Skinny Pancakes

Healthy Skinny Pancakes from Celebrity Trainer Heidi Powell - Get the recipe at http://HeidiPowell.net/2465

Skinny pancakes? Yes please! I’ll take a wheat-free, banana-packed, absolutely delicious breakfast ANYDAY…and so will your family! These yummy cakes are easy enough to make with your kiddos alongside you. Tomorrow’s breakfast dilemma is solved!

Skinny Pancakes
Serves 1 – so double, triple, or quadruple for your family

What you’ll need:

2 egg whites
1/2 cup uncooked gluten-free oats
1/2 banana
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
A dash of cinnamon

How to make them:

1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend for 15-20 seconds or until mixed.
2. Spray hot griddle with non-fat cooking spray.
3. Pour batter onto griddle and cook until edges are golden brown. This should make about 3 small cakes.
4. Top with spray butter (if desired) and all natural syrup or agave nectar.
5. Enjoy!

What’s in them:

In one serving (3 small cakes) – 246 calories, 2.9 g fat, 41.6 g. carbohydrate, 13.1 g fat.


135 Comments

  1. Anna DePinto - October 1, 2013

    Do you have a recipe for a protein rich pancake?

  2. Heather - September 21, 2013

    My husband and I LOVE these :)

  3. Roxanne Tomkinson - September 10, 2013

    These look so easy and also yummy! I need to make these:) Thanks for the great recipe!

  4. Kristin Hankins - September 9, 2013

    I’m always researching pancake recipes to try that are healthier than our favorite fattening pancakes! Can’t wait to try these!

  5. Kimmy Noel - August 18, 2013

    Love it!! I make something similar often with my kids! Actually been making it since they were babies. I’ve always made their baby food, and it started out as their “baby banana bread” which was just blended banana & a little blended oat flour baked as a thin flat sheet that I cut into squares. Never tried with just whites though! Genius! This as a dinner! Yummo!

  6. Anna - August 12, 2013

    I realise you guys can eat oats but is it possible to post some high fibre gluten free recipes that don’t include oats? Many people with Coeliac Disease can’t eat oats because it’s protein structure is similar to gluten and we react to it.

  7. Carrie - August 11, 2013

    I used to make something similar but instead of vanilla I use Maple extract and I also use 1/2 cup cottage cheese and put everything into a food processor. So very yummy!

  8. Marie-Frédérique Noël - August 9, 2013

    Making those before hitting the gym tomorrow!!!!! You have great ideas!!!!!! You guys should publish a recipe book

  9. JIB - August 9, 2013

    Hi Heidi:

    The hardest part of getting healthy is food for me. I hear so often about good tasting healthy food. I rarely come across these recipes! I am going to try some of the ones I find here on your website. Do you have anyother sites for healthy, GOOD tasting recipes! Appreciate any help you can give.

  10. Mary Beth Braun-Hanson - August 9, 2013

    I’m Gluten free – always love new recipes… Thank you!

  11. Jamie Coy - August 9, 2013

    Love having a healthy option for pancakes!!:)

  12. Amber T. - August 9, 2013

    Since the spray butter / natural syrup / agave nectar is not listed in the ingredients, I’m assuming the calorie count does not include any amount of this?

  13. Jodi C - August 9, 2013

    Reading this reminds me that I really need to invest in an updated blender…mine is so old and bulky-I’m sure there are much better ones on the market. Can’t wait to try these!

  14. Holly Bialczyk - August 9, 2013

    I love pancakes. Would I eat these on a high carb day? Can I add blueberries, raspberries or strawberries? I warm these frozen fruits and it makes kind of like a puree and use it for syrup. MMMMMM Can’t wait.

  15. Vera Butler - August 9, 2013

    I have been trying to find new healthy recipes. I cannot wait to try this one! I can’t believe how many great things are on your site…

  16. debi - August 9, 2013

    Grandkids will love these. I’ll love these too.

  17. Tofer Wescott - August 9, 2013

    I love making these for my wife for Saturday breakfast!

  18. Elissa Ross - August 9, 2013

    Sounds delicious!

  19. Sandy Hoffmeister - August 8, 2013

    Thank you!!! I love pancakes but hate the guilt that goes with them!!! We will try them for sure!!

  20. Carrie - August 8, 2013

    What?!! My pancake lovin’ kids are going to LOVE these!!!

  21. Leslie - August 8, 2013

    thanks for posting wonderful recipes…..and here i thought that getting healthy meant sacrificing on foods i love such as pancakes and cookies

  22. Valerie - August 8, 2013

    Hmm this is interesting. Wonder if it taste a LOT like bananas. Might need to try it.

