3-Ingredient Protein Pancakes

3-Ingredient Protein Pancakes

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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 – I used whey
  2. skim milk – any liquid should work fine
  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! In all my tests, I only had one batch turn out poorly. And that’s because I forgot they were in the pan and burned them. 

Recipe Video

It’s a simple recipe, but you might pick up a tip or two about pan heat and mixing in the recipe video. 


Final Protein Powder Pancakes Notes

I originally shared this protein powder pancakes recipe as a bun option for my breakfast burgers. So, if you’re looking for a creative way to serve your pancakes, go check that out next! 

breakfast burger on a pancake bun with another burger in the background

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
4.84 from 6 votes

3-Ingredient Protein Powder Pancakes

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

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword protein pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 pancakes
Calories 125 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 1 C (120g) Bisquick or your choice of pancake mix
  • 2 scoops (56g) Whey Protein Powder vanilla*
  • 3/4-1 C (180-240mL) Skim Milk or your choice of milk


  1. Mix the pancake mix and protein powder together in a bowl before stirring in the milk. Start on the lower end of the milk and add as needed depending on the protein powder you're using.

    pancake mix, protein powder, and milk in a mixing bowl
  2. Stir until everything is just mixed without any major lumps. Overmixing will make your pancakes flat.

    protein powder pancake batter before cooking
  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.

    protein powder pancakes in the pan
  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. (This is where testing your stovetop comes in. Too much heat will brown the bottom before the centers cook through, creating a gooey center. Too little heat will cook through before you can flip.)

    one pancake flipped in the pan
  6. Top with butter, syrup, and your choice of toppings.

Recipe Notes

*Feel free to get creative with different flavors and fillings. One of my favorites has been hazelnut flavored protein powder with chocolate chips.

  • Each pancake has 3 Smart Points.
  • I've included additional pancake mix options and the amounts needed below this recipe card. 
Nutrition Facts
3-Ingredient Protein Powder Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (1 pancake)
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Additional Pancake Mix Options

infographic with protein pancakes recipe

More Healthy Breakfast Recipes You Might Like

If you’re a savory breakfast fan, my 100-calorie breakfast chili is a personal favorite. 

breakfast chili in a bowl and in a larger bowl over hash browns with cheese, avocado, and two fried eggs

Or if you’d rather keep things sweet, my high protein banana breakfast cookies are the move.

one banana breakfast cookie being held above a pile of cookies on a white plate

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