Protein Pancake Mix Recipe

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Out of pure protein pancake frustration, I created this perfect diy protein pancake mix recipe.

I was sick of protein pancakes that stuck to the pan and tasted, well, like protein  powder.

After much trial and error (I’ve been eating protein pancakes for years), I realized that there needed to be certain elements present for me to enjoy protein pancakes.

They had to:

  1. Taste like actual pancakes
  2. Be moist on the inside and crispy on the outside
  3. Flip without sticking to the pan like most protein pancakes
  4. Be delicious! Obviously 😉
 I’m happy to say, these criteria have definitely been matched with this diy pancake mix recipe.

See more high protein breakfast recipes in this round-up!

How to Make Protein Pancake Mix

protein pancake mix in jar

For this diy pancake mix recipe, I wanted it to be like a complete meal in terms of macros. Just add fruit and maybe some yogurt and go.

This recipe is also gluten free (check your brand of oats) for anyone for whom that is a concern. To make it vegan, use a plant based protein powder in the mix and egg replacer when making the pancakes.

Start with your oats. You’ll need 2 cups of oat flour, store bought or ground at home. 

I always blend mine myself because it is economical and easy.

Just add about 1 cup of oats at a time to your blender or Nutribullet (this thing works wonders for making oat flour fine and powdery in seconds with the dry blade).

By the way, I got these absolutely HUGE mason jar storage jars at Costco. The pictures may look like I’m pouring into tiny mason jars, but just look at the Nutribullet for scale!

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nutribullet for oat flour
oat flour for protein pancake mix

For this recipe, I wanted to make a bulk amount of pancake mix to have on hand for easy pancake making mornings 🌞

You will need:

  • 4 cups of oat flour
  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder (I used whey isolate but you can use vegan if desired)
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed (or buy golden flax seed and grind in the Nutribullet)
  • 4 Tablespoons of baking powder

If you only have unsweetened, plain protein powder, you will need 1/2 cup of sweetener of choice. 

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Mix everything in a big jar and you are ready to go!

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How to Use Your DIY Protein Pancake Mix Recipe

To make your pancakes from the dry protein pancake mix, use the following ratios for one generous serving (double for 2-3 servings).

There are so many great options for add-ins in your pancake mix recipe. 

When you go to make your pancakes, add in spices, nuts, fruit, seeds and more!

For these pictures, I used wild blueberries, walnuts, and cinnamon

They were SO good!

*I love to use kefir when I make these pancakes because it creates an effervescent effect that makes the pancakes even lighter and fluffier. Check out more on kefir including how to make it plus this Dirty Chai Latte recipe with kefir.

You can also use this DIY protein pancake mix to make healthy sheet pan protein pancakes. 

pouring kefir into pancake mix
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For topping, try maple syrup, honey, greek yogurt, berry sauce, jam, nut butters and more! And don’t forget to pair with a Vietnamese Egg Coffee.

I mean, who can resist the maple syrup pour shot 😍!

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Protein Pancake Mix Recipe

A high protein, high fiber, healthy and delicious pancake mix recipe to make your pancake making mornings quick and easy. Customize any way you like!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword almond milk, coconut milk, diy, dry mix, easy, egg whites, flax seed, flour free, from scratch, gluten free, high fiber, high protein, kefir, pancakes, protein powder, quick, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 227kcal
Author Rach


  • 4 cups of oat flour
  • 1 cup  vanilla protein powder  I used whey isolate but you can use vegan if desired
  • 1/2 cup  ground flax seed  or buy golden flax seed and grind in the Nutribullet
  • 4 Tablespoons of baking powder

To Make Pancakes Add:

  • 1/2 cup dry pancake mix
  • 1/4 cup egg whites or 1 whole egg, or vegan egg replacement
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice almond, coconut, dairy, kefir
  • additional add-ins, as desired
  • 1 tbsp oil for pan coconut, grapeseed, etc.

For This Beautiful Blueberry Walnut Version:

  • 1/3 cup wild blueberries
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped


  • Mix all ingredients in a large, airtight jar and store

To Make Pancakes:

  • Mix liquid ingredients with 1/2 cup of dry pancake mix
  • Add in any additional ingredients to customize (such as blueberries, cinnamon, walnuts)
  • Heat skillet on medium-high and add some oil to pan
  • Drop about a 1/4 cup of mix into pan and cook until bubbles show through. Flip and cook on other side until golden brown


Calories: 227kcal
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Is it possible to make these sheet pan style?

The Christine

about how many pancakes would 1/2c of mix + 1 egg + 1/4c of milk yield?

Last edited 2 years ago by The Christine
Hannah Marie

You know how pancake texture would be like. This is a good type of food I won’t say no to. I love it so much.


This looks like delicious pancakes I love extra protien in my pancakes. thanks for sharing.


I love that you’re adding protein in such a fun and yummy way! I wanna try this this week!


5 stars
Omg this looks amazing! I have been trying to eat healthier and this would be a great breakfast. I might actually wake up early tomorrow and make this as a treat for my husband and me!


5 stars
These pancakes look delicious! Healthy pancake mix is an easy and healthy breakfast idea!


5 stars
This recipe sounds amazing! I would also add peanut butter for extra protein! I never thought of adding walnuts directly to the pancake batter, I will definitely try that!


This sounds like a yummy recipe. I haven’t made protein pancakes. I do make them with oats though sometimes. I must try this!

blair villanueva

Ahh pancakes are always so good for breakfast and for my guilty-free happy snack time. I love adding bananas on top of it ๐Ÿ˜€ Plus brewed coffee, please.


Im pescatarian so i need more protein! I would love to try a protein pancake!


Your pancakes look delicious! Iโ€™m like you when it comes to protein mixes tasting like protein. Iโ€™ll have try your recipe.


I’ve heard of protein pancake and have been wanting to try it for some time but never did. Thanks a lot for the recipe. Can’t wait to give it a shot.

Paula Stewart

We’ve been eating more protein enriched pancakes and have found that they can be tough.

Tara Pittman

I know what i am having for breakfast this weekend. Those pancakes look so delicious.

Krysten Quiles

5 stars
Mmm I love pancakes! And pancakes with protein? Yes please!

Amber Myers

I do love pancakes, so I’ll have to try them this way and see if I like it. They look really amazing and scrumptious!

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