  23. Ashley Armbruster - August 8, 2013

    These sound delicious! And reminds me of my favorite Jack Johnson song!

  24. Deana - August 8, 2013

    Love this!! Pancakes are a weekend staple, now they can be “healthy” ;)

  25. sharon mcnamee - August 8, 2013

    Looks delish! I think I’ll add a couple of walnuts…

  26. Krista - August 8, 2013

    Mine did not turn out fluffy. Not sure what I did wrong but I trying them again this weekend. I will master these sooner or later :)

  27. Melanie Davis - August 8, 2013

    I can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Kristen - August 8, 2013

    My boys would loves these! And so easy to make.

  29. Julie - August 8, 2013

    A recipe that I have all the ingredients for! Love it! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Michelle Cordero - August 8, 2013

    Yay! I have all the ingredients on hand to try for breakfast tomorrow!

  31. Carrie - August 8, 2013

    This look great…Now I wanna buy a waffle maker just to see if I can make waffles using this recipe

  32. patricia griffith - August 8, 2013

    Thank you! I love pancakes but I am not eating flours or dairy and your recipe looks delicious!

  33. Linda Jones - August 8, 2013

    Love these. I have these often. Quick, easy any yummy.

  34. Maddie - August 8, 2013

    Thank you for posting this! I have been looking for a quick and easy recipe! Your posts are awesome! I am excited to try these. Do you have a fitness app that you use for calorie counting?

  35. Sarah Strange - August 8, 2013

    i want to try these on my 3 year old, it would be awesome if she ate them :)

  36. Mary Batchelor - August 8, 2013

    I’m so excited to try these! My husband is an excellent cook, and makes divine wheat pancakes with fruit syrup, but I’m sure they are still pretty fattening so it is only an occasional treat for me, and even then, I never have a whole one. Will be trying these soon.

  37. amy stevenson - August 8, 2013

    Loves these been eating all week!

  38. betsy - August 8, 2013

    made these for breakfast the other morning…and then told everyone I work with to make them! Cant wait to try them again!!

  39. Raha - August 8, 2013

    this sounds amazing! will definitely be trying it sometime soon

  40. Ali - August 8, 2013

    I made these this morning and my 3 yr old and I loved them!

  41. Laurie - August 8, 2013

    Thanks for posting the recipe! Would these be for a high or low carb day?

  42. Suzanne James - August 8, 2013

    Tried them, loved them, can’t wait to make them again!

  43. Sara Kingsley - August 8, 2013

    YUM!! I love pancakes! Can’t wait to make these. Thanks for the recipe!

  44. La'Toya Chasten - August 8, 2013

    Wow! I wish I could prepare this tomorrow morning for breakfast but I need to go grocery shopping for some uncooked gluten free oats first. I usually make my pancakes with granny smith apples but I want to try adding other fruits to my pancakes

  45. SilviaSVK - August 8, 2013

    Ive never had an idea of mixing bananas to pancakes! Hm, jummy

  46. Ieva - August 8, 2013

    I love pancakes. Always being creative before I bake them. Love these ones too! Thank you!

  47. Maggie - August 8, 2013

    Great idea! My husband and I are HUGE breakfast for dinner fans and this would be awesome!

  48. kim - August 8, 2013

    Sunday morning before church tradition in my household… Pancakes with the kiddos and hubby… Anxious to try your healthier version. Thank you!

  49. Tina Maria Adams - August 8, 2013

    I have been buying gluten free pre-made frozen waffles and sticking them in the toaster. I heard that the same brand of gluten free pancakes are not good so I haven’t bought them. I love pancakes and have been wondering what I could do to substitute for my favorite wild blueberry pancakes like Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Restaurants make. Now, I can get my fix and save money, fat, calories, and carbs and not feel stuffed and bloated from gluten. YAY! Thanks Heidi.

  50. Melissa - August 8, 2013

    These look so good. Always looking for new ways to do breakfast :)

  51. Melissa Radach - August 8, 2013

    I was struggling a bit the other day because I always crave pizza. I usually make some homemade but didn’t have the ingredients to do it. Instead of going right to ordering one, I looked up some nutrition facts on a popular pizza company. I was so disgusted. I made skinny pancakes, egg whites and lean breakfast meat instead! :)

  52. Taryen - August 8, 2013

    Just tried these and they are fantastic :) thank you :)

  53. Alex Hansen - August 8, 2013

    My sister made these and said they were wonderful!!! I will be trying them out soon! :D

  54. Anni Thaysen - August 8, 2013

    These are sooo yummy! They are definitely a new breakfast favorite in my house. Even the hubby liked them – which says a lot as he really despise oatmeal.

