How to Make Quick and Easy Protein Pancakes

by | Feb 13, 2024 | Recipes

There’s so much to love about pancakes. Soft and fluffy, yet structurally sound enough to hold piles of toppings, pancakes aren’t just comfort food—they’re always-there-for-you food.

And then you bring the whole protein pancake thing into the discussion. Before the Golden Age of Protein Pancakes, this meal used to get dinged for being full of empty carbohydrates. With pretty-dang-good protein pancake mixes on the shelves at nearly every grocery store, those carb-hating pancake naysayers have gone quiet.

But there’s also still one big thing to NOT love about pancakes. Actually, it’s many things: bowls, whisks, spatulas, spoons, more bowls—it’s all the dishes. Because once you’ve moved through a stack of flapjacks—no matter how fluffy and delicious they are—no one likes staring down a sink full of gloppy bowls and tools.

Luckily, you probably have something in your gym bag right now that solves the frustrating problem of post-pancake-making dish demoralisation: a shaker bottle.

READ MORE: 3 Delicious High-Protein, Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes Worth Waking Up For

Take the same vessel you are using to whip your protein shakes, that is suitable to fire up your pancakes. Like a bowl and a whisk, a shaker bottle is capable of combining batter effectively. Unlike a bowl and whisk (and an additional spoon or ladle), you can pour that effectively combined batter directly into the pan. Short of flipping the flapjacks, a shaker bottle does it all.

The technique is simple and it works for both protein pancakes and regular ol’ pancakes too. And, after you learn it, you’ll find there’s absolutely nothing not to love about pancakes.

With today being World Pancake Day, there’s no better time to indulge in everyone’s favourite breakfast treat. Here’s a recipe you can try that combines the beloved comfort of pancakes with the added benefits of protein.

Protein Pancake Recipe

There’s so much to love about pancakes. Soft and fluffy, yet structurally sound enough to hold piles of toppings, pancakes aren't just comfort food—they're always-there-for-you food.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Healthy
Servings 6


  • 400 ml pancake mix
  • 2 tbsp. protein powder
  • 250 ml whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • butter as needed


  • Add the pancake mix, protein powder, milk, and egg to a shaker bottle. Shake until well combined.
  • In a large non-stick pan over medium-low heat, melt 1/2 Tbsp butter. Pour in about 1/4 of the batter from the shaker bottle. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the batter, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until the underside of the pancake is golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Keyword low-carb, protein

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