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, keto and low carb!

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, gluten free, and are keto!

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

These protein pancakes are so stupid easy and simple, 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.


I have a recipe for Protein Pudding that uses protein powder as well.

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 this keto pancake 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 keto 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 keto pancakes 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



4.89 from 9 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 simple protein packed stack of pancakes that have no oats, no bananas, no blender needed, and they're gluten free, keto and low carb!  


Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: protein pancakes without banana, protein pancakes without oats
Servings: 2
Calories: 280 kcal
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/3 Cup Water or Almond milk
  • 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 and pourable.  You may not need all of the water

  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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    • Wendy
    • August 6, 2018

    Thank you!!!! DELICIOUS!!!! I added a bit of apple pie spice for fun! So happy to have found your recipe!

    • Karen Hepburn
    • August 1, 2018

    Can I use whey protein?

      • jenniferbanz
      • August 1, 2018


  1. Reply

    I’m not the best cook but I done myself proud making these. Delicious 😋
    If I can make them then anyone can!
    How long does the batter mixture keep in the fridge?

    • Carrie
    • June 7, 2018

    These were heavenly! I added powdered peanut butter (PB2) and it was very good. And they cooked beautifully in my Mickey Mouse pancake maker!

      • jenniferbanz
      • June 8, 2018


      • Crystel
      • August 2, 2018

      Did you use the PB2 in place of the protein powder?

    • Mindy
    • June 4, 2018

    Thank you so much for this recipe I’ve been doing keto and cant eat anymore bacon and eggs, it was really good and less carbs than the mixes.

    • rylee
    • May 22, 2018

    Are these low carb pancakes?

      • jenniferbanz
      • May 22, 2018

      Yes, if you use a low carb protein powder

    • dayna
    • April 24, 2018

    Really loved these! I used my bar one protein powder and the taste was great! Just found the consistency a bit watery and the pancakes didn’t keep form in the pan. Is there something else I need to add or just add less water?

      • jenniferbanz
      • April 26, 2018

      Just less water

    • Nicole
    • April 20, 2018

    I make these 4 or 5 times a week. Especially after a heavy leg day! I make mine with egg whites. I still got that protein taste. Playing with other things to hide it better.

    • sarah
    • April 10, 2018

    this looks great, especially since I’m going to use chocolate powder. yay

      • jenniferbanz
      • April 11, 2018


    • 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!

  2. 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!

    • 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!

  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.

  4. Reply

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

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 13, 2017

      That’s my favorite part!

  5. Reply

    These look like perfect post-workout pancakes!

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 13, 2017


      • Michael Mansberry
      • April 24, 2018

      These are awesome!! I’ve made these several times. Much better with almond milk

    • 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!

        • Denise PARR
        • June 3, 2018

        I’ve looked everywhere, but, I can’t find the carb count, net carbs. Also, for the other pancake recipe. Thank you for your time

          • Ann Rocha
          • June 13, 2018

          I’d like to know the carb count, too. Can’t wait to have pancakes again!

            • jenniferbanz
            • June 14, 2018

            It really depends on the protein powder you use.

        1. Reply

          I think it just depends on the protien powder you use, they all seem to have a different carb count. 🙂

          • Lindsey Gustafson
          • July 6, 2018

          Just log your ingredients into myfitnesspal

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