Easy Protein Pancakes (Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free)

This delicious and easy protein pancakes recipe has 19 grams of protein per serving and couldn’t be easier. With only 5 ingredients, it’s a fast and healthy breakfast perfect for any day of the week, not just weekends!

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Pancakes aren’t just for weekends

Pancakes… one of my favorite foods (especially if served in a super tall stack) but not necessarily a food that fits into a healthy lifestyle. I get it, they’re usually filled with nutrient-deficient white flour and topped with enough sugary sweet syrup to put you into a food coma until noon.

Back when George and I first got married, pancakes were a Sunday ritual… coffee, pancakes, and watching the Today show while reading the newspaper and looking through the ads.

Healthier pancakes for every day of the week

But as I’ve gotten older and a little more health-conscious (or maybe just that my metabolism can’t quite keep up like it used to), I’ve started making healthier pancakes with more nutrition than the boxed mix variety.

And you know what, I actually like them even more! Because they’re full of fiber, complex carbohydrates, and protein, I don’t even have to limit them to special weekends. Nope, these are my go-to Saturday breakfast, post-workout staple, and frequent afternoon snack. And they still feel like a treat every single time

Bikini-approved pancakes

Back when I was training for a bikini competition, these protein pancakes were one of my favorite meals. And the best part was that it was portable! I could prepare a big batch of them and pack them up to take to the gym or work for an always-ready snack that fit my restrictive meal plan.

 At almost 19 grams of protein, less than 22 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fat, they’re sure to fit into your healthy lifestyle so you can eat pancakes whenever you want (even if you have bikini goals).


Easy, Healthy, and Delicious

 They’re macro-friendly, dairy-free, and gluten-free (if you use certified gluten-free oats). 

But most importantly, they’re delicious! 

One of my favorite ways to eat them is make into one giant pancake with a thins smear of peanut butter and strawberry jelly (and cut into pizza-like slices). It’s like snack that’s reminiscent of a childhood PB&J but with way more nutrition.

These are my most basic protein pancake recipe, but they can be dressed up with regular old maple syrup, chocolate chips, a smear of peanut butter and jelly, or this oh-so delicous almond butter syrup (I’m salivating as I’m typing!).


My kids steal these from me EVERY.SINGLE.TIME I make them. Seriously, it’s gotten to the point that I try to hide from them so I can eat them without little hands grabbing them off my plate.

I usually make Spinach Banana Pancakes for the kids, but I’ll also make these easy protein pancakes for them too (usually with whole eggs instead of just whites). The best part is I can whip up a big batch and store them in the refrigerator for an fast, easy and healthy breakfast for the kids all week long.

If you like these protein pancakes, be sure to check out some of my other pancake recipes (obviously a bit of an obsession!):

– Dark Chocolate and Blackberry Protein Pancakes

– Spinach Banana Pancakes – healthy and kid-approved

I want to see your creations!

If you make this protein pancake recipe, don’t forget to tag me @fit.and.fulfilled on Instagram. I love seeing what you make!