Here are all the best healthy pancakes recipes for all different diets! Pick from gluten-free, high protein, vegan, and more.
Need a healthy pancakes recipe? There are many different options, depending on what you’re looking for! There’s no one definition of a healthy pancake: some people may look at overall calories per pancake, others may prefer those that are loaded with nutrient-dense ingredients or conform to a certain diet. So this list contains lots of different options! Try recipes like Oatmeal Pancakes made with 100% oats (no flour), or high-protein Cottage Cheese. Opt for vegan pancakes, or those loaded with banana or applesauce. Ready to get started?
And now…our top healthy pancake recipes to try!
Looking for a healthy pancake recipes that's outrageously delicious? Meet these incredible Oatmeal Pancakes! They’re fluffy, they’re made with 100% oats (no flour!), and easy to whip up in a blender. Even better: they taste like vanilla cake! These healthy pancakes are gluten-free and full of fiber and protein. Breakfast just got better!
Cottage cheese pancakes? This protein-packed pancake uses half the flour as a regular pancake recipe, relying on eggs and cottage cheese instead. It’s tender, fluffy, and vanilla-scented: in fact, it tastes like French toast! This is our go-to pancake recipe. Each pancake has 7 grams of protein and 111 calories.
Does your definition of healthy mean plant-based? Then try these vegan pancakes! The flavor is rich and buttery, but there are no eggs or dairy at all. There’s a secret ingredient that makes them extra savory irresistible (peanut butter!). Though they’re vegan, this recipe will please literally anyone, no matter their diet!
Enter, these healthy banana oatmeal pancakes! They’re a mashup of our fan-favorite Oatmeal Pancakes and Banana Pancakes and man, are they irresistible. They’re made mainly of oats and bananas in a blender: that’s right: no all purpose flour at all! No one will believe the magic.
Here’s a healthy pancakes recipe that's ideal for gluten-free diets: Almond Flour Pancakes! They’re fluffy and vanilla scented, so tasty that no one would guess there’s none of the standard all purpose flour. In fact, we might just switch to these as our everyday pancake! These have the most calories of all the recipes in the list, but you're getting all the benefits of ground almonds.
This Greek yogurt pancakes recipe has become our new favorite! Greek yogurt makes pancakes tender, moist and fluffy, with a subtle tang. Really, they’re the best pancakes you can make. And if you’re like us, you might already have all of the ingredients in your pantry or fridge! Even better: add Greek yogurt flavored with a bit of maple syrup as a topping.
Try these Vegan Banana Pancakes! These babies are fast, easy and so delicious: and leftovers make for great snacks, slathered in nut butter with a hint of maple syrup. This healthy pancake recipe is so easy to make using simple ingredients: no need for any egg substitutes! We tried them out on family and they couldn’t stop raving.
Need a show-stopping healthy pancakes recipe? Look no further than these Lemon Ricotta Pancakes! They're impossibly fluffy and light, with a pop citrus flavor on the finish. Even better: they're packed with protein: a whopping 9.6 grams per pancake! They might sound fancy, but they're so easy to whip up and perfect for impressing friends and family at a lazy breakfast or brunch.
Here’s a recipe for cozy mornings that’s got a secret…it’s a healthy pancakes idea, too. Meet these Apple Cinnamon Pancakes! They’re fluffy, cinnamon-spiced, and guess what? They’re made of 100% oats, no flour! Using oats lends a warm, homey flavor and makes them more filling and nutrient-dense than the traditional pancake.
Last up in our healthy pancakes recipes...Applesauce Pancakes! This fruit puree makes the ideal soft and moist texture for flapjacks, and adds a boost of fruit. These pancakes are perfectly fluffy and spiced with cinnamon. They’re perfect for a cozy breakfast…and easy enough for anyone (even kids!). Top them with a little more applesauce and a hint of maple syrup.
Topping ideas for healthy pancakes
Another thing to think about when it comes to pancakes? The topping! Make sure not to load on caloric or sugary toppings. The best toppings here?
- Small drizzle of maple syrup
- Greek yogurt mixed with a bit of maple syrup
- Hint of powdered sugar
- Strawberry puree or Mango puree
More healthy breakfast recipes
Need more ideas for healthy breakfasts? Seems like we’re always in need of more. Here are some of our top ideas:
- Try 20 Healthy Breakfast Ideas
- Opt for Banana Baked Oatmeal or Everyday Baked Oatmeal
- Try our Healthy Banana Bread Muffins
- Go savory with Breakfast Vegetable Scramble
Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes (& More!)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 8 pancakes 1x
Hold onto your hats, this is the BEST oatmeal pancakes recipe! They’re easy to whip up with 100% oats, and taste like vanilla cake.
- 2 cups Old Fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup milk of choice
- 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Melt the butter. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until a smooth batter forms.
- Wait 5 minutes for the batter to thicken.
- Lightly grease a skillet with butter and wipe off extra grease with a paper towel. Heat the skillet over low heat. Pour the thickened batter into small circles (about ⅓ cup each). Cook the pancakes until the bubbles pop on the top and the bottoms are golden: low and slow is the key! Then flip them and cook until golden on the other side.
- Add 1 tablespoon milk to the remaining batter and stir so that it is pourable. Cook the remaining batter, adjusting the heat as necessary (the skillet can get very hot on the second batch). Place the cooked pancakes under an inverted bowl to keep them warm. Serve immediately with maple syrup.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
Keywords: Healthy pancakes
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