Protein Pancakes – Free Recipe

Who else out there loves pancakes?

I know I love pancakes, and so does my family.  Adults and kids of all ages enjoy pancakes, as breakfast or dinner. But if you are trying to lose weight, or simply watching what you eat, pancakes can come with heavy side of guilt.  The high carbohydrate count, the butter and syrup that come with pancakes, and simply the size of a stack can all add up to being a massive caloric bomb.  Luckily for you though, there are better-for-you options out there!  Today I want to pass along free recipe ideas for protein pancakes!

Kodiak Cakes






Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes are one of my favorite products.  These flapjacks are whole grain to keep you feeling full and packed with protein.  This makes them an option you can feel good about eating.  They are so easy to make too, the basic flapjack recipe is simply one cup of mix to one cup of water, and you get a whopping 14 grams of protein per serving that way.  You can add an extra punch of protein by making the pancakes with milk instead of water.  For even more, add in egg whites or a whole egg.  I personally love to doctor up my Power Cakes with a little stevia, baking powder, cinnamon, and vanilla.  This just adds to the buttermilk flavor with a touch of sweetness.  You can make a special meal by adding in extras like fruit, or chocolate chips, and I’ve even made a coconut version.








Two Ingredient Pancakes

These pancakes have been showing up all over the internet as a simple and healthful option for enjoying pancakes.  Just two ingredients, though they might sound a little odd: bananas and eggs.  For an extra punch of protein, you can always add your favorite protein powder to these, which gives you endless customization options.  These pancakes are a little less traditional than Kodiak Cakes, and picky eaters might not label them a favorite.  I personally think these are best dished up with fresh fruit and fat free whipped cream!

Check out this recipe for Two Ingredient Pancakes:

  1. Mash the banana and crack the eggs in it, stirring until the mixture becomes somewhat homogenized.
  2. Heat a greased griddle or frying pan on medium heat and pour about a 2.5-inch wide puddle of batter.
  3. Delicately flip the pancake after about 25 seconds or when it browns. The recipe makes 3-4 small pancakes.

About that pancake syrup…

If you are anything like me, pancakes aren’t pancakes without syrup!  Now, if you can have the carbohydrates, I recommend using natural maple syrup.  That is my personal favorite, especially warmed up a little bit.  And, as an unrefined natural sweetener, maple syrup actually contains more beneficial nutrients and antioxidants than your Mrs. Butterworth’s.

For those of you really counting calories, or who are taking your carbs in the form of an extra pancake, let me introduce you to my other favorite product on pancake day: Walden Farm’s. Walden Farm’s Pancake Syrup is calorie free,  fat free, sugar free, carb free, and gluten free.  But it still tastes like pancake syrup!  I definitely still think it’s best warmed up, but this syrup has been a real game-changer at our house!

Have your cake and eat it too!


At the end of the day, sticking to a healthy well-rounded diet gets easier when you have variety. I hope that discovering some new pancake options helps you enjoy a meal with your family, maybe indulge in a brunch with friends, or just gives that comfort food you’ve been looking for. Comment with a picture of your pancake breakfast!


I'm Jessica, one of the founders and owners of True Grit Fitness. I'm a workout junkie and health nut who happens to be a certified personal trainer through ACE. I love lifting weights and cooking healthy versions of favorite foods. In my other job, I work on offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as a licensed mariner. I'm also a wife, a stepmom, a mom to furbabies, and a former officer in the USCG Reserve. I love everything about the great outdoors, I'm a certified bookworm, and I love creating and crafting. Welcome to my corner!