3 Protein Pancake Recipe Ideas that Taste Like the Real Deal

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These protein pancake recipe ideas make for the perfect protein-packed breakfast. Simple and quick to make, each protein pancake recipe is light and fluffy – no one would ever guess that they are packed with muscle-building protein! Serve them with fresh fruit, yogurt or even a drizzle of real maple syrup for a complete and healthy breakfast.

Simple Protein Pancakes

Simple Protein Pancakes

Simple Protein Pancakes

Makes 1 serving

This simple protein pancake recipe requires just four simple ingredients. Easy to customize, use this recipe as a base and add your own flavors to make them your own!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • pinch cinnamon (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat a pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together the eggs and almond milk until combined. Stir in the flour and protein powder and mix until no lumps remain. Add cinnamon, if using.
  3. Using ¼ cup of batter at a time, cook pancakes until bubbling, then flip. Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. Serve pancakes with sliced fruit and fresh maple syrup.

Notes:

Add in’s like chopped fruit, chocolate chips or nuts can transform these pancakes into something completely new!

Chunky Monkey Protein Pancakes

Chunky Monkey Protein Pancakes

Chunky Monkey Protein Pancakes

Makes 1 serving

These pancakes get their protein from plain Greek yogurt and their flavor from the delicious combination of banana and chocolate. Though no protein powder is used in these pancakes, they still contain nearly 20 grams of protein for the batch!

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ banana
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Toppings:

  • banana
  • chocolate chips
  • walnuts, chopped

Directions:

  1. Heat a pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. Add pancake ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  3. Using ¼ cup at a time, pour batter into the pan. Cook until bubbles begin to appear, then flip. Continue with remaining batter.
  4. To serve, sprinkle pancakes with chocolate chips and sliced banana.
Brownie Protein Pancakes

Brownie Protein Pancakes

Brownie Protein Pancakes

Makes 2 servings

These pancakes taste just like a brownie – in pancake form! Full of protein, this protein pancake recipe is drizzled in a simple chocolate syrup that makes them even tastier.

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 bananas
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch sea salt

Chocolate Syrup Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1/8 cup almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Heat a pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. Add pancake ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  3. Using ¼ cup at a time, cook pancakes until just starting to bubble, then flip. Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. To make the syrup, whisk all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until smooth. Drizzle over pancakes when ready to eat.

With these protein pancake recipe ideas, pancakes don’t have to be considered empty calories anymore. Full of high quality protein to keep you feeling fuller longer and to help build lean muscle, these pancakes are a breakfast that you can feel good about eating. As an added bonus each of these pancakes can be made in advance and frozen for a quick breakfast or snack when needed.

Also make sure to check out our banana split pancake recipe, and blueberry protein pancake recipe write ups here.