Easy Vegan Protein Pancakes

Enjoy a filling breakfast with these vegan protein pancakes. Eggless and dairy-free, this easy recipe tastes delicious with plant-based butter and fruits.

Vegan Protein Pancakes

There are few things more comforting than a stack of homemade pancakes. Top it off with vegan butter, fresh fruit, and a drizzle of maple syrup. Yum. But while you’re at it, why not add an extra dose of protein? By adding plant-based protein powder to the batter, you can make a basic pancake recipe extra-satisfying.

Besides, smoothies and shakes aren’t the only ways to use protein powder. Read on to learn how to make vegan protein pancakes at home.

Vegan Protein Pancakes
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

How to Make Vegan Protein Pancakes

To make this easy pancake recipe, you’ll need all-purpose or whole wheat flour, non-dairy milk, vegan vanilla protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. You’ll also need maple syrup or coconut sugar to sweeten the pancakes.

Vegan Protein Pancakes
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

For this recipe, we used one of our favorite vegan protein powders, KOS Organic Plant Protein. (It won first place in our comprehensive vegan protein powder review!)

KOS Organic Plant Protein
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

In a large bowl, combine the flour, protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. If using coconut sugar, or another dry sweetener, you can also add it now.

Vegan Protein Pancakes
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Stir until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Vegan Protein Pancakes
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Add the maple syrup, if using. Mix well.

Vegan Protein Pancakes
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Slowly add the non-dairy milk, stirring constantly. Mix until the batter is thick but pourable. Add more milk as necessary. If you’re using whole wheat flour, you’ll likely need more liquid than if you were using all-purpose.

Vegan Protein Pancakes
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Optional: Stir in add-ins for extra flavor and fun. About 1/3 cup total should do the trick, but feel free to add more, if you’d like. For our pancakes, we filled a 1/3 measuring cup with both coconut flakes and raisins, then mixed them into the batter.

Vegan Protein Pancakes
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Here are a couple tasty ideas for pancake add-ins:

  • Dried cranberries
  • Chopped dried apricots
  • Vegan chocolate chips
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chopped walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc.
  • Chopped fresh fruit, like strawberries or apples

You can also add a dash of:

  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Maple extract
  • Nutmeg
  • Lemon extract
  • Vanilla extract
  • Citrus zest

In a large pan over medium-low heat, warm about 1 tablespoon of vegan butter until melted. You can also use olive oil. Scoop 1/3 cups of pancake batter into the pan, carefully spreading out each dollop into a circle.

Vegan Protein Pancakes
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until the edges are crispy and the center bubbles. Flip and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Vegan Protein Pancakes

Serve immediately. Top with vegan butter, maple syrup, and fruits like sliced bananas or berries. You can also add another sprinkling of coconut flakes or cinnamon. Anything goes when it comes to pancakes!

Vegan Protein Pancakes
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

This recipes makes about 6 small pancakes or 4 big ones. To make more servings, simply double or triple the recipe.

Vegan Protein Pancakes

Easy Vegan Protein Pancakes

Enjoy a filling breakfast with these vegan protein pancakes. Eggless and dairy-free, this easy recipe tastes delicious with plant-based butter and fruits.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Kirsten Nunez, MS

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups non-dairy milk plus more as needed
  • 1 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup vegan protein powder
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons maple syrup or coconut sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes, raisins, or chocolate chips optional
  • Vegan butter

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  • Add the maple syrup, if using. Mix well.
  • Slowly add the milk, stirring until the mixture is thick. Add more liquid until the batter is pourable.
  • Add coconut flakes, raisins, or other mix-ins, if using. Stir well.
  • In a large pan over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon vegan butter. Scoop 1/3 cups of batter onto the pan. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until light golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve immediately with vegan butter, maple syrup, or fruit.
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