It’s not often you come across healthy recipes for protein pancakes that you look forward to eating!
A healthy breakfast is vital to meeting your nutritional goals for the day, and these high protein low carb pancakes are an oh so yummy way to stay on track!
Ya’ll know I’m a sucker for low carb recipes that mimic the traditional foods we’re used to so it’s only fitting that I have a no carb recipe for sweet fluffy protein pancakes!
This protein pancakes recipe makes moist decadent pancakes that are so good you may even want them for dinner.
Come see why…..
Sometimes you just want a moist decadent pancake. Me too. Well, hold on to the seat of your pants, my friend.
Hope is not lost on a low carb meal plan! This protein pancakes recipe makes moist fluffy pancakes that’ll fill that void without any carbs at all! Here are some other reasons to love them:
- Super simple recipe
- Moist fluffy pancakes
- Ready in 20 minutes or less
- Low carb
- Actually good for you!
You’re gonna’ fall in love with breakfast all over again with these pancakes. They’re super delicious and really simple to make. It’s more of a no-fail recipe that even people on a traditional diet plan find irresistible.
Here’s what you need to know:
Making protein powder pancakes couldn’t be easier. There’s no flour, no gluten, and hardly any carbs!
This protein pancakes recipe is so good it’s almost like having dessert for breakfast. Can it get any better? Here’s a little about the ingredients in this powerhouse breakfast.
Eggs – You’ve gotta’ have eggs to make pancakes. They help hold these little babies together and up the nutrition factor.
Peanut Butter – Using peanut butter adds moist decadence to your protein pancakes recipe. If you’re not a huge fan of peanut butter you can substitute your favorite nut butter instead.
Protein Powder – Here’s the secret powerhouse of this pancakes recipe! I use vanilla but any flavor will work. If you’re eating low carb, be sure to check the label on the product you grab, as sugar is a common additive!
Make sure you like the taste of your protein powder, as this will affect the flavor of your pancakes. I suggest taste testing before adding it in.
Psst – my favorite protein powder is Isopure whey vanilla, it’s got an awesome taste and texture! I’m not a huge fan of pea protein powders.
Low Carb Milk – Feel free to use almond milk, oat milk or any other preferred low carb option.
Salt – Don’t skip the salt! In smaller amounts, salt actually combats bitterness and increases the sweet flavor you want in your protein pancakes recipe.
Baking Powder – Here’s your leavening agent! Adding a little baking powder will help your pancakes recipe rise high above the rest for the moist fluffy flapjacks you’re looking for.
Tools To Make
Since this pancakes recipe is so super simple, you’ll only need a few tools to make them. Luckily, it’s nothing out of the ordinary. Here’s what you’ll need to pull out of the cupboard:
- Blender – A blender seems to be the easiest way to combine the ingredients and it makes the batter easy to pour into the pan. If you don’t have a blender, you can mix your ingredients together in a bowl.
- Rubber Spatula – For scraping down the side of the blender
- Skillet – So you can cook those fluffy pancakes
Is that a short tool list or what? It won’t be long now!
You’d be hard-pressed not to eat every one of these and I totally get it. BUT if you’re dining alone, I suggest making only as many as you plan to eat immediately, and storing the batter in the fridge until tomorrow morning!
You can also toss the made pancakes in a Ziploc and slide them into the fridge.
Can You Freeze Them?
Absolutely! These little guys freeze really well, and they don’t take up much room either. (I borrowed this idea from Trader Joe’s, they sell premade frozen pancakes…)
It’s best to freeze these little guys in freezer-safe baggies to protect them from air. Just allow them to cool completely before tossing them into the frozen abyss.
Meal Prepping Tips
This protein pancakes recipe makes the best low carb breakfast, but you don’t always have time to make pancakes in the morning. Here are a few ways to meal prep them:
- Make the batter on meal prep day and store it in the blender in your fridge.
- Whip up a big batch of these and toss them into the freezer in single-serve portions. They thaw quickly in the microwave and I’ve even been known to toss them in the toaster once in a while.
Eating healthy pancakes is a fantastic way to fuel up for the day and this pancakes recipe makes it possible. There are plenty of ways you can tweak this recipe and make it your own for a tasty new flavor twist.
Here are just a couple of easy ideas:
What Can I Mix Into These Pancakes?
If you want to do something a little different, there are SO many tasty ingredients you can mix in!
- Make protein pancakes banana flavor by tossing in a bit of banana extract
- Try cream cheese pancakes instead, or spread some cream cheese on top
- Toss in a handful of your favorite low carb fruit
- Throw in some low carb chocolate chips and make chocolate chip pancakes
- Try using different protein powder flavors for flavored pancakes
Can I Turn These Into A Premade Pancake Mix?
Sure! Keeping a low carb pancake mix in the house makes it easier to throw these guys together. Simply throw together the dry ingredients in this protein pancakes recipe and store.
Then when the mood strikes you, simply grab your protein pancakes mix and add your wet ingredients. Voila! – Tasty protein pancakes!
Can I Use Almond Flour?
If you’d prefer to use almond flour, simply swap the protein powder for almond flour (check out my almond flour pancakes recipe for exact measurements).
If you’re looking for PROTEIN pancakes, stick to the protein powder used in this recipe. Keep in mind, by making this swap, the nutritional breakdown of these pancakes will shift from high protein to high fat.
Can I Use Almond Meal?
Same concept as above — almond meal can be swapped in for the protein powder in this recipe (check out my almond meal pancakes here).
Can I Make These With Coconut Flour?
Since coconut flour has such unique baking characteristics, it can’t be swapped with the protein powder in this recipe using a 1:1 ratio. If coconut flour is what you’re craving, check out my coconut flour pancakes instead!
- Place all ingredients (except butter) in a blender. I find it’s easiest to put the eggs, peanut butter and milk in before the dry ingredients.
- Blend to combine ingredients. You may need to stop the blender and clean the edges/blade to thoroughly combine everything.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet to medium heat and melt a thin layer of butter in the pan.
- Pour the batter in the center of your pan. I do this one pancake at a time to get clean circles! If you don’t care about that, pour as many as you can fit and flip easily.
- Cook until your pancake can flip easily, about 3-4 minutes.
- Flip and cook the other side for about 2 minutes. You’ll know your pancakes are done when they’re golden brown and cooked through.
- Place on a plate and while you continue cooking the rest of the batter.
- Serve warm, top liberally, and enjoy!
- Serving size is for 1 pancake, 1/12 of the pancake batter.
This protein powder pancakes recipe is one of my absolute favorite pancake recipes because it makes ridiculously fluffy pancakes that don’t have any carbs. It’s like having my cake and eating it too!
When I’m in the mood for pancakes, this is the recipe I reach for because it’s incredibly delicious and so darn simple! Plus, it only requires a few ingredients. Sometimes, I even have them for dinner, and I bet you will too!
Let me know what you think in the comments below, and enjoy!