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13 Protein Pancake Recipes That’ll Keep You Full Until Lunch

Spruce up your stack (and your muscles) with our favorite healthy protein pancake recipes.

These utterly delicious and healthy protein pancake recipes will become your go-to muscle-up meals when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Gone are the days when pancakes had to be jam-packed with the same amount of carbs as your average 12” pizza – protein pancakes are now the breakfast and post-workout food for all fitness buffs.

Keep scrolling for 13 mouthwatering protein pancake recipes to curb your cravings.

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1. 4-Ingredient Foolproof Banana Protein Pancakes

banana protein pancakesHands up who’s pancakes have turned out like soggy, misshapen blobs that tear at the mere sight of a spatula? This ridiculously easy, foolproof recipe will solve all of your pancake problems.

Recipe here.

2. Pecan Pie Chocolate Protein Pancakes

pecan pie protein pancakes

Makes: 8 pancakes

Ingredients

Pancakes:

Chocolate sauce:

Toppings:

  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • Handful pecans (toasted)

Method

1. Put a little coconut oil into a pan and put on a medium to high heat.

2. Whisk the instant oats, whey protein and milk and allow to stand for 10 minutes.

3. Next, pancake by pancake, pour the batter into the pan, flipping after around 60 seconds.

For the chocolate sauce:

1. To make the gooey chocolate sauce, whisk the peanut butter, cocoa powder and sugar-free syrup together and slowly add milk until it becomes pourable (but still thick).

2. Once the pancakes are cooked, stack them up with banana slices and pecans between then pour your heavenly chocolate sauce over the lot.

3. Classic Blueberry Protein Pancakes

blueberry protein pancakesThere’s nothing more satisfying than a warm stack of fluffy blueberry pancakes – the OG recipe of the protein pancake world.

Recipe here.

4. Easy Low-Carb Protein Pancakes

low carb protein pancakes

These low-carb protein pancakes will keep hunger pangs at bay on those low-carb days.

Ingredients

Method

1. To make your pancake batter, pop all of the above ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.

2. Heat a little oil in a pan and once the pan is nice and hot, pour in some of the batter.

3. When the pancake begins to bubble, flip and cook on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter.

4. Serve with your favorite toppings. We suggest a little fresh fruit and Greek yoghurt.

5. Chocolate Orange Protein Pancakes

Chocolate protein pancakes

These chocolate orange protein pancakes make the perfect chocolate lover’s breakfast (and lunch and dinner).

Ingredients

For the pancakes: 

  • 1 small banana
  • 1 scoop (30g) Chocolate Impact Whey Protein 
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • Zest of half an orange
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) almond milk

For The Sauce:

  • 1 tsp. Cacao Powder
  • 1 tsp. nut butter
  • Dash milk of choice

Method

1. Add the banana, chocolate protein, cocoa, egg, baking powder and almond milk into your blender and blend until smooth. Stir through the orange zest.

2. Heat a little coconut oil in a frying pan and once the pan is nice and hot, pour a little of your mixture into the pan. Repeat this for as many pancakes as you can fit into your pan.

3. Once they start to bubble on top, flip and cook on the other side.

4. To make the sauce, mix together the nut butter, cacao powder, and dash of almond milk. Add more almond milk as needed to create a pourable sauce consistency.

5. Stack the pancakes with banana slices and top with chocolate sauce.


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6. Canadian Maple Syrup Protein Pancakes

Maple syrup protein pancakesThese fluffy muscle-building maple syrup protein pancakes will have you coming back every single morning.

Recipe here.

7. Fruity Protein Crêpes

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Prefer a thinner pancake? Then check out this French-inspired fruity protein crêpe recipe.

Ingredients

Method

1. Whisk the almond flour and whey protein with the milk in a mixing bowl until no lumps remain. Place a non-stick pan onto a medium heat and pour out a thin layer of batter. Cook on one side for 30-45 seconds or until golden brown, then flip and cook for a further 30 seconds on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter.

2. In a separate bowl, mash half the raspberries with half the quark using a fork.

3. To build the pancake, fold into 4 and fill the bottom layer with the raspberry and quark mixture and the remainder of raspberries.

4. Fill the top fold with quark and stuff with blueberries.

5. Drizzle with Sugar-Free Syrup and serve.

8. Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Pancakes

peanut butter protein pancakes

This stack of peanut buttery goodness is all you need to get through your mornings.

Ingredients

For the batter:

For the topping:

Method

1.  In a large mixing bowl, whisk the Instant Oats, the scoop of protein, baking powder and egg whites. Add milk to the oats gradually while stirring. Add the peanut butter and continue mixing until smooth.

2. Heat a pan over low heat and rub the bottom of your pan with a paper towel soaked with coconut oil to keep the pancakes from sticking.

3. Cook for around a minute and flip the pancake.

4. Cook a minute more, then remove from heat.

5. Continue until there is no more batter.

6. Top with peanut butter and raspberries and devour.

9. Pumpkin Pie Protein Pancakes

pumpkin protein pancakesThese pumpkin pie protein pancakes make the ultimate high-protein breakfast recipe for fall (or whenever you need a pumpkin pie fix).

Recipe here.

10. Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

gingerbread pancakesGingerbread doesn’t have to be just a Christmas treat – we think you’ll agree once you try these gingerbread protein pancakes.

Recipe here.

11. Vegan Quinoa Toffee Protein Pancakes

quinoa pancakes

Ingredients

  • 150g liquid egg whites
  • 30g Pea Protein
  • 30g quinoa flakes (or if you really don’t like quinoa, go ahead and use rolled oats)
  • 4-6 drops Toffee Flavdrops (depending on how sweet you like your pancakes)
  • ½ tsp. baking soda

Method

1. Blend all ingredients together.

2. Heat up a non-stick pan and add some low-calorie spray or coconut oil.

3. Once the pan is sizzling hot, pour the batter on it and turn it back to medium.

4. Flip the pancakes once the bottom is cooked and ka-pow! Ready to top with maple syrup, nut butter, fruit, bacon or whatever you like to top your pancakes with!

12. Silver Dollar Mini Protein Pancakes

mini protein pancakes

Makes: 16

Ingredients

Method

1. Heat a nonstick pan with coconut oil.

2. Using an electric whisk or food processor, mix all ingredients together.

3. Pour into the hot pan.

4. Flip when the edges start browning and you start to see bubbles appearing on the pancakes’ surface.

5. Consider serving with blueberries, syrup (sugar-free or regular), nut butter, sliced fresh bananas, etc.

13. Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Pancakes

rice flour protein pancakes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

Method

1. To make the pancake batter, combine all of the pancake ingredients in a blender and blitz until
completely smooth.

2. Heat a little coconut oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Once the pan is hot, pour in a small
amount of the pancake mixture and repeat this for as many pancakes that will fit in your pan.

3. Once they start to bubble on the surface, flip and cook on the other side.

4. Stack your pancakes and serve with fresh berries and a little peanut butter.


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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer Blow is our editor and UKVRN Registered Associate Nutritionist – the UK’s register of competent and qualified nutrition professionals. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research. Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living. Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-blow. In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.


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