If you've ever thought "I wish I could quickly make just a few protein pancakes for myself without taking out a million ingredients from the pantry," then I've got just the recipe for you: Protein Pancakes for One! This recipe makes 4 small pancakes, perfect for a protein-rich, filling breakfast. Best of all, these single serve protein pancakes are gluten-free and don't have any artificial ingredients.
Just fluffy, delicious, soft protein pancakes. Bon Appetit!
Single serve protein pancakes
I am so excited to partner with Naked Nutrition on this sponsored post to bring you this Protein Pancakes for One recipe! I created these protein pumpkin pancakes using their collagen, this protein mug brownie using their protein brownie mix, and this time I am using their Naked Cake protein pancake mix to make these small batch protein pancakes.
This protein mix and this recipe is perfect if you want a quick 5 minute protein-rich breakfast. Mixed together with just 2 ingredients in one bowl, and cooked in 5 minutes in a large skillet.
44 grams protein in your breakfast, that's guaranteed to keep you full until at least lunch time.
These pancakes are so delicious, fluffy, and soft. They're naturally sweetened with just a hint of sweetness and do not have any artificial flavors, colors, or ingredients.
More high protein breakfast recipes: Tortilla Egg Rollups
2 ingredient protein pancakes
OKAY, so now for the BEST part: these pancakes are made with just 2 ingredients! The protein pancake mix and water. They whisk together really easily (no stubborn clumps to fight), and they cook up so light, fluffy, and golden brown.
I know, I know, this is barely a "recipe." But if you need a high protein pancake breakfast and are limited on time, then this Naked Cake protein pancake mix is a lifesaver. And if you want to spruce things up a bit, add some blueberries or chocolate chips to the pancake batter.
So let's get started!
More easy high protein breakfast recipes: Pumpkin Whipped Cottage Cheese
Note: This recipe makes 4 pancakes, and I find this is enough to keep me full until lunch time. If you want, you can cut the recipe in half (use 2 scoops of protein pancake mix and ¼ cup water), but I find that 2 pancakes does not fill me up as well.
For the protein pancakes:
- 4 scoops this Naked Cake protein pancake mix
- ½ cup water
- Optional: 2 tablespoons fresh blueberries or chocolate chips
- Oil or cooking spray for cooking (I like to add a teaspoon of coconut oil)
- Maple syrup
- Fresh fruit or berries
Related recipe: Blueberry Oat Yogurt Pancakes
Step 1: In a medium bowl, whisk together the Naked Cake protein mix with water until no lumps remain (but do not overmix). Stir in blueberries or chocolate chips, if using.
Step 2: Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Spray or brush with cooking oil after the pan is preheated.
Step 3: Scoop out about ¼ cup of the pancake batter into the hot pan. I can usually fit 4 pancakes in a pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes over medium-low heat, or until the pancake puffs up, little bubbles form at the surface, and the bottom is golden brown. Flip, and cook for another minute, or until the pancake is cooked through.
Step 4: Serve immediately with maple syrup and fresh fruit.
More protein pancake recipes: Chocolate Protein Pancakes with Chocolate Syrup
Protein pancake recipe variations
As mentioned above, you can add blueberries or chocolate chips to the pancake batter.
For a more hearty pancake (and even more protein!), try using soy milk instead of water to make the pancake batter.
Turn these pancakes into waffles! Use 5 scoops of protein pancake mix + ½ cup water. Whisk together, then cook on your waffle iron as you would any other waffle recipe. So good with the crispy edges!
Try banana Naked Bake as the protein mix instead of Naked Cake. Naked Bake is a protein banana bread mix that works really well to make pancakes and waffles, perfect for an easy just-add-water breakfast!
Learn more about the Naked Cake protein pancake mix here, and get more recipe ideas on the Naked Nutrition website.
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Protein Pancakes for One
- 4 scoops Naked Cake protein pancake mix
- ½ cup water
- oil or cooking spray - for cooking pancakes
- maple syrup
- fresh fruit or berries
- Medium bowl
- Squeeze-release ice cream scoop for measuring out the pancake batter (or use a ¼ cup measuring cup or small ladle)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the Naked Cake protein mix with water until no lumps remain (but do not overmix). Stir in blueberries or chocolate chips, if using.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Spray or brush with cooking oil after the pan is preheated.
- Scoop out about ¼ cup of the pancake batter into the hot pan. I can usually fit 4 pancakes in a pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes over medium-low heat, or until the pancake puffs up, little bubbles form at the surface, and the bottom is golden brown. Flip, and cook for another minute, or until the pancake is cooked through.
- Serve immediately with maple syrup and fresh fruit.
- Try adding 2 tablespoons fresh blueberries or chocolate chips to the pancake batter before cooking.
- This recipe can be cut in half for an even smaller batch of pancakes, though I find that 2 pancakes (200 calories) is not always enough to keep me full.
- The nutrition facts are estimated without maple syrup or any additional add-ins.
- Try turning these pancakes into waffles! Whisk together 5 scoops and ½ cup water, then cook in a waffle iron according to the waffle iron instructions.
- Learn more about the Naked Cake protein pancake mix here, and get more recipe ideas on the Naked Nutrition website.
The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.