Easy and Quick Protein Pancake Recipes You Can't Miss

2021-06-23 8 min

Thinking about how to have a quick breakfast without much cooking? Trying to cut carbs without giving up your favorite snack? You can’t even imagine flourless fluffy pancakes? Do not overthink, it’s bad for your health! Jump into these easy and quick protein pancake recipes. They are time-saving protein pancake recipes that’ll change your mornings for good. You can't miss them!

You may think a pancake is like a synonym for “loads of carbs” (and zero protein). Well, you’re right. But you can change this. Low carb pancakes do exist. Pancakes are just so versatile and adaptable you can turn them into your besties in your diet. Easy, fluffy, yummy: a bargain.

This is great because you can add whatever you want to the mixture just to get all the nutrients your body needs according to your specific plan. You need to reduce your carbs intake, you replace flour. Also, if you need more protein, you add eggs and milk. You need more fat, you add butter, oils or just chocolate. Pancakes allow for many different combinations you can become the guru of creativity!

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Protein pancakes

In essence, let’s think about it, pancakes are a stupid easy-to-make dish anybody can do. So you can’t miss these tasty easy peasy protein pancake recipes.

For real. It is possible to prepare low carb pancakes even without a blender and in just 10 minutes. Whether you are following a keto diet or you just need a low carb pancake recipe, these will do pretty well. Remember to always keep a record on the amount of proteins you need per day. Enjoy these protein pancake recipes even with your kids, it includes a perfect-for-kids pancake recipe as well.

The One With Banana

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The one with bananas

The typical protein pancake recipe with one of the healthiest fruits. For this recipe you’ll need egg whites. Though protein pancakes aren’t as fluffy as regular flour pancakes, adding whipped egg whites will do the trick.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 eggs
  • egg whites (this is like THE touch)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • salt
  • ½ scoops protein powder
  • seeds (flaxseeds, chia...whichever you like to boost your pancakes)

Prep:

  • Blend together all the ingredients except for the whites. Set aside. Whip the egg whites as if you were making meringue (foamy texture), this will make your pancakes totally fluffy and lighter (Cloudy pancakes I’d say).
  • Add the whites to the main batter. Mix again with a wooden spoon.
  • Heat a skillet coated with coconut oil, olive oil or butter and pour about ¼ cup of the batter per pancake and just wait for magic...bubbles all around. Cook for about 1 or 2 minutes each side. Flipping is the best part!
  • Sprinkle with sugar free chocolate syrup or melted butter if you want or need more fat in your diet.

The One With Yogurt

You’ll need:

  • Rolled oats 135g
  • Chocolate or vanilla protein powder 30g
  • Baking powder 3 tsp.
  • Eggs 3
  • Greek yogurt 120g
  • Butter or coconut oil (coat)

Prep:

  • Blend oats until you get a powder.
  • Add baking powder, eggs, yogurt , protein powder and blend together.
  • Grease the skillet with some butter or coconut oil (1 tbsp, roughly)
  • Pour ¼ cup portions of pancakes on the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes each side...and voila!

The One With No Blender

Well then, this is like a classic. Yet, there’s a wide variety of plant milks you can use here. Coconut, almond, oat, rice, soy or peanut milk they all go pretty well for this recipe. Try them all!

You’ll need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp any plant milk
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • cooking spray or butter

Prep:

This is quite easy.

  • Spray or butter a skillet to grease it.
  • Mix together the eggs, the protein and the baking powder. Slowly add the milk while you keep on beating with a whisk.
  • Once you have your batter ready, pour ¼ cup of this mixture onto a heated skillet.

The One for Kids

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The one for kids

This one is my favorite. Here, you need to encourage your children to be creative and choose their favorite toppings and fruits to make this stack of pancakes more colorful.

Note: this recipe doesn’t include protein powder. Instead, you add proteins from the oats and Greek yogurt.

You’ll need:

  • 130 g oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ Greek yogurt
  • Sugar, if you want
  • 2 tbsp milk

Prep:

  • Tell mom to heat a pan over the stove. Medium heat. Tell her to grease the pan with some non stick spray or butter.
  • Put the oats and baking powder into the blender until you get a fine powder, like flour.
  • Add the eggs, yogurt, sugar and milk. Blend 10 seconds, until everything is mixed well and looks brownish.
  • Pour ¼ cup of the batter onto the pan. Wait 2 minutes and flip. They should look golden brown.
  • Stack your pancakes and drizzle with syrup, melted butter or chocolate chips.

