Protein Pancakes No Powder Recipe: Natural & Wholesome

Protein Pancakes No Powder Recipe: Natural & Wholesome
December 29, 2023
Viking Beast

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I don’t just love pancakes, I’m a fanatic.

When I was just a little Viking Beast, I used to go to my grandparents during school lunch breaks.

I was super skinny and disliked food in general, except the heavenly pancakes from my grandmother. I survived on those.

Turns out those pancakes were just pre-packaged pancake mixes from the store, with a sprinkle of grandmother magic of some kind.

Many things changed over the years, but my deep love for pancakes never went away.

Most protein pancake recipes include some sort of protein powder in them because they simply add a lot of protein for just a single ingredient.

I’ve experimented with many protein pancake variations, and today I’m sharing how to make them without using any protein powder.

It will still be very high in proteins, help you build/ retain muscle, and keep you full (during a diet).

Grab your favorite popcorn machine, pop some kernels, and enjoy this protein pancakes without protein powder recipe.

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  • Testosterone, Sleep, etc.
  • All Goals
  • Enhanced Focus
  • Improved Memory
  • Lab-Tested
  • More Energy

Why I love Protein Pancakes without Protein Powder

  1. It’s very high in protein. This recipe will be your best friend while gaining muscle or retaining muscle during a fat loss phase.
  2. Fast & easy to make. You won’t need to be in the kitchen all day for these protein pancakes without protein powder.
  3. Super delicious. If my grandmother would ever go to the gym, she would surely be enjoying these protein pancakes as well. Especially because she’s very wary of anything supplement related (like protein powders, creatine, etc.).
  4. You can adjust it to your daily caloric needs (weight loss/ weight gain). Play with the ingredients; these pancakes will always fit your macro’s perfectly.
Protein Pancakes Recipe without Protein Powder

Ingredients in Protein Pancakes without Protein Powder

  • 3 (large) eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 150 grams of low-fat cottage cheese or Greek/ high-protein yogurt
  • 40 grams of oats
  • 30 grams of flour (your preference)
  • 80 ml of (plant-based) milk (I use non-sweetened almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder/ Soda
  • Your preferred sweetener (I like a lot)
  • 10 grams of chia seeds (optional)
  • 10 grams of pumpkin seeds (optional)

How to make Chocolate Protein Pancakes without Protein Powder

Chocolate protein pancakes without protein powder are not just super tasty (if you like chocolate of course), but cocoa powder is also a real superfood.

It has plenty of health benefits and is the primary source of a substance called epicatechin.

You can read more about epicatechin here, it’s really good for fitness/ bodybuilding purposes as well.

How to make Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes without Protein Powder

Peanut butter is not only delicious but also a very good source of healthy fats.

This will make the peanut butter protein pancakes without protein powder a more well-rounded meal because as described above it’s mainly high in carbohydrates and proteins.

How to calculate the calories in Protein Pancakes without Protein Powder

The protein pancakes without protein powder as described above are 604 calories.

They have 53 grams of proteins, 53 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, and 19 grams of fat.

I used unsweetened almond milk and left out chia/pumpkin seeds.

You can split it into two portions, depending on the number of calories/ proteins you'd like to eat.

If you wish to calculate the exact amount of calories in your custom protein pancakes, but you don’t know how, well I’ve you covered.

I’ve written an in-depth article that explains how you can easily track the calories of all your foods using an app called MyFitnessPal. You can find it here.

Make the Protein Pancakes lower calories

If you’re on a lower-calorie diet or simply want to save more calories for later, here is what you can do:

  • Use only 1-2 eggs, and switch it out for more egg-whites
  • Use only 20 grams of oats.
  • Use only 20 grams of flour.
  • Use low-calorie plant-based milk, like unsweetened almond milk.

Use less milk if you cut back on ingredients, especially the flour.

The flour is what keeps the substance thick, so if you don’t use less milk, then it won’t bake as good.

Make the Protein Pancakes higher in calories

If you require more calories because you’re trying to bulk up or you’re just very hungry, here is what you can do:

  • Use more whole eggs (instead of) egg-whites
  • Add (a lot of) oats
  • Add more flour (not too much, better add oats instead)
  • Add cacao powder
  • Add peanut butter for healthy fats/ a lot of calories
  • Add pumpkin seeds/ chia seeds
  • Add cornflakes to the mix (maybe weird, but delicious)
  • You can substitute the (plant-based) milk with chocolate milk

Use more milk as you add more ingredients, otherwise, you can’t mix it all together properly.

Add more proteins to the Protein Pancakes without Protein Powder

If you’re the kind of person that can’t have enough proteins ever, like any bodybuilding enthusiast, then this will add the most amount of proteins:

  • Add more egg-whites
  • Add high-protein yogurt (keep it proportional, otherwise it won’t bake as good)
  • Add chia seeds/ pumpkin seeds

If you add a lot more yogurt the protein pancake batter won’t mix as well, so you’ll have to add some flour as well.

How to make Protein Pancakes without Protein Powder

Protein pancakes without protein powder are easy and simple to bake. Here’s how:

  1. Take a big bowl and a hand mixer
  2. Crack the eggs, add the cottage cheese/ yogurt, and then add all other ingredients.
  3. Mix till smooth, while pre-heating a pan on maxed-out fire (I’m kind of impatient).
  4. Cover the pan with zero-calorie cooking spray, coconut oil, or extra virgin olive oil. Or use butter, but this is my least favorite.
  5. Change the heat to a medium setting, and pour in the protein pancake batter.
  6. Wait a couple of minutes till the first side is done, flip it over, and wait another couple of minutes before your delicious protein pancakes are done.
  7. Repeat till you’re completely out of protein pancake batter.

Pro tip: use multiple pans for an increase in speed.

Protein Pancakes Add-ons

The protein pancakes contain no protein powder, but they do deserve some of your love and creativity.

You can add anything you like on top of these protein pancakes.

I’ll leave you with some of my insights, but if you have other amazing ideas, I’m happy to learn from you as well!

  • Sugar-free syrup ()
  • Summer fruit berry mix
  • Taco seasoning
  • More artificial sweetness
  • Cacao or other kinds of powder
  • All kinds of herbs or seasonings

For weight loss go with low-calorie add-ons. If you don’t mind the extra calories, the sky is the limit.

An entire jug of maple syrup, why not?

Where to find awesome ingredients?

I've experienced firsthand that it's not possible to make the best pancakes, without the finest ingredients.

So I went on a journey to find exactly that.

Below you can find a list of some of the ingredients (clickable) I love for baking protein pancakes:

Final words

Protein pancakes without protein powder, are a beauty among pancake recipes.

I hope you will love protein pancakes as much as I do.

Don’t forget to add some of your finest love to the protein pancake batter, to substitute for the lack of protein powder, this will make an enormous difference.

Delicious, easy/ fast to bake, and perfect for any fitness goal.

If you’ve been creative with the recipe, and want to share it, feel free to contact me!

Something to contemplate:

When did your love for pancakes begin?

Based on Country/ Interests
  • (Stim-Free) Pre-Workouts
  • Creatine, Whey, etc.
  • Testosterone, Sleep, etc.
  • All Goals
  • Enhanced Focus
  • Improved Memory
  • Lab-Tested
  • More Energy