5-Ingredient Protein Pancakes

5-Ingredient Protein Pancakes (30 minutes or less, grain-free, gluten-free, refined-sugar free) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These protein pancakes are made with only 5 ingredients and are perfect fuel for a busy morning or a pre-workout breakfast! They’re gluten-free, nutrient-dense and pack a punch of added protein! 

Protein Pancakes Banana

5-Ingredient Protein Pancakes

I am obsessed with these protein pancakes! Just 5-ingredients, one-bowl, and they result in fluffy and delicious healthy pancakes! These healthy protein pancakes have a WHOLE LOT of protein per serving, and are super quick for an easy breakfast any day of the week. There was a good 6 weeks in my life where these beauties were made every single morning and I never got sick of them! I couldn’t get over how nutritious and customizable they were. Add banana, blueberries, chocolate chips… the options are endless! I also started adding spices such as cinnamon to change things up a bit.

Protein Pancakes Batter

Protein Pancake Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Eggs
  • Protein Powder
  • Coconut Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Ghee or Avocado Oil

Easy Protein Pancakes

How to Make Protein Pancakes

These don’t act the same as traditional pancakes, so don’t fear if your batter has a thin consistency. 

The batter can be made either in a bowl, or in the blender.

  • To make them in a bowl, mash the bananas really well and then whisk in the remaining ingredients.
  • To make in a blender add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until just combined, about 30 seconds.

Tip: I recommend cooking these in a nonstick skillet. Again, these aren’t traditional pancakes so you’ll need to cook them over low heat for a longer amount of time to fully cook through the batter. Cover the pan to help them cook through evenly. Flip them when they’re lightly golden brown and cook on the other side the same way.

Top these with either maple syrup and butter or some drippy or warmed nut butter for an extra dose of protein and serve immediately.

Protein Powders

For these pancakes I have used the SFH brand of protein powder, Garden of Life, and Vital Proteins. Try your favorite, non-gritty protein powder.

Protein pancake stack.

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Protein Pancakes

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:10 Total Time 0:15 Yields 6

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mash banana in a medium mixing bowl. *You can also blend the banana in a high-speed blender to make these extra fluffy.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the medium mixing bowl and whisk until no clumps remain. Add additional add-ins of choice.
  3. Heat butter or avocado oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter melts, turn down heat to low and pour in batter. Cover and let cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip, and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until golden brown on each side.
  4. Serve warm with maple syrup, or additional toppings of choice!

Recipe Notes

  • *Be patient! Cook it over low or medium heat in order for them to cook properly.
  • **Photos updated May 8th, 2017.
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The BEST Paleo Pancakes [VIDEO]

Pancakes should be fluffy, golden, and loaded with your favorite add-ins. I’m not kidding when I say these Paleo Pancakes are the real deal. They’re based off of my cinnamon crunch pancakes, and are really just the perfect paleo pancake recipe base, ever. They are paleo pancakes made with almond flour, are kid-friendly, freezer-friendly, and nobody will know their paleo! Guaranteed! These paleo pancakes are made gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar free, and without banana. I make batches of the mix for my mom every time she comes to visit, and she’s not grain-free!

Paleo Pancakes Recipe with SyrupThe BEST Paleo Pancakes

I used to experiment a lot more with protein pancakes (with banana), 2-ingredient pancakes, and so on. While I love those (and ate them everyday for like 3 months at one point), I wanted pancakes that actually TASTE and have the texture of real pancakes.

Can you use almond meal instead of almond flour?

Yes. Almond flour is made from blanched almonds which have had the skins removed, and is ground more finely than almond meal, which typically still contains the skins and has a more coarse grind. Both will work, though I prefer almond flour!

What can you use instead of applesauce?

Pumpkin puree will work as a sub for the applesauce!

Paleo Pancakes with almond flour

This recipe is tried and true, and is loved by so many of you! Read through the comments below for a glimpse of reader reactions!

Is maple syrup allowed on paleo diet?

I drizzle these pancakes with good quality maple syrup! Maple syrup, in its natural, unprocessed form, is paleo and is a great alternative to white sugar. Always look for good quality, 100% pure maple syrup!

