by Olena

Protein Pancakes

by Olena

Simple Protein Pancakes Recipe with oats, whey protein powder, Greek yogurt, and without banana. Moist, packed with protein, 5 ingredients, no blender.

Hello, mamas! Protein Snack March going strong.

How many times have you stood at the stove for half an hour making pancakes for your family and realizing you will have just one or two?! I know, it sucks. That’s why protein pancakes for mamas. Not because we necessarily lift or compete but because mama wants to enjoy more than one pancake too.

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5 years ago, I originally started experimenting with so popular 3 ingredient banana protein pancakes – banana, whey protein powder and egg whites. They are not bad but their texture reminds me more of a sweet omelette. After about at least 10 different variations of ingredients, I have settled on these oatmeal protein pancakes without banana. The fact that you don’t have frantically search for a ripe banana or dirty a blender on Saturday morning, makes these protein pancakes THE BEST!

protein pancakes bite

Tender, moist and packed with 4 g of protein and only 48 calories each! Sounds good to me. But there is a trick and you gotta listen to me, otherwise you will end up with dry leather-y pancakes.

Warning: kids love these! They can’t taste the protein powder (that’s why I love whey), so hide them in a freezer as soon as they are cool.:)

How to Make Protein Pancakes

protein pancakes ingredients

Ingredients

Eggs: You can replace 3 eggs with 1/3 cup egg whites.

Greek Yogurt: I recommend yogurt with fat content of 2% and higher. I have used 0% in the past, protein pancakes come out good. It’s just the higher the fat, more moist the pancakes are.

Oat Flour: Make your own by grinding old fashioned or quick cooking oats in a blender. Saves a ton of money and time.

Protein Powder: You have to use whey protein powder, not plant-based. Simply because it behaves differently and that’s what this protein pancakes recipe was developed with. I used unflavoured 17 Whey. You can use vanilla whey protein powder but look at its sugar content. You might have to skip the maple syrup if it’s 5g+.

protein pancakes batter

First whisk the eggs. Then add yogurt and maple syrup, whisk again.

protein pancakes batter

Add protein powder and oat flour, and whisk.

protein pancakes batter

Protein pancake batter will be runny. More runny than traditional pancake batter.

That’s why I recommend to pour carefully and use a griddle to fit more, if you really care about the pancakes’ shape. I don’t except for the website’s pictures.

cooking protein pancakes

Here is the trick to moist protein pancakes – cook for less than a minute and flip when bubbles appear but batter is still wet. Don’t wait for brown edges either. Then cook literally for 10 seconds more and pancakes are ready. Any further cooking will dry out the whey.

protein pancakes on a plate

I usually have 4-5 pancakes and am good till lunch. My favourite toppings are Greek yogurt, maple syrup and strawberry jam.

Enjoy these protein pancakes and if you are looking for more healthy pancake recipes, try my cottage cheese protein pancakes, peanut butter protein pancakes and flourless pumpkin pancakes.

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Protein Pancakes

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Simple Protein Pancakes Recipe with oats, whey protein powder, Greek yogurt, and without banana. Moist, packed with protein, 5 ingredients, no blender.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 15 pancakes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl whisk the eggs. Add yogurt and maple syrup, whisk well to combine. Add oat flour and protein powder; stir until combined.
  2. Preheat skillet on medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and pour the batter depending on a desired size of a pancake (2-3 tbsp for a medium size like on a photo). Cook for less than a minute and flip when bubbles appear but batter is still wet. Don’t wait for brown edges either. Then cook literally for 10 seconds more and pancakes are ready. Any further cooking will dry out the whey.

Notes

*Plant based protein powder WON’T work. If using sweetened vanilla protein powder, add less maple syrup.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

About Olena

I don’t believe in diets, neither I think we were born to eat. This website reflects my healthy relationship with food – I like simple whole foods meals with a bit of lean protein, heavy on veggies and a sprinkle of complex carbs.

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  1. Hey Olena! You say you have used brown rice protein powder with this recipe… then later it says ***don’t use plant-based protein powder because it won’t work. A little confused… I consider brown rice protein a plant-based protein. Just wanting some clarification. These look great and sooo simple, can’t wait to try them.

    1. Hi Brittany. Thank you for catching that. Long story short, it is an old recipe of mine, when I first started blogging. I used whey protein for this recipe and that is what you see in pictures. You should use only whey. I did a mistake assuming any protein powder would work without testing the recipe. As I became more experienced in kitchen I realized plant based and whey protein powders are not interchangeable. I forgot to delete that sentence but added a notation. Sorry, use only whey protein for this recipe.

  2. Oh those look very tasty, i cant seem to find non fat greek yoghurt and i dont want to use the full fat version. Can I just substitute with normal yoghurt or maybe curd chees mixed with water?

      1. Some people might have a different idea of medium size. Coming from the restaurant industry, this recipe made 3 medium sized pancakes. Great recipe though, really enjoyed it!

        1. American restaurant dinner meal is good enough for me and my husband.:) In Ukraine, we made these pancakes small not a size of my head.:) Glad you liked it!

  3. Hi Olena, I am loving all your recipes!! I was just wondering what the serving size for this recipe is?
    Keep up the great work!!
    Thank you 🙂

  4. Cool blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from
    somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog
    jump out. Please let me know where you got your theme.
    Thank you

  5. OK so i made these without the protein powder. Also, i substituted the agave nectar for nectresse which is a natural sweetener like stevia or truvia. Also, I topped them with some cinnamon. They were AMAZING. Tastes like actual pancakes but they are gluten free 🙂 Thanks!