Protein Pancakes: Healthy and nutritious

Hey pancake people! Do you ever have one of those mornings where all you crave is a tall stack of fluffy, syrup-drenched goodness but then feel guilty for filling up on empty carbs and sugar?

I’ve been there! That’s why I created these incredible protein pancakes that give you all the tasty feel without the sugar crash. As a nutrition coach who loves a solid breakfast, I developed this high-protein recipe using oats, Greek yogurt, and eggs to start your day.

The result? Light, fluffy, and cake-like pancakes with over 20 grams of hunger-fighting protein per serving!

Protein Pancakes served on the plate
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We’re talking next-level protein paired with complex carbs and gut-loving fiber. This combo provides sustained energy to keep you powered for hours – no mid-morning belly rumbles! Did I mention they’re downright delicious too? Especially topped with antioxidant-rich berries and drizzled with sweet date syrup.

These protein powerhouse pancakes have been my weekend morning go-to for months, and in this blog post, I’ll share my protein pancake recipe! Let’s dive in together!

Health benefits

Protein pancakes pack over 20g of protein per serving to fuel muscles and increase satiety properly. Adding protein powder combined with eggs, oats, and yogurt amplifies nutrition.

You get sustaining complex carbs, gut-friendly fiber, and bone-strengthening calcium too. This nutrient all-star team steadies blood sugar for prolonged energy release, avoiding an energy crash.

A woman is truing to bite a pancake from a plate she is holding in her hands
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Berries and date syrup provide antioxidant power and natural sweetness in each tasty bite. By swapping traditional empty-carb pancakes for this protein-packed version, you nourish your body and delight your tastebuds simultaneously.

Greek yogurt

High in protein, Greek yogurt supports muscle maintenance and repair. It’s also a good source of probiotics, which benefit digestive health, and calcium is important for bone health. Lower in lactose, it’s easier to digest for those with lactose intolerance.

Egg whites

Egg whites are a lean source of protein, vital for muscle building and repair without the fat found in yolks. They also contain riboflavin and selenium, which are essential for energy metabolism and immune function, respectively.

Protein powder

Typically derived from whey, soy, or pea, protein powder is a concentrated source of protein that aids in muscle repair and growth. It can also help with weight management by promoting satiety. Some varieties offer added vitamins and minerals for overall health support.


Rich in complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber, oats provide sustained energy and aid in digestive health. They’re also a good source of protein among grains and contain antioxidants known for heart health benefits.

Olive oil

High in monounsaturated fats, olive oil is beneficial for heart health, helping to lower bad cholesterol levels. It’s also rich in antioxidants, which can protect against oxidative stress and inflammation.


My favorite berries of all time! Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which may help fight inflammation and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. They’re also a good source of vitamins C and K, as well as dietary fiber.

Date syrup

Made from concentrated date juice, date syrup is a natural sweetener rich in antioxidants and nutrients like potassium and magnesium. It offers a healthier alternative to refined sugars, providing a source of energy and supporting bone health.

Protein pancakes: step-by-step

Starting your day with fluffy, protein-powered pancakes is the ultimate win! So delicious, healthy, and protein-packed!

Get all the ingredients

Get all your ingredients ready. And let’s get started, this recipe is quick and easy!

Ingredients for the protein pancakes
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Mix all the ingredients

In the bowl mix well oats, Greek yogurt, egg whites, baking powder, and protein powder.

Let it set

Let it set for 10 minutes.

Protein pancake mix in the  bowl
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Start cooking

Get your skillet ready and hot. Drizzle a little olive oil. Spread the pancake butter on a skillet into 3 even rounded pancakes. Let them cook for about 3-4 minutes from each side.

Time to serve

Garnish with a drizzle of agave or date syrup and fresh berries! Time to enjoy protein pancakes!

Protein Pancakes served on the plate

Protein Pancakes

Recipe by Ksenija PecerskaCourse: Dessert, BreakfastCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 100 grams Greek yogurt

  • 60 grams Egg Whites

  • 25 grams Protein powder

  • 50 grams of Porridge oats

  • 5 grams of Baking powder

  • 8 grams Olive oil

  • 30-gram blueberries

  • 10 ml Date syrup


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, protein powder, porridge oats, and baking powder until smooth. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Heat a nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat and grease with some olive oil.
  • Whit the spoon and pour pancake mix on the hot pan in circles to form pancakes.
    Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.
  • To serve, stack pancakes onto plates and top with the mixed berries and a drizzle of date or agave syrup.


Protein pancakes served on the plate
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These customization options allow for flexibility and creativity, ensuring that your pancakes can be tailored to suit various preferences and dietary requirements. Try these combinations and find your favorite one!

  • Mixed Berries: Consider a mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries for a classic, antioxidant-rich option.
  • Tropical Twist: Add chopped mango, pineapple, and a sprinkle of coconut flakes for a tropical flair.
  • Banana and Walnut: Slice bananas and crush walnuts for a comforting, nutrient-rich addition.
  • Apple Cinnamon: Sauté diced apples with cinnamon and a touch of honey before topping for a warm, autumn-inspired variant.
  • Cherry and Almond: Top with pitted cherries and slivered almonds for a sweet and crunchy texture.
  • Honey: Opt for raw honey for its antibacterial properties and subtle floral notes.
  • Coconut Nectar: A low-glycemic alternative with a rich, sweet flavor that pairs well with tropical fruits.
  • Berry Compote: Simmer your choice of berries with a touch of honey or maple syrup until thickened for a homemade, fruit-forward syrup.
  • Lemon and Poppy Seed Glaze: Whisk together lemon juice, zest, a touch of sweetener of your choice, and poppy seeds for a light, refreshing drizzle.
  • Flaxseeds or Chia Seeds: Mix in with the batter for an omega-3 boost and added texture.
  • Nut Butter: Swirl in almond, peanut, or cashew butter into the batter for added richness and healthy fats.
  • Spices: Incorporate cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom into the batter for added flavor and health benefits.


There you have it, my friend! I’ve got the perfect recipe to start your day with protein pancakes! My secret weapon is blending protein powder into wholesome pancakes and enjoying a protein boost!

Ditch the carb crash and say hello to satisfying nutrition in every yummy bite! Now who’s ready for a tall tower of pancakes pumped with protein? Grab your spatula and let’s get cooking!

Woman with a plate in her hands of warm pancakes
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If you are looking for a protein powder, but can’t decide:

There are many different protein powders and if you are looking for one, check these posts for the best grass-fed whey protein! Hope to see you soon, and remember, one bite at a time! If you enjoyed this simple recipe, take a look at other ones. Have a great week!

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