Best Protein Oatmeal Pancake

One food I absolutely love is pancakes. I love everything about them! Having a pancake and a mimosa is one of my favorite things to have the morning after I have competed in a show. It has become one of my traditions! But, for my goals, pancakes are not something I can eat everyday. Luckily for me, back in 2015, I was reading a blog from a woman who was preparing for a bodybuilding competition. In this blog, she shared a pancake recipe she was eating while on prep. I tried the recipe and was immediately hooked. Since 2015, I have eaten it almost every day since, sometimes even twice a day! Now, to be up front, this protein pancake does not exactly taste like a regular pancake, but it is a much healthier alternative and fills my cravings for pancakes. 

Here is the basic recipe:

  • 60g ground oatmeal
  • 2 oz zucchini
  • 4 egg whites (you can also use the whole egg if you would prefer)

Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Spray a frying pan with olive oil spray and pour the mixture in the pan. Spread the mixture out so it fills the entire pan. When one side is done cooking, flip the pancake to cook the other side. Once the pancake is done, put it on a plate and enjoy!

What is great about this recipe is that you can modify it to fit your nutritional needs by changing the portion sizes, add-ins, and toppings. You can be completely creative with this pancake. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Add-ins – Zucchini, sweet potatoes, peppers, blueberries, cinnamon, p2b peanut butter.
  • Toppings – Sugar free syrup, peanut butter, almond butter.

If you try the recipe, I’d love to hear your feedback on it!