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Healthy Protein Pancake Recipe Your Way

Healthy Protein Pancake Recipe Your Way

Recipe for Protein Pancakes, your way

protein pancake recipe

Strawberry Protein Pancakes topped with Espresso Almond Butter


I’m sure you know from my Instagram feed, I like pancakes.  OK, no I love pancakes.  And, waffles, and any form of pancake.. pancake in a bowl, pancake on a plate, pancake on the floor (ok maybe not that one).  Of course, real buttermilk, fluffy, light pancakes have a place in my heart; but, it is hard to consume them on a regular basis while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  So, because I do fully support obeying your desires and cravings,

& not depriving yourself,

I have taken it upon myself to create the perfect protein pancake that you can eat daily, or more than daily (wink), while simultaneously satisfying your cravings and maintaining your fit & healthy lifestyle.  Also, because everyone has different taste buds and likes, my goal was to make this recipe easily customize-able.

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peep, did I mention they are also gluten free (&dairy free upon your choice).

PEEP x 2: Want a  workout to do after or before these pancakes to put that protein to good use?  Check out my latest blog: HIIT Total Body Workout + PROTEIN CEREAL BARS!

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Vanilla Protein Pancakes with Peanut Butter

Healthy Protein Pancakes Recipe

Dairy Free version

  • 3/4 scoop vegan protein, any flavor (I get all my protein from eVitamin, $5 off with ‘colby5’)
  • 2 T gluten free flour blend — any brand works
  • 1.5 T coconut flouryes, 1.5, do more and it becomes too dense, do less and it will be ‘watery’
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract — adds sweetness
  • 2 T applesauce, pumpkin, OR dairy free yogurt
  • 1/4 c nut milk
  • 1/3 c egg whites
  • add ins your choice: cinnamon, chocolate chips, fruit, granola(?)



protein pancake recipe

Chocolate Dairy Free Pancakes with Almond Butter and Blueberries


Not Dairy Free version (lactose free)

  • 3/4 scoop protein, any flavor (I get all my protein from eVitamin, $5 off with ‘colby5’)
  • 2 T gluten free flour blend — any brand works
  • 1.5 T coconut flouryes, 1.5, do more and it becomes too dense, do less and it will be ‘watery’
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract — adds sweetness
  • 3 T plain greek yogurt
  • 5 T  nut milk
  • 5 T egg whites
  • add ins your choice: cinnamon, chocolate chips, fruit, granola(?)

 Method (for both)

  1.  Heat a pan over medium heat.
  2.  Combine all dry ingredients well, use a fork to mix and avoid clumpy batter.
  3.  Add wet ingredients, hold off mix ins till the end.
  4.  Whisk well, then stir in mix ins.
  5.  Once pan is heated, pour batter onto pan in 3-4 inch circles.
  6.  Once bubbles begin to form, flip and cook the other side.
  7.  Remove and top with whatever you desire.
  8.  Take a bangin photo and upload it to instagram tagging me @be.happyhealthyfit so I can see and get pancakes ideas!

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Quick Protein Packed Breakfasts // Healthy in College

Quick Protein Packed Breakfasts // Healthy in College

5 protein packed breakfasts you can make in under 5 minutes

Bonus: Follow my College Healthy Living board on Pinterest!

Do you know those mornings that seem to move faster than light itself?  Those days when you are sprinting frantically around your apartment trying to shovel food down, remember all your books, put your shoes on, and chug coffee at the same time?  Yes, that is me on the regular.  Today, I want to share with you 5 recipes, if you can even call them recipes that you can whip up in less than 5 minutes to keep you full and focused all morning.

&& After you check out the recipes below, check out my last blog post, Must Haves for Mind and Body Health, for some more great healthy living hacks.

Quick high protein, dorm room friendly breakfasts to try this week

Protein microwave oat cake

Screenshot this recipe.  Ready?

1 T flour (I use gf blend)

1-2 T oats

1 scoop protein powder of choice (I use Designer Whey — this link gets you a 20% discount)

1 tsp baking powder

2 egg whites or 1/4-1/3 c

1/4-1/3 c nut milk (add until you have pancake batter consistency)

*add-ins of choice: berries, chocolate, etc

Microwave 2-3 minutes, until fully cooked (or not, if you are about that lava cake life).


protein mug cake


Microwave eggs

There are endless ways to make eggs in the microwave.  You can learn all of the options here.  SNEAK PEAK, sunny side up: heat a plate for 30 seconds, remove and grease the bottom, carefully plop an egg on it, and microwave for 45 seconds.  If not cooked, microwave in 15 second intervals.  BOOM. DELISH.

Greek yogurt bowl

Go crazy with whatever toppings you desire that day. TIP: use plain greek yogurt and add cinnamon or fresh fruit to cut the bitter taste.


greek yogurt bowl


Leftovers hodge-podge

Ever wonder how else you can re-purpose dinner leftovers?  Here is an idea: use them as the base for a breakfast bowl.   Throw your leftover veggies and starches in a bowl, add some saussge and/or eggs, badaboom badabing!  Or, take your leftover protein, chop it up, add it to an omelet, throw some veggies in, viola! Get creative.

Check out my CollegeFit eBook for dorm friendly meals ($2.50)

dinner left overs

Breakfast toast

Here are three fast, delicious, and protein packed breakfast toast ideas:

  • sliced turkey and avocado

  • avocado and egg (peep directions above for eggs)

  • greek yogurt, berries, and almond butter

high protein avocado toast



This one has endless options.  The  must-haves: base liquid (almond milk, orange juice, etc), greens, and berries.  From there, I suggest adding nut butter, protein powder, and other random veggies.


high protein breakfast



Prep a “customizeable egg souffle” the weekend before and slice into 3-5 pieces for a grab and go breakfast,  you can find the recipe here. I make this every week!


breakfast meal prep


While these are all great options for busy college students, these can work for anybody.  I simply present them as college healthy living solutions because well, that is what I am right now!

If you try any of these, or even come up with your own, I want to see.  This semester I aim to make healthy living in college a prominent part of what I share, but I want it to be interactive.  So, use the hashtag #YMYHealthyCollege on Instagram and Facebook to share your recipes and versions of quick protein packed breakfasts for everyone to see.

PS.  Did you see my most recent link up with OLLY Probiotics? Click here to receive your FREE sample of these on the go probiotics.


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