High Protein Pancakes Recipe

Chef Cindy Mooney , On March 21, 2023

This Protein Pancake Recipe Uses Whey Protein Powder, but You Can Use Your Protein Powder of Choice or Weight Gainer for the Batter.

Level: Easy

Time: 20min

Serves: 2 People

Cost: Low

Protein Pancake Recipe Overview

This high protein pancake recipe yields 5-6 tender, delectable pancakes with a fluffy texture. I used whey protein powder but you can use casein protein, vanilla flavored protein, chocolate flavored protein powder or even weight gainer to make this recipe. Also, to keep my protein pancakes low in saturated fats I oped to use avocado oil for my test plate here and got to say, these will probably be my go-to home recipe whenever making high protein pancakes – which are a close second to my favorite bodybuilding omelette recipe.

Kitchen Tools For This Protein Pancake Recipe:

  • Mixing bowl

  • Measuring cups

  • Measuring spoons

  • Whisk

  • Frying pan

Protein Pancake Recipe Ingredients & Shopping List:

  • Whey protein powder (or protein powder of choice) – .5 cups

  • All purpose flour – 1.5 cups

  • Whole milk – 2 cups

  • 1 Egg

  • Kosher salt – 2 teaspoons

  • Baking powder – 2.5 teaspoons

  • Avocado oil – 2 tablespoons

Tools For This Protein Pancake Recipe from scratch.

Protein Pancake Recipe Ingredients

How to Prepare Protein Pancakes Recipe Cooking Guide

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to blend all evenly.

    Protein Pancake Batter

    Mix Flour + Salt + Protein Powder + Baking Powder

  2. Add the milk, egg and avocado oil while vigorously whisking to blend all into a creamy batter. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes to allow the flour to become hydrated.

    Dump pancake batter in frying pan

    Pour the Pancake Batter in the Pan.

  3. Preheat a frying pan with oil, until hot. Spoon dollops of batter into the pan and let them cook until bubbles appear and start to pop. Flip the pancakes and cook until done. Remember to be just a little careful when turning.

    Picture of Protein Pancake Recipe

    Easy Protein Pancake Recipe When Ready.

  4. Repeat this process until the batter is used.

You can also use the same batter to make some crepes since the batter is interchangeable.

Common Questions About How to Make Protein Pancakes

What flour do I use? All purpose flour is best. However if you would like to make a gluten free pancake you can use rice flour, or almond flour for preparing a keto pancake recipe.

How do I store my Protein pancakes? Store your pancakes in a refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to a few days or cover with plastic wrap, layer with parchment paper – and freeze.

Chef Cindy Mooney

With a personal mission to spread the good name of nutrition through mouthwatering recipes, Chef Cindy's philosophy around nutrition is deeply rooted in food as medicine. In the kitchen, she offers a conscious, restorative, and functional approach to cooking; an approach she has cultivated during her years working in farm-to-table restaurants.