Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Lazy, gray Sundays call for extra coffee, a permanent spot on the sofa…and pancakes.
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Lots of pancakes.

But these are not your average carby, fluffy, full of calories flapjacks. These babies are loaded with protein, low in calories and carbs, and just as indulgent as the real deal.


You just won’t need to full guilty all day after you scarf down a plateful. Or four.

Chocolate Protein Pancakes
Makes 6-7 smaller pancakes

1 ripe banana, smashed
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I love Designer Whey)
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp flour of choice (optional, but helps thicken the batter)
dash of salt


  • Mash the banana with a fork. Mash it real good.
  • Mix in the remaining ingredients.
  • Spoon the batter into pan. These cook up pretty quickly, so watch them closely. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side (if that). Cover in maple syrup, slather in peanut butter, top with sliced strawberries…the possibilities are endless!

13 thoughts on “Chocolate Protein Pancakes

  1. Mmmmm! Thanks for the recipe, this was good. I didn’t have baking soda so I just used baking powder, and I used 2T coconut flour and added some walnuts. But it made nowhere near 6-7 small pancakes, I just made one large one. How small were yours?

    • Bummer! I can’t attest to the taste, but I’ve had friends who’ve used this recipe and just left the banana out. You could also sub in greek yogurt or cottage cheese, whipped slightly. These delicious little things are basically fool-proof. Let me know how they work out for you!

  2. How many calories, carbs, and the amount of protein are in these?
    By the way, these pancakes are absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing! (:

    • Thanks! Glad you liked them!

      Each pancake has about 40 calories, no fat, and 4 grams of protein. Only carbs come from the banana (and flour if you use it), so it’s pretty minimal 🙂 If you’re worried about carbs, leave the banan out and sub greek yogurt or whipped cottage cheese!

    • Depends how hungry you are, right? 🙂 I get two meals from one batch–3 or 4 cakes topped with yogurt and berries, maybe a few pieces of turkey bacon? Heavenly. And filling. Enjoy!

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