These SUPER EASY protein powder pancakes are the easy meal prep breakfast to make busy mornings more enjoyable. Packed with protein and fibre, they will keep you full and happy until lunch!
I love a good stack of pancakes. Whether it's a classic fluffy pancake or a lemon ricotta recipe, they always make my mornings 10x better. When we typically think of meal prep, I'm sure a lot of images of overnight oats and muffins come to mind- those are great, but I'm here to remind you that pancakes also make a great meal prep recipe!
With that being said, we're bringing the best of both worlds together by making these minimal ingredient protein pancakes. Super easy, super simple, yet super delicious.
Make a big batch on Sunday morning, and your breakfasts are set for the week! The best part is, you'll never get sick of them because there are ENDLESS topping combinations (see the Substitutions and Variations section!!).
- Protein powder
- Baking powder
Optional Flavour Boosters
- Vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Brown sugar
Preheat a pan or griddle to medium/ high heat.
In a high-powered blender or food processor, add milk, banana, baking powder, protein powder, oats, and additional optional ingredients (if using).
Blend until a smooth batters forms.
Spray pan or griddle with a nonstick spray or melt a thin layer of butter. Ladle the batter onto the pan, creating about 8 even sized pancakes. This may need to be done in batches.
If you choose to use mix-ins, sprinkle your mix-in ingredients onto each pancakes.
Cook for a few minutes per side. You will know when to flip when the tops of the pancakes begin to bubble and the outside edges of the pancakes appear browned and cooked.
Serve with toppings of choice.
Substitutions and Variations
To make gluten-free: Use certified gluten-free oats and gluten-free protein powder.
To make dairy-free: Use dairy-free milk and dairy-free protein powder (not whey or casein-based).
Missing an ingredient? Try these!
- Banana: I haven't tested a banana-less version yet, but you can try swapping for a thick yogurt, applesauce, or pumpkin puree. Let me know how it turns out if you give it a shot!
- Oats: You can also use pre-made oat flour instead of rolled oats, but I would use 2 tablespoon less to account for volume differences. Almond flour may also work!
When I meal prep these for the week, I like adding different mix-ins and toppings to switch it up. Here are some faves:
- Chocolate chips
- Sliced bananas
- Peanut butter
- Nuts and seeds
These protein powder pancakes can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When freezing, I recommend layering each pancake between sheets of parchment paper to prevent sticking. To reheat, I like toasting them to bring back the "crisp" edges of a fresh pancake. Not to worry though, the microwave also works in a pinch.
When I'm meal-prepping these easy protein powder pancakes, I like making several different flavors within the same batch. I usually do this by adding different mix-ins in each pancake while cooking, then adding different toppings before I pack them away.
For example, in some pancakes I'll add chocolate chips, then top them with peanut butter and extra banana slices when I'm packing them in a box for later in the week. Then, in others I'll add blueberries and top with Greek yogurt! Just make sure that you let the pancakes cool before you add toppings and put them in the fridge for later.
I find this method especially helpful for mornings when I'm on the go- all I have to do is grab my box, and all the toppings are already there!
Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, this is one of the quickest ways to switch up these protein powder pancakes! My go-to flavours are vanilla or chocolate, but get creative!
Yes! On their own, they contain fibre from the oats, protein from the protein powder and some fruit from the banana. I would recommend rounding out this meal with a little more fruit for extra fibre to make it more filling!
More Meal Prep Breakfast Recipes
- Greek Yogurt and Granola Banana Split
- Easy Pear Oatmeal Bake
- The BEST High Protein Cheesecake Overnight Oats (2 Ways!)
- Spinach and Feta Egg Cups
PS. I love seeing my recipes in action! If you decide to make these protein powder pancakes, don't forget to snap a photo and tag me on Instagram- @nourishedbynic or leave a comment and rating below letting me know how you liked it!
Protein Powder Pancakes (5 Ingredients)
- 1 + ¾ cup milk of choice
- 1 medium banana
- ½ cup protein powder any flavour
- 1 + ¼ cup oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
Optional for additional flavour:
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Sliced bananas
- Preheat a pan or griddle to medium/high heat.
- In a high-powered blender or food processor, add milk, banana, baking powder, protein powder, oats, and additional optional ingredients (if using). Blend until a smooth batters forms.
- Spray pan or griddle with a nonstick spray or melt a thin layer of butter. Ladle the batter onto the pan, creating about 8 even sized pancakes (this may need to be done in batches). Sprinkle your mix-in ingredients onto each pancakes (if using). Cook for a few minutes per side (you will know when to flip when the tops of the pancakes begin to bubble and the outside edges of the pancakes appear cooked.