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:
- protein powder – I used whey
- skim milk – any liquid should work fine
- pancake mix – the four variations I’ve included are for Bisquick, Birch Benders, Krusteaz Protein Pancakes, and Kodiak Cakes
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.
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!
3-Ingredient Protein Powder Pancakes
Quick and easy pancakes made with protein powder, milk, and your choice of pancake mix.
- 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
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.
Stir until everything is just mixed without any major lumps. Overmixing will make your pancakes flat.
Heat a pan or griddle over medium-high heat with nonstick cooking spray. You may need to test your stovetop for best results.
Slowly pour 1/4 cup circles in the pan, pouring into the center of the circle for symmetrical pancakes.
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.)
Top with butter, syrup, and your choice of toppings.
*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.
Additional Pancake Mix Options
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes You Might Like
If you’re a savory breakfast fan, my 100-calorie breakfast chili is a personal favorite.
Or if you’d rather keep things sweet, my high protein banana breakfast cookies are the move.