Toppings

This is my favorite part. Is all about imagination. Think about the perfect Instagram pic. Your stack of pancakes should be covered with a fresh bunch of blueberries, raspberries or even slices of banana. Don’t forget the syrup! Another tasty option, which makes a perfect match with bananas, is chocolate chips. It 's up to you. Be creative!

Typical Toppings

  • Blueberries and strawberries.
  • Chocolate chips.
  • Banana slices.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Honey.

Original Toppings

  • Why not turn your stack of pancakes into a mini sandwich with bacon and cheese? You can also place a fried egg on top.
  • Homemade whipped cream, with erythritol-based confectioner’s sugar. Great touch!
  • A delicious and filling topping with two tbsp of almond, peanut, hazelnut or walnut butter. Totally satisfying!
  • Greek yogurt! Even more yogurt on top will make your pancakes quite humid.

Storage

These protein pancakes recipes are all freezer friendly. I always put them on a baking dish and freeze them separately to avoid them sticking together, then they can be stored in small zip bags.

Usually, pancakes stay fresh for three months. In the fridge, you can keep them for a week and they are ready to eat every day for breakfast or just a snack. Just heat them on a toaster or microwave.

Another option is to have a make-ahead protein pancake batter in the fridge. Ready to use, whenever you want. Remember to put it in an air-tight container. When you want to cook them, just take them out of the fridge and leave them to reach room temperature. Then, they are ready to be poured onto your skillet and freshly made pancakes again! Batter can be 4 to 6 days in the fridge.

Sweeteners

Whether you are on a diet to lose weight or you just need to check on the amount of sugar intake, there are no excuses not to make these protein pancake recipes.

When thinking about low carb pancakes, stevia comes to mind first. There’s always this healthy alternative. Another one, the sweetness of bananas. This will make your pancakes taste really sweet, naturally.

Another strategy is to avoid sweeteners completely in the mixture. You can always drizzle syrup or honey on your stack of low carb pancakes and that’s all the sweetness you need.

How To Include Proteins in Your Protein Pancake Recipes

Low carb recipes are a real challenge when it comes to carbs replacement. Typically, pancakes are not the best example of high-protein food. Rather, they are seen as kings of carbs! But, don’t worry. That’s a myth. Partially. You get all those carbs from flour. Flourless pancakes recipes usually replace flour with protein powder. Protein powder is only one of the options available. There are many types:

  • Whey protein powder: whey is a milk-based protein which helps you feel super active. Easily absorbed and digested, it's a great option when you work out.
  • Casein protein powder: this one is the best to make you feel satiated for longer periods.
  • Egg white protein powder: this one’s full of amino acids. It’s a good choice to strengthen your muscles.
  • Collagen protein powder: collagen is part of our muscles. So, an extra amount will be a good choice for muscle growth.

What’s more, you have many other ingredients which add extra protein and are super filling and nutritious. These can also be included in your super protein pancake recipes:

  • cacao nibs
  • spinach
  • flaxseeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds
  • nut butters
  • full fat yogurts
  • milk

How Many a Day?

I'd say eat whatever you want. Low carb protein pancakes are so delicious and filling you won’t need a full stack in one morning. You can have some for breakfast, some for a snack or they can even be a great choice for dessert. It will all depend on your protein requirements. Keep in mind that it also depends on the ingredients you use. For sure, chocolate butter-topped protein pancakes have far more protein (and fat) than the one with bananas. If losing weight is one of your aims, try to avoid butter, bacon and whole milk. It’s all about keeping a balance.

So now, there’s nothing on earth why you shouldn’t try these protein pancake recipes. They are a must in your low carb recipes book. Now, you have 4 yummy easy-to-make pancakes that will change your mornings. You can go for the one for kids, the one with no blender, the one with bananas, the one with yogurt...and you can even combine them! And the most important: they’re all HEALTHY choices. Combined with different toppings, you can adjust all your nutritional requirements with these homemade super tasty protein pancake recipes.

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