Maybe you’ll soon be among those who love this pancakes protein recipe.

Is there anyone who doesn’t like pancakes?

These fitness compatible creations make your mouth water. They are delicious and prepared in a blink of an eye.

In addition to the basic recipe, you’ll learn two protein-rich variations.

You’ll also learn a few secrets that will make you a pancake pro:

  • What are Protein Pancakes?
  • The original pancakes
  • How to increase the protein content of pancakes without making them taste bland
  • 5 tricks that make you a pancake master baker

The preparation takes just 15 minutes and is child’s play – if I can do it, everyone can do it.

pancakes protein recipe

What are Protein Pancakes?

Are pancakes just superfluous anglicism for crepes?

After all, they are all traditionally made from eggs, flour and milk and baked in a little fat.

Pancakes are eaten almost everywhere in the world.

Apparently for thousands of years. The ancient Romans already loved pancakes. And it is believed that the origin of the dish dates back to the Stone Age.

But almost every country has its own variants:

Pancakes and crepes are cousins, but not twins.

Crepes are prepared slightly differently and are thinner than the American pancake.

Pancakes are thicker and more fluffy than crepes.

In order to give the pancake its light, fluffy consistency, the egg is separated, unlike the crepes. The egg whites are beaten stiff and then lifted under the dough.

Anyone looking for a protein pancake recipe on the Internet will notice that the term “pancake” is usually interpreted very generously:

Many supposed “protein pancakes” are not pancakes at all.

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They are omelettes or other kinds of fried foods that remind one of pancakes.

The protein pancakes in this article are “real” pancakes.

Real “protein pancakes” are based on the traditional recipe.

The ingredients are optimized in such a way that these breakfast cakes also provide you with enough protein as a post-workout meal:

A good protein pancake provides at least 25 g of protein per serving.

And of course it tastes incredibly good – without giving up its DNA.

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The Best Protein Pancakes Recipe in the World

In the next section you will first learn the five magic building blocks of a good pancake.

Then we’ll go to action – with the original Pancake recipe.

How to make protein pancakes out of it you will learn afterwards. These are two variations of the original recipe.

The 5 Magic Ingredients for Perfect Pancakes

Bake a protein pancake real quick? No problem.

The few basic ingredients – fresh eggs, butter, cream cheese, flour, protein powder – most of us might have in our house.

When you’re overrun by ravenous appetite: just stir the dough, bake, enjoy.

1. Fresh Eggs
For the protein pancakes recipe below, I used size M eggs. If instead you only have slightly larger or smaller eggs at hand, it’s no drama. It doesn’t have to be that exact at the pancake bakery.

2. Pasture Butter
The baking in some butter gives your protein pancakes their special aroma. Best in butter from weider cattle. Because only this contains all healthy fatty acids.

By the way, you can save fat if you use a coated pan.

3. Ricotta
The Italian cream cheese has a high biological value because it is made from whey. The fat it contains makes the pancakes particularly tender and gives them their typical consistency.

4. Wholemeal or Almond Flour
Traditionally, light wheat flour (type 405) is used for pancakes. The disadvantage of this cereal extract is that many valuable nutrients have already been removed.

Therefore, I prefer to use wholemeal or almond flour. The wholemeal flour gives the pancakes a slightly stronger aroma. Almond flour tastes slightly more neutral, contains more healthy fats and less carbohydrates.

5. Coated Pan

The wrong pan is a buzz kill for any Pancakes recipe, no matter how good it is. But with the right pan they simply succeed: the dough doesn’t stick to the bottom and is easy to turn.

Pans with a non-stick Teflon or ceramic coating are ideal because you can get by with less fat.

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The Original Recipe: Pancakes with Blueberries

Here’s the original Pancakes recipe. These blueberry pancakes give you 16g of high quality protein per serving.

Ingredients for 1 serving (3 Pancakes)pancakes protein recipe

  • 150 g blueberries
  • 1 egg
  • 50 g ricotta
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 20 g almond flour
  • 1-2 tsp honey
  • 20 g butter

Low Carb variant: If you want to save carbohydrates, you can also use 1-2 heaped TL Xucker instead of honey.


  1. Select the blueberries, wash and pat dry.
  2. Separate the egg. Mix egg yolk, ricotta, salt, almond flour and honey. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold in.
  3. Heat the butter in a coated pan and bake 3 small pancakes in it. Remove and eat with the blueberries.

Protein Pancakes Recipe – Variant 1: The Dough Upgrade

With a few tricks you can increase the protein content of the dough without losing the typical consistency.

Ricotta gives the pancakes their firmness, but you can easily replace half of it with Skyr and add about a tablespoon of vanilla protein powder.

The sweetness comes here by the protein powder, therefore the honey can be dropped. Result: More protein, less fat and carbohydrates.

Ingredients for 1 serving (3 Pancakes)

  • 150 g blueberries
  • 1 egg
  • 25 g ricotta
  • 25 g Skyr
  • 10 g vanilla protein powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 20 g almond flour
  • 20 g butter

Tip: For more sweetness you can add Xucker as needed.

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  1. Select the blueberries, wash and pat dry.
  2. Separate the egg. Mix egg yolk, ricotta, skyr, egg white powder, salt and almond flour. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold in.
  3. Heat the butter in a coated pan and bake 3 small pancakes in it. Remove and eat with the blueberries.

pancakes protein recipe

Protein Pancakes Recipe – Variant 2: The Dip on Top

Here the pancake dough remains unchanged. So you can use one of the two pancake recipes above.

To increase the protein content of your meal, use the “side dish”.

Instead of blueberries “pure” you enjoy delicious blueberry curd cheese with your pancakes.

Ingredients for 1 Portion Blueberry Curd Cheese Cream


  1. Read the blueberries, wash them and lift them under the skyr.
  2. Season the blueberry quark with cinnamon and serve with the pancakes.

5 Tricks that Make You a Pancake Master Baker

  • Watch for bubbles: When bubbles form under the pancake surface during baking in the pan, the pancakes are ready to be turned.
  • Allow to rise: When the pancake dough expands upwards, it gets its typical loose consistency. Flattening prevents this.
  • Bake until gold-brown: Once the pancakes are golden brown, take them out of the pan. Then the dough becomes tough and hard. Two minutes cooking time per side is usually enough.
  • Keep warm: For larger portions, it takes time until all the pancakes are ready. So that the first pancakes won’t cool down, you can keep them warm at 80 °C in the oven.
  • Pre-cooking: Protein pancakes are perfect for freezing and to eat them later. Before serving, simply heat them in the oven at 100 °C for 10 minutes. If you eat blueberry quark cream with it, you can use the waiting time for preparation.

pancakes protein recipe


Pancakes have an amazing tradition. Would you have thought that pancakes were a culinary hit in ancient Rome 2,000 years ago?

After all, it shows that the ancient Romans had taste. Like all other peoples in the world who know pancakes in their own variations.

The Basic Pancake Recipe from this article is a nice example of how you can further optimize an existing recipe with a few small adjustments and adapt it to your individual nutritional goals.

You’ve learned two examples of how to increase the protein content of the original Pancake recipe without completely changing the character of the dish.

Most of the recipes in my blog are designed to be robust enough to withstand moderate variations. Perhaps this article will inspire you to try your own kitchen experiments.

If so, have fun! In any case, you now have two more delicious Protein Pancakes recipes in your repertoire that can be tasted. Because in my world they belong to the best.

Enjoy your meal!

Question: What is your “world’s best” Protein Pancakes recipe? If you are a vegan, which vegetable variants do you know that taste good and work easily? Write a comment and share your kitchen tips and recipes with us.

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