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! Can you believe they have 40 grams of protein and only 300 calories?
Protein Pancakes with No Banana or Oats
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 and substitution options. For a printable recipe, see the recipe card below.
Cut the recipe in half to easily make 1 serving.
- 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
- Originally this recipe used water or almond milk as the liquid. I had some people express that their pancakes were dry. I went to the drawing board and discovered that the only way around this is to include fat in the batter. Now I use either ½ cup (120g) of sour cream or full fat Greek Yogurt in place of the liquid. I tried FF Greek Yogurt and they were still dry. You really need full fat Greek Yogurt (4% milk fat), light sour cream (10.5% milk fat), or full fat sour cream (18% milk fat).
- 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 mixed all of the ingredients together in a large bowl with a whisk to form my batter.
Your batter will look like the perfect pancake batter.
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!
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. Use chocolate, peanut butter, cinnamon roll...really the possibilities are endless.
I used a ¼ 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 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 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 blueberries.
Protein Pancakes Recipe - 40 Grams of Protein!
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- 2 large Eggs
- ½ cup Sour cream or plain full fat Greek Yogurt, (note 1)
- 2 servings Protein powder, (note 3)
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 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 a little butter or coconut oil and let melt.
- Mix the eggs, protein powder, and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the sour cream or Greek Yogurt and mix to combine.
- Using a ¼ cup measure, pour out the batter into the skillet. I was able to make 3 at a time. They are ready to flip when bubbles start to form on the top and around the edges are set.
- Serve with butter, sugar free syrup, and chocolate chips or blueberries.
- Liquid: Originally this recipe used water or almond milk as the liquid. I had some people express that their pancakes were dry. I went to the drawing board and discovered that the only way around this is to include fat in the batter. Now I use either ½ cup (120g) of sour cream or full fat Greek Yogurt in place of the liquid. I tried FF Greek Yogurt and they were still dry. You really need full fat Greek Yogurt (4% milk fat), light sour cream (10.5% milk fat), or full fat sour cream (18% milk fat).
- Protein Pancakes for 1: This recipe is really easy to cut in half and make just one serving.
- The nutrition listed is for protein pancakes using the Premiere Vanilla Protein powder and light sour cream...absolutely delicious!
- 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.