Protein Pancakes | Protein Powder Pancake Recipe

Protein pancakes are a quick and easy way to get an extra boost of energy. Packed with protein and surprisingly low carb, these protein powder pancakes will be one of your new favorite breakfast recipes.

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Why These Will Be A New Breakfast Favorite

Are Protein Pancakes Healthy?

These protein powder pancakes are keto, low carb, gluten free, high protein, and totally tasty.

While not everyone’s dietary guidelines are the same, and you should always consult with a physician before determining what is healthy for you, protein pancakes do have a variety of health benefits.

Can I Replace Flour With Protein Powder In Pancakes?

Yes, you absolutely can! In fact, that’s what I did for this recipe. You would be surprised by how many low carb treats you can make with the addition of protein powder.

So, instead of replacing traditional flour with almond flour for a low carb and gluten free protein pancake, just use protein powder instead!

Why Are My Pancakes Flat?

Since there is no flour used in this recipe, and we only use protein powder to thicken them, the pancake batter is thinner than the traditional pancake batter.

To keep your pancakes from spreading too much or cooking up too flat, you can use a pancake mold or egg mold in your skillet.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Protein Powder- I used the Premier Protein Vanilla Milkshake protein powder for this recipe. I have heard that not all protein powders provide the same texture, so use caution of substituting for a different brand.
  • Eggs
  • Heavy Cream– This will help thicken the pancake batter without the use of flour.
  • Swerve Confectioners Sugar- Makes these pancakes perfectly sweet without adding sugar.
  • Vanilla
  • Baking Powder
  • Cinnamon

How To Make Protein Pancakes

Protein Pancakes are so simple to make! Just mix up the batter, cook in a skillet on your stovetop, and enjoy. Follow the simple steps below for gluten-free pancakes that turn out perfectly every time.

  1. In a mixing bowl combine eggs, heavy cream, and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together protein powder, Swerve confectioners sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until well incorporated.
  4. Pour a 1/3 cup of protein pancake mix into a heated nonstick skillet and cook over medium-low heat.
  5. Cook until small bubbles start to form around the outer edge of the pancake mixture. Use a spatula to flip the pancake and continue cooking until the batter is no longer loose and the exterior of the pancake is golden brown.
  6. Remove from the skillet, garnish, and enjoy!
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Variations

  • Make them chocolatey. Once you have combined your batter, add in a few sugar free chocolate chips for a sweet bite.
  • Add some crunch. For additional texture, chop up some walnuts or pecans and add them to the batter before cooking.
  • Drizzle some flair. To make these protein powder pancakes taste like a cinnamon roll, mix together some Swerve confectioners sugar, heavy cream, and a dash of vanilla to create a sweet drizzle.

What To Serve With Them

To make these Protein Pancakes a complete meal, try serving them with some of these nutrient-rich side dishes:

How Long Do They Last?

Protein Pancakes last as long as traditional pancakes, so between 2-3 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Any longer than this, they will still taste as good as the day that you made them, but they may become soggy.

How To Freeze Protein Powder Pancakes

The thing I love most about these protein powder pancakes is that they freeze extremely well. You can double the recipe and make up a big batch at once and freeze some for later.

To freeze them, cook the protein pancakes as directed, and allow them to cool completely. Once cooled, stack the pancakes with a layer of parchment paper between each pancake to avoid sticking. Then, place the layered low carb pancakes in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag and label them with the contents and date.

To reheat the pancakes, remove them from the freezer and allow them to defrost. Place the defrosted pancakes in your air fryer at 200F for 2 minutes or until warmed through and slightly crispy on the outside.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Keyword: high protein pancakes, protein pancakes, protein powder pancakes

Servings: 2 servings

Calories: 287kcal

Author: AshleyThompson

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl combine eggs, heavy cream, and vanilla.

  • In a separate bowl, mix together protein powder, Swerve confectioners sugar, and baking powder.

  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients until well incorporated.

  • Pour a 1/3 cup of protein pancake mix into a heated nonstick skillet and cook over medium-low heat.

  • Cook until small bubbles start to form around the outer edge of the pancake mixture. Use a spatula to flip the pancake and continue cooking until the batter is no longer loose and the exterior of the pancake is golden brown.

  • Remove from the skillet, garnish, and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 3g

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