Easy Protein Pancakes
I love pancakes! I don’t eat them very often because, as a bodybuilder, I want to eat foods that are high in protein, so I decided to find a good high protein pancake recipe.
I discovered that there are actually pre-made mixes, so if you don’t how to make protein powder pancakes, you can cheat! I am hooked!
I ordered 2 different easy protein pancake mixes online, thinking maybe at least one of them wouldn’t taste like cardboard.
I ordered a container of P28’s High Protein Pancake Dry Mix in the Buttermilk Buckwheat flavor and bag of FlapJacked Protein Pancake Mix, also in Buttermilk. These looked like what I was searching for, easy to make protein pancakes!
Both are made with Whey protein Isolate, and both brands also offer other flavors, such as Banana Hazelnut or White Chocolate.
I have already added stuff to this mix to make chocolate chip and banana protein pancakes recipes! That was pretty daring for a guy that doesn’t know what he’s doing in the kitchen!
I don’t really cook at all, but I have had success making Funfetti on rare occasions, so I figured I could do this. My prowess in the kitchen consists of pancakes, omelets, grilled cheese, well, you get it.
I started with the FlapJacked mix, and I was right, it’s easy! If I can make these pancakes, anyone can!
It was simple:
Pour one cup (2 servings) of protein pancake mix, an egg, 2/3 cup of milk in a bowl. Mix it real good, let it sit for 5 minutes.
Pour 1/4 -1/2 cup of the mixture on a lightly greased griddle or frying pan at 300 degrees.
Wait for the edges to look dry, flip, wait a minute or two for the other side to get golden brown…
If you can eat all of this (I can!) you will get roughly 50g protein!!
They came out really good! I will say they were almost as good as regular Aunt Jemima pancakes! The last time I made them I threw in a handful of semi-sweet chocolate morsels and it was fantastic! I have these at least once a week.
Protein Pancakes Nutrition Information
The Flapjacked mix provides the following macros:
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 200
- Fat: 3.5g
- Carbohydrate: 23g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 20g
You can easily add more protein by replacing the water with skim milk. This will bump it to 23g per serving. You can also add an egg and you get 26g of protein.
Replace the water with milk, AND add an egg (this is what I did because I am a protein junkie) and you have 32g protein per serving!
I also like the fact that the carbs are not too bad, with only about 6g sugar, and unlike Funfetti and Aunt Jemima, there are 5 grams of fiber in these!
FlapJacked Protein Pancake Ingredients
Here are the ingredients listed in order as shown on the label:
Whole Oat Flour, Buttermilk (MILK), Whey Protein Isolate (Whey Protein Isolate, Soy Lecithin), Pea Protein, Organic Coconut Flour, Natural Flavor, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, (Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Non-GMO Corn Starch), Salt, Xanthan Gum, Stevia Extract.
VitaminShoppe.com offers FlapJacked Pancakes in the following flavors:
- Banana Hazelnut
- Cinnamon Apple
- Carrot Spice
The other mix I tried is P28 High Protein Pancake Dry Mix. I tried these for the first time a couple days ago.
I was pretty amazed with the FlapJacked Mix, but I have to say these are even better. I substituted milk for the water and these were actually “fluffy”! If I had to choose, I would go with P28 by a small margin.
The serving sizes are different and the protein content is slightly less by weight. The ingredients are a little different, but these are also made with whey protein isolate.
Comes in these flavors at Vitamin Shoppe.com:
- Buttermilk Buckwheat
- White Chocolate
- Strawberries N Cream
- Chocolate Coconut