Protein Pancakes

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! These protein packed pancakes are your new favorite recipe. Fluffy, healthy, and incredibly delicious!

You gotta start the day off right with a healthy breakfast, and these pancakes are a great way to do it! Some more healthy pancake options are our Oatmeal Pancakes, or Yogurt Pancakes. Give ’em a try!

A stack of protein pancakes with a strawberry on top

Easy Protein Powder Pancakes

It’s so important to get enough protein in your diet each day. Sometimes it’s hard to find ways to eat your protein. These protein pancakes are the perfect recipe to start out your day. They take mere minutes to cook, which makes them even better. They are really healthy and will keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime!

Not only are these pancakes high in protein, but they are also low in calories. They only have a few ingredients which makes them so simple to whip up in the morning. There is nothing bad about this recipe, which means you have no excuse NOT to make them!

Even my kids go crazy over these pancakes. We love making them for a hearty before-school breakfast. Add a little fruit, turkey bacon, and orange juice for a complete meal!

protein pancake batter in a mixing bowl

How to Make Protein Pancakes

Prep. Grab a skillet and heat it over the stove on medium. Coat the bottom of the pan with a little butter or coconut oil.

Mix. While the skillet is heating up, mix together the eggs, protein powder, baking powder and water in a large bowl.

Cook. Pour the pancake batter onto the skillet using a 1/4 measuring cup. When you can see bubbles form on the top of the pancake, it’s ready to flip! Repeat with the rest of the pancake batter.

Serve with fresh fruit, sugar free syrup or butter. You could even add some raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, or bananas to the pancake batter to give it some variation.

TROUBLESHOOTING: If your pancakes are coming out too dry, try adding a little more liquid. You can also add a bit of smashed bananas, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, pumpkin puree, or applesauce.

close up of protein powder pancakes cooking on a skillet

How to store + Freeze protein pancakes

One of the best things about this recipe is how well these protein pancakes freeze!

Sometimes I will make a big batch of these pancakes, eat a couple for breakfast, and freeze the rest for busy mornings. I let my pancakes cool completely on a wire rack, place them on a baking tray in the freezer for about an hour and then transfer them to a freezer safe plastic bag.

They will last about 2 months in the freezer. Just take a couple out, thaw, reheat them in the microwave or toaster, and enjoy!!

stack of protein powder pancakes with a strawberry and syrup

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Protein Pancakes Recipe

4.85 from 13 votes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! These protein packed pancakes are your new favorite recipe. Fluffy, healthy, and incredibly delicious!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 58 kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 scoop whey protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp water or almond milk
  • cooking spray, butter, or coconut oil to grease pan


  1. Heat skillet to medium heat and spray with butter or coconut oil and let melt.

  2. While skillet is heating up, mix eggs, protein powder, baking powder and water in a large bowl.

  3. Pour batter onto skillet using a 1/4 measuring cup.

  4. When you can see bubbles form on the top it’s ready to flip.

  5. Serve with fruit, sugar free syrup or butter.


Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    Love the idea of adding protein in pancakes!! I need my kids to get all the protein they can get! These are super light!

    1. This sounds delicious! could you tell me about how much is two scoops? My protein powder does not have scoops in it. So just wondering is it about 1/4 cup or half a cup. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Hello! I haven’t tried the recipe yet, am planning to make it for dinner though! (Gotta love a good Brinner meal!) I was curious if I could use a flavored “isopure protein powder” in substitute of the whey protein

    1. 5 stars
      I made these 3 times with isopure ZERO carb proTein powder
      Firs time with two scoops and they were a little too dry and flaky.
      The SECOND time with JUST one scoop And they came out perfect !!!!
      3rd time usIng two scoop of chocolate wHey protein and they were perfect.

  3. 3 stars
    I really like that this is healthy and quick. however, the batter was lumpy from the protein powder, and then there was a slight reaction between the baking powder and something. Not sure what. I used water. I also used Tara’s wHey protein. MY “pancakes” came out more of the consistency of a crêpe which is fine but it ended up as a mess on my skillet because I wasn’t prepared to have such a thin bAtter. Will try again but do you have any suggestions for the lumpiness?