  55. Christina Ebersohl - August 8, 2013

    These look so delicious and such a smart way to get protein for breakfast, which is always so hard for me.

  56. Katy Winterflood - August 8, 2013

    I totally want to try these!! I always love reading your recipes! Im on week 3 of Carb Cycling now and I find that my main challenge is finding a variety of low carb recipes so that I don’t get bored eating the same things each week. I’d love to see more low carb recipes from you and chris! x

  57. Cassandra Woods - August 8, 2013

    These have been such a big hit in my house. They are so easy to make and so quick. Pancakes are no longer a weekend only breakfast.

  58. Shirley - August 8, 2013

    excited to try this recipe!

  59. Ruth Woodhall - August 8, 2013

    Thanks for the great recipe, can’t wait to make these!

  60. Renee Tabor - August 8, 2013

    Going to try these!! They sound delicious!!! :)

  61. Dee Rushforth - August 8, 2013

    I shared this one with my weight watchers group – love this now I have an option for pancakes without blowing all my points for the day. Thank you for sharing :)

  62. Tammy - August 8, 2013

    I’m gonna try these out, my girls love pancakes..

  63. Tracy - August 8, 2013

    Going to have to try those! I love your recipes. I am trying to get my kids to eat a more natural, healthy diet…your recipes help me do that. THANKS!!!

  64. Chuck Gorman - August 8, 2013

    These I will try!!

  65. Tammi - August 8, 2013

    Sound yummy and so simple….may have to try.

  66. Ayla - August 8, 2013

    Thanks for the awesome recipe! I am sure they would store well for a few days, if you are in a time crunch.

  67. Ali - August 7, 2013

    Why do you use gluten free oats?

  68. Lisa King - July 31, 2013

    Heidi,

    I love making the recipes you share on yourblog! I am using the Choose TO Loose Program to loose 25 lbs. Can you please note on your recipes if they are approprtiatge for Low Carb or High Carb days? I am Guessing this is a high carb breakfast option????

  69. monique - July 30, 2013

    Am i using regualr oatmeal for these or do I need to buy oat flour?

  70. monique - July 30, 2013

    Thank you so much for this recipe!!!!! I can’t wait to try it. Pancakes are my favorite weekend breakfast food

  71. April - July 29, 2013

    Hi Heidi, I just bought the Choose To Lose this week and working hard to understand and get with the program. I thought you could only have one serving of carbs and protein each meal. This recipe has two carbs. Is this okay? When can you have two carbs in one meal and when can you only have one? Thanks, feeling confused.

  72. Jana Williamson - July 29, 2013

    Heidi, would this be low carb or high carb days

  73. Marla Geary - July 29, 2013

    We just made these and WOW! They so SSSOOOOOOO Good!!!!!! My 1 year old even loved them :)

  74. Renee - July 18, 2013

    Hi – These look and sound amazing. I’m allergic to wheat, grains, soy, milk… I do not have celiac but you would think I did. If you have any suggestions to share or more recipes that would be fantastic!

    CHEERS!

  75. Traci - July 17, 2013

    They look awesome~ next time I have a craving I am make these!!

  76. Wendy - July 17, 2013

    Thank you for sharing your recipes always done weight watchers diet which is ready meals. but still have belly fat so am interested In learning a new way to eat healthy.
    Can I buy a receipt book which explains the way it works in the uk
    Plz I watch all the obese save my life in a year shows on sky and really enjoy them keeps me motivated .

  77. Melanie Barry - July 17, 2013

    They look delicious and easy to make. I’ll have to try them soon…

  78. Christina Aguilar - July 17, 2013

    Hi Heidi! I really appreciate all of the great recipes that are posted throughout your blog! I am always looking for delicious and (more importantly) easy recipes to try. I am still a work in progress, I’ve lost over 40 pounds and I still have about 20 to go :) Keep up the great work that you and Chris do–I loved last nights episode!! Awesome :)

  79. Geneva Goodney - July 17, 2013

    These are delicious and my family loved them! I love all of your recipes because they taste so good and I feel great after eating them!

  80. melissa lara - July 17, 2013

    Hedi can you use other fruit or top with fruit

  81. admin - July 16, 2013

    If you need to use a stand mixer, you may want to buy oat flour then since the blender makes the oats into powder (as opposed to being mixed/stirred together) so it turns out correctly.

