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3-Ingredient Protein Powder Pancakes

I’ve made plenty of protein pancakes in my day, but these 3-ingredient protein powder pancakes are easily my favorite. They’re just so easy, fluffy, golden brown-ey, and yummy!

These pancakes also check the customizability box. I’ve included an infographic at the bottom of this post with four different recipe variations for the primary ingredient, and you can swap the other two ingredients all the same.

Ingredients for Protein Powder Pancakes

You’ll only need three ingredients, and every one of them is customizable:

  1. protein powder
  2. skim milk or you choice of milk
  3. pancake mix – the four variations I’ve included are for Bisquick, Birch Benders, Krusteaz Protein Pancakes, and Kodiak Cakes

recipe steps for protein powder pancakes

Like I mentioned, you can plug and play with all the ingredients. The recipe suggests a range of milk to use for different combinations. If you’re using a different blend of protein powder than whey (plant based, casein, etc.), you may need to tweak the liquid a bit more.

The good news is that no matter what you change in the recipe, they’re really difficult to mess up!

Final Protein Powder Pancakes Notes

These work great for homemade McGriddles. And in case you’re wondering, you can definitely use this recipe for waffles. Check out my chicken and protein waffles as an example!

If you try these protein powder pancakes, let me know! Grab a pic of your creation and tag me on Instagram @mason_woodruff or share it in my Facebook group.

protein powder pancakes on a plate with butter and syrup

3-Ingredient Protein Powder Pancakes

Yield: 6 pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Quick and easy protein pancakes made with protein powder, milk, and your choice of pancake mix.


  • 1 C (120g) Bisquick, or your choice of pancake mix*
  • 1 scoop (31g) Vanilla PEScience Select**
  • 3/4 C (180) Skim Milk, or your choice of milk


  1. Mix the pancake mix and protein powder together in a bowl before stirring in the milk slowly. You may need more/less milk if you're using a different protein powder.
  2. Stir until everything is just mixed without any major lumps. Over mixing will make your pancakes flat.
  3. Heat a pan or griddle over medium-high heat with nonstick cooking spray. You may need to test your stovetop for best results.
  4. Slowly pour 1/4 cup circles in the pan, pouring into the center of the circle for symmetrical pancakes.
  5. Cook for about 2 minutes before checking the edges. If you can see the golden brown ring around the edge, flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until the pancakes are cooked through.
  6. Top with butter, syrup, and your choice of toppings.


*I've included a graphic below with other pancake mixes I've tested.

**PEScience Select is a whey and casein blend, making it thicker and more absorbent than whey-only protein powders. I've included a graphic below this recipe card with recommendations for whey-only proteins. If you want to check out PEScience products, my affiliate code mason saves you 15%.

Each pancake has 3 Smart Points.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Pancakes Serving Size: 1 Pancake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 3gCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 7g

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Additional Pancake Mix Options

Below you’ll find two graphics with more pancake mix options. The first graphic uses PEScience protein powder and the second uses a whey-only protein powder.

PEScience Protein Pancakes

For Whey-Only Protein Powder Pancakes

infographic with protein pancakes recipe


Saturday 22nd of June 2024

These were really good but my pancakes came out a little dry. How could I fix this? Add oil?

Mason Woodruff

Wednesday 3rd of July 2024

A little fat is usually the answer. Some protein powders work a bit better than others, too.


Thursday 7th of March 2024

I like to throw in a couple tbsp of powdered peanut butter if you're feeling adventurous


Saturday 22nd of July 2023

Can I use any pancake and waffle mix like hungry jack or the great value brand

Mason Woodruff

Tuesday 25th of July 2023

Yes, any pancake mix will work. It may take some slight adjustments to ratios, but the graphic below the recipe card should give you a good starting point. The batter should work for waffles as well.


Tuesday 12th of July 2022

I used chocolate protein powder and added a tablespoon of chocolate chips. SO GOOD! Thanks for the recipe !


Sunday 12th of June 2022

These were great! I was cleaning out the cupboard and used carbquik, frozen blueberries, and unflavored Quest whey/casein protein powder. I threw in some vanilla and stevia for flavor. Has anyone used this recipe to make sheet pan pancakes?

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