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Simple Protein-Packed Pancakes (Gluten-free and dairy free)

Since I’ve been lifting weights a lot more lately, I’ve been working on upping my protein intake. I’ve been doing this mostly with chicken, tuna and deli turkey at lunch and dinner, but at breakfast I’ve been using protein powder to supplement smoothies, eating eggs, or making Gina’s cookie dough protein cereal. I’ve been experimenting with protein pancakes lately, and I think I finally found a version that’s a keeper.


These are really quick – quick enough for a workday – and don’t have any added sweetener.
At least I didn’t add any…You may need to add some sweetener or vanilla extract depending on the sweetness of your protein powder, so just experiment! Gluten Free Protein Pancakes recipe low carb

Protein Packed Pancakes

Serves 1
207 calories, 9 grams fat, 4.7 grams carbs, 26 grams protein

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used SunWarrior)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond meal (I used Trader Joe’s)
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg white
  • splash of almond milk
  • water
  • coconut oil
  • blueberries for topping
  1. Combine the protein powder, baking powder, almond meal, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Add in the egg white and a splash of almond milk and stir until a paste forms.
  3. Slowly add enough water until you have a thick but runny consistency. You know the consistency of pancake batter, right? Add water in small amounts and stir until you’re there.
  4. Heat a small amount of coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat and spoon your batter onto the skillet. I made three medium/smallish sized pancakes.
  5. Cook without moving for 2-3 minutes until browned, then gently flip and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  6. Try not to pick off all your blueberries before you sit down to eat like I did.

The nutritional stats don’t include the blueberries or coconut oil, and are calculated using SunWarrior’s Vanilla Vegan Raw Protein Powder which has 100 calories and 19 grams of protein per scoop. I recently bought this protein powder on Amazon and love it! (I need to do another protein review round-up…it’s been awhile.)

I ate this today and added up the calories and realized it’s a pretty low calorie breakfast from my typical, and I ended up having a snack a couple hours later. You could easily double the recipe and on mornings where I’ve had a particularly hard workout, I probably will. More pancakes for me! Or maybe I’ll just add a side of eggs. 🙂

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    Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    yum I love protein pancakes and anything I can make in the morning before work is a winner to me!! Thanks for sharing

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    I’m going To have to try these – I love topping pancakes with nut butters to up the calories on hard workout days! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out

    These sound amazing, and so simple!

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    Mary Jane

    Stalker boxer MANDATORY

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    This recipe, how many pancakes does it make?

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    We’ve been loving these lately (we get them at Target), which have 14 grams of protein per serving and are SO yummy!:

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    Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed

    Lately I’ve been debating if I should be consuming a post workout protein shake. I always eat protein when I get to work after my workout, but I’ve heard such mixed things about post workout protein timing. I’ve never tried protein powder before. My idea of a protein pancake would just be eggs, nut butter, a banana, and some cinnamon. I like to top mine with some apples cooked in coconut oil & cinnamon. I’ve also recently become obsessed with these waffles (and the BLT that you can make with them).

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    Chicago Jogger

    I have been wondering how people use protein powder for pancakes! This looks so easy – pinning 🙂 The only flavor of protein powder I have is chocolate… I think it’s time to mix things up.

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