Diet & Nutrition

The Best Protein Pancakes You’ll Ever Have

The Best Protein Pancakes You'll Ever Have!

I love to make healthy pancakes for breakfast and with this recipe, you can throw them together pretty quickly.

I tend to prefer American style pancakes, but they don’t have to be dense and heavy just because they have protein powder in them!

There’s also a secret ingredient to get them to rise, read on to find out what it is!

How to Make Protein Pancakes Taste Good

One batch makes 10-12 silver dollar sized pancakes. Of course, you could always make big ones instead!

If you’re cooking for yourself I just keep the rest in a tupperware box and microwave them for 30 seconds or so the next day.

I’ve included cup measurements because I have some and it makes it even quicker to recipes like this together. Worth the investment!

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1 egg
1/3 cup or 50g of whole wheat flour
1/3 cup or 80ml of milk
1 scoop of protein powder
1 smushed banana
AND 1 secret ingredient to make them rise…
A generous splash of distilled vinegar.
I promise you, it won’t taste like vinegar and it’s important that you don’t use white wine vinegar or malt vinegar. It has to be this one.


Combine all dry ingredients in one bowl.
In another bowl, smush a banana with the back of a fork. Add the egg and combine the two together.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix together.
Add milk slowly to make a thick paste.
Heat oil in a frying pan, until it gets quite hot. (I use coconut oil because it tastes nice but you can use whatever you want.)
Scoop in a spoonful of pancake mix and let it do it’s thing.
healthy pancakes


Adjust the heat of the pan according to the outcome of your pancakes every time!
Don’t make the mix too runny, the amount of milk you add depends on the consistency of your protein powder and the size of the egg.
If you don’t like bananas try making your own applesauce or microwave some frozen berries and use that instead!

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