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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. 

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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

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! 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


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?


Friday 15th of April 2022

I went 2 ingredient and used a pre-made protein shake... soo good.

Luke N

Saturday 12th of March 2022

These are outstanding and the macros are shockingly good. The key really was to use your protein brand suggestion. I'm using Fairlife milk to increase the protein a bit + one egg. Today I did a bit of lemon zest + blueberries in the mix.

Mason Woodruff

Saturday 12th of March 2022

Thanks, Luke! Love the lemon zest and blueberry addition. I'll have to try that.


Tuesday 30th of November 2021

My “go-to” pancake recipe!! Love it!

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