Easy Recipe! How to Make High Protein Oatmeal Banana Pancakes

For teens who live with diabetes, graduating from high school and moving into adult life brings a lot of new responsibilities. Food - and getting comfortable cooking healthy meals for themselves - is one of the biggest things teens living with type 1 diabetes have to tackle as they transition to their first apartment or dorm room.

Breakfast foods are a great way to introduce basic cooking techniques, and set teens up for feeling confident in the kitchen!

This recipe for high protein oatmeal banana pancakes isn’t just easy - it’s also super healthy, and makes enough for friends to enjoy too!

Quick Tip Before You Start: If you only have a small, smoothie size blender, you may need to mix batter in a bowl first and blend in small batches to ensure a smooth product.

Ingredients: (makes 12-15 pancakes)

2 cups flaked oats or oat flour (use GF if necessary)

2 ripe bananas

1 cup cottage cheese

2 tsp. baking powder

4 eggs

Butter, coconut oil or spray oil for frying

Optional: nutmeg, vanilla extract, cinnamon, chocolate chips, blueberries


  • If using oats grind them to a flour in your blender first.
  • Then, add all ingredients to a high power blender.
  • Blend until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Add oil or butter to your pan on medium heat.
  • Add batter to pan.
  • When you see the batter bubbling, give them a flip.
  • When both sides are golden brown, they are ready to serve.

Nutritional Information:

Recipe Servings: 4 pancakes

Calories: 402

Carbs: 50

Fiber: 7

Sugar: 11

Protein: 20

Want more easy to follow recipes for your teen living with type 1 diabetes? Check out the Omnipod® Sponsored free Transition in the Kitchen Recipe Guide and Webinar series from the Diabetes Hope Foundation, which features 45 breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes!