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Protein Pancakes That Will Make You a Morning Person
Pancakes often feel like a once-a-month brunch indulgence. They're fried in butter, drowned in syrup, and occasionally filled with chocolate. Not anymore! We've compiled 15 of the best protein pancakes to help you (willingly) rise and shine every day of the week.
Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Pancakes
Cheesecake for breakfast? Yes, please. This stack of happiness features a unique fermented Greek yogurt protein powder by Genuine Health that makes it easier to digest and absorb than traditional whey. It then gets another hit of protein thanks to a Greek yogurt-based cream cheese filling. And its topped off with a vibrant lemony strawberry sauce.
Get the recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Pancakes
Sugar-Free Family Protein Pancakes
This simple recipe for one features the clean dream team of oats, protein powder, flax, applesauce, and egg whites. Delicious on their own and as an on-the-go snack, or with some extra applesauce as a sub for syrup.
Get the recipe: Sugar-Free Protein Pancakes
Black Forest Chocolate Protein Pancakes
They may look like one of those crazy diner eating challenges that could earn you a free meal and a bellyache, but this stack is surprisingly good for you—they're made with fermented dairy protein powder, unsweetened cocoa, Greek yogurt, and frozen cherries. You'll wonder why you weren't always a morning person.
Get the recipe: Black Forest Protein Pancakes
Abby Langer Nutrition
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Pancakes
Introducing the ultimate breakfast of champions. Dark chocolate chips, ripe sweet banana, and a protein-rich peanut butter and Greek yogurt filling make these a mind-blowing morning combination.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Pancakes
Better with Cake
Gingerbread Spiced Protein Pancakes
Who needs cookies when you can enjoy a platter of spicy gingerbread pancakes without the guilt. These super-speedy pancakes come together in the blender, and they freeze exceptionally well for a make-ahead brunch!
Get the recipe: Protein Gingerbread Spiced Pancakes
The Healthy Fit Foodie
Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Pancakes
These babies are totally gluten-free, but they pack a serious dose of protein and fiber thanks to the combination of protein powder, egg whites, coconut flour, and a lower-fat peanut butter filling. You know what they say: The higher the pancake stack, the closer to God! Amen to that.
Get the recipe: Protein Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
Move over, pumpkin spice latte. There's a new way to get in our morning protein and our pumpkin spice fix! These totally gluten-free pancakes feature a mixture of egg whites, ground-up gluten-free oats, pumpkin, and the pumped-up secret: cottage cheese.
Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
Triad to Wellness
Almond Flour Sorghum Protein Pancakes
These gluten-free pancakes feature the natural sweetener, sorghum syrup, which lends a satisfying earthy flavor to a traditionally sweet morning meal. They can also be made totally vegan with flax eggs instead of whole eggs.
Get the recipe: Almond Flour Sorghum Protein Pancakes
Meal Makeover Moms
Peachy PB Pancake Bites
We love pancakes and sandwiches, so why not a pancake sandwich? These adorable whole-wheat pancake bites are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack held together by protein-packed peanut butter and sweet peach jam.
Get the recipe: Peachy PB Pancakes
Creative Green Living
Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes
With a perfect balance of protein, fat, and healthy carbs, these cottage cheese pancakes make an ideal post-workout snack or morning meal. Enjoy them as is, or throw your favorite fruit inside for an extra sweet burst of flavor.
Get the recipe: Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Kiss in the Kitchen
Love & Zest
Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pancakes
Made with whole-wheat flour, almond milk, and an egg, these bad boys get their muscle power from powdered peanut butter, which adds big nutty flavor for less fat and more protein.
Get the recipe: Whole-Wheat Peanut Butter Pancakes