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Vegan Protein Pancakes

5 from 89 votes

These super healthy vegan protein pancakes are thick, soft, fluffy, and the recipe is packed with over thirty grams of protein!

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Are you looking for a healthy, delicious plant based breakfast option that will keep you full for hours and doesn’t taste healthy at all?

These vegan protein pancakes are the recipe to try, because you will NEVER BELIEVE how much protein they have per pancake, all for under 250 calories.

One extra fluffy bite will take you back to those soft classic pancakes you can find at a 50s style diner, topped high with butter and thick maple syrup.

The breakfast is super filling as well, giving you protein and energy in the morning to power through even the busiest of days.

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Protein Pancake Flavors

Easy protein pancake recipes

Here are a few of my favorite flavor options, and feel free to come up with your own. It’s so much better than IHOP!

You can even add different mix ins to each pancake, meaning the entire family gets to enjoy their own personal favorite flavors.

Blueberry Protein Pancakes: Stir a half cup of berries in with the dry ingredients. Or press a few fresh or frozen blueberries (or strawberries, raspberries, or cherries) into each pancake right after ladling the batter onto the skillet.

Chocolate Protein Pancakes: Use your favorite chocolate protein powder. Throw a handful of mini chocolate chips into the batter. Top with Homemade Nutella.

Banana Protein Pancakes: Stir a fourth teaspoon of cinnamon into the protein pancake batter. Top with sliced banana and chopped walnuts after cooking.

Protein Peanut Butter Pancakes: Stir two tablespoons of peanut butter or almond butter into the pancake batter. Gently warm a small bowl of additional peanut butter to drizzle over the finished pancakes.

Also try the popular Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Watch the vegan protein pancake recipe video above

Vegan Protein Pancakes

Healthy vegan protein pancake ingredients

Here’s what you need to make the recipe: flour or oats, baking powder, water or milk of choice, a pinch of salt, optional vegetable or coconut oil or nut butter, optional sweetener of choice, and protein powder.

There are no eggs or flax eggs, no pancake mix, and no banana required!

Flours that work include spelt flour, white all purpose flour, or oat flour for gluten free protein pancakes. Some brands of all purpose gluten free flour may work as well.

There’s also an option included below for flourless and keto low carb protein pancakes made with almond flour.

To increase the plant based protein even further, look for higher protein nondairy milk. For example, using soymilk will add an additional five grams of protein to the recipe, taking the total up to 35 grams of protein!

Or if you are counting calories, go with almond milk or water.

The healthy breakfast recipe can be low calorie, low fat, soy free, dairy free, gluten free, egg free, oil free, high fiber, and of course high in protein.

If you are a fan of those famous Kodiak power cakes flapjack and waffle mixes, hopefully you will love these homemade pancakes too.

Not craving pancakes? Whip up a batch of Vegan Waffles or Vegan French Toast instead.

Vegan Protein Powder

What type of protein powder should you use in the recipe?

You have so many protein powder options at the grocery store these days.

Look around the vitamin or health food section, and you’ll see pea protein, soy protein, brown rice protein, pumpkin seed protein, and hemp protein amidst the non vegan egg white, casein, collagen, and whey protein powders on the shelves.

For these vegan protein pancakes, I used Plant Based Pea Protein Powder.

Try out different brands to find your favorite, and please feel free to let us know which brand and flavor you used, because it can be so helpful to other readers.

I prefer to use plain unsweetened protein powder, as I find some flavored varieties to contain an artificial aftertaste. If you have a favorite spice or vanilla protein powder, feel free to try it here and report back.

If you prefer pancakes without protein powder, try these Vegan Pancakes.

Homemade Protein Pancake Batter

How to make vegan protein pancakes

Stir all dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Add blueberries, chocolate chips, or other add ins of choice if desired.

Whisk in the wet ingredients to form a protein pancake batter. Depending on the type of flour and protein powder you are using, you may need to add more liquid.

Grease a nonstick skillet with oil spray, coconut oil, or vegan butter. Place it on the stove, and turn the heat to medium.

You can test to see if the pan is ready by adding a drop of water. If the water sizzles, the pan is hot and ready to make pancakes.

Drop small ladles of batter onto the pan, leaving a little space in between each pancake because they will spread as they cook. Turn the heat to low.

When the edges begin to look dry, flip each pancake with a spatula and cook for an additional minute or two. Move to a plate, and re-grease the skillet after each set of vegan protein pancakes.

Top with maple syrup or pancake syrup, vegan butter, or powdered sugar and raspberries or strawberry slices and Coconut Whipped Cream.

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Tips for the best protein pancakes

Making smaller pancakes or silver dollar pancakes helps them to cook more evenly so they are not crispy or burnt on the edges and still raw in the middle. I normally get six to eight pancakes from this single serving recipe.

