Homemade Protein Pancake Mix


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Learn how to make your own high protein pancake mix using just 4 ingredients! This homemade protein pancake mix needs just 4 ingredients and has no dairy, no eggs, and no gluten- it’s cheaper and BETTER than store bought protein pancake mixes. 24 grams protein per serving. 

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The market is full of protein pancake mixes. From Birch Benders, Krusteaz, Aunt Maple’s, and Kodiak- There are options for everyone! Heck, even Trader Joe’s have released their own protein pancake mix.

Now, as someone who LOVES convenience, protein pancakes used to be something I wouldn’t be able to enjoy regularly. I always thought it to be too time consuming to prepare protein pancakes, especially if it was mid-week. The idea of making a mess in the kitchen and meticulously measuring out the ingredients just was NOT appealing.

Not anymore.

It is SO easy to make your own homemade protein pancake mix. No eggs, no milk, and just 4 simple ingredients. You only need to add water or your favorite milk to make a stack of thick, fluffy protein pancakes. 

Why make your own protein pancake mix? 

Making your own protein pancake mix is not just easier, but it is healthier too. You know EXACTLY what goes into the mix, and only wholesome and clean ingredients.

If you look at store bought protein pancake mixes, you will see added sugar, added sodium, and even strange ingredients like vital wheat gluten and corn starch.

My homemade pancake mix has none of those. It’s also suitable for vegan, gluten free, and dairy free diets. 

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How to make your own protein pancake mix

The Ingredients 

  • Oat Flour– You can use store bought oat flour or homemade oat flour. Be sure that you use certified gluten free oats, to ensure this high protein pancake mix is gluten free.
  • Protein Powder– Unflavored or vanilla flavored protein powder. Use either a brown rice protein powder or other vegan and gluten free protein powder. 
  • Granulated sweetener of choice– To sweeten the pancakes, without sugar or calories! Use either monk fruit sweetener or erythritol. 
  • Baking powder– To leaven out the pancakes to make them thick and fluffy. 

The Instructions

Simply mix together all your ingredients in a mixing bowl, then transfer to a glass jar or sealable container. 

When ready to make protein pancakes from the protein pancake mix, combine 3/4 cup of the protein pancake mix with 1/4 cup milk or water. If the batter is too thick, slowly add a little extra liquid 1 tablespoon at a time, until a thick but smooth batter remains. Add any flavor or ingredient mix-ins and cook the pancakes. 

Protein Powder Recommendations 

This protein pancake mix can use any protein powder, so use whichever you have on hand and you enjoy the taste of. The only difference is the different blends and also different amounts of liquid you will add to make the pancake batter. 

  • Brown Rice Protein Powder– The best vegan and gluten free protein powder to use for the mix. It is thicker than other types, so you’ll need to add more milk or water when preparing the protein pancake batter. 
  • Raw Plant Protein Powder– A more pure plant based protein powder. This kind tends to have an earthy flavor and texture. 
  • Casein Protein Powder– Casein protein powder is not vegan, but it is gluten free. Use casein protein powder for a thicker and fluffier protein pancake. 
  • Whey Protein Powder– Also not vegan, whey protein powder is the ‘cleanest’ protein powder. I don’t recommend whey protein powder as the pancakes are thinner. 

Can I add an egg to the protein pancake mix? 

I opted to keep this protein pancake mix vegan, both pre-made and post-made. I haven’t tried adding eggs to it, as the baking powder already gives it the fluffy and thick texture. 

Storage Tips

Homemade protein pancake mix should always be stored in a sealable container at all times. Jars and containers are all great choices. 

Protein Pancake Mix Flavor Ideas

  • Banana Protein Pancakes– Add 1/2 cup mashed bananas to the batter, and top with extra sliced bananas.
  • Vanilla Protein Pancakes– Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract into the batter.
  • Blueberry Protein Pancakes– Fold through 1/2 cup fresh or thawed from frozen blueberries into the batter. Serve with extra blueberries.
  • Chocolate Protein Pancakes– Add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the dry mix before forming the pancake batter. If desired, fold through some chocolate chips.
  • Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes– Drizzle with plenty of peanut butter! 

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Homemade Protein Pancake Mix

5 from 193 votes
A homemade protein pancake mix which is sugar free, vegan and gluten free- Just 4 ingredients needed! Make thick and fluffy protein pancakes made with no eggs and no milk- Just add water!
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 1 minute



For the mixture

  • In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour. Add the protein powder, sweetener of choice, baking powder and sea salt. Mix very well.
  • Pour into an air tight container or jar. Makes four 3/4 cup servings.

To make the pancakes (1 serving)

  • Pour 3/4 cup of the dry mix into a large mixing bowl.
  • If desired, add extra dry ingredients to the mix (e.g. nuts, chocolate chips, cocoa powder)
  • Slowly stir in 1/4 cup liquid of choice (I used milk). Depending on the flour you used and protein powder, you may need more. Using a tablespoon, continue to add liquid until a thick batter is formed. If wanting to add extra 'wet' ingredients to the mix (e.g. fresh fruit).
  • Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and coat evenly with oil or cooking spray. When hot, pour large spoonfuls of the batter and cover. When the edges start to brown, flip and repeat.
  • Serve pancakes immediately with desired toppings.


* See post for protein powder options. Casein, brown rice protein powder and raw protein powder are fantastic options. 
** Any granulated sweetener of choice will work- erythritol, monk fruit sweetener, coconut sugar, etc.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 24gFat: 6gSodium: 32mgPotassium: 263mgFiber: 4gVitamin A: 36IUCalcium: 77mgIron: 3mgNET CARBS: 31g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Love the recipe but for some reason the sea salt amount doesn’t appear on the browser 🙁 how much salt do you need for the recipe?

  2. Kodiak cakes has whole wheat flour as the main ingredient. I’m trying to make my own DIY recipe. How would you do this?

  3. Such a great idea! I have to make everything from scratch because of our loads of food allergies, but, being restricted on carbs and sugar due to some pretty extreme leptin resistance, when I make pancakes for my boys I can’t have any! I’m soooo going to have to try this! Due to a very bad allergy to casein, my protein of choice is Sunwarrior. I use the rice based because it tastes better to me, but my youngest is very allergic to rice, so the veggie protein for him! Now if I could just find some stevia sweetened “maple syrup!” 🙂

  4. Could almond flour be subbed for the oats? Or some other Paleo option? I would love to take a mix like this with us in our RV.

    1. Hi Annette! I don’t think that would produce the right texture, sorry! You could try a small batch and see how it would work, but I can’t see it remotely fluffing up with almond flour! You could do one with coconut flour and protein powder, and then add some egg whites and water.

  5. Made this today d/h and son and grandsons loved it… I added an egg and used pea protein so needed 1/2 cup of liquid… Thanks for sharing this is a keeper..

  6. I NEVER review or comment on anything but after eating this pancake, I had to comment. I am IN LOVE! This is the best pancake ever, so easy! Thank you Arman. I love your recipes!

    1. Hi Margie! I don’t count calories but if you add the ingredients into a calorie counter it should provide that information for you! 🙂

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