Depending on the type of protein powder you pick, you might need to reduce the amount of liquid in this protein pancake recipe. Whey-protein pancakes need less liquid than those made with soy, hemp or pea protein. Serve with yogurt and a DIY fruit sauce (warmed frozen berries with a pinch of sugar). Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2015

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  • Combine protein powder, almond meal, oat flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a blender; pulse until fully mixed. Add eggs, buttermilk (reduce to 1/2 cup if using whey protein), oil and vanilla; pulse, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed, until combined. Let stand for 15 minutes.

  • Coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat.

  • Make about 3 pancakes at a time, using 1/4 cup batter per pancake; reduce the heat to medium. Cook until the edges are dry, 1 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, 1 to 3 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining batter, using more cooking spray and reducing the heat as needed. Serve warm.


Oat flour is made from finely milled whole oats. It's a good source of dietary fiber and whole grains. Try it in place of a portion of other flour in recipes like pancakes, quick breads and muffins. Look for it with other whole-grain flours or near gluten-free flours. Or make your own, grind old-fashioned rolled oats in a blender or food processor until they are the texture of flour.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; 18.6 g total fat; 2.3 g saturated fat; 95 mg cholesterol; 596 mg sodium. 220 mg potassium; 22.9 g carbohydrates; 3.9 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 19.7 g protein; 159 IU vitamin a iu; 14 mcg folate; 261 mg calcium; 10 mg iron; 56 mg magnesium; 1 mg thiamin; 3 g added sugar;

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