY clean and avoid any artificial sweeteners. Could I just leave out the stevia etc or replace it with raw honey?

  16. fantastic recipe!!! I am a fan and will continue to follow you. Keep the ideas coming! :) In fact- I just shared your weblink on facebook b/c this recipe is so good!

    Got any good Paleo (low carb) recipes?

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