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

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.

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


Yields 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes



Author: Lexi
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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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5-Ingredient Protein Pancakes

These tried and true Paleo Pancakes are the real deal! Made simply with just a few paleo ingredients, these light and fluffy pancakes are perfect for any day of the week!

Paleo pancakes stacked up.

Almond and Tapioca Flour Pancakes

Hands-down, this is one of the most popular and beloved recipes on this site! It’s been made by thousands of people and is a huge hit, both with paleo and non-paleo eaters! These pancakes are fluffy, golden, and can easily hold any of your favorite add-ins. I’m not kidding when I say these Paleo Pancakes are the real deal.  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 pancake batter in a bowl.

Paleo Pancake Ingredients

Common Substitute Questions

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!

Can you swap the almond flour with anything?

We know many people are allergic to almonds. Unfortunately, the almond flour isn’t easily substituted with something else. If you tolerate oats, we’ve had success swapping oat flour with almond flour in some recipes.

What can you use instead of applesauce?

Pumpkin puree will work as a substitute for the applesauce, but it will make the pancakes taste slightly of pumpkin.

Tapioca flour pancakes on a plate.

How to Make Them

It couldn’t be easier to make these pancakes: add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk together! Then cook in your favorite skillet, making sure place your favorite add-in’s to the batter while cooking. Serve pancakes hot with maple syrup, if desired!

Make Ahead Instructions

The pancakes batter should be cooked immediately. However you can make them and keep them warm on a wire rack on the keep warm setting in your oven. They also 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.

Fluffy paleo pancakes with blueberries on a plate.

Is maple syrup allowed on paleo diet?

I drizzle these pancakes with good quality maple syrup and top with grass-fed butter! Real maple syrup is a paleo-friendly alternative to white sugar. Always look for good quality, 100% pure maple syrup! Technically butter is not allowed on a paleo diet because it contains dairy. If you are strict paleo, skip the butter.

A stack of paleo pancakes with a slice taken out of them.


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Fluffy Paleo Pancakes


Yields 2
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 10 min
Total Time 15 minutes



Author: Lexi
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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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The Best Paleo 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:

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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Kid-Friendly Spinach Pancakes

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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10 Ways To Use Your Pumpkin

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 12 minutes



Author: Lexi
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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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