Protein Pancakes

I love breakfast! I could eat breakfast three times a day if that fit into my life. With the wide variety of options, it is definitely possible to do just that; however, finding one that tastes good and is full of the nutrients you are looking for is a bit harder. So, I am always looking for new breakfast recipes to up my foodie game. To me, nothing says breakfast like a pancake topped with a variety of wonderful fruit, peanut butter, and a touch of maple syrup. Changing up a couple of ingredients from the traditional recipe can transform this comfort breakfast item into a nutrient-packed way to start off your morning.

Protein Pancakes

  • 1 cup uncooked Oats
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Egg Whites
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Cinnamon 
  • 30 g Protein Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Flax Meal

Combine everything into a blender or use a hand blender in a bowl until well mixed. Spoon batter into a nonstick pan on medium heat. Once edges of pancake looked cooked, flip to the other side for another minute or two. Makes six pancakes total (I usually eat two per meal) and can be frozen to be reheated later!

Base recipe nutrient information (per pancake):

Energy 158 kcal    Carbohydrate 22.5 g    Fibre 4 g    Protein 12.8 g    Fat 4.5 g

This recipe provides lots of room for variation!

  • Have a waffle iron? Use this recipe for that instead! (makes ~ 3 or 4)
  • Try different flavoured protein powders.
  • Don’t want to use a protein powder? Use cottage cheese instead.
  • Try some vanilla or lemon extract and various spices or seeds.
  • The toppings are endless! My favourites include: peanut butter, flaked coconut, fresh/frozen fruit, and a touch of real maple syrup. Keep in mind your portion sizes and nutrition goals so as to not over do it!

Recipe adapted from