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January 16, 2020

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Best Blueberry Protein Pancakes

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These amazing and fluffy blueberry protein pancakes are a cinch to make and so delicious! They're gluten-free, high protein and the perfect breakfast treat.

Gluten-Free Protein Pancakes with Blueberries

Over the years I've shared countless gluten-free pancake recipes! And I've talked about my family's weekend tradition that instilled the love of pancakes in me from a young age. But I have yet to share a recipe for protein pancakes. Mainly because most of the recipes I've tried have just been awful and don't really even taste like pancakes.

That is until I nailed this recipe! The BEST blueberry protein pancakes I've ever tasted. They're fluffy, they're healthy, they're made with just 7 ingredients, and a serving of 2 has 10g of protein! These pancakes are the ultimate morning treat and because they're full of nutrients, they'll also stick with you all day long.

How to Make Protein Pancakes

Ingredients for Blueberry Protein Pancakes

Typically my gluten-free pancakes have a blend of all sorts of ingredients. We've got multiple flours, a few different wet ingredients and the ingredient list tends to extend quite long. Not this time around!

With these protein pancakes, we're using just 7 simple ingredients. And still, they are light, fluffy and so delicious!

  • Almond flour: I love using almond flour in my pancakes because it has a soft texture and almost sweet flavor. But it's also high in protein, which helps amp the protein content of these pancakes nicely!
  • Protein powder: you can use any protein powder you'd like here! I like this one, but you could do another flavor, another variety, etc. Just note that the nutritional values might change slightly based on whichever one you use.
  • Baking powder: one of the keys to making fluffy pancakes!
  • Cinnamon: totally optional, but I love the flavor it adds. Just a small sprinkle can go a long way!
  • Eggs: nope, this recipe is not vegan, but the eggs play an important role. They're helping to make the pancakes fluffy, but they're also high in protein as well!
  • Almond milk: you can use whatever milk/plant milk you'd like in this recipe, I'd just recommend going with one that is unsweetened!
  • Blueberries: the key to making blueberry protein pancakes, but these can be swapped for another add-in if you'd like. Chocolate chips, other fresh fruit, etc., would be delicious!

Healthy Protein Pancakes with Blueberries

How to Make Blueberry Protein Pancakes

One of the reasons why I love making pancakes in the morning is how easy they are. Especially when they only just 7 ingredients like these ones! Here's how to make my protein pancakes:


Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl – almond flour, protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon – and set aside.


In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs and almond milk.


Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir together to form a smooth batter. Don't worry about overmixing since these pancakes don't have gluten! Fold in the blueberries.


Heat a griddle over medium-low. Once hot, scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan and cook until bubbles begin to form on the surface, about 2 minutes. Flip and continue cooking for another minute or so. Repeat until you've used up all the batter!

Blueberry Pancakes with Protein

DIY Protein Pancake Mix

A few years ago I turned my favorite gluten-free pancakes into a DIY mix and I'm thinking you can do the same thing here. There are lots of protein pancake mixes out there but none of them seem to be gluten-free. So…let's use the base of these blueberry protein pancakes and turn them into a mix!

Here's what I would do:

  • Double or triple the dry ingredients
  • Store them in a jar or container
  • Scoop out what you need based on the following proportions

For a small batch (4 pancakes):

  • 2/3 cup of dry mix
  • 1 egg
  • 3.5 tablespoons almond milk

For a large batch (12 pancakes):

  • 2 cups of dry mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup almond milk

Healthy Pancakes for Breakfast

Your Questions Answered…

There are some common questions that get asked about protein pancakes (and pancakes in general), so I wanted to include a little Q&A in this post. Here are your questions answered!

What is the best protein pancake mix?

As I said in the last section, I believe the best protein pancake mix is one you make at home. Lots of protein pancake mixes out there contain ingredients that you might not want to eat all that frequently – starches, sugars, flavorings, etc. Also, from what I can tell there isn't a good/healthy gluten-free protein pancake mix on the market! Plus, when you make your mix at home, you're controlling the ingredients and you know you're getting something that's healthy.

Is eating pancakes for breakfast healthy?

I would say yes, eating pancakes for breakfast is healthy, but you might not want to do it every single day. Pancakes are often fairly high in carbohydrates and don't contain much protein or fat, so they really won't keep you full for very long. Plus, it's also important that you keep your diet varied and include lots of fresh fruit and vegetables in your breakfast some days as well.

Can protein pancakes help you lose weight?

Yes and no. Protein pancakes can help you lose weight in the sense that they're a fairly filling and low-calorie breakfast, but you don't want to rely on those as you're only breakfast option. Make sure to include other balanced meals including things like smoothies, oatmeal, eggs, etc!

How many calories are in protein pancakes?

The calories in protein pancakes vary based on the recipe/mix used, the size and the toppings. In general, I would say protein pancakes are anywhere from 100 – 150 calories per pancake.

