The problem with most pancake mixes is their nutrition labels look like this:
High fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, and enriched flour … no thanks.
But most pancake recipes online aren’t much better. They, too, contain various forms of sugar, enriched flour, and junk ingredients. And science shows eating these types of foods definitively leads to major issues down the road.
I created a protein pancakes mix / recipe using Pure Food Vanilla Protein that’s healthy and tasty (my toddler even loves them).
I used 7 all-natural, nutrient-dense ingredients in this recipe.
This protein pancakes mix makes a simple and healthy breakfast and will appease all carb lovers like myself without the added sugar and refined grains. I used white whole wheat flour but you can substitute a combo of almond, oat, and/or coconut flours if you want a gluten-free version.
This recipe is vegetarian/vegan too … it has no butter or milk (I used almond milk instead and coconut milk works too). One serving has 10 grams of fiber and 14 grams of protein. Give it a whirl and let me know what you think!
Simple Protein Pancakes Mix / Recipe
What’s In ‘Em:
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1.5 cups almond or coconut milk
- 1/2 scoop Pure Food Vanilla Protein Powder
- 2 T coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1 apple (sliced into thin pieces)
- 1 T cinnamon
How to Make ‘Em:
- Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl.*
- Heat a medium-sized frying pan to medium heat.
- Add 1 T coconut oil to the pan.
- Add the almond/coconut milk to the dry mix and stir until it’s clump-free.
- Pour about half the batter into the pan (I made 3 pancakes at a time).
- Cook for 3-4 minutes then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
- Add the other T of coconut oil to the pan and cook the rest of the protein pancakes mix.
- Top with apple slices and cinnamon and enjoy!
*Pro Tip: jar up some of the pancake mix by combining only the dry ingredients and saving it for another day.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving (note: this recipe made about 3 pancakes each for my wife and I plus some for my toddler.)
- 428 calories
- 17 g fat
- 54 g carbs (10 g fiber, 10 g sugar)
- 14 g protein
Here’s the final product:
And close-up …