Sunday morning breakfast just isn't complete without a heaping pile of pancakes. It doesn't really matter what you pair them with or which fruit you add to the batter, pancakes are top dog for breakfast foods. While it's my personal dream to fall asleep in a big pile of pancakes, the fluffy food does serve another purpose: being a source of protein. You may have never thought of making protein pancakes before but upping your dose of protein right in the morning is a simple and effective way of getting some extra fuel! Plus, there are tons of recipes to choose from!

How To Make Protein Pancakes

a stack of pancakes on a plate

Vanilla Protein Pancakes

What You'll Need

  • 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Steps

  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat as you make the batter.
  • Crack the egg whites into a bowl and whip until they become foamy and form soft peaks.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the protein powder, oats, baking powder, banana, and cinnamon until everything is combined.
  • Pour the egg whites into protein powder mix and beat until everything is combined and a batter-consistency is achieved.
  • Pour about 1/4 of the batter per pancake into the skillet. Cook the pancakes for about 1-2 minutes on the first side, or until you see bubbles forming on the surface.
  • Flip to the other side and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately. Top with fruit, syrup, or honey.

Additional Information

This recipe will yield about two servings and this particular brand of vanilla protein powder has 25g of protein per two scoops.

pancakes topped with bluberries

Blueberry Protein Pancakes

What You'll Need

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed

Steps

  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat as you make the batter.
  • Crack the egg whites into a bowl and whip until they become foamy and form soft peaks.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the protein powder, oats, baking powder, flaxseed, milk, and yogurt until everything is combined.
  • Pour the egg whites into protein powder mix and beat until everything is combined and a batter-consistency is achieved.
  • Fold the blueberries into the batter.
  • Pour about 1/4 of the batter per pancake into the skillet. Cook the pancakes for about 1-2 minutes on the first side, or until you see bubbles forming on the surface.
  • Flip to the other side and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately. Top with fruit, syrup, or honey.

Additional Information

This recipe will yield approximately two servings and this particular brand of protein powder has 21g of protein per serving.

pancakes topped with fruit on a plate

Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 scoops of protein powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder

Steps

  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat as you make the batter.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir until everything is combined and a batter consistency is reached.
  • Pour about 1/4 of the batter per pancake into the skillet. Cook the pancakes for about 1-2 minutes on the first side, or until you see bubbles forming on the surface.
  • Flip to the other side and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately. Top with fruit, syrup, or honey.

Additional Information

This recipe will yield approximately two servings and this particular brand of protein powder has 24g of protein per scoop.

pancakes topped with icing sugar and blueberries

There are tons of recipes online for you to choose from that offer a wide variety of flavors. Always remember that you can use your brand of protein powder as well, especially if it's something you're used to.

Pancakes on their own are pretty great but making yourself some protein pancakes for breakfast is even better. Keeping yourself healthy and giving your body the energy it needs is an important part of taking care of yourself. Give yourself an extra serving of protein alongside your orange juice in the morning and you'll be all the better for it!

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