These protein pancakes are the BOMB.COM! Here’s the deal: I have tried a lot of different gluten free pancake recipes and mixes and they are either dry or grainy and you can only eat one tiny little pancake. These, on the other hand, are fluffy, soft and you get to eat THE WHOLE stack! Plus they have about 30 grams of protein (depending on the protein powder you use). They are the perfect way to start your day with a nice balance of carbs, protein and fat.
Im seriously geeking out about this recipe. I am loving it and you will too. Here’s why:
1) it’s super tasty
2) it’s very versatile and can be made with many different ingredients (read: you don’t get bored!)
3) it’s easy and fast
4) the serving is HUGE! You get to eat a ton of pancakes!
You MUST try gluten free protein pancakes because everyone who has eaten these so far has loved them! My husband ate them and wanted more, and, as an added bonus, had no idea they were gluten free. Then Katie tried them and liked them so much she called me out on Instagram so I would hurry up and post the recipe. Haha. The reason these are so loved is because they really taste like pancakes. Or as some would say, it tastes like you are cheating but you’re not!
Alright, let’s get to it… here is the BASE RECIPE. This is for basic pancakes. We’ll get all fancy a little later.
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 2 tablespoons flax meal (ground flax seed)
- 1/2 cup gluten free oats
- dash of cinnamon
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- 2.5 egg whites (works out to be 8 tablespoons)
Blend all of the dry ingredients (first 4). Transfer dry mixture to a bowl. Stir in liquid ingredients (last 2). Cook in skillet like pancakes! It makes ~4-6 pancakes, sometimes more, depending on size of pancakes you make.
Now… here is where you can get creative! You can throw almost anything you want into these pancakes. My favorite have been the blueberries so I keep eating that on repeat. Haha. If you have any fun ideas for these, let me know in the comments!
I should mention – each picture below is a serving of pancakes!
vanilla protein powder + blueberries
for this use vanilla protein powder and add blueberries to batter. This one has to be my favorite. I have also made it with peanut butter protein powder and it was good too! Pancakes and blueberries are just perfect together.
1/2 scoop peanut butter, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder + choc chips + almond butter
for this, use chocolate protein powder and peanut butter protein powder, then add chocolate chips to the batter. I used mini choc chips. Top pancakes with almond butter.
I generally am not a huge sweets person in the morning, which is why this recipe is not my favorite. It is super delicious though and you could even eat it on a night you feel like having breakfast for dinner!
Yes, this is one serving! YUM!!!
peanut butter protein powder + mixed berries
for this, use peanut butter protein powder and top with mixed berries. You can try adding the berries to the batter but it gets kinda messy…
I love this one because it’s almost like PB&J. The Quest peanut butter protein powder is the one I used and it’s got a light enough flavor to not be obnoxious and overbearing but still give you that peanut butter taste.
In case you can’t tell, I am LOVING this recipe! It keeps me full and it fun to eat, so I see it being one of my morning favs for some time!
The protein powder I have used in the recipe, and that I use in almost any baking recipe, is Quest protein powder. I am obsessed with it because it has 23g of protein PER SCOOP and less than 1g-2g of sugar depending on the flavor. It is good in smoothies, and I love it for cooking. You can put protein in pancakes, for example, and you don’t even notice! The price is great because this powder is super high quality and made with the best ingredients. The other cool thing is you can buy single packets so you can try a flavor without having to buy the whole canister.
The flavors are chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter, (those 3 are my favs) strawberry and NEW banana cream and salted caramel.I haven’t tried the new flavors yet. I have a packet of salted caramel, I have just been trying to decide what to do with it. Maybe I’ll make pancakes! Haha.