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Protein Pancakes | Looking for healthy breakfast ideas? Learn how to make Protein Pancakes and discover 4 of my favorite Easy Protein Pancakes recipes. | A Sweet Pea Chef

How to Make Protein Pancakes + 4 Easy Protein Pancake Recipes

Protein pancakes are a healthy and well-balanced breakfast idea for a healthy lifestyle.  These 4 easy protein pancake recipes will help boost your energy and wont leave you feeling gross afterwards.

Categories 30 Minute Meal, Breakfast, Clean Eating. Gluten-Free, High-Protein, Quick Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Keyword protein pancakes, protein powder pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 pancakes
Calories 119 kcal
Author Lacey Baier

Ingredients

Banana Protein Pancakes:

  • 1 cup rolled oats, uncooked
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (I use this one)
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, for cooking
  • sliced banana, for garnish
  • pure maple syrup, for serving

Chocolate Protein Pancakes:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder (I use this one)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, for cooking
  • raspberries, for garnish
  • pure maple syrup, for serving

Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes:

  • 1 large sweet potato (to yield 3/4 cup mashed)
  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (I use this one)
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, for cooking
  • chopped pecans, for garnish
  • pure maple syrup, for serving

Oatmeal Protein Pancakes:

  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (I use this one)
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup, plus more for serving
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, for cooking
  • strawberries, for garnish
  • pure maple syrup, for serving

Instructions

To Make the Banana Protein Pancakes:

  1. In a blender, add all the ingredients except for the coconut oil.

  2. Blend this until very smooth.
  3. To cook these banana protein pancakes, heat a skillet or griddle over medium to medium-high heat and melt a little coconut oil. You could also use some organic, grass-fed butter.

  4. Once the oil is melted, pour about 1/3 of a cup of the batter onto the hot griddle. This will make approximately 4 in pancakes, which is what we prefer in our house.

  5. Cook the pancake for 2-4 minutes, until the edges begin to turn from a shiny to a dull and bubbles appear in the center of that pancake.
  6. Flip using a spatula and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter.
  8. To serve, you can top with some fresh sliced bananas and drizzle with pure maple syrup.

To Make the Chocolate Protein Pancakes:

  1. In a blender, add all the ingredients except for the coconut oil.

  2. Blend together until very smooth.
  3. To cook these chocolate protein pancakes, heat your griddle over medium to medium-high heat and melt a little coconut oil.

  4. Once the oil is melted, pour about 1/3 of a cup of the batter onto the hot griddle.
  5. Cook the pancake for 2-4 minutes, until the edges begin to turn from a shiny to a dull and bubbles appear in the center of that pancake.
  6. Flip using a spatula and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter.
  8. To serve, I like to top with some fresh raspberries and drizzle with pure maple syrup.

To Make the Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes:

  1. In a blender, add all the ingredients except for the coconut oil.

  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add the coconut oil over medium-high heat and heat until melted, then pour about 1/3 of a cup of the batter onto the hot griddle.

  4. Cook the batter for 2-4 minutes, until the edges begin to turn from a shiny to a dull and bubbles appear in the center of that pancake.
  5. Flip using a spatula and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through.
  6. Repeat with remaining batter.
  7. To serve, I like to top these sweet potato protein pancakes with chopped pecans and drizzled with pure maple syrup.

To Make the Oatmeal Protein Pancakes:

  1. In a blender, add all the ingredients except for the coconut oil.

  2. Blend this until super smooth.
  3. Add the coconut oil over medium-high heat and heat until melted, then pour about 1/3 of a cup of the batter onto the hot griddle.
  4. Cook the batter for 2-4 minutes, until the edges begin to turn from a shiny to a dull and bubbles appear in the center of that pancake.
  5. Flip using a spatula and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through.
  6. Repeat with remaining batter.
  7. To serve, I like to top these oatmeal protein pancakes with sliced strawberries and drizzled with pure maple syrup.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • You could just mix this all together and they’ll be lumpy, but I like them smooth so I use a blender.
  • For the protein powder, you can use whatever one you prefer.
  • To store these pancakes, keep them in an air-tight container. They’ll be fresh to use for up to 3-4 days in the fridge if you reheat them or can be frozen up to 2 months. 
  • Nutritional information listed is for the Banana Protein Pancakes.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Protein Pancakes + 4 Easy Protein Pancake Recipes
Amount Per Serving (2 pancakes)
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 364mg10%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 59IU1%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.