Protein Pancakes – Only 4 Ingredients! A protein packed stack of pancakes that have no oats, no bananas, no blender needed, and they're gluten free!

a stack of protein pancakes on a white plate

I was on the hunt for a Protein Pancakes recipe but I wasn’t having much success.  I found that they mostly included oats or bananas or both…and you needed to use a blender!  Bananas and oats are not my ideal sources of protein so I went to work making a stack of protein pancakes that were easy to make without a blender and are delicious!

Speaking of low carb breakfast, have you tried my Pancake breakfast sandwich?  Amazing!

These protein pancakes are so stupid easy, you are going to be making them every week as part of your meal prep.  If you have time to sit down and eat a stack of pancakes for breakfast, you should definitely give these a try.

So the few ingredients you need for these easy protein pancakes are:

  • protein powder
  • eggs
  • water or almond milk
  • baking powder

I mixed all of those ingredients together with a whisk to form my batter.

I might sneak some chocolate chips into the batter next time.


pancake batter in a glass bowl with a measuring spoon


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I got my skillet hot on the stove while I was getting my batter ready because it comes together so fast.  I used a large non-stick skillet and then I used cooking spray because I do not want these to stick!

I love how these protein pancakes don’t need a blender.  I love my blender, but I hate pulling it out for some reason…haha!

I actually do have another low carb pancake recipe that requires a blender…so I’m not anti-blender!

The protein powder I use is an Organic Plant Based Protein powder.  Whey protein gives me tummy trouble but if that’s what you use, it will work perfectly in this recipe.  I would look for one with the lowest amount of carbs, preferably sweetened with stevia.

I used a 1/3 cup measuring cup for the perfect sized pancakes!

These look like they are ready to flip!


pancakes cooking in a skillet


My batter made 6 pancakes, which is perfect for 2 people, or you can save half of the pancakes in the refrigerator for the next day.

I served mine with butter, sugar free maple syrup, and a few sugar free chocolate chips.


a stack of protein pancakes with sugar free syrup and chocolate chips



5 from 2 votes
a stack of protein powder pancakes with syrup and chocolate chips
Protein Pancakes - Only 4 Ingredients!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
A protein packed stack of pancakes that have no oats, no bananas, no blender needed, and they're gluten free!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 280 kcal
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • Cooking spray, butter, or coconut oil for greasing the pan
  1. Place a non-stick skillet on the stove over medium heat.  Spray with cooking spray or use butter or coconut oil and let melt.  

  2. Add the eggs, protein powder, and baking powder to a large bowl and start to mix with a whisk.  Add the water a little at a time until the pancake batter is smooth.  

  3. Using a 1/3 cup measure, pour out the batter into the skillet.  I was able to make 3 at a time.  They are ready to flip when bubble start to form on the top.

  4. Stack 3 pancakes on 2 plates and top with butter, sugar free syrup, and a few chocolate chips.  

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    • Traci
    • December 11, 2017

    I think I’m the only person who doesn’t use protein powder…and might be missing out. These look fabulous, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing.

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 13, 2017

      It does add a nice boost!

  1. Reply

    These look like perfect post-workout pancakes!

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 13, 2017


  2. Reply

    love the protein and love that it’s only 4 ingredients!

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 13, 2017

      That’s my favorite part!

  3. Reply

    I use a flavorless protein powder because my kids don’t like the flavored ones. I will have to give this recipe a try.

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 13, 2017

      If you use flavorless you might want to add some sweetener so they don’t just taste like eggs.

    • Kristen
    • December 11, 2017

    This looks delicious and perfect for Christmas morning

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 13, 2017

      Yep! They would be an easy Christmas morning breakfast!

  4. Reply

    You had me at “No Bananas”! I hate those vile creatures! I can’t wait to try this

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 22, 2017

      I know, right!

    • LC
    • February 16, 2018

    Finally a protein pancake that doesn’t have bananas and oatmeal! Thank you, Thank you!! I’m eager to try this and I already have all the ingredients.

      • jenniferbanz
      • February 18, 2018

      You will love them!

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