Homemade Protein Pancake Mix

A homemade protein pancake mix which is sugar free, vegan and gluten free- All that is required is adding a liquid of choice and in under 5 minutes, you’ll have a healthy, delicious stack of pancakes! 

Healthy {Easy!} Homemade Protein Pancake Mix- A homemade protein pancake mix which is sugar free, vegan and gluten free- All that is required is adding a liquid of choice and in under 5 minutes, you'll have a healthy, delicious stack of pancakes! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

Healthy HOMEMADE Protein Pancake Mix- No nasties and an option to JUST ADD WATER! The perfect portable meal recipe or gift! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free}- thebigmansworld.com

First things first. Catching up on here from last week? Make sure you check out these Harry Potter inspired energy bites and Sunday’s sessions filling you in on recent happenings on this little old blog. 

Friends, I lied. 

Remember when I said that I suffer FOMO from Thanksgiving? It goes further to food products. Every so often, a healthy food product trends like crazy amongst the healthy living blogger community. Here’s how it pans out. 

Check my blog reader.

See several blogs highlight some new food product. 

Check to see it’s stockists.


This occurs on a weekly basis. 

I’ve come to terms that here in Australia, there isn’t just a delay when it comes to time- There is a delay when it comes to food products too. Instead of moping over it and trying to find ways to obtain a green card, I rectify it by making my own.

Well, I rectified it this one time by making my own. 

Healthy HOMEMADE Protein Pancake Mix- No nasties and an option to JUST ADD WATER! The perfect portable meal recipe or gift! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free}- thebigmansworld.com

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been seeing many of my favourite blogs discuss boxed protein pancake mixes. I am a huge fan of protein pancakes, yet always make mine from scratch. Currently on rotation are my Pumpkin Gingerbread Protein pancakes and these Black Forest Pancakes. Not the Red Velvet Pancakes though. As delicious as they are, I am NOT in the mood to stain another part of my house purple. The former two are delicious and take barely any time to whip up but sometimes, you feel like a basic pancake mix you don’t need to measure ingredients out for and within minutes, have a stack of pancakes. 

My recent travels to the Northern hemisphere and also to Malaysia made me think- Wouldn’t it be convenient to have a mixture where you wouldn’t need to measure any flour or dry matter and simply add either liquid or eggs? Well, I have you covered. All you need is a 3/4 cup measuring cup and voila- You can have pancake mix all sorted.

The beauty of this homemade protein pancake mix is that is simply a base! You can mix or match it up any way you like!

Healthy HOMEMADE Protein Pancake Mix- No nasties and an option to JUST ADD WATER! The perfect portable meal recipe or gift! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free}- thebigmansworld.com

Here are some basic ideas for you! 

1 part base + 1/4 cup blueberries + cinnamon- A blueberry base! 

1 part base + 2 T cocoa powder – a chocolate base!

1 part base + 1 small chopped apple + cinnamon-  an apple and cinnamon base! 

1 part base + 1 Arman = hello sunshine. 

You get the picture. This homemade protein pancake mix also makes the perfect gift for the fit minded foodie or someone that just wants pancakes real fast. Like the beauties below…

Healthy HOMEMADE Protein Pancake Mix- No nasties and an option to JUST ADD WATER! The perfect portable meal recipe or gift! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free}- thebigmansworld.com 

Homemade Protein Pancake Mix

A homemade protein pancake mix which is sugar free, vegan and gluten free- All that is required is adding a liquid of choice and in under 5 minutes, you'll have a healthy, delicious stack of pancakes!
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Servings: 4
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld



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.


I used a casein blend of protein powder. These tend to be thicker thus when I make pancakes, I end up using close to 1/2-3/4 cup of milk. For strictly a whey protein, this would be close to 1/4 cup. For a vegan protein powder, I've found the need to use more liquid.
If using a sweetened protein powder, reduce the sweetener of choice to 2 tablespoons.
Healthy HOMEMADE Protein Pancake Mix- No nasties and an option to JUST ADD WATER! The perfect portable meal recipe or gift! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free}- thebigmansworld.com

Have you ever tried one of the protein pancake mixes?

What is your favourite protein powder (if you use it)?

What is your favourite pancake add in? 