  82. Penny - July 16, 2013

    That sounds great for those of us that can not have gluten as well as delicious. I will try this one.

  83. Crystal - July 16, 2013

    Made these the other night & they were amazing! Only thing is… mine didn’t look nearly as pretty as the picture lol. Oh well, still tasted Awesome!

  84. Jennifer lumactod - July 16, 2013

    I’m choosing this category for my entry because I’m all about good food. And I love the sweet and healthier ways of having a yummy breakfast. Bananas, gluten free and tasty goodness. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  85. Tahani fares - July 16, 2013

    I love getting food ideas from you, thanks a million
    They are very nutritious & easy.

  86. Danielle dunbar - July 16, 2013

    I will have to try these. They look great I think my daughter would even like them

  87. Sara - July 16, 2013

    I really want to try this recipe. My son LOVES pancakes. Knowing that there is a healthy recipe out there makes me a happy mommy.

  88. Donna L - July 16, 2013

    These are so awesome!! I can’t wait to try them out with my daughter as soon as she comes home from summer vacation! :) Thanks for all the awesome recipes!

  89. April W - July 16, 2013

    i love recipes that help me get to where i need to be

  90. Tatyana Haddock - July 16, 2013

    @Heidi Powell… so great to see such a simple Gluten free pancake option… my kids won’t feel like they are missing out anymore! BTW, I bet you could make these ahead and refrigerate/freeze?!

  91. Gina Rider - July 16, 2013

    I love the fact that these pancakes are Gluten Free. I have a niece that is gluten intolerant and she misses pancakes so this is something that we make for her. I also like that fact that it has 2 of my favorite ingredients of oatmeal and bananas. The best part of it is this is easy to follow.

  92. Lindsay - July 16, 2013

    I am so excited about trying these with my girls. We keep a stock of the HearTy muffins around at all times and love them. Your blog is so awesome, I started out as a Chris fan and your blog got me hooked on Heidi! Everything a healthy girl needs is on here! Love, life, food, fitness, and a positive attitude!Love your pack. Chris is what got me inspired to lose my weight while my husband was in Iraq and get healthy, you’re what inspires me to maintain, which is much harder!

  93. Joanne Bouchard - July 16, 2013

    I love the food and fitness because I’ve on a diet my whole life. I love getting new recipes and fitness tips to change this up!!! Thank you!!!

  94. Valerie Fedele - July 16, 2013

    Love the great recipes, keep them coming!

  95. Julie - July 16, 2013

    Thanks for the wonderful recipie, i love pancakes and when i can make them a little healthier i don’t feel as guilty eating them :)

  96. Ena - July 16, 2013

    So glad I found this. My son is trying to lose weight for football and really misses pancakes.

  97. Rebecca Marchese - July 16, 2013

    My hubby cooks waffles or pancakes every weekend. Which I do not eat. This looks like a recipe I can enjoy.

  98. Rese Wilson - July 16, 2013

    It’s hard to pick just one part of your blog I like the most. As someone whom is extremely overweight your blog and post on Facebook (both yourself and Chris’s), keep me inspired every day to get up, get moving, make healthier choices and do the best I can to be the best version of myself. As someone who is always on the go, I would love to see a few more easy to fix recipes like this. I love these pancakes. I feel like I am cheating, even when I am not. :-) Again, I want to thank you both for helping me, even though you do not realize what a change you are making in my life. Without you, who knows where my life (and health) would be headed.

  99. Bailly S. - July 16, 2013

    I have never really liked pancakes, always been a waffle kind of girl, but these are delicious! I may have to take back all the times I said ‘I hate pancakes’ :)

  100. Kimber - July 16, 2013

    Sounds delish! I love that these are wheat & gluten-free!

  101. Jordyn Arismendez - July 16, 2013

    I love this recipe! My one year old ate his three plus one of mine :)

  102. Jessica - July 16, 2013

    Have to say this is one that sticks out big that most interest me due to my kids and hubby are BIG pancake eaters and I always try to stay away but with this recipe it wouldnt be as bad as a normal one!

  103. Maude - July 16, 2013

    Made these for the first time this morning and they turned out perfect!! And so delicious! Thanks for this healthy and easy recipe!

  104. Jessica - July 15, 2013

    This is awesome! My hubby LOVES pancakes but I never want to make them because I do not like how “unskinny” most are. Thank you!!!

  105. Lauren Moderow - July 15, 2013

    I love this post! My 3 year old and 2 year old sons love pancakes and this is a great healthy version! Thanks for sharing!

