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Coach Nikki's Protein Pancakes

Our coaches are always getting asked about macro-friendly recipes, so we are going to start bringing them to you here on the blog. We’re going to tap into the Team WAG community to find you some macro friendly recipes; some that are savory, some that are sweet, and some that are super nutrient dense for those finding a hard time hitting their micronutrients or for those who simply enjoy eating more natural foods.

This week we’re going to start with a pretty basic protein pancake recipe that can be customized to fit everyone’s needs whether that’s lower carbohydrate or even gluten free. This is a Team WAG tried and true recipe that has worked for many people as a pancake substitute when they can’t fit IHOP or The Pancake House into their macros.

This recipe is pretty much fool proof, but the key is to cook the pancakes on medium heat until the bubbles on the surface of the pancakes start to break open. That’s the point at which you know it’s time to flip them! Otherwise you might end up with a mess of pancake batter all over your frying pan!

Protein Pancake Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 scoop (31 g) whey protein
  • 15 grams all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sweetener (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Protein Pancake Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients together with a whisk or spoon
  2. On medium heat, cook pancakes until the bubbles on the surface begin to pop, and then flip
  3. Top with whatever you fancy!
Protein Cheesecake Macros
Serving Size
8 pancakes

A note about this recipe; you can sub any type of flour for the all purpose flour. You can use almond flour, wheat flour, or even grind up some oatmeal and use oat flour.

Also, most protein powders will work with this recipe but vanilla flavored or cake batter seem to taste the best.

The best part about these pancakes is the toppings you choose! Top them with fresh fruit like strawberries and raspberries. Make them savory and sweet with chocolate syrup and peanut butter! Or keep them basic with some butter and sugar free maple syrup. Whichever way you choose, these pancakes are loaded with protein but still keep the carbohydrate count in mind for those with limited fats and carbs available each day. Enjoy!

Do you have a favorite protein pancake recipe? Share it below!