I love this gluten-free protein pancake recipe so much. It’s definitely a go-to morning treat. The pancake is made with an egg + quick-cook oats + flaxseed meal and a slew of other delicious, wholesome ingredients. This pancake is filling and offers plenty of soluble fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosures.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and let me tell you, I am hungry in the morning.
I typically walk my dog in the morning (for 30 minutes when it’s dark and cold and for one hour when it’s light and nice). When I return from my morning walk, I’m ready for my first feeding.
Truth be told, I don’t like any old breakfast. I don’t love cold cereal. Instead, I like a big, filling, warm breakfast that lasts me until at least 1 or 2 pm in the afternoon.
Having a big, warm breakfast enables me to plow through the day without my tummy rumbling and distracting me from everything I need to get done.
I also love a nutrient-rich breakfast… and this protein pancake recipe has all the right ingredients to start my day off with a bang, including:
Protein: This recipe calls for an egg, and eggs are a wonderful source of bioavailable protein. One large egg, for example, contains six grams of protein. A study published in the The Journal of Nutrition found the bioavailability of the egg’s protein content is 91 percent – wow!
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Low Sugar: You’ll see this recipe includes just a bit of honey to add a touch of sweetness. The protein pancake is probably a little more savory than sweet, but the touch of honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the final flavor profile.
Healthy Fats: The flaxseed, in addition to adding fiber, also adds healthy, omega-3 fats to the mix. Healthy fats are like fuel for your body, giving you energy and keeping you feeling full longer.
Related Reading: Gluten-Free Apple Pie Oatmeal
How to Make this Recipe
My recipe is simple and only takes a few minutes to make in the morning. The results are well worth the effort… and who doesn’t love a warm breakfast that fills you up?!?
To make this recipe, beat (with a fork) your egg in a large bowl. Then add all the other ingredients:
- Gluten-Free Oats: I use Bob’s Red Mill certified gluten-free quick cooking oats. Remember, oats are naturally gluten free, but the way they are manufactured is not safe for someone on a gluten-free diet. Make sure your oats are labeled “gluten free.” Read more about gluten free oats in this article.
- Raw Honey: I love using unprocessed, local raw honey. Get it at your local grocery store.
- Flaxseed Meal: I add a tablespoon of gluten-free flaxseed meal to add more fiber and healthy fats to the mix.
- Vanilla: Just a splash of vanilla extract will add a little more sweetness to the protein pancake recipe without the excess added sugar.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a wonderful antioxidant that adds so much flavor and a little no-sugar sweetness to this delicious protein pancake recipe.
Mix all these ingredients together and let it sit for a minute while you heat your pan.
In a small non-stick skillet pan, add a pat of butter until melted. Alternatively you could use a little cooking spray to coat the pan. Add the mixture to a hot pan. You’ll make one large pancake.
Once the pancake is cooked and set in place, you can easily flip it with a large, flat spatula. Cook for another 2 minutes on the other side.
Beware!!! This is a really filling pancake.
You may only be able to eat half of it and that’s okay. You can always save the rest for tomorrow’s breakfast.
I personally like to eat in the AM (who am I kidding, I like to eat all day long!), so I polish the entire pancake in just a few minutes while I sip on coffee and catch up on the day’s news.
I feel fueled and ready for the day after noshing on this fiber-rich breakfast. Yum!
Want More Breakfast Recipes?
Are you looking to change up breakfast? Do you crave variety? If so, I have a few suggestions and recipes for you.
First, a suggestion. I encourage you to sign up for my weekly gluten-free meal plans. Once you sign up, I’ll send you a weekly meal plan each Friday that will details what to make and eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, giving you the variety you crave and building your recipe repertoire.
Second, here are a few delicious breakfast recipes you might enjoy:
- Simple Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Simple Gluten-Free Pancake with Blueberries
- Banana Walnut Muffins
- Egg and Quinoa Muffins
- Healthy Breakfast Donut
- Banana Oatmeal Recipe
- Incredibly Easy Brussels Sprouts and Egg Skillet
- Easy and Tasty French Toast Casserole
Gluten-Free Protein Pancake
- In a small bowl, whisk egg and water together with a fork. Add oats, flaxseed meal, honey, vanilla and cinnamon and mix until well combined.
- Melt butter in small skillet pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, pour the mixture into the pan and cook for about 2 minutes on each side until cooked through.
- Top pancake with chopped fruit or simply enjoy it as is.