My Favorite Protein Pancakes

Posted March 20, 2015 in breakfast, protein powder, protein, pancakes, healthy eating, health, healthy living, food, workout

I've been making protein pancakes for quite some time, but I feel like I finally perfected my recipe.

Lately, I've been making protein pancakes on Friday's after BodyPump class. It feels like a nice treat after working hard all week, and it's a great way to get in some protein after a workout.

I also like protein pancakes because I can make them in the morning before work. I like to have a filling and nutritious breakfast, but I also need something that won't take forever to make.

 (Here's my protein pancake routine:

  • 6:40 a.m. - Get home from BodyPump
  • 6:45 a.m. - Throw together protein pancake ingredients in a bowl
  • 6:55 a.m. - Take a shower
  • 7:10 a.m. - Pour protein pancake batter on a pan
  • 7:15 a.m. - Do my makeup while pancakes cook low and slow
  • 7:25 a.m - Eat protein pancakes

I'm a multitasker when it comes to making weekday breakfast. It allows me to make something pretty substantial. I have a small home, so I can walk back and forth between the bathroom and kitchen to check my pancakes. I also have a pretty low maintenance getting ready routine, so getting ready doesn't take too long.

Keep in mind that protein pancakes aren't super fluffy like regular pancakes. Instead of flour, I used Life's Abundance Vegan Protein Powder. This protein powder is perfect for making protein pancakes.

I also used chia seeds and ground flax seeds, but those are totally optional. I just like to add them for the added omegas, fiber and protein.

The secret ingredient in my pancakes is almond extract. I swear this adds an amazing flavor!

I like to top my protein pancakes with fresh berries, goji berries, almond butter, coconut butter or pure maple syrup. 

Protein Pancakes

1 banana, mashed

1 egg

1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder {the best vegan protein powder}

1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional)

1 tbsp. ground flax seeds

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. almond extract

2 tbsp. almond milk

Desired toppings: pure maple syrup, honey, fresh berries, banana slices, nuts, almond butter, etc.

Combine all ingredients except toppings. Spray a pan with coconut oil spray and place over medium low heat. Pour pancake batter on pan to form pancakes. Cook on each side until golden brown.

Top with desired toppings.


What are your favorite protein pancake toppings?

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