A protein packed stack of pancakes that have no oats, no bananas, no blender needed, and this protein pancakes recipe is gluten-free, keto and low carb! Over 30 grams of protein!
I was on the hunt for a Protein Pancake 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 powder pancakes that were easy to make without a blender, gluten free, and are keto friendly!
The best thing about this protein pancake recipe is that you can use any flavor protein powder you want. You definitely want to make sure it is a protein powder that tastes really good because that is what your pancakes will taste like. You cannot use an unflavored whey protein for this recipe.
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for this protein pancakes recipe, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For a printable recipe, see the recipe card below.
- 2 servings of your favorite protein powder - any that you like. it needs to be one that tastes good to you or your pancakes will not taste good!
- 2 eggs, beaten
- water or almond milk - you only need enough liquid to make this a pancake batter consistency.
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
How to make protein pancakes
This section explains how to make this protein powder pancake recipe, step by step. For a full printable recipe, see the recipe card below.
These protein pancakes are so 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, and protein waffles that uses protein powder as well.
I mixed all of the ingredients together in a large bowl with a whisk to form my batter.
I might sneak some chocolate chips into this keto pancake batter next time.
Your batter will look like the perfect pancake batter.
- Only use enough water or almond milk to make a pancake batter consistency. If you use too much liquid, the pancakes will not work. The recipe calls for 6 tablespoons of liquid but you may not need it all. Add a little at a time.
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 powder pancakes don't need a blender. I love my blender, but I hate pulling it out for some reason...haha!
Protein powder pancakes recipe
The protein powder I use is Vanilla Premiere Protein Powder. I have also heard that Quest protein powder works really well. I would look for one with the lowest amount of carbs and that tastes good. You can use any flavor so feel free to make these your own. You can use chocolate, peanut butter, cinnamon roll...really the possibilities are endless.
I used a ⅓ cup measuring cup for the perfect sized pancakes!
You see those small bubbles on top? These pancakes look like they are ready to flip! These healthy protein pancakes are golden brown and the perfect snack!
My batter usually makes 6-8 pancakes, which is perfect for 2 people, or you can save half of the pancakes in the refrigerator for the next day.
Tips and variation for this protein pancakes recipe
- Mix in blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or chocolate chips to the batter.
- Use a plant-based protein powder.
- Make several batches and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
- Top with Greek Yogurt or nut butter for a decadent treat.
- Microwave the leftovers or heat in the toaster oven.
I served mine with butter, sugar free maple syrup, and a few sugar free chocolate chips.
These pancakes are going to taste whatever protein powder you use so be sure to use one that you like!
You could add a banana, softened cream cheese, or whole milk Greek Yogurt to the batter. You could also top them with lots of toppings.
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Protein Pancakes Recipe - No Banana or Oats!
- 2 Eggs
- 2 scoops Whey Protein powder (Click here to see my favorite on Amazon)
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 6 Tablespoons Water or Almond milk
- Cooking spray, butter, or coconut oil for greasing the pan
- Place a non-stick skillet on the stove over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray or use butter or coconut oil and let melt.
- Mix the eggs, protein powder, and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the water or almond milk a little at a time until the batter is pancake batter consistency. You may not need all of the water.
- Using a ⅓ 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.
- Serve with butter, sugar free syrup, and chocolate chips.
- The nutrition listed is for the Premiere Vanilla Protein powder
- You can try this with other protein powders but I cannot guarantee it will work. I have heard that Quest protein powder also works well for protein recipes. It really needs to be a protein powder that tastes good on it's own!
Nutrition per serving
Nutrition is provided as a courtesy only. Please re-calculate on your own with the ingredients and amounts you used for the most accurate data.
Making these right now. I didn’t have any eggs, so I made “chia eggs”. I also added a bit of cinnamon. They cook up great. Can’t wait to dig in. Thank you.
Hey thanks for these. I've just made them this morning and recommended to my gym friends xx shame I cant leave a picture!
Enjoyed them...thank you for sharing.
Does not work waisted my time … way to liquidity
Jennifer Banz says
But did you read the instructions? It literally says you may not need all of the liquid...so the only reason they are too "liquidity" is because you added too much liquid.
They were very tasty but way to runny. I would def add a little bit of a water at a time next time making to get the right consistency. 6 tablespoons way definitely too much in my opinion
Jennifer Banz says
This is exactly what the instructions say to do. It says "Add the water or almond milk a little at a time until the batter is pancake batter consistency. You may not need all of the water."
OMG I can't believe how good these are and how similar they are to regular pancakes!!! Thanks I'll be making these often. I used whole egg and vanilla protein powder. Yum!!
I don't think I've ever left a review on a recipe before, but my success with this one made me feel like I had to! I'm very picky and was so worried these pancakes would come out with a weird texture, but when I tried the first pancake I made, I was like, oh my god! It tasted exactly like a regular pancake. The texture was perfect. If you had given me a plate of these and told me they were "real" pancakes, I would've believed it 100%. The only thing is that my calories and protein are different - the whole batch comes out to 325 calories and 42 grams of protein, and with a 1/3 cup I get only three pancakes - but they are very big pancakes! So I'm not complaining. Thanks so much for the great recipe! =)
I've made these multiple times using pure protein powder and others as well.. I have egg whites I need to use up and was wondering if I made a big batch of these if they could be frozen and reheated. would appreciate any input! Thanks!
Freeze them and reheat in the toaster! 🤤 That's how I do it so I can just grab how many I need and go.
Just made these pancakes and they were delicious! My vanilla protein powder has a 49 gram scoop and I used 1 1/2 scoops. We topped with frozen blueberries quickly thawed in microwave. Perfect!
Thank you for putting the grams on this. I was really wanting to try it but needed an accurate measurement.
AMAZING!! Where has this recipe been all my life? I substituted eggs for egg whites from a carton. For the Protein Powder I used Orgain Organic Protein Powder in Vanilla Bean flavor. I added some Cinnamon and some Walden Farms Pancake syrup to the batter for a little extra flavor. Didn't have to use much Almond Milk, but I didn't skimp on the Baking Powder. They got super fluffy! I topped with some frozen berries (I thawed and warmed in the microwave). These tasted like they were from a restuarant, but without all the junk in them. I loved them so much I made another batch right away and ate that too, lol. 5 STARS!!!
Magnificent! It usually took me 15 seconds to drink a shake. Now I get to eat 4 huge pancakes and really enjoy it for the same amount of macros. This is super important to me on a cut…Used chocolate Protein Powder and added 20 g oats.
Easiest recipe especially with a gluten intolerance. I do find them quite dry so need to add something on the side to dip in, like spread or yoghurt 🙂