Healthy Protein Pancakes Recipe -
Healthy Protein Pancakes Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Healthy Protein Pancakes

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"I wanted a delicious pancake breakfast that was also healthy and included protein because I love to lift weights and keep in shape. Looks like I found a keeper, and I hope you enjoy it too. There's no sugar, butter, or wheat, just sweet potato, banana, eggs, milk, oatmeal, and vanilla whey powder. It's great for anyone but especially bodybuilders who are adding mass or even cutting, depending on how you use this. Add a little maple syrup to your pancakes and say goodbye to unhealthy sweet-tooth cravings!"

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Original recipe makes 24 pancakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Place rolled oats into a food processor and grind to flour. Place sweet potato into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until very soft, about 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. Blend sweet potato, eggs, banana, and milk in a blender until smooth; pour batter into a large bowl. Stir protein powder and ground oats into batter.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over low heat. Drop batter, about 1/4 cup per pancake, into the skillet, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 3 to 4 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Control thickness of batter by adding or subtracting milk! No oatmeal? No problem. Use less milk, or don't use milk at all.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 30, 2013

The nutrition info on this cannot be correct. Only 2.5 grams of protein per serving seems low if you are adding protein powder. Most powders have at least 20 grams of protein per scoop and this calls for a 1/4 cup. The eggs alone will give each serving 1 gram or protein. Thanks for submitting it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 04, 2013

This batter was basically pure liquid. I had to triple the oats and added some ww flour. They tasted purely like sweet potatoes so I added some cinnamon and vanilla extract. Even after all the additions they were still very soupy but actually able to be made. Will not be making again, although it is a very interesting idea to get your protein. I really wish this had worked better.


9 Ratings

Jun 10, 2013

I wrote this recipe. (1) The pancake does not need to be cooked brown for a full 3-4 minutes, just whenever you see bubbles form. (2) Flip and cook only for between 30-60 seconds (or until however brown it gets to your liking). Cooking the other side for another 3-4 minutes will burn the pancake and make it dry and tough rather than soft and moist. (3) Please peel the skin off the potatoes before use!

Oct 10, 2013

Better than most protein pancakes I've had!! Great snack for my little guy.

Jan 27, 2014

I really liked this recipe. Instead of 4 eggs, I use 1/2 cup egg whites and it creates a lower calorie, higher protein pancake. My grandson loves them too. Sometimes I don't even put in the protein powder and the recipe works great.

Dec 03, 2014

It was far to runny, so then we added some whole wheat flour and baking powder

Mar 16, 2014

Love the taste....just takes a long time to cook due to the heavy concentrate of liquids. Cook on really low heat to avoid burning before it is fully cooked.

Mar 15, 2014

This was very good! I used a little soy milk and egg whites, and also added some nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Thanks for sharing this.


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  • Calories
  • 41 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.4 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 1.6 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 31 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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