Homemade Protein Pancake Mix

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

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!
4.96 from 49 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Arman



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: 1serving | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg | NET CARBS: 31g
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    112 thoughts on “Homemade Protein Pancake Mix

    1. 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!

    2. 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!

    3. THIS is pretty BRILLIANT, Arman! I am not a fan of boxed mixes – but I do like DIY mixes – like THIS – This would make such an awesome gift for some of my daughter’s teachers! Thanks bunches!

    4. 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!

    5. Thanks for distinguishing between casein and whey powder. I only ever use whey so I’ll either get casein or adjust the recipe as you said.

    6. 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!

    7. 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!

    8. I totally feel your pain. Canada never gets half the products available in the US either. I’m still waiting for Barney Butter to be sold here so that I don’t have to pay to have cases shipped to my house 3x a year!

    9. I feel like this line was for me: 1 part base + 1 Arman = hello sunshine.

      Tell me I’m right. 🙂

    10. 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 love cellucor cinnamon! This could most definitely be a waffle mix- Just use a waffle maker! And any type of oats will work 🙂

        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.

    11. 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

      1. I just realised this is a MEREDITH RECIPE!!!!!!!

        You need to try Casein. Confession- I’ve tried most casein recipes out there!

    12. 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!

      1. Haha you’re off to Florida AGAIN? Ugh, I swear before I cleaned up my instagram feed, I had a tonne of shots when I was studying stats with all my procrastination.

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