High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes and Vanilla Frosting Recipe

High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes and Vanilla Frosting Recipe

Pancakes are a unique breakfast food due to their ability to touch both ends of the sweet and savory spectrum. These high protein pumpkin pancakes and vanilla frosting certainly fit that bill with 55 grams of protein. If you struggle with hunger after breakfast or meals, that won’t be the case here.

For context, I consume around 3,000-3,500 calories most days and these are a chore to finish in one sitting. You may consider cutting the recipe in half or planning on eating in two separate meals as prepared.

You’ll find the complete pancake recipe at the bottom of this post but before you get there, I would suggest trying both the cream cheese icing in the original recipe and the vanilla protein frosting below. Both options have 90-100 calories and 15-20g of protein, so choose whichever tastes the best to you.

macro friendly protein frosting recipe

Vanilla Protein Frosting

The best tasting protein frosting yet.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 158 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff, CSCS


  • 1 scoop (30g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp (45mL) Fat-Free Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Calorie Sweetener


  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.

Recipe Notes

158 Calories | 27P | 9 C | 1F

One last thing before you get to the recipe. You can use any protein you like, but I always recommend Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey or Dymatize Elite XT (a blend of proteins) since they’re reputable brands that have been around forever.

High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Want more pancakes? If so, you’re in luck. I happen to have a delicious double chocolate protein pancake recipe.

chocolate protein pancakes recipe

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