Protein Pancake Recipe – My Family Ties

Pancake Day Recipe Idea

Following a healthy start to the new year by juicing and exercising more, this Pancake Day I decided to have a slightly healthier option and came up with this Protein Pancake Recipe. I used some vanilla protein powder but you can experiment with different flavours to your taste. It’s hard to think of pancakes as a healthy option but these Protein Pancakes are a great source of protein and carbohydrates and if you really can’t do without a sweet addition then why not add some Rice Malt Syrup, this will satisfy the sweetest tooth.

Healthy Protein pancakes recipe
Healthy Protein pancakes recipe

These Protein Pancakes needn’t be boring, you can serve them with peanut butter, bananas, fresh berries or figs. This healthier option will help you to maintain your fitness goals and feel like you aren’t missing out this pancake day.

Healthy Protein pancakes recipe


  • 30g oats (plain)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 80g protein powder (I used vanilla)
  • 50 – 80 ml skimmed milk, enough to form a smooth batter.


  • Add all the ingredients to a blender until a smooth batter forms.
  • Brush a little oil onto a hot pan or griddle and pour some batter into the pan to make your first pancake.
  • When the edges start to brown and the pancake starts to bubble, flip the pancake and cook for a further few minutes.
  • Continue until all the batter has been used up and serve immediately.

Healthy Protein pancakes recipe

Healthy Protein pancakes recipe

Even though these are a perfect healthier option this pancake day, my daughter’s do prefer the more traditional pancake so I will be making them their favourite (and my childhood favourite) pancakes with sugar and lemon. Have a look at this Perfect Basic Pancake recipe as it is a tried and tested one that works a treat every time. Or if you are after a more American style of pancake take a look at this simple American Style Pancake recipe for light and fluffy pancakes every time. 

As well as using caster sugar in these basic pancake recipe’s I do tend to add a little vanilla extract, either to the batter or to the sugar beforehand. For flavour it is best to use quality vanilla extract and the Neilsen-Massey extracts taste strong and natural and ideal for adding to a basic batter.

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  1. February 17, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    This is great! 😀 Thanks for sharing! I actually think I have lemon as well, and my oldest has requested pancakes for dinner haha. I had no idea it was Pancake day until he told me. :p

  2. February 17, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    These look great, I never knew you could put oats in the mix

  3. February 17, 2015 / 10:41 pm

    Oh they sounds and look great. My boys love pancakes. If they had their way it would be pancake week not pancake day!

  4. February 17, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    These look like a great healthy alternative. I haven't had any pancakes this year, I always end up sprinkling way too much sugar on mine. No good for my waistline!

  5. February 17, 2015 / 11:33 pm

    Oh yum what a delicious sounding alternative to the normal pancake recipe! x

  6. February 17, 2015 / 11:57 pm

    These are a fantastic idea for my husband who does a lot of martial arts. I think he would love me to make these for him, but I fear I might eat them all anyway.

  7. February 18, 2015 / 8:04 am

    Not sure if my comment went through. I wouldn't have thought of adding protein powder to pancakes, but it seems like a good idea if you need to take in more protein.

  8. February 18, 2015 / 8:48 am

    wow what a fabulous idea! i never alter from my standard but looking at these i might give them ago at the weekend when we are all in 🙂

  9. February 18, 2015 / 8:59 am

    What a great he;why pancake and this is a recipe I just indeed try.

  10. February 18, 2015 / 9:39 am

    A great power packed pancake! We just made the regular ones for breakfast – I love lemon and a bit of sugar on mine 😀

  11. February 18, 2015 / 11:00 am

    I like the sound of oat pancakes. Might try this out.

  12. February 18, 2015 / 11:29 am

    They look so good, I always have traditional batter made pancakes x

  13. February 18, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    I do love pancakes, sadly my kids aren't keen and I can't make them very well so it means we rarely have them

  14. Carol Wilkinson
    February 19, 2015 / 7:32 am

    What vanilla powder did you use? I would like to give these pancakes a go.

  15. February 19, 2015 / 8:49 am

    Great idea for a healthier pancake and all that protein should keep the hunger pangs at bay!

  16. February 19, 2015 / 11:33 am

    I've never tried pancakes like this. I like the idea of oats in the mix; I will have to try it.

  17. February 19, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    Post gym pancakes? I thank you with all of my being! 😉

  18. February 20, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    They look lovely! And is it wrong to admit that I wasn't expecting them to? Yum 🙂

  19. February 21, 2015 / 9:26 am

    Oat pancakes are a regular thing with lots of slimming world members because we can use our healthy extra oat allowance for them. I have to admit though, they're not really my cup of tea.

  20. March 2, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Super yummy recipe! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Have an amazing day! Lou Lou Girls

  21. March 3, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    Sound good and healthy too!


  22. April 27, 2015 / 11:17 pm

    My daughter is mad on pancakes, but I've never seen them made this was – must give it a try

  23. July 21, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    Fab idea – my other half is making these regularly!

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