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Blueberry Blender Protein Pancakes

These protein packed and fibre-filled pancakes will keep you satisfied for hours! Totally plant-based and gluten-free.
Jan 14, 2021 | Joy McCarthy

Have you noticed that I've been making a lot of waffles for weekend brunches? Please know I am a pancake girl at heart - always have been, always will be. And I'm happy that my first post of 2021 is a pancake recipe! I can't believe I haven't shared a new recipe since December 16th when I shared my Cinnamon Raisin Bagels - I must have made them 5 times over the holidays!

protein pancakes

I love adding protein powder to pancakes to make them more satiating and fulfilling.

Protein is an important macronutrient for tissue building and repair in the body and for pretty much every cell and enzyme in the human body.

I notice that most people lack adequate protein, particularly at breakfast especially if you're just eating a bowl of cereal and running out the door or walking over to your home office desk. 

These pancakes will keep you satisfied for hours especially if you pile them high with toppings. My favourite toppings:

  •  Coconut Whipped Icing . It stays fresh in the fridge for at least 10 days so if you make a big batch, keep the leftovers. 
  •  Almond butter or coconut butter 
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Dark, real maple syrup - we Canadians know our maple syrup! Or raw honey
  • Berries

protein pancakes

This recipe is vegan (egg-free), gluten-free, kid-approved and full of vitamins, minerals and good fat (and protein, but you already knew that!).

Here's my delicious recipe!

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  • 2 1/2 cups oat flour*
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (let thaw)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  1. Place all ingredients, excluding coconut oil because that is the for the fry pan/skillet into a high power blender. Blitz until smooth and creamy.
  2. If you don't have a blender, you can mix by hand.
  3. Heat a frypan or skillet to medium and melt coconut oil. Pour approximately 1/4 cup pancake mix into the pan. Flip when soft bubbles begin to form on top. If the pancakes are burning too quickly, turn the temperature down and cook more slowly. Enjoy with all your favourite toppings.
  4. I topped mine with blueberries, coconut whipping cream, dark maple syrup and cinnamon.


Makes 12 Pancakes
*You can make your own oat flour by putting 3-4 cups of oats into a blender or food processor and blitzing until very fine like flour.
Search for the "coconut whipped icing"

I feel totally satisfied with three of these pancakes loaded up with my favourite toppings! Walker usually eats four and Vienna is satisfied with two pancakes. Since this recipe makes 12 pancakes, we always have a few leftovers to pop into the toaster the next day. 

Protein pancakes


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Nicole   •   January 19, 2021

Just made these for breakfast! So yummy and so filling! Even my pickiest eaters approved 😊

Joy McCarthy   •   January 20, 2021

Jessica   •   January 19, 2021

Thank you for sharing your receipe! What if we don't use or have protein powder. What substitute ingredients can we use?

Joy McCarthy   •   January 20, 2021
Risa Powell   •   May 2, 2022
Joy McCarthy   •   May 2, 2022
Joy McCarthy   •   May 3, 2022

Sonia   •   January 19, 2021

Hello Joy, I wanted to know what protein powder you use? Thank you

Joy McCarthy   •   January 20, 2021

Alyssa   •   January 20, 2021

Hi Joy! Excited to make these. I was just about to buy the protein powder with your code, but do you recommend the unsweetened/unflavoured or the vanilla for these pancakes? Thank you!

Joy McCarthy   •   January 24, 2021

Jan   •   January 21, 2021

The link is wrong for the bagel post. FYI...

Joy McCarthy   •   January 24, 2021

Jan   •   January 22, 2021

I used raspberries and the cakes initially turned out gummy. I think it's because the protein powder I have is mostly pea and rice. I used more soy milk for thinner cakes and they were great with maple syrup, bananas and more raspberries on top. Thank you!

Joy McCarthy   •   January 25, 2021

Kyla   •   January 26, 2021

These were great! The whole family enjoyed them. 😊

Joy McCarthy   •   January 27, 2021

Sophia Y.   •   March 26, 2021

What is a substitute for baking powder if you can' eat corn?

Joy McCarthy   •   March 29, 2021

Kelsey   •   June 12, 2021

Everyone loved but my pancakes were much more blue colour- did you blend the blueberries in or add after?

Joy McCarthy   •   June 14, 2021

Kaitie M.   •   October 27, 2021

Have you tried these with almond flour or another mixture of flours?

Joy McCarthy   •   October 29, 2021

Steph   •   January 25, 2022

They just would not firm up in the centre . Followed recipe exactly . A disaster 😩 sooo frustrating!!

Joy McCarthy   •   January 26, 2022

Risa Powell   •   May 2, 2022

I also as a comment below do not have protein powder but I have all the other ingredients. Just wondered if anyone knew the results of substituting with flour as suggested below before I use all the other ingredients and make them? Thank you!


Cheryl   •   July 11, 2022

Can I use almond flour instead of oat flour?

Joy McCarthy   •   July 12, 2022

Payton   •   August 31, 2023

Hi, I would like to make these but I was wondering if you could just put in straight rolled oats instead of making it into flour beforehand?

Joy McCarthy   •   September 4, 2023

Liesje   •   February 19, 2024

Love these pancakes! Tasty and so easy to make! Like you, Joy, three was the perfect amount. Thanks for the recipe!

Joy McCarthy   •   February 23, 2024

C   •   June 8, 2024

This was excellent, thank you for sharing the recipe. I have the same protein powder but my family prefers the flavour in baking over smoothies. This is going to help my mom a lot during chemo!

Joy McCarthy   •   June 10, 2024

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