Deliciously Healthy Pancakes

One of my favorite ways to start the day is with this healthy, protein-packed pancake. It only takes about five minutes to make and it is packed with enough fiber to keep you full and fueled for hours. What more could you ask for in a breakfast?!

• 1 cup of quick rolled oats
• 2 eggs
• 1/4 cup of part-skim ricotta cheese
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

• Fresh fruit
• Syrup or honey
• Shredded coconut

Heat a non-stick pan over medium. Beat together the oatmeal, eggs, ricotta, vanilla and cinnamon. I put mine in a food processor to get more of a creamy, batter-like consistency, but that’s optional! Spoon the batter into the heated pan as you would pancakes. These cook quickly — only about 2 minutes per side depending on the thickness, so stay close.

Serve alone or with fresh fruit, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

Keep in mind these will turn out much thicker and heavier than your typical pancake, so don’t expect to produce something airy and cake-like.

Enjoy your day now that you’re fueled and full of energy!

photo credit: duane fernandez

Julianne Hough
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Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough is just trying to be a nice person who dances as often as possible, usually in public. She recently wifed up to NHL star Brooks Laich and is the proud dog-mom of two pups, Lexi & Harley (they’re the real brains behind everything).
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  • Axela

    Looks so good !! So happy for you babe !!!! A dancer so maybe I’ll dance with you in the future !!

  • Christina

    Looks yummy! My husband actually made us blueberry pancakes for breakfast yesterday. The weekend is really the only time that we can have a nice, big breakfast together. I haven’t thought of putting oatmeal in pancakes, but that’s a great idea! So excited to see you on DWTS tonight! ;-D

  • Liz Stark

    Fabulous pancake recipe!

  • Nikaila

    Looks delicious!! I’ll defiantly try and make these! Thank you for the tip Jules

  • Eileen

    What type of oatmeal do you use? The slow cooking or instant?

    • Carolyn Locher Thomason

      I was wondering the same thing,

  • Andrea Byrne Palumbo

    Thanks! Better breakfast than my usual protein bars.

  • Kyra

    Thank you for a lovely new recipe! Xx

  • Frank Wynerth Summers III

    Need to try this…

  • Kristene

    I just made these. The don’t look much like pancakes, but I used a combination of instant & slow cooking oatmeal because I didn’t have enough of just one. I also had to add an extra egg so they would stick together. They were delicious though! I would make them again.

  • Rylie CW Lin

    I like pancakes! I will try this!

  • Delany Rae

    Made them for lunch tomorrow.. Fantastic

  • Yumm!! 😛

  • Erika

    Is it one cup of ‘cooked’ quick oats?

  • Julia

    I guess blending this thing wasn’t a good idea..Should try this one again!

  • Ruby

    Julianne, we need better instructions for these pancakes, please!! I havent had pancakes in years d/t gf allergy. But yours look amazing. So help a girl out! 🙂

  • Hmmm… wonder if it works with just *raw* oats.

  • mckenna coffin

    Hey guys. a lot of you were asking for a little better direction as far as how to make them. well I think the biggest thing is to just make sure you make the oatmeal first them blend in the eggs, cinnamon and vanilla. by doing so you get a better pancake consistency. also, on the Type of oats. I found that my local grocery store had the “rolled quick oats” for only $3-5. so totally worth it.

  • Alright. I’m baking them if we speak..