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Healthy High Protein Pancake Mix Recipe – Homemade!

by Heather

This homemade healthy protein pancake mix recipe is made with just 7 ingredients, and tastes delicious! Each pancake serving offers up 18 grams of protein. Make a big batch of protein powder pancakes and simplify the most busy morning. They are kid approved and delicious!

Protein Pancake Mix Recipe

Healthy High Protein Pancake Mix Recipe – Homemade!

Pancakes with a protein boost will leave you feeling fuller, which is always a good thing when it comes to breakfast!

This protein pancake mix went through many tests and variations to finally settle on this perfect recipe. It’s incredibly easy to make, and a great way to satisfy a pancake craving with extra goodness added in.

My kids love these, and so did the adults in the house. Fluffy pancakes with great flavor that leave you feeling good.

ENJOY!

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What type of protein powder to use

These easy protein pancakes are made using plain unflavored whey protein powder and unsweetened beef protein isolate, but that is not the only kind of protein powder that will work well in this great recipe.

An unflavored whey protein concentrate or isolate, an unflavored pea protein powder or your favorite plant-based protein powder will all work well in this recipe.

If you’d like to use a sweetened scoop of protein powder in the mix, omit the added sugar in the pancake mix.

Simple ingredients you’ll need for homemade protein pancake mix

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

Dry Mix Ingredients

Wet ingredients

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How to make the best protein pancake recipe

  1. To make the protein pancake mixes, you’ll combine the dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly until combined. You can double, triple, or quadruple this to make multiple protein pancake mixes at one time (you’ll find the amounts below).
  2. To make a batch of protein pancakes, whisk together the egg, non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract in a medium mixing bowl. Scoop 1 & ⅓ cups of the protein pancake mix recipe and whisk together the pancake batter. Let the batter rest while the pan heats up.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a bit of butter, coconut oil, or avocado oil to the heated pan. Scoop ¼ cup batter per pancake and cook for 3-4 minutes (until you see bubbles begin to form), and flip. Cook for 3-4 minutes on the second side until the pancake is cooked through in the center and golden brown. Repeat with any remaining batter.
  4. Serve with a little butter or peanut butter, fresh fruit, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup, and enjoy the extra protein!

Watch me make healthy homemade pancakes

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

How to make a big batch of high-protein pancake mix

This recipe makes a single batch of protein pancakes with 4 servings. To double, triple, or quadruple the recipe, use the amounts listed below!

When you go to cook a batch of pancakes, still use 1 ⅓ cups of protein pancake mix with the listed wet ingredients in the recipe card.

Good news – this recipe also works as a waffle mix too!

A double batch of protein pancake mix:

  • 1.5 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup whey protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • 3 tsp natural cane sugar

A triple batch of protein pancake mix:

  • 2 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ¾ cup whey protein powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ⅙ tsp sea salt
  • 4.5 tsp natural cane sugar

A quadruple batch of protein pancake mix:

  • 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup whey protein powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp natural cane sugar
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How to store

Protein pancakes are perfect to make ahead or have as leftovers.

To store leftover pancakes allow them to cool on a wire rack fully. Once cooled, add to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

To reheat pancakes, warm them on a medium-heat skillet, pop them in a toaster to warm, or in the oven on a baking sheet.

They’re also great for eating cold straight out of the fridge!

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Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this fluffy protein pancakes recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Whole wheat pastry flour – Whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour will work here. To make this recipe gluten-free, use an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix.

Almond flour – You can replace the almond flour with an almond meal, or use 100% whole wheat pastry flour in the pancake mix.

Whey protein powder – An unflavored whey protein concentrate or isolate, an unflavored pea protein powder, or your favorite plant-based protein powder will all work well in this recipe. If you’d like to use a sweetened scoop of protein powder in the mix, omit the added sugar in the pancake mix.

Natural cane sugar – Regular sugar, coconut sugar, and brown sugar all work well. You can also omit the sugar and it will not impact the texture of the pancakes, but it does add a nice flavor to balance out the unsweetened protein powder.

Egg – Egg whites are a good alternative to the egg in this recipe. You can also use your favorite egg replacer, like a flax egg here too.

Non-dairy milk – Almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, and cashew milk are great options to use. Regular milk will work here too, as will water in a pinch!

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Healthy Protein Pancake Mix Recipe

This homemade healthy protein pancake mix recipe is made with just 7 ingredients, and tastes delicious! Each pancake serving offers up 18 grams of protein. Make a big batch of protein powder pancakes and simplify the most busy morning. They are kid approved and delicious!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancakes, protein powder, whole wheat flour
Servings: 4
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Dry Protein Pancake Mix

Wet Ingredients

Instructions

  • To make the protein pancake mixes, you’ll combine the dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly until combined.
  • To make a batch of protein pancakes, whisk together the egg, non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract in a medium mixing bowl. Scoop 1 & ⅓ cups of the protein pancake mix recipe and whisk together the pancake batter. Let the batter rest while the pan heats up.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a bit of butter, coconut oil, or avocado oil to the heated pan. Scoop ¼ cup batter per pancake and cook for 3-4 minutes (until you see bubbles begin to form), and flip. Cook for 3-4 minutes on the second side until the pancake is cooked through in the center. Repeat with any remaining batter.
  • Serve with a little butter, fresh fruit, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup, and enjoy the extra protein!

Notes

You can double, triple, or quadruple this to make multiple protein pancake mixes at one time (you’ll find the amounts above in the blog post).
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 253IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2mg
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If you try this best protein pancakes recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

Originally published February 2023. Updated December 2023.

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2 comments

Becca October 7, 2023 - 8:15 am

5 stars
These pancakes are DELICIOUS! I thought they’d feel kind of heavy with the whole wheat and almond flours, but they are soft and airy and very tasty! Getting good protein in the morning makes a big difference for my kiddo, and this pancake mix is FOR SURE going to be in the regular rotation for my family. We’ve already had them two mornings in a row! 😁
Also– as this may be helpful for others– I used a beef and egg white protein powder (Paleo Pro plain), and it worked wonderfully. If the batter seems a bit too thin, you can just add a touch more flour to it. We also threw in a few good quality chocolate chips. *Chef’s kiss* We love these pancakes!

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Heather October 8, 2023 - 6:06 am

Hey Becca! I’m so glad the whole family loves this one! The chocolate chips addition – so yummy! Thank you so much for coming here and sharing 🙂

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