  106. Meghan Deppenschmidt - July 15, 2013

    This recipe looks so yummy, I am planning on making a large batch and freezing for a quick go to breakfast. Thanks for this and all of the other amazing recipes. You guys are amazing.

  107. Christina - July 15, 2013

    Love all of your recipes ESP the quick and easy breakfast ones. I have 4 yr old twins and mornings are quite the rush but your recipes are quick and awesome

  108. Veronica R - July 15, 2013

    I love your website and especially when you share recipes! Please keep them coming!

  109. Valerie Holland - July 14, 2013

    Love your site…. I am on the Chris Powell-Vemma weight loss program, but it’s always great to have a many varieties of food and recipes!! thanks :)

  110. Kelly - July 8, 2013

    I made these yesterday and they are so good! I added a handful of walnuts, a tad of shredded coconut, and topped with strawberries and agave, and yum! I made and pre-packed a few days worth, so all I have to do is pop them in the microwave at work. Thanks Heidi!

  111. Wasan - July 8, 2013

    Yum! Just tried it

  112. Sarah - July 7, 2013

    Great recipe! My 4 year old will review them for me tomorrow lol
    ps-protein profile? Noticed it was missing from the list, just curious. Thanks!

  113. Kim - July 7, 2013

    Wasn’t too excited about changing my pancake recipe. No flour? No sugar? Even so, this recipe was tasty. We tripled the recipe for us three and were all very satisfied and full. Plus we got to start our day out right and felt great! Thank you for this recipe. We’ll be making it again next weekend.

  114. Stephanie - July 7, 2013

    Thank you for an easy yet tasty recipe, I shall use it with pleasure !!

  115. Jenni - July 6, 2013

    Curious where the 13.1 grams of fat is coming from? Also, can you make them with regular uncooked oats? (We have no issue with gluten in our house.)

    • admin - July 15, 2013

      You can make them with regular oats. We have a gluten intolerance in our home.

  116. Tina Tackett - July 6, 2013

    Heidi – In one serving it states there is 2.9g fat and 13.1 g of fat. Is the 13.1g fat supposed to be 13.1g protein?

  117. Melissa - July 6, 2013

    Can u use regular oats instead of GF?

  118. Christine - July 6, 2013

    Do you think using a flaxseed egg in place of the egg whites would work?

  119. Beth Coulman - July 6, 2013

    These really are amazing! Better than your average batter-prepared pancakes when it comes to flavor (and, obviously, nutrition). Just a note (an edit that needs to be made): you list under “What’s in them: 2.9 g fat and 13.1 g fat…? I think that should be 13.1 g protein!!! Thanks for sharing.

  120. jeremiah - July 6, 2013

    I think there is a typo maybe you mean it has 13.1g of fiber because you listed fat or maybe u mean 246 cal 2.9g protein 41.6 carb 13.1g fat? anyways i like it.

  121. Nisha - July 6, 2013

    Hi Heidi, you have fat listed twice for the nutritional info. Which one is correct? Thank you.

  122. Liz - July 6, 2013

    I’ve even made these without using the oats and they are yummy. Just mash up a banana, add the eggs whites (or a whole egg) and use some non-stick spray to cook. Turn the heat down a little and watch closely as they will brown quickly because of all the sugar in the banana.

  123. Tammy - July 6, 2013

    What’s in them mentions fat twice, 2.9g and 13.1g, is that correct?

  124. rob short - July 5, 2013

    would using oat flour be the same or a good substitute for the uncooked oats?

  125. julie lucas - July 5, 2013

    love it! my boys love waffles and pancakes, we will definitely be trying these tomorrow morning.. thanks

  126. Brianne - July 5, 2013

    These look so yummy! Breakfast tomorrow for sure!!! {I spy a typo, I think the 13.1g is protein not fat. At least I hope so! :)}

  127. Ashley - July 5, 2013

    Love this! Would this work for breakfast while carb cycling, or is this better for the treat day? Thanks!

  128. Kelsey @ K&K Test Kitchen - July 5, 2013

    Hi Heidi! These sound great. I make a similar version that substitutes 1 scoop of the Vemma Bode shake powder in vanilla for the oats (and leaves out the vanilla extract)! They are so delicious!
    Hope you all had a fun Fourth of July!

  129. Brit Gets Fit - July 5, 2013

    Hey Heidi..thanks for sharing this yummy recipe. I LOVE pancakes and since my new lifestyle change (eating healthy and exercise) has taken over, I haven’t been able to enjoy pancakes. So thank you for sharing this. I’m wondering on your nutrition facts though, the “13.1 g fat” at the end…is that supposed to be 13.1 g of SUGAR?

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