Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Fluffy, healthy, and incredibly delicious Protein Pancakes are your new favorite recipe.
Start the day off right with a healthy breakfast with these Protein Pancakes! Some more healthy pancake options are our Oatmeal Pancakes or Yogurt Pancakes.
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 High Protein Pancakes are the perfect breakfast recipe to start your day. They take mere minutes to cook, which makes them even better. They are very healthy and will keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime!
Not only are these Protein Pancakes high in protein, but they are also low in calories.
Protein Pancake Mix only has 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 with Protein Powder. We love making them for a hearty before-school breakfast.
Serve with a little fruit, scrambled egg whites, turkey bacon, and an Orange Juice Smoothie for a complete high-protein breakfast!
How to Make Protein Pancakes
Protein Powder Pancakes are quick, easy, and so delicious!
PREP. Heat skillet to medium heat and spray with butter or coconut oil and let melt.
BATTER. While the skillet is heating up, mix eggs, protein powder, baking powder, and water in a large bowl. Let sit (or rest) for 5 minutes.
BAKE. Pour batter onto the skillet using a ¼ measuring cup. When you can see bubbles forming on the top it’s ready to flip.
You can see by the photos that these pancakes are not fluffy like regular pancakes, however, they should be puffier than Swedish pancakes and Crepes.
Serve with fruit, sugar-free syrup, or butter.
Variations. Top with fresh fruit, sugar-free maple syrup, or butter. Try adding raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, or bananas to the pancake batter.
Pancake texture. Different protein powders absorb liquid differently which means even though you follow the recipe to a “T” the pancakes may come out runny or dry due to the protein powder that was used.
Whip up the Protein Pancake batter and cook a test pancake.
- Dry pancake: try adding a little more liquid, mashed bananas, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, pumpkin puree, or applesauce.
- Runny pancake: add a bit more protein powder or instant oats.
Protein powder. I like to use 2 scoops (about ¼ cup) of whey protein powder for this recipe (Premiere or Quest brands have worked well for me).
- Gluten-free, dairy-free, or plant-based protein powder. Note that using a different type can affect the texture of the pancakes.
- Different flavors. Remember that if the powder doesn’t taste good to you then neither will the pancakes.
- Add extra flavor to the batter with some cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla extract.
- Top with pancakes with Buttermilk Syrup, Cinnamon Buttermilk Syrup, Nutella, peanut butter or another nut butter.
- Sprinkle on a few sugar free chocolate chips
STORE leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
FREEZE. One of the best things about this recipe is how well these protein pancakes freeze! Make a big batch of this Protein Pancakes Recipe, eat a couple for breakfast, and freeze the rest for busy mornings.
- Cool cooked pancakes on a wire rack and place them on a baking tray in the freezer for about an hour.
- Transfer them to a freezer-safe plastic bag.
- They will last about 2 months in the freezer.
Reheat. Just take a couple out, thaw, reheat them in the microwave or toaster, and enjoy!!
For more pancake recipes:
- Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Strawberry Pancakes
- Oatmeal Pancakes
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Buttermilk Pancakes
- Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
- Whole Wheat Pancakes
Protein Pancakes Recipe
- 2 eggs
- 2 scoops whey protein powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2-4 tablespoon water or almond milk
- cooking spray, butter, or coconut oil to grease pan
- Heat skillet to medium heat and spray with butter or coconut oil and let melt.
- While the skillet is heating up, mix eggs, protein powder, baking powder, and water in a large bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Pour batter onto the skillet using a ¼ measuring cup.
- When you can see bubbles form on the top it’s ready to flip.
- Serve with fruit, sugar-free syrup, or butter.
Excellent! Perfect with not a load of calories! Will be my go to now!
Great post! I found the blog to be both informative and well-presented. Bravo.
Worked great with chocolate Muscle Milk protein powder (pure whey, no casien). Only used 1 T of water and added 1 T of FF greek yogurt for extra liquid and they came out moist! Looking forward to experimenting with other flavors
That’s great to hear! Thanks for sharing what you did!
It seems like protein scoops could have different sizes. Can you give an approximate tablespoon measurement?
It is about 29 grams or 5 tablespoons. Each brand might be slightly different, but that gives a general idea.
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