These delicious chocolate protein pancakes taste just like brownies! But despite tasting amazing, they are actually packed with nutrients, and really easy to make. Perfect as a healthy breakfast or dessert.
These chocolate protein powder pancakes are hands down the best chocolate pancakes I've ever made. Topped with fruit or a sweet spread, they honestly take like cakey brownies.
To make things even better, they are low calorie and healthy enough to enjoy for everyday breakfasts. Dessert for breakfast? Yes please!
Why you'll love these pancakes
- Taste just like brownies
- So easy to make
- Kid friendly
- Store incredibly well
- Healthy ingredients
- 128 calories and 7 g protein per pancake
Rolled oats: The main dry component. You can also use quick oats or oat flour.
Protein powder: Adds protein to the pancakes. Use any protein powder that you like. I use vanilla, but chocolate or caramel flavor would work really well.
Eggs: Bind the pancakes together.
Bananas: The soft bananas give the pancakes the right texture.
Cacao powder: Gives the pancakes the chocolate flavor. Can be omitted if you're using chocolate protein powder.
Baking powder: Will make the pancakes fluffy and delicious.
You can find full instructions + ingredient measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this page
One: Mix the ingredients in a blender to form a thick pancake batter.
Two: Heat up some melted butter or oil in a frying pan or skillet on medium heat. Cook a pancake until it hold together on the bottom, then flip and cook until it's golden on both sides. Repeat for all pancakes.
- Make sure to preheat your frying pan or skillet to medium heat. An even temperature in the skillet is essential for the pancakes to come out well.
- It can be tricky to tell if the pancakes are cooked through, as they are already brown. Be careful not to overcook them. If in doubt, you can stick a fork into the pancakes, to make sure that the batter has cooked through.
Serve these pancakes as a dessert, healthy breakfast, or protein packed treat. I love to top them with fresh berries and maple syrup, but you can also serve them with any of these amazing spreads and toppings:
- Sugar Free Grape Jam
- Blueberry Chia Jam
- Rhubarb and Apple Jam
- Whipped Feta With Honey
- Strawberry Basil Sauce
- Strawberry and Rhubarb Sorbet
Chocolate orange pancakes: Add a little orange essence.
Mint chocolate pancakes: Add some peppermint essence (not spearmint!).
With raspberries: Add chopped raspberries, or freeze dried raspberries.
Gluten free: Make sure that your protein powder, rolled oats and cacao powder are all certified gluten free. You will find gluten free versions of these in most supermarkets.
Double chocolate: Add some chocolate chips to the pancake batter.
Chocolate protein pancakes can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can serve them warm, or reheat them in a skillet or microwave.
I love to cook up a batch of these, and enjoy them for several meals through the week.
You can also prepare the pancake batter ahead of time, and simply cook the pancakes when you are ready to eat them. The batter stores well in a refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Frequently asked questions
Yes! You can substitute bananas with applesauce or Greek yogurt if you prefer.
Any protein powder can be used for pancakes. I recommend using a flavor you really like, such as vanilla or chocolate.
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If you make this recipe, make sure to post a photo to Instagram with #hintofhealthy!
Chocolate Protein Pancakes
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder *
- 2 teaspoons cacao powder
- 2 bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- Mix the ingredients in a blender to form a thick pancake batter.
- Heat up some melted butter or oil in a frying pan or skillet on medium heat. Cook a pancake until it hold together on the bottom, then flip and cook until it's golden on both sides. Repeat for all pancakes.
- Store pancake batter for up to 2 days, or cooked pancakes for 4 days in a refrigerator.
- Use any protein powder that you like, such as chocolate protein powder or vanilla protein powder.