I have been a long time fan of protein pancakes, ever since I first discovered the concept while working at a breakfast restaurant about seven years ago.
The only way I was able to stay full throughout hours and hours of serving was to show up early and power up with a protein-packed breakfast. Often times, I would arrive at least 30-45 mins. before my shift, just to ensure I got in a good meal in before the day started.
My beloved breakfast place was known for its huge and fluffy pancakes. They were literally the size of my head, and filled with everything delicious from chocolate chips, bananas, and granola to pumpkin around the holidays! When I realized my waistline also started to show my love for them, I knew I needed to find different alternatives to enjoy pancakes as often as I’d like.
It wasn’t long before a co-worker introduced me to protein pancakes. Somehow, we talked our cooks into making us protein pancakes with a base of oatmeal and eggs. Sometimes, I would ask for a regular or whole wheat pancake (smaller than the standard full plate size), and hand the cook a scoop of my favorite protein powder to mix into the batter. This way, I was getting plenty of protein and carbs to start the day!
While both of these options are relatively easy, why make things more difficult?
Ladies and gents, may I present the easiest protein pancakes you will ever make!
They’re as simple as 1…
(Measure your desired serving size: 1/2 cup makes 2 pancakes.)
(Add water or milk – get creative and add bananas or chocolate chips! – and whisk.)
(Cook on stovetop for about 2 minutes, or until mix gets bubbly, then flip.)
Top your cakes with fresh fruit and maple syrup for breakfast, or leave them dry to take with you to snack on later! I have been loving these cakes for both meals and snacks lately.
As a full disclosure, I am teaming up with About Time to try out their newest products in the protein department, and I was sent two containers of their new protein pancake mix.
I’m pretty sure I actually squealed when I read the label and saw the words “protein pancake mix” together, and was excited to dig into them as soon as I could!
Protein pancakes… already combined and ready to go, y’all. These are so convenient and right up my alley! I have been enjoying the Cinnamon Spice flavor, but they also come in Chocolate Chip. (I know, I’m drooling too.)
Enjoy these easy-to-make whole grain protein pancake mixes with a whopping 21 grams of protein in each (1/2 cup) serving! See more nutritional facts here.
If you are interested in trying out this Protein Pancake Mix or any other About Time products, make sure to take advantage of a 25% off discount by using the promo code: fitfluential!
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Questions of the Morning
• Have you ever tried protein pancakes?
• What kind of breakfast holds you throughout the day?
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of About Time.
Suzanne @ Life is a Mix
I love Kodiak protein pancakes but since I haven’t been able to eat dairy since my son was born, I’ve had to do without. I’m thinking oat flour with eggs would make for some delicious protein pancakes. Adding vegan protein powder just isn’t as good as whey.
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
Yum! I love a good pancake!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
I have a slight love affair with protein pancakes. It’s the best healthy treat. Thanks for the review!
It really is! Thanks for reading, Lauren!
Yum! I love protein pancakes too, but I have never tried them from About Time. I usually have a protein smoothie for breakfast after my workout, but it’s nice to switch it up with some pancakes every now and then.
I’m loving smoothies right now too. It’s been nice to mix it up with pancakes for a treat every now and then!
I’ve never tried protein pancakes, but I keep seeing them pop up and I really want to try! I feel like the batter might be a bit more watery so I think I’d have to work on my flipping skills! I also hear banana protein pancakes are good. I usually am an oatmeal and almond butter for breakfast kind of girl. And in the summer time, I love smoothies!
I’ve added banana to mine before and that tasted delicious! I just started adding almond butter to my oatmeal and it’s GOOD!!
So good! I think it adds to the staying power 🙂
Looks tasty. Sad that the cinnamon spice is sold out on the website.
Thanks for sharing! I’ve been experimenting with my own protein pancake recipe for a while now but I’ll be giving this a try – it’s much easier 🙂
Those so look like my kind of pancakes… easy to make and delicious to eat! My only problem is my lack of patience to flip the darn things. I usually end up with some sort of half scramble deconstructed egg dish that looks very sad (but still tastes amazing). I have really been wanting to try that About Time protein though– I have heard amazing things about it!
Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me
The only “protein” pancakes I have ever had were the banana + egg concussion that has been surfacing on the internet for years now. However, I was not impressed. Perhaps, this will bring me back into the protein pancake game!
Protein pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast dishes! I love them! I haven’t tried a pre-made protein pancake mix though, these seem so easy!
They are, and I’m already on the second tub!
Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet
I’ve heard about this mix! I still haven’t tried Flap Jacked either, I usually just like to make my own with whatever protein powder on hand. Usually oats w/ protein, pb and fruit hold me but lately its been 1 cup and 1/2 of mixed cereals 🙂
I love protein pancakes but they are kind of a pain to make sometimes. I used to make them with a base of a mashed banana and then add in protein powder, ground flax seed, cinnamon, nutmeg and egg whites. This seems so much easier though!
Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
Protein pancakes are da bomb! I love making them for dinner after I get home from the gym if I don’t feel like cooking anything else 😀 I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about About Time protein pancake mix! Super awesome you got to team up with them 🙂
Breakfast for dinner is always a great choice! 😉
I love About Time pancakes. And the fact that they’re so easy to make is just another reason to love them.