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Sweet Potato Rolled Oat Protein Pancakes

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Rolled Oat Protein Pancakes are a nutritious low-fat, high protein, moderate carb pancake recipe. Geared for those targeting specific macros and/or anyone who loves a great pancake, these healthy sweet potato pancakes are fluffy, moist and loaded with delicious flavor.

Gluten-Free Protein Pancakes made with sweet potato and rolled oats - an easy, delicious breakfast recipe

One of the many beauties about this recipe for sweet potato protein pancakes is they require ingredients you likely stock regularly in your home. 

The main ingredients needed here are one sweet potato, rolled oats, eggs (and/or egg whites), and baking powder.

Rather than needing flour, you can put your rolled oats to use! I’m willing to bet you have no less than 20 pounds of them right now 😉

These sweet potato protein pancakes are just so rad, let us line out their wonderful characteristics.

top down photo of sweet potato protein pancakes

Recipe Highlights:

  • Gluten-free
  • Fluffy
  • No flour required!
  • High in protein
  • Made easily in your blender
  • Kid-friendly, adult-friendly, breakfast-for-dinner friendly.

Another beauty? They are packed with protein, slow-burning carbohydrate, and are fairly low in fat.

This macronutrient breakdown is great for those of you looking to keep your protein intake high (and delicious) while maintaining a low to moderate fat intake.

Not to mention: these protein pancakes are a pleasure to make. Need a project for the kids? THESE!

Gluten-Free Protein Pancakes made with sweet potato and rolled oats - an easy, delicious breakfast recipe

Have you ever made flour out of rolled oats? I pinky promise it is silly simple! You will need a high-powered blender like a Vitamix, Nutri-Bullet, Blendtec, Wolf, or some such radical blender.

Let’s get started.

How to Make Oat Flour Using Rolled Oats:

All you do to make oat flour using rolled oats is transfer the oats to a blender and blend on high speed until a flour forms. You can’t really overdo it on the blending, so keep going (scraping the sides of the blender or stirring if necessary) until a flour is achieved.

How to Make Sweet Potato Rolled Oat Protein Pancakes:

Begin by cooking the sweet potatoes. I boil mine for 20 to 25 minutes in water on the stove top, but if you’re in a hurry you can microwave them. Once cooked and cooled, mash the sweet potato. You will need 1 cup of mashed sweet potato.

Boiled sweet potatoes in a pot

Add the oats to a blender and blend until a flour forms (note: you can also use 1 cup of oat flour if you have it on hand).

oat flour from rolled oats in a blender

Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth and combined. Don’t worry about over-blending!

Ingredients for sweet potato pancakes in a blender

Heat a skillet over medium heat on the stove top and add enough oil to lightly coat the surface.

Sweet potato pancake cooking in a skillet on the stove top

Pour pancake batter onto the hot skillet (I use about ¼ to ⅓ cup of batter per pancake) and cook until the sides firm up, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook an additional minute or two, until cooked through.

Enjoy sweet potato rolled oat protein pancakes with choice of toppings – I like mixed nut butter and pure maple syrup.

sweet potato pancakes with nut butter on top and honey being poured on top

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Replace rolled oats with 1 cup of oat flour or rice flour.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup to the pancake batter if you’d like for sweetening.
  • Replace the mashed sweet potato with mashed butternut squash, kabocha squash, or pumpkin.
  • Use rice flour or a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend instead of oat flour. If using rice flour, use 1 cup, and if using a GF flour blend, use ⅔ cup.
top down photo of sweet potato pancakes with almond butter and honey on top

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top down photo of stack of sweet potato pancakes with almond butter, honey and a section taken out

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Gluten-Free Protein Pancakes made with sweet potato and rolled oats - an easy, delicious breakfast recipe

Sweet Potato Rolled Oat Protein Pancakes

Yield: 8 pancakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Gluten-free protein pancakes made with rolled oats and sweet potato.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Begin by cooking the sweet potato. You can boil for 20 to 25 minutes on the stove top, roast it or microwave it. Once cooked and cooled, mash the sweet potato. You will need 1 cup of mashed sweet potato.

Sweet potato chunks being boiled in a pot of water

2. Add the oats, ground cinnamon, baking powder, and sea salt (dry ingredients) to a blender and blend until a flour forms (note: you can also use 1 cup of oat flour if you have it on hand).

oat flour from rolled oats in a blender

3. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth and combined. Don’t worry about over-blending!

Ingredients for sweet potato pancakes in a blender

Sweet potato pancake batter in a blender

4. Heat a skillet over medium heat on the stove top and add enough oil to lightly coat the surface.

5. Pour pancake batter onto the hot skillet (I use about ¼ to ⅓ cup of batter per pancake) and cook until the sides firm up, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook an additional minute or two, until cooked through.

Sweet potato pancake cooking in a skillet on the stove top

6. Enjoy sweet potato rolled oat protein pancakes with choice of toppings - I like mixed nut butter and pure maple syrup.

Horizontal photo of a stack of healthy sweet potato pancakes on a plate with a bite taken out.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1 of 8
Amount Per Serving Calories 94Total Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 7g
Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Rolled Oat Protein Pancakes - easy healthy pancakes made in a blender with rolled oats!

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Linda

Saturday 29th of October 2022

Could I used canned sweet potato in this recipe? It sounds delicious can’t wait to try it!!

Linda

Wednesday 16th of November 2022

@Julia, They turned out perfect!! Delicious!! Thank you!!

Julia

Monday 31st of October 2022

Hi Linda! I haven't tried the recipe using canned sweet potato so I'm not sure how it would work out, but I imagine they will turn out great! Let me know if you try it! xoxo

Kelly

Friday 29th of July 2022

You mention two scoops of protein powder with an asterisk. I've never used protein powder. Is it necessary? And if so, are all the scoops the same size?

Julia

Friday 29th of July 2022

Hi Kelly! You can leave the protein powder out if you don't have any on hand and/or don't care about the protein content of the pancakes. A scoop of the protein powder I use is about 1 1/2 tablespoons. Honestly, I'm not sure if this is standard or not - I'm betting some brands may vary their scoop sizes. This to say, if you did want to add protein powder, you'd add about 1/4 cup. Hope this helps! xoxo

Amy

Friday 29th of July 2022

I think that I could love these pancakes but not only am I gluten-free; I can't eat eggs. Do you have any ideas?

Julia

Friday 29th of July 2022

Hi Amy! I haven't tested the pancakes without eggs yet, but it may be possible to replace them with flax eggs. I've also had great success making pancakes using a gluten-free flour blend and using any non-dairy milk to replace the eggs. If you wanted to try this, you would replace the oats with 1 cup of your favorite gluten-free flour blend, omit the eggs, and add 1/2 cup of your favorite non-dairy milk (or regular cow's milk works too). If the batter seems too thick, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of more milk until it seems like regular pancake batter. Let me know if you try it and how they turn out! xoxoxo

Nicky

Saturday 26th of February 2022

Yum yum in my tum! Just had these, lovely thank you Julia 🙌🏼

Sylvia W

Monday 21st of February 2022

Mmmmm! This sounds so yummy, and I have all the ingredients on hand as a rule!!!! Any caveats before I try this recipe in my waffle iron? For some reason the extra crunch of waffles beats out pancakes for me.

Alyssa

Friday 24th of June 2022

@Sylvia W, did you ever try these as waffles? Curious If it went well!

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