Easy Protein Pancakes With Protein Powder (Dairy, Gluten & Banana Free!)
A wickedly delicious, super easy protein pancakes recipe that everyone will love! These banana-free protein pancakes are made with just four ingredients including vegan protein powder. They’re light, fluffy and can be topped with any of your favorites.
Load up on fuel in the mornings with this protein pancakes recipe. Made with Genuine Health Vegan protein powder, these pancakes come out light and fluffy.
And because they contain only four ingredients, they’re also simple to whip up!
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Are Protein Pancakes Healthy?
Like anything else, the quality of the ingredients matters. So long as the protein powder you choose is a healthy blend, these pancakes will be too.
Protein is the best way to break a fast and provide your body with the fuel it needs to kick off the day. With minimal ingredients and 28 grams of protein per serving, these pancakes make a tasty, healthy option.
Most protein pancakes use bananas as a way to make the pancakes less dry- and that’s definitely a great option.
However, these protein pancakes are banana-free. And thanks to a light protein powder, they come out fluffy, not dense.
Aside from protein powder, the pancakes use baking powder to help them rise, plant-based milk to thin out the batter, and an egg to bind it all together.
Tip: if you want really fluffy pancakes, add ¼ cup of yogurt to the batter!
Which Protein Powder Works Best?
The protein powder you choose will affect the flavor and texture of the protein pancakes. this recipe was made with Genuine Health Fermented Protein Powder.
This is one of my favorite protein powders because contains a quality blend of ingredients that doesn’t cause any bloating!
I find this protein to not only taste great but feel great for my tummy as well.
I have also made these protein pancakes with both Chocolate Fudge and Salted Caramel from Beyond Yourself Protein Powder (though I totally want to try the Birthday Cake Protein!!). This is a great protein option if you want something super-indulgent but still healthy.
Their protein powders contain no vegetable oils, are sweetened with stevia, and definitely curb any sweet cravings!
However, using other brands will change the recipe. Vegan protein powders are all unique in the blend of proteins and ratios they use. Thus, some absorb more than others and all of them taste different.
Because they absorb so much, many people add bananas to the recipe to keep them light. Using Genuine Health protein makes it so you don’t have to.
How To Make Pancakes With Protein Powder Less Dry
Vegan protein powders can cause pancakes to become somewhat dry. However, there are a few ways to get around this!
First, choose a protein powder that blends well. This is why I opt for Genuine Heallth Fermented protein.
Second, you can add-in half a mashed banana. The banana will not only sweeten the recipe but also keep the pancakes moist.
Lastly, you can add ¼ cup of yogurt to the recipe also! This is a hidden gem when it comes to pancakes and what makes my High Protein Yogurt Pancakes so popular.
FAQ’s & Tips
- The brand of protein powder you choose will affect both the flavor as well as the texture of the pancakes
- These pancakes are best eaten right after making them. They do not freeze well
- The pancakes don’t expand too much so the size you portion them will most likely be the size they stay
- Once you whisk together the batter, portion the pancakes into the pan immediately. The longer the batter sits, the more it will absorb the liquid and the denser the pancakes will be
- The recipe makes five small pancakes which is one full serving
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Keep breakfast time simple and fueling with these banana-free protein pancakes! Easy to make and when topped with your favorites they’re sinfully delicious.