Tuna Pancakes

5 Cakes125 cals

Looking for some quick and healthy tuna ideas? Try these Tuna Pancakes! This high protein recipe is super easy to make, packed with flavor, and great for meal prep!

Homemade Oat Flour

The first thing you need to do for this recipe is make some oat flour. Don’t worry, it takes no time at all to do this!

To make homemade oat flour all you need to do is to take out either a blender or food processor and add 1/2 cup of rolled oats into it. You can make more or less than this, this is just how much we’re using for the recipe today.

From here you just blend or process your rolled oats until they look like flour. Easy, right?

Tuna Pancakes

Add into a mixing bowl your oat flour, 2 large whole eggs, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic, 1/4 cup of chopped red onion, and 2 drained 5 ounce cans of tuna.

Mix all of those tuna pancakes ingredients together until well incorporated.

Take out a stovetop pan, turn your burner on medium heat, and add 2 tablespoons of canola oil into your pan.

Shape your tuna pancakes however big you want them and add them into your pan once it heats up. I made 5 tuna pancakes today.

Cook each side of your pancake(s) for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.

You can easily change up the flavor of your tuna pancakes by adding other spices, sauces (BBQ!), vegetables, or anything else you can think of into the recipe or on top of them. Let us know your favorite variations in the comments below!

Try some Fluffy Cottage Cheese Pancakes next.

Tuna Pancakes Recipe

Tuna Pancakes

Looking for a quick and healthy tuna meal prep? Try these Tuna Pancakes! This high protein recipe is delicious and super cheap to make.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried tuna, tuna cakes, tuna pancakes
Servings: 5 Cakes
Calories: 125kcal
Cost: $3

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  • ½ Cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 Cans Tuna
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Minced Garlic - or 3 Cloves
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Red Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil


  • Blend or process your Rolled Oats until they look like flour
  • Drain your Tuna, chop up your Red Onion, and combine all of your ingredients into a bowl aside from your Canola Oil
  • Mix everything together
  • Take out a stovetop pan, turn your burner on Medium Heat, add your Canola Oil in, and let that heat up
  • Shape your mix into pancakes (however big you want to make them)
  • Cook each side for around 2-3 minutes or until golden brown



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 625
  • Fat: 29g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 861mg
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 61g
Calories in each pancake (if you make 5):
  • Calories: 125
  • Fat: 5.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 172.2mg
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: .8g
  • Sugar: .4g
  • Protein: 12.2g


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12.2g | Fat: 5.8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 172.2mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 0.4g


  1. ALSTON on May 2, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Hey king love the recipe but I have one question….is there anyway I can substitute the eggs ?????

    • Derek Howes on May 27, 2020 at 6:03 pm

      Hey Alston. I’ve not tried this but just thinking a bit outside the box…how about cottage cheese, yogurt, or some mashed potatoes?

  2. Frank Pichardo on February 18, 2017 at 12:00 am

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  4. Frank Pichardo on January 10, 2017 at 12:00 am

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    • Derek Howes on January 13, 2017 at 12:00 am

      Hey Frank, you’re the man! Thank you for those kind words. My parents LOVE the Dominican Republic and go there multiple times a year – can’t wait to take a trip there myself!

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