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How to Make The Best Protein Pancakes Recipe

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Pancakes are probably one of the easiest breakfast recipes you can make, but they're usually carb-heavy and don't provide a ton of protein for a satisfying and filling morning meal (sorry, just relaying facts here). Adding protein powder can totally help though!

Protein pancakes are much more satiating than a basic stack of flapjacks, and they can be a great meal prep option you can make ahead of a busy week.

For a filling and healthy breakfast, make a batch of these amazing-tasting protein pancakes below, and enjoy a serving (two pancakes) each morning with a cup of fresh fruit.

How to make protein pancakes

It's incredibly easy. While there are numerous ways to pack pancakes full of protein, this recipe uses protein powder and Greek yogurt. It even adds extra fiber by using oats instead of all-purpose flour (which is typically used).

You simply add all of the ingredients below into a blender, then cook the resulting batter on a hot griddle.

What kind of protein powder to use

A plain, whey- or plant-based protein will work well. F-Factor's 20/20 Fiber/Protein Unflavored Powder is a great choice, and if you're looking to add some flavor, try Tone It Up's Vanilla or Chocolate Plant-Based Protein.

This recipe calls for one scoop of powder, which is about 20 to 30 grams of protein. This measurement is smaller than 1/4 cup, however, most protein powder bags or containers should come with a scoop for proper portions.

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Makes 8 to 10 pancakes (2 pancakes per serving)


1 egg
1 scoop protein powder*
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

*Have a bit of a sweet tooth? Turn these into chocolate pancakes instead! Substitute the plain protein powder with a chocolate-flavored one, then add in 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder. Cook as you normally would.

How to Make It

  1. Blend up all the ingredients in a high-powdered blender.
  2. Heat up a griddle over medium heat. If you don't have a griddle, use a flat pan on the stove. Spray down the hot griddle (or pan) with cooking spray, or melt a small amount of butter.
  3. For perfect sized pancakes, pour 1/4 cup of the mixture on the griddle.
  4. When the pancakes start to bubble on the top, it's time to flip!

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Kiersten Hickman
Kiersten Hickman is a freelance health and nutrition journalist. Read more about Kiersten