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112 thoughts on “Homemade Protein Pancake Mix

  1. Arman, this is genius!! I need to take time and make this. It is exactly the reason why pancakes didn’t happen for MONTHS in my house, cause I am always way too impatient.
    I love this as a gift idea too! Can I have the Hello Sunshine base please?

  2. You read my mind, Arman!! I’ve never made protein pancakes and just yesterday was thinking to myself I need to do some research on quantities! For religious reasons, we tend to avoid cooking egg at home on Mondays so definitely trying this out next Monday, if not sooner!

    Current favourite protein powder is Sunwarrior Warrior Blend!

  3. What an awesome idea! I don’t make pancakes often, but not having to mix all the dry stuff first would be so helpful. My favorite protein powder is GNC’s whey protein. They have a cookies n’ cream flavor that I love!

  4. Part of the reason that I have never tried flaphjacked and don’t own any pancake mixes is that I always make my own–why should I pay $$$ for something when I already have everything on hand? Plus, so often they have so much crap added to it–ain’t nobody got time fo dat. And I don’t like to be relegated to a particular flavor. Blueberries are definitely a favorite (you gotta love the pop inside your mouth 😉 ) and sprinkles, obvs. I’m pretty open–I like it all!

      1. Good pancakes make everything livable. There is a place a stone’s throw from my apartment that does the most amazing berry granola pancakes ever. And they are the size of dinner plates. And you get 3. NO JOKE.

  5. This def would make for a perfect DIY holiday gift!! So jealous of your recent travels..my dad goes to Malaysia quite often, and I think it’s time that I accompany him 😉

  6. I am ALL about quick and easy, Arman…and this pancake mix looks awesome. I don’t regularly stock boxed pancake mix in my pantry anymore (I did back in my bachelor days), and now that I think about it, we don’t eat pancakes very often anymore. I clearly need to make a batch of these mix!

  7. Yes an idea that makes meals an easier task! I’m always in for that. I think Optimum When in French Vanilla is still my all time favorite whey to bake with.

    I’ve been trying to think of healthy do it yourself items for Christmas and this has made the list! 🙂

  8. Absolutely loving this idea!! I keep telling myself I need to have a pancake mix, ready to go because I am SO famished in the morning and have no patience half the time to make pancakes. Lazy, I know. Pinning this and making asap!

  9. Guess what other country doesn’t have those cool stuff that are staples in the states… now protein pancakes mixes, I gues not even regular pancake mixes!
    Speaking of lagging behind foodwise, I have the funniest (and sadest) story to tell you. I was listening to the radio the other and the speaker was telling about the “new hype” coming from the states. It was “kale” (he was saying the English word), and that all the celebrities are having it on a daily basis. Then they played interviews with pedestrians whom they had asked if they knew what “kale” was, and nobody knew. THEN the speaker revealed what it was: “Grünkohl” in German. Everyone knows it, but traditionally it is prepared like a stew and cooked until very mushy, nobody really likes it (besides grandmas…and my dad, lol). So it seems like the most disgusting thing to eat, but now that it is hyped (hasn’t kale been popular for YEARS in the USA already??) everyone will eat it 😀

  10. If it makes you feel any better, I can’t eat a lot of the fancy shmancy products found on the blog world either because they either aren’t available in Canada or contain traces of peanuts. Womp, womp. But all the more reason to experiment at home!

  11. Hmmm so you’re a straight up genius. Why have I never thought of pre-making the mix?? I always just make a large batch and freeze some, but why not just have the mix set and ready to go? Good lord I could face palm myself right now…
    Regardless, I’m whipping some of this goodness up to take on my travels with me for sure this weekend!

  12. Dude, this is awesome! You can probably market this as a bread base too. I actually make my banana and pumpkin bread with an almost identical recipe. If you use your dry mix (without the protein powder, which I love but haven’t tried with my bread),…you just add 2 egg whites, 1/4 cup of olive oil, and either a can of pumpkin or 3 big (or 4 medium) mashed bananas. I add a splash of vanilla extract, but I don’t add any sugar or sugar sub. The banana bread doesn’t need sugar if your nanners are ripe (I do add walnuts). The pumpkin version benefits from a few tablespoons of stevia, but it all depends on whether you want pumpkin cake or pumpkin bread. You’re killing it! I want those pancakes that are dripping in peanut butter and chocolate…like, I want them now.

