Protein Pancakes

These are not your ordinary pancakes, these are Protein Pancakes!
We all have big tubs of protein powder laying around the kitchen don’t we?
You know the story… You get on a health kick, start drinking protein shakes after workouts, and then a week later put the jar in the back in the pantry. Let’s be real, no one can live on protein shakes, they get old fast. I for one would rather eat my calories than drink them anyway.

So how do you put that protein powder to good use? You turn it into warm fluffy pancakes with a purpose!

Kiss the Bisquick goodbye. I promise you won’t even miss it!

Hemp Prtein Pancakes

Protein Pancakes
Recipe By TIU
Makes 1 serving of 4, four-inch pancakes, or one large pancake

Batter:
1 scoop protein powder – any kind or flavor (I used hemp protein powder, hence the green color)
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed (optional for an added nutritional boost)
2 Tbsp almond milk
1/4 cup egg whites
1/2 banana – mashed
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (if your protein powder is plain)

Toppings:
1 Tbsp sliced almonds or almond butter
1 Tbsp low sugar syrup

In a small bowl, mash half of a ripe banana and set aside. In another bowl, combine one scoop (or one serving listed on packaging) of protein powder, ground flaxseed, almond milk, egg whites, and cinnamon. Add the mashed banana and stir all ingredients together until smooth batter is created. If using a unflavored protein powder, pure vanilla extract can be added into the batter. Lightly coat a pan with nonstick cooking spray, and place on stove over medium heat. Pour the batter into 4 inch circles (or one gigantic pancake!). Flip pancakes once they start to bubble. Top with sliced almonds or almond butter and low sugar syrup.

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: banana
Whole Grain: no grains for this one! Keeping it simple and low carb
Protein: protein powder
Plant Based Fat: ground flaxseed and sliced almonds

If you’re interested in Hemp Protein Powder, I used Nutiva Hemp Protein Powder + Fiber. This particular powder is unsweetened and unflavored and has an earthy taste to it. It can be found at Whole Foods or your local health food store.

11 Comments on Protein Pancakes

  1. Taylor
    June 28, 2012 at 7:11 am (2 years ago)

    Wow! Just made these, they tasted soooo good! I added blueberries to mine. I have an unflavored brown rice protein powder that I had been drinking in smoothies and it wasn’t the best thing going down. I can’t even tell it’s in these pancakes, thanks for another great recipe! :)

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    • Catherine
      June 28, 2012 at 11:34 am (2 years ago)

      So glad you loved the pancakes! Mmmm sounds so good with the addition of blueberries (I wish I wasn’t allergic!)! xo

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  2. Chloe
    July 3, 2012 at 6:30 am (2 years ago)

    My boyfriend and I had these for breakfast, I was afraid that they would taste “healthy” if that makes sense, but they were soooo good, definitely satisfying. We work at a breakfast restaurant so it’s hard to beat the cravings for chocolate chip pancakes, but these do the trick! :) thanks!

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    • Catherine
      July 3, 2012 at 11:22 am (2 years ago)

      That’s awesome Chloe! I used to be worried that certain things would taste too “healthy” as well haha but these are definitely not your average healthy pancake! So glad you loved them! xo

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  3. Jordan
    August 15, 2012 at 5:40 am (2 years ago)

    If you consider yourself vegan, why do so many of your recipes include animal products? I’m vegan and in a breakfast rut…

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    • Catherine
      August 15, 2012 at 8:44 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Jordan! I don’t consider myself vegan or 100% vegetarian (I answered in my last q&a), but I love incorporating plant based meals in my diet!

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  4. jennifer
    August 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm (2 years ago)

    hi – i stumbled across your blog and am really struggling to get in shape and diet. i have had two weightloss surgeries – YES TWO. First was band 15 years ago and then a gastric bypass 6 years ago and am still at a high weight of 186+/-. i have gain 30 of the 70 lost. i just can’t get motivated – i have two small daughters (7&8 yrs.) and know i need to get in shape and lose the weight. i’m hoping your blogs will inspire me to lose this weight and become GORGEOUS! thanks for sharing and inspiring – just trying to reach the goal is critical for me and my self-esteem.

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  5. Nona
    March 28, 2013 at 10:18 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m excited to try this. I love pancakes and I have a huge 1 lb. bag of hemp protein powder that I don’t know what to do with because I do not like the taste of it in my veggie juice.

    When you say ‘a scoop’…is it equivalent to 1 cup?

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    • Catherine
      March 29, 2013 at 10:49 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Nona!
      This is such a fun and tasty way to use protein powder you hay laying around the house! One scoop refers to the little scooper that most protein powders come with. My Hemp protein powder has a serving size of 2 Tablespoons, so it should be close to that amount :)

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  6. Andrea DelSandro
    February 15, 2014 at 3:20 am (10 months ago)

    The pancake was a great success, thank you for the recipe!!!

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  7. sweet pumpkin
    August 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm (3 months ago)

    Hi, these pancakes look delicious and would be a healthy but fun alternative to the traditional ones. But, the recipe did not work for me. When I tried to flip the pancake over, it was all stuck at the buttom while the top was still totally uncooked. It ended up looking like half cooked half burned scrambled eggs… Any idea what I may have done wrong? – Obviously others were successful, so it must be something I did wrong.

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