Quick Protein Pancakes Recipe (Low Carb, gluten+grain free)

Here’s a way to have a tasty breakfast (or lunch, or dinner) without the guilt! This protein pancakes recipe has no flour, sugar, dairy or gluten but still looks and tastes like those unhealthy pancakes! 😀

Why should you make this recipe:

  • It’s scrumptious 
  • Easy to make 
  • Quick to make
  • One bowl
  • One pan
  • Grain free
  • Gluten free
  • Sugar free
  • Low carb 
  • Nut and seed free
  • No oil or butter
  • Dairy free
  • Good for your gut


Vegan Protein Powder

I use this one. In the video, you can see I used two different protein powders. That’s because the second one doesn’t taste the best (fine, it tastes awful) and so I combined the two to use up the awful tasting one. 

I don’t recommend using whey or casein protein powders – please stick with the pea or brown rice protein powders, the measurements are a lot different from whey and casin. 

Note that if you’re not using Vega protein powder, which I totally fine, you may need to adjust the amount of milk slightly. 

Egg and egg white 

If you want to add more calories / nutrition/ healthy fats, feel free to use 2 medium or large eggs and dial back on the milk. 

Unfortunately, the common vegan substitutes like applesauce, but butters and flax eggs will not work to replace the eggs in this recipe. Instead, you can try this easy vegan protein granola recipe or this protein breakfast brownie batter! 

I haven’t tried store bought egg substitutes, but if you did on this recipe, please tell me the results! 

Milk of choice

Cow’s, Goat’s, almond, cashew, oat, walnut, it doesn’t really matter. The milk is here to give more moisture and gives your pancakes, for you to pour the pancakes easier and also contributes to the final product. 

I don’t recommend switching the milk with water for this one, however if you did run out of milk, you can obviously try. 

Baking powder

For the pancakes to rise more. We’re only using a little bit – 1/4 teaspoon. ____________

Optional:  spices (I used cinnamon, ground ginger and nutmeg), chocolate chips, blueberries, lemon zest, orange zest, cocoa powder

Yogurt, maple syrup, honey, sugar free substitutes, fruits, the possibilities are endless! 

There are two methods to making this recipe: the bowl method and blender method.

The bowl method may suit you better if: 

  • You don’t have a blender
  • You don’t want to wash too much stuff
  • You don’t mind mixing
  • Your protein powder mixes well

The blender method may suit you better if: 

  • You have a blender
  • You want the pancakes fast
  • You don’t want to mix
  • You don’t mind washing afterwards
  • Your protein powder doesn’t mix well


  • After you added milk and eggs, mix the liquid together before incorporating the dry ingredients
  • If you have trouble with the clumps, you can always use a fork or blender 
  • Test the batter. You want it to be the right consistency. You can see in the video that the large and flatter pancake’s batter is more watery. That’s because I added a little bit more milk. This will make the pancakes flatter instead of fluffy, but you can spread them more easily. So at the end of the day, it’s up to you. 
  • For the first batch, wait a little longer after the bubbles formed.


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Quick Protein Pancakes Recipe (Low Carb, gluten+grain free)

Recipe by I C CinnamonCourse: Protein Recipes, BreakfastCuisine: american, britishDifficulty: easy


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Here’s a way to have a tasty breakfast without the guilt! This recipe has no flour, sugar, dairy or gluten but still looks and tastes like “regular” pancakes!


  • 1/4 cup vegan protein powder

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg white

  • 3-5 tbsp milk of choice


  • Bowl Method
  • In a medium size bowl, add all the dry ingredients (protein powder, baking powder, optional spices and powders) and mix well.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients, pushing the ingredients to the sides of the bowl. Add your egg, egg white, and milk. Using a fork or whisk, mix the wet ingredients until roughly combined. 
  • Incorporate the dry ingredient to the wet and mix, breaking up the clumps, until you see a somewhat smooth and thick batter. 
    Fold in optional toppings. 
  • Blender Method
  • Add all the ingredients except for optimal toppings to a blender and blend until you see a smooth and thick batter 
  • Fold in optional toppings. 
  • Cooking
  • Preheat the pan to medium low heat and spray it with non stick cooking spray 
  • Add about 3 tbsp of batter for each pancake to the pan, use a fork to spread the batter out, and repeat for the remaining pancake batter. Remember to evenly space out each pancake for even cooking! 
  • Wait for 2-4 minutes, until you see bubbles appear. Carefully flip the pancakes with a spatula. 
  • Wait for about one minute and serve
    Repeat for the remaining batches of pancakes, but waiting 1-3 minutes for the first side and 20-60 seconds for the other. 
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Video


  • For tips, ingredient substitutes and storage instructions, scroll up!

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

Serving Size87g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories114
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 3.8g 6%
    • Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
  • Cholesterol 108mg 36%
  • Sodium 211mg 9%
  • Potassium 106mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
    • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 16g 32%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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