  13. Even though pancakes aren’t tricky to make, it is SO much easier to have a mix on hand. I love Kodiak Kakes! This is great to have on hand though, since it’s hard for me to find KK in the stores by my new place. Plus protein in pancakes is 100% necessary for me otherwise it’d take approximately 30 for me to be even remotely full!

  14. OK – I am all over this Arman!!!!! I LOVE!!!!! Can I just use oats ground to oat flour vs. GF? I like the casein/whey too for baking for the thickness. Sometimes I mix half of that & 1/2 whey… I would add flavored protein powder too – my cellucor cinnamon one! 🙂 I am old school & still love my MetRx Protein plus casein whey blend.

    Could this be a waffle mix too?

    I bought the Califia Farms Almond Milk Holiday nog – going to use that for a holiday twist!

      1. I’m on an extremly carb restricted diet (dr’s orders). Can I use almond or coconut flour for this? How about a rice protein powder? I bought the one you recommended for your cinnamon rolls.

  15. HOW KIND OF YOU! More ways for me to eat egg free and gluten free pancakes!!! I must say that Cellucor has always been my go to protein.. it’s whey but for some reason ends up considerably thicker than any other brand! And i might sound crazy (since i bake and protein in like all of my creations) but have actually never had casein.. Casein pudding has been on my to-do list though! i just need to get some ahhhh and i like everything thick soooo =l right up my alley =l

  16. Making this and packing it up for when we go to Florida for Christmas. I am currently “studying” for stats right now, and I would really love some of these pancakes to pop up in front of me.
    Blueberries are definitely my favorite pancake add-in, but what’s really important is the melty peanut butter that goes on top!

  17. This is so smart and convenient. I will be making this soon. I have both whey isolate and casein. Mine are both flavored though. Maybe, I’ll make a batch of each and see which one I like more. Thanks!

  18. WOW Mr. Big Man’s World! You’ve impressed me once again. I am not a pancake lover, but am all about protein and can’t wait to try this awesome recipe. You’re always making me smile! =D So glad you know how to DIY! Thanks a million for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Printing this recipe today so I can make very soon. Pinning too!

    1. You are a fan of protein? That is awesome, I’ve been thinking of recipes moving forward and it’s going to focus on low carb, high protein sweet treats!

      Thanks for hosting- My favourite link up 😉

      1. Well I guess I shoild have clarified that..I love protein and work on eating more of it. I’m not a meat lover..but am crazy about yogurt..cottage cheese. .eggs..etc etc.;-) Thanks for all the great ideas you share with me.

  19. *sigh* I know your pain, sorta. every time I am at a food show and excitedly walk up to a PROTEIN PANCAKE booth, I see they contain dairy. or egg. or crap.

    I love pancakes, and mix up my own just fine, but to have a SIMPLE mix? yes please!

  20. Arman, you’re quite literally my hero and then some 🙂 Heather especially LOVES a good pancake, but we have a hard time reconciling making them often because they’re not the most healthiest breakfast foods out there. Flipping the script and having the pancake protein-centric is just what the doctor ordered!

    1. Hi Angela! There are multiple online calculators out there- It doesn’t take long to work it out- Simply add in the ingredients and it should be calculated for you. I don’t personally count calories hence don’t provide the information. 🙂

  21. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I’ve never had a protein pancake before, but I just made these and loved them. I used growing naturals chocolate rice isolate protein powder for the base and didn’t add any additional sweetener to the recipe. Then I folded in a tbsp of chocolate chips and topped with peanut butter syrup. Wow! Also, I used teaspoons for the salt and baking powder, but noticed you have the recipe written with a capital T. Did you mean for it to be tablespoons (as capital T usually indicates tablespoon)?

    1. Thanks so much, Heather- I’m so glad you used growing naturals, they are my go to when it comes to protein power- The capital T for the salt was an error- I need to rectify that, thanks for advising me! 🙂

  22. OK, what did I do wrong? My pancakes turned out way too salty! I put in 1 tablespoon salt, 2 tablespoons baking powder…..I hated that I had to throw everything away! Should it have been teaspoon instead of tablespoon?

    1. Hi Michelle- I am so sorry- when I first posted the recipe, I completely forgot to amend the ingredients- The protein powder I used had no salt and adding a pinch gave it the added sweetness- Since then, after trialling out various versions I was supposed to make it optional. I do apologise for it!

  23. 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!

  24. 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..

  25. 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.

  26. 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!” 🙂

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