Protein Pancake Recipes

I love protein. I just feel so much better when I keep my protein intake high.


I'm always trying to find ways to sneak more protein into my diet. My favorite way to do this is whey protein. I throw it in my morning Coach's Oats, I add it to all my smoothies, and I use it to make protein pancakes. 


I've seen protein pancake recipes that use cottage cheese, but gotta say that kind of grosses me out. I prefer something a little more believably pancakey. I've been playing around with several protein pancake recipe variations the past few weeks and think I have some winners here.


My Original Blueberry Protein Pancake:
  • 1 Scoop Syntha-6 Vanilla Ice Cream flavor
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • Strawberries to top with if desired
That recipe may not be for everyone. I've come to like it, but it's not quite as pancakey (I'm liking my new word) as the next few as it's mostly just whey protein. I did find some whey powders just didn't work for this recipe.

For the rest of the recipes I added some Coach's Oats Pancake Mix and found it did the trick to make these pancakes just right.


Plain Protein Pancake:
  • 1 scoop Syntha-6 Protein Vanilla Ice Cream flavor
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tblsp Coach's Oats Pancake mix
Strawberries n Cream Protein Pancake:
  • 1 scoop Lean Dessert Protein in Whipped Vanilla Cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tblsp Coach's Oats Pancake mix
  • 1/2 cup diced strawberries in the mix and more to top with
Blueberry High Protein Pancake:
  • 1.5 scoops Lean Dessert Protein in Whipped Vanilla Cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tblsp Coach's Oats Pancake Mix
  • 1/4 cup water or skim milk
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
My Favorite Protein Pancake:
  • 1 scoop Syntha-6 Vanilla Ice Cream flavor
  • 1 Tblsp Coach's Oats Pancake Mix
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • Topped with 1 tsp real butter
Hubby and My Boys' Favorite High Protein Pancake:
  • 2 scoops Lean Dessert Protein Whipped Vanilla Cream flavor
  • 2 Tblsp Coach's Oats Pancake Mix
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
Most of these I make for myself in the morning as one big pancake in a small skillet. You could however make several smaller ones if you'd like or double and triple the batches for more people. If the batter seems too thick add a tablespoon or so of water. I always use a cooking spray to keep them from sticking. Also, you can substitute egg whites for the egg to make them leaner, but I think the consistency is better with the egg. And of course you can omit the blueberries, we just love blueberry pancakes.


I've listed the protein powders I used in each recipe, you can try whatever your favorite brand is. I'm working on a series of reviews for protein powders, meal replacements, etc, so I have a ton of different kinds around right now. I have definitely noticed that some brands work better than others for these.


Do you have a favorite protein pancake recipe to share??


Disclaimer: Coach's Oats sent me pancake mix to try, the whey protein I purchased on my own. The recipes and opinions are all mine.