This healthy oatmeal pancake recipe for one contains gluten-free oats, protein-rich eggs, and heart-healthy flaxseeds. This breakfast is warm and filling and offers up plenty of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosures.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I love a warm, filling breakfast after I walk my dog and shuffle the kids out the door.
I’m also looking to add plenty of nutrients and protein to my first meal of the day so my tummy doesn’t start to rumble mid-morning.
What I love about this healthy oatmeal pancake is that it offers plenty of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, all sweetened with raw honey vs. refined sugar.
Protein: Eggs are a wonderful source of bioavailable protein and of course, eggs are naturally gluten free. One large egg contains six grams of protein, and 91% of the egg is easily digested and absorbed by the body.
Fiber: This healthy oatmeal pancake is fiber-rich thanks to the gluten-free quick-cook oats and ground flaxseed meal. Remember, soluble fiber soaks up toxins in your body all while adding bulk to your stool. It’s essential to keeping your bowel movements regular and helping you maintain good heart health.
Fats: Flaxseed not only adds fiber but also adds healthy omega-3 fats to your morning meal. Healthy fats are like fuel for your body, giving you energy and helping you feel full longer.
Sugar: You’ll see this recipe includes a bit of honey to add a touch of sweetness.
How to Make this Healthy Oatmeal Pancake for One
My recipe is simple and only takes a few minutes to make in the morning. The results are well worth the effort because, well, who doesn’t want a warm, filling breakfast?
In a medium bowl, use a fork to beat your egg, then add the following ingredients:
- Gluten-Free Oats: I use Bob’s Red Mill 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” and made my a trusted manufacturer. I list safe gluten-free oat brands in my article, Is There Gluten in Oats?
- Raw Honey: I love using unprocessed, local raw honey. Get it at your local grocery store or use any honey you can find. Another option is maple syrup.
- Flaxseed Meal: I add a tablespoon of gluten-free flaxseed meal to my healthy oatmeal pancake in order to add fiber and healthy fats to the mix.
- Vanilla: Just a splash of vanilla extract will add a little more sweetness to the protein-rich pancake.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a wonderful antioxidant that adds so much flavor and a little no-sugar sweetness to this delicious pancake recipe.
Mix all of the above ingredients together and let the mixture sit for a minute while you heat your pan.
In a small non-stick skillet pan over medium-high heat, add a pat of butter. Once the butter melts, add the pancake mixture and allow it to cook on one side before carefully flipping it to cook on the other side. It’ll need about 3-4 minutes to cook and firm up before flipping. You’ll make one large pancake or you could divide the mixture and make two smaller pancakes.
There you have it, a healthy oatmeal pancake for one. Hope you’re hungry!
More Breakfast Recipes
Enjoy these delicious breakfast recipes too:
- 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
Healthy Oatmeal Pancake
- In a small bowl, whisk egg and water together with a fork. Add oats, flaxseed meal, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon, and then mix until well combined. Allow the mixture to sit for one minute so the oats absorb some of the water.
- Melt butter in a small skillet pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, pour the mixture into the pan and cook for about 2-4 minutes on each side until cooked through.
- Top the pancake with maple syrup, chopped fruit, or simply enjoy it as is.