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Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

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Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

I managed to whip up these easy peanut butter protein pancakes last week before my little family’s world was turned upside down by Sunday.

Today is my birthday. I turned 35. I am celebrating it with a heart half heavy and half full. Three days ago we received a phone call that my mother in law passed away suddenly and tragically at the young age of 67. My poor husband was on Vancouver-Tel Aviv flight 15 hours later. My heart is breaking for him and his sister but I can’t even imagine their pain.

Bowl of blackberries

I do not mean to make this post heavy but it is hard to write about peanut butter protein pancakes when life is still half a blur…

Although I didn’t have a close relationship with my mother in law due to the fact we simply lived on different continents, she was an amazing human being. She was a woman with a big heart who wished only well upon everyone. Her heart was so kind despite a very hard life. She owned so little and yet was willing to give everything to her kids. She was beautiful. She raised 2 amazing children one of whom I was lucky to get as a husband. The best husband I could have ever dreamed of. Nobody in my immediate family has or ever had a husband like mine!!!

Peanut Butter Protein Pancake ingredients in blender

So, that is the part where my heart is half full. On Sunday we have realized more than ever how all we have is each other. We are so blessed to have each other. And how more important than ever we have to be healthy and take care of ourselves. To treat our bodies as a temple for the sake of our kids and each other. Because all we have is each other.

So, August has always been an eventful month for us. First was my birthday. Then the date me and Alex met. Then we had our first child in August. Now we have a memory of Alex’s mom. Followed by our wedding anniversary in early September. Not to mention the peak of summer holidays and majority of friends having birthdays. Seems like a peak of life.

Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes on skillet

I was so blessed the day before Alex left our dear friends from Calgary have arrived to visit for a week. So, I am not alone. Far from alone. Jenn is like a sister to me. A sister I never had…All I ever knew was a half-sister who always judged me by the fact that I was a daughter of someone she hated thus I was labelled and completely ignored by her all my life. A sister is not who is related to you by blood but who has a heart full of love for you because every human being deserves to be loved.

Overall, I am so blessed with women in my life. My mom is the sweetest. I have girlfriends I might not see often and we live far part but when we meet it feels like we have never been apart and we are here for each other no matter what.

Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes in ziplock bag

My amazing sister in law who is my sister, literally. My heart breaks for this little sweet woman who at such young age have buried all of her older generation…

But life goes on. We have each other. I can’t wait to embrace my husband on Friday night and help him move on. In this new chapter of life. Life goes on with our boys, with us, with many more happy times as a family and only the best memories of my mother in law. Rest in peace, beautiful Raisa. We love you forever in our hearts…

Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes on plate topped with blackberries

I don’t think I have much to say today about protein pancakes. My eyes are too wet to see the screen but … these peanut butter protein pancakes are made with plant based (vegan) protein powder, banana, peanut butter, quick or rolled oats and an egg. They are also any kind of added sugar free. I made 3 batches and froze quite a bit of pancakes for easy breakfasts and healthy snacks. I feel super lazy to cook in the mornings.

You may also want to prep these healthy no bake protein cookies with your protein powder extras!

Stack of Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes on plate topped with blackberries

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Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes - easy protein pancake recipe with banana, oatmeal and plant based protein powder.
4.84 from 6 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 pancakes
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Olena Osipov



  • In a blender or food processor, add all ingredients and process until smooth.
  • Preheat large cast iron skillet on low-medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Pour batter into 3 large pancakes and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until batter on top won’t be as jiggly, flip and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Make another batch. Double or triple the recipe to freeze. Serve hot with desired toppings.

Store: Refrigerate in a glass airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.


    Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 265mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

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    1. 5 stars
      These are phenomenal. I used almond milk, vanilla protein powder, and PBfit for the peanut butter. I then mixed up some more of the PBFfit to slather on the top with some fresh fruit and YUMMY! Thanks for such a great recipe that is SO easy to make.

    2. 5 stars
      Made these this afternoon as a midday brunch to try to convince myself I am 23 and fully capable of eating like a healthy adult instead of my regular clownfoolery and it is now 2:52pm and I am convinced this blog was a godsend.

      These are delicious and if someone like me can get past my adhd brain and make these then anyone can.

      If you hate banana: there is no banana taste I promise

      If you hate protein powder: there is no protein powder aftertaste I promise

      Can you use crunchy peanut butter? I did and I am so happy I did

      Can you use these in a waffle maker? I did and I got 2 belgium waffles, please grease your waffle maker accordingly because they stuck a little bit

      Overall 10/10 would recommend

    3. 4 stars
      The recipe was good, but i needed to put a leadt a cup and a half of soy milk to blend everything as it was way to thick. And in my opinion it need more peanut butter, didn’t really taste it.

    4. 5 stars
      These were absolutely delicious, thank you for the recipe. Perfect texture and just the right, light hint of peanut butter flavor. I used Costco Kirkland organic.

      Healthy Food is love… 🙂

      1. Glad to hear, Nina! Your Costco carries organic PB?! Lucky you! A dream for me.
        Healthy food is not only love but it is a happy future, and happiness, and enjoying everything life should be! Xxx

    5. Olena and Alex, may the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, my most heartfelt condolences. And happy belated birthday to you, Olena!

        1. I am sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my husband back in 2006 and that was very hard, My prayers will be with you during this time. You are right our bodies are temples especially if we are living for the Lord and we need to take better care of them. I love all your healthy recipes too.

          1. I can’t imagine your loss, Laura. That is a tough one. Sorry to hear about that. I am so glad you have found a courage not to give up and take care of yourself! Thank you and big hugs to you.

          2. 5 stars
            Thank you and that is why I love your site it helps me eat healthier. Now all I have to do is stop my emotional eating and exercise more.

    6. Sorry for your loss !I know how it feels have lost my Dad a brother a niece ,mother worst of all my son the just love your. Husband and kids tell them to .

      1. Thank you, Julie!!!I t is hard. The cycle of life is hard to accept some days. But life must go on. Time heals. Missing loved ones dearly though…Kids keep us going. The cycle of life.:)

    7. I can’t imagine how you feel, having tragedy happen without warning :'( Coincidentally, my birthday is August 10th too, but I didn’t celebrate much either, simply because everyone was working. Wishing you all the best.

    8. I’m so sorry for the loss your family has suffered recently. I completely agree that family is EVERYTHING blood related or not. Your post was a beautiful reminder to appreciate those around us and to live in the moment. I’ll be saying a prayer for your family as you start the healing process.

      1. Thank you so much, Olechka. Yes. I have been reminding myself every day to enjoy every moment before the loss of my MIL but now I will let go off even more things…Life is really short and should be lived without regrets. Thank you for your prayers. xoxo

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