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How do you make paleo pancakes

Fluffy Paleo Pancakes

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 0:15 Yields 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Add-ins of choice

Directions

  • In a bowl combine almond flour, tapioca, baking powder, and dash of sea salt
  • Add in eggs, applesauce, and vanilla- mix to combine
  • Heat grass-fed butter in a skillet over medium heat and pour in batter
  • Let cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown
  • Continue with remaining batter
  • Transfer to a plate and serve
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Kid-Friendly Spinach Pancakes

Looking for a healthy and fun breakfast idea? These Spinach Pancakes are kid-approved and so delicious! They’re made healthier using gluten-free flours, but nobody will know it! They’re fluffy and cook up perfectly!

A plate full of spinach pancakes that are bright green.Healthy Spinach Pancakes

St Patrick’s Day is around the corner and whether you have Irish roots or not, it’s all about all things GREEN. I love celebrating holidays, big and small, and adding these healthy Spinach Pancakes into the breakfast rotation this time of year is a fun way to celebrate! These are the best fluffy paleo and gluten-free pancakes, made green with a hidden veggie! Spinach is blended into my classic pancake batter, but you wouldn’t be able to tell. They’re so delicious! Now let’s nourish your family with a festive breakfast packed with good-for-you ingredients!

A blender with green pancake batter from spinach.Ingredients Needed:

  • Fresh Baby Spinach
  • Almond Flour
  • Tapioca Flour
  • Eggs
  • Unsweetened Applesauce
  • Baking Powder
  • Chocolate Chips

A stack of spinach pancakes with maple syrup being drizzled over the top.How to Make Green Pancakes

It couldn’t be easier to make these pancakes: add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth! Then cook in your favorite skillet, making sure add in chocolate chips to the batter while cooking. Serve pancakes hot with maple syrup, if desired!

Can you make them ahead of time?

Because of the spinach in the batter, the pancakes do need to be cooked immediately. However, these pancakes freeze wonderfully! Let them cool completely at room temperature, then freeze on a parchment lined baking sheet. Once frozen, you can place in a bag or storage container for longer storage, about 1-2 months. You can heat up in a toaster or microwave until warmed through.

A forkful of spinach pancakes with chocolate chips.

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St. Patty's Day Green Pancakes {Hidden Veggie}
Yields 8
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  2. 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  5. 1 cup fresh spinach
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips or add-ins of choice
Instructions
  1. In a bowl combine almond flour, tapioca, baking powder, and dash of sea salt
  2. Add in eggs and mix
  3. In your blender, blend spinach and apple sauce until smooth then add to your batter
  4. Mix well to combine
  5. Add in chocolate chips or add-ins of choice
  6. Heat grass-fed butter in a skillet over medium heat and pour in batter
  7. Let cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown
  8. Continue with remaining batter
  9. Transfer to a plate and serve
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10 Ways To Use Your Pumpkin

Pumpkins… round two! If you saw (or made) last week’s epic Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Muffins, you may be on board with a month of pumpkin goodness for Healthy Food Friday! Loaded with health benefits and super delicious, pumpkin is the perfect in-season ingredient.

The Benefits of Pumpkin

These are obviously the best uses of your pumpkin this season! Ahem… cocktail, coffee, pancakes, body scrub… plus, my new little puppy Jax is enjoying pumpkin mixed into his meals to aid in digestion!

10 Ways To Use Pumpkin

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What’s your favorite use of pumpkin?

 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

A simple recipe for pumpkin protein pancakes that is also gluten free and dairy free. Easy enough to whip up in the morning for a nutritious breakfast.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Protein Pancakes with a drizzle of maple syrup.Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Good morning all! You may, or may not know that I love my protein pancakes. In fact, if you’ve followed my Instagram for a while now, you’d find that there was a good deal of time last year where they were made literally every day (seriously, every single day). It was to the point that Mike (my trusty taste-tester and honest boyfriend), told me it was getting a little excessive with the protein pancake pictures. He was definitely right, although I had/have no shame. They are that good. 

Anyway, back to the point! It’s the morning, I am ready for breakfast and my morning intake of protein. So clearly I need to incorporate my homemade pumpkin puree, right? Right. So, I give to you, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar free pumpkin pancakes (with chocolate chips).

A stack of pumpkin protein pancakes.

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Chocolate Chip Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 7 min Total Time 0:12

Ingredients

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl combine all ingredients
  • 2. Spray large skillet
  • 3. Pour batter and let cook over medium/low heat
  • Recipe Notes

  • Topped with pure maple syrup, chopped walnuts, and additional scattered chocolate chips
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