Another way to prevent pancakes from cooking unevenly is to cook the pan or griddle over low heat instead of medium or high heat.

For fluffy pancakes, I recommend letting the batter sit for ten minutes or so, because it will thicken as it sits. If you prefer thinner pancakes or crepes, add more water.

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Storing protein pancakes

Let leftovers cool on a plate before stacking them in an airtight container. Place a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper in between each pancake so they do not stick together when thawing later.

Store pancakes in the refrigerator for three to four days. Or freeze leftover pancakes for up to two months and thaw in the microwave, on the stove top, or in a warm oven.

To save time in the morning, you can make the vegan pancake batter the night before and refrigerate in a covered container.

Use leftover protein powder in Protein Pudding

Plant Based Protein Pancake Recipe
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Vegan Protein Pancakes

These healthy vegan protein pancakes are an easy breakfast recipe, packed with nutrition and over 30 grams of protein.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 1 serving
5 from 89 votes


  • 1/3 cup flour (or try these Keto Pancakes)
  • 1/3 cup protein powder (26g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder,
  • scant 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice or water, or more as needed
  • 2 tsp oil or nut butter, or omit for fat free
  • 1 tbsp sugar or sweetener of choice, or omit for savory


  • The vegan protein pancake recipe works with spelt, white, gluten free all purpose, or oat flour. Feel free to try other flours, and report back with results if you do.
    Stir dry ingredients, then add wet to make a pancake batter. Some flours and protein powders will require more liquid, so add more until you achieve a batter consistency. For super fluffy pancakes, let the batter sit 10 minutes. Grease a nonstick skillet well. Heat over medium. When the pan is hot (test it by adding a drop of water – if it sizzles, the pan is ready), drop small ladles full of batter and turn the heat to low. Make smaller pancakes so they cook evenly. When edges begin to look dry, flip with a spatula and cook an additional minute or so. Re-grease the skillet after each set of vegan protein pancakes.
    View Nutrition Facts


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Published on February 26, 2023

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  1. Brook says

    5 stars
    Could you please give more information regarding the protein pancakes? How many pancakes does the recipe make? How many is a serving? What is the caloric count? How do you keep the leftovers for future meals?

    Thank you,

    • Jess says

      I’m not Katie but I wanted to say that she mentions the things you are asking about (leftovers, calories and nutrition information, pancake serving size) in her commentary above the recipe and in the recipe box itself.

  2. Destiny says

    5 stars
    Katie, you’re a genius. These are the best vegan/protein pancakes I’ve ever had! They look like normal pancakes, flip well, hold their form, and taste delicious. It’s a win from me!

  3. Destiny says

    5 stars
    Katie, I have followed you for YEARS! You never cease to amaze me with your recipes. Always spot on – and these protein pancakes are no exception! Most protein pancakes I have made in the past don’t have the right texture and are a pain in the butt to make/flip. But yours are so similar to normal pancakes and keep their shape!

    Thank you for sharing your healthified recipes with us ♥️

  4. Flinn says

    How are you making them to be only 230 calories? I put them into my macro app and they’re showing as 430 calories.


    • Emily says

      I get 15 grams of protein without the milk. I realize it would depend on your protein powder but mine is pretty decent and 26 grams of it is only 10.5 grams of protein.

      • CCK Media Team says

        Hi Emily, Katie linked to the protein powder she uses, which lists about double what yours seems to have. Hope that helps!

  5. Maria says

    5 stars
    Hello! I tried this recipe and it is awesome! I did made some changes to use the flours I had around. I used buckwheat flour and I had to add about 1/8 of a cup extra at the end. Thaks!!!

  6. Alison says

    5 stars
    For the nutrition facts, I noticed the serving size says “1” – is that one small pancake? if no, how many small pancakes are considered 1 serving? I’m talking approx 3-4 inch diameter pancakes.

  7. Tahira Akhtar says

    5 stars
    This recipes is amazing.

    I wonder if you have ever used vital wheat gluten in your recipes. It’s high in protein and low in calories.

  8. Modeeha says

    Would this recipe work well as “sheet pan pancakes” in order to make it in bulk? What temp and how long would you recommend baking them for? Thanks!

  9. Suzanne Brown says

    5 stars
    Hi Katie (and team!),
    I love this recipe (I love all your recipes!!). Just a question about the nutrition facts. You have Total Sugars as 0.1g for the entire recipe. But it has 1 Tablespoon of sugar/sweetener. Is the total sugar content correct? Thanks 🙂

    • Chocolate Covered Katie says

      Hi, thank you so much for such kind words. For nutrition facts, the lower calorie ingredient (in this case a sugar free sweetener) is always used unless specifically stated otherwise because that’s how professional nutrition tables typically work as well. Hope that helps clarify and thank you again 🥰

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