3-Ingredient Protein Pancakes (47g Protein, Low Calories)
These 3-Ingredient Protein Pancakes are the easiest flourless protein pancakes made from Greek yogurt.
Plus, they are naturally gluten-free, low in carbs, and packed with 47 grams of protein for four pancakes.
They are easy to whip in less than 15 minutes, serve one breakfast, and it’s the perfect post-workout high-protein pancakes ever.
Plus, with only 367 kcal per serving and 47 grams proteins, these protein pancakes have the highest ratio of proteins per calories! It means they fuel your muscles and keep you full for hours.
How To Make 3-Ingredient Protein Pancakes
This is the easiest protein pancakes I have made, and even if I love my cottage cheese pancakes, this new version is my favorite on a busy morning
All you need to whip a batch of these high-protein pancakes with Greek yogurt are:
- Vanilla Protein Powder – Make sure you love your powder’s flavor because this recipe uses a good amount of it. Mine is a natural pea protein powder made from only three ingredients, pea protein isolate, vanilla extract, and natural sugar-free sweetener. I love the vanilla flavor it adds to pancakes, and I don’t need any vanilla extract or sweetener in my batter.
- Large Eggs – You must use eggs in this recipe.
- Plain Greek Yogurt – Feel free to use low-fat Greek yogurt to cut down the calories and fat.
You don’t need extra ingredients to make this recipe work. However, I like to give you extra option to add flavor, fluffiness or texture to your pancakes.
- Sweetness – Add 1-2 tablespoons of sugar-free crystal sweetener, or coconut sugar or 2 tablespoons mashed ripe bananas.
- Texture – Add 2-3 tablespoons of oat flour or almond flour.
- Flavors – Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or vanilla extract.
- Fluffiness – Add 1 teaspoon baking powder.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs and Greek yogurt (photo 1). Then, whisk in vanilla protein powder (photo 2). Whisk in the optional ingredients now.
Like a regular pancake batter, the mixture should look lightly thick and smooth (photo 3). You don’t want bits of protein powder. Everything should be smooth. You can also pop the ingredients in a blender and blend at low-medium speed.
Set aside the pancake batter for a few minutes while warming the griddle. The batter might still be runny after a few minutes because liquid absorbency of protein powder varies a lot from source to source. For example, whey protein powder is more liquid-absorbent than pea protein.
Feel free to whisk in extra protein powder, adding it one tablespoon at a time until the batter is lightly thick, like in the picture below.
Cooking The Pancakes
Warm a pancake pan or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Grease the surface with cooking spray, butter, or coconut oil.
Scoop out 1/4 cup of batter per pancake (photo 4). Cook the batter for 2 to 3 minutes on medium-high heat until the sides are set (photo 5), and it’s easy to slide a spatula under the pancake to flip.
Flip and cook the protein pancake for an extra minute on the other side (photo 6).
Serving Protein Pancakes
To up the protein in your breakfast serve the stack of 4 protein pancakes with:
- A dollop of Greek yogurt
- Peanut butter or almond butter
- Seeds like hemp seeds
A nice way to add flavor and freshness is to serve this pancake recipe with:
- Fresh berries like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries.
- A drizzle of maple syrup – sugar-free if you like.
- Chocolate chips
- Fresh fruit like banana slices, mango, or kiwi.
This recipe serves one single breakfast. However, if this is too much, you can pop the pancakes in an airtight container.
Make sure you place a piece of parchment paper between each pancake if you freeze them. They last one month in the freezer or three days in the refrigerator.
- Dairy-Free – You can use a dairy-free Greek yogurt for this recipe, like soy yogurt.
- Egg-Free – This recipe won’t work with egg replacers.
- Protein Powder – The recipe has been tested with plant-based protein powder only but whey protein should work.
- Low-Carb – A batch of these pancakes contains 12 grams of net carbs which is very low for protein pancakes. You can cut down the carbs even more by using low-carb yogurt.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are my answers to the most common questions about these 3-ingredient protein pancakes.
Protein pancakes are a healthy, nutritious breakfast. They are filling and keep you full for hours, so you don’t have cravings after breakfast.
No, this might dramatically change the texture of your pancake. Use instead a recipe made to use protein powder.
More High-Protein Recipes
Below are some more protein powder recipes for you to try.
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3-Ingredient Protein Pancakes
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