Gluten Free Protein Pancakes with Blueberries

Ways to Serve Blueberry Protein Pancakes

A great way to make pancakes even healthier and more filling is to jazz them up with some healthy toppings. I like to add a mixture of healthy fats, fruit and something that's high protein.

Here are the healthiest pancake toppings (in my opinion):

  • Coconut yogurt or coconut cream (healthy fat)
  • Nut butter (healthy fat + protein)
  • Fresh berries (fiber, antioxidants + natural sweetness)
  • Sliced banana (fiber, potassium + natural sweetness)
  • Chia seeds (healthy fat + protein)

And of course, you can never go wrong with a drizzle of pure maple syrup at the end! I hope you enjoy these fluffy protein pancakes and I can't wait to see them as part of your morning routine. They're honestly the best ????



Best Healthy Blueberry Protein Pancakes

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The Best Blueberry Protein Pancakes

These amazing and fluffy blueberry protein pancakes are a cinch to make and so delicious! They're gluten-free, high protein and the perfect breakfast treat.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 pancakes
Calories 104kcal
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Blueberry Protein Pancakes
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  • Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
    Protein pancake dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs and almond milk. Add a splash of vanilla if you want a teeny boost of flavor.
    Protein pancake wet ingredients in a bowl.
  • Pour the egg and milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir to combine. Fold in the blueberries.
    Protein pancake wet and dry ingredients mixed in in a bowl.
  • Heat a skillet over medium low and spray it with cooking spray (or use oil). Drop about a 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet and cook for 2 - 3 minutes per side. Repeat with the rest of your batter.
    Protein pancake in a skillet.
  • Serve your pancakes warm with a dollop of vegan yogurt and pure maple syrup.
    Protein pancake guided recipe.



Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg
Best Healthy Blueberry Protein Pancakes
Best Healthy Blueberry Protein Pancakes

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  1. Just found the flour in the recipe. It was obscured by all the ads. Please reduce ads so we can actually see the recipe.

    • Appreciate the feedback! The ads on the site are a necessary evil. They’re what allow me to create an income and continue to share all these recipes (over 1500) at this point for free. Thank you for being here and reading – hope you still enjoy the pancakes!

  2. Super thin. I see in a comment about almond flour, but that’s not in the recipe. Only almond milk. I’d there suppose to be flour beyond the protein powder??

  3. I can’t say I followed the recipe precisely since I didn’t have any almond flour so I used normal flour mixed with oat flower. I didn’t really like how it turned out since it was too thick and pretty flavorless. I added some yoghurt and it was fine. I’ll try them out again with almond flour next time and let you know how it goes.

  4. When I made these I was really hesitant that they would come out and/or that I would like them but to my surprise I loved them as did my teenager and hubby. I now make them at least once a week and they are instantly gobble up! Thank you!

  5. This was the perfect recipe for what I was looking for! I used Go Sport Soy Isolate Protein (unsweetened) so as not to add unnecessary carbs from sugar. The pancake batter was perfectly thick, not watery at all. Make sure you’re putting in ONE and a HALF cups of almond flour and you should be fine. Will definitely try these again! Thanks!

  6. I want to try out this recipe and i was just wondering if the 11/2 cups of almond flour and baking powder is the right amount or is it actually 1/2 cups? Thank you 🙂

  7. Made these for my husband and they were a hit! We used fresh blueberries the first time and they kind of made the pancakes fall apart. But every time after that we’ve used frozen blueberries and it comes out perfectly and soo delicious!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  8. I normally like this website for recipes, but this was a BIG miss. Was this even tested? The pancake batter is like water and I added about a cup of flour and even then it was still very liquid. This recipe should be taken off and re-tested so the pictures actually reflect what we are making.

    • What type of protein powder did you use? And did you use almond flour? I’ve tested this recipe 5+ times and it works every time for me, so I’m guessing it has something do with the ingredients you’re using. Sorry it didn’t work for you this time!

  9. The recipe was alright. Not my top choice though. The almond flour made the pancakes too dry and crumbly for me. And with all that protein powder, I had to add flax and chia seeds for the extra needed fiber. I also added some coconut cream for some much needed sweetness.

  10. Helllo! I’m from the Netherlands, where it is not usual to have almond flour, so it is pretty expensive and I don’t have it. I do have normal white flour, does this work as well?

  11. Hi, I love this idea of protein pancakes, but as a WFPB eater, I would need to omit the eggs. Would a flax egg work as a good replacement?

    • Unfortunately I haven’t had luck with the egg replacement. What you could do is try another one of my pancake recipes and swap some of the flour for protein powder 🙂

  12. Hello,
    These sound ah-mazing! Thank you so much for this recipe! I have one question. When you’re talking about the protein powder, you say you like “this one” but you don’t say which one nor provide a link. So, which protein powder do you like?

    • We were having some web issues the last few days, but it should be all set now 🙂 thank you for your understanding!


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