Peanut Flour Pancakes

Peanut flour pancakes are so easy to make and loaded with protein! Just mix the peanut flour with a few simple ingredients and you have delicious pancakes that taste like peanut butter.

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals — maybe because lunch and dinner are so similar (and could easily be interchangeable). Breakfast is different and I like that about it. I also like that you can have a meal that tastes like dessert in the morning and call it breakfast. Prime examples include my brownie batter overnight oats, banana split breakfast bowl and these carrot cake breakfast cookies.

That said, I tend to go through phases with what I eat for breakfast and right now I’m in an tofu scramble and protein pancake phase. I get cravings for oatmeal from time to time so that pops up too, but it’s been on the back burner lately.

I use protein powder in my usual protein pancake recipe but I was out of protein powder for a few weeks, which got me thinking about how to make a protein pancake without the powder.

Peanut Flour Protein Pancakes

I discovered 2 ingredient protein pancakes through Top with Cinnamon and decided to make my own version.

I can never stick with the two ingredient recipes — I always want to add something more. So yeah, my version has six ingredients. I added a little peanut flour (it’s full of protein and gives the pancakes a light peanut butter flavor) and cinnamon. I love cinnamon in the morning so I couldn’t leave it out!

Peanut Flour Protein Pancakes

While I do like my protein pancakes made with protein powder, these pancakes taste just as good and still have 23 grams of protein!! The Protein Plus peanut flour adds about 8 grams! If you don’t have peanut flour, you should probably get some — it’s awesome in these pancakes and I use it all time for smoothies and light peanut sauce! Or you could just use 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter. If you are allergic or just don’t like peanut butter/flour, I also think the recipe would work without the peanut flour. If you try it without it, let me know!


Peanut Flour Protein Pancakes

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 1


Peanut flour pancakes are so easy to make and loaded with protein! Just mix the peanut flour with a few simple ingredients and you have delicious pancakes that taste like peanut butter.


  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 large banana (or 1 1/2 medium bananas), mashed
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut flour or PB2
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • maple syrup, for topping (optional)


  1. In a small bowl mix together the egg whites, peanut flour, flax, baking powder and cinnamon.
  2. Stir in the mashed banana.
  3. Spray a medium sized pan with cooking spray and set heat to low-medium (I use the number 3 on my stove). The lower heat is the key to making sure the pancake doesn’t burn.
  4. Pour in about 1/4 of the pancake batter into pan at a time and cook until little bubbles form (about 5 minutes). Make sure the pancake is “set-up” enough before you flip or else you’ll end up with a scramble. Carefully flip the pancake over to the other side for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Cook each pancake until it’s done in the middle.
  6. Place pancakes on a plate, top with toppings and enjoy!

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 254
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 23g

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  1. Do you have any idea if coconut flour would work instead of the peanut flour? It absorbs a lot of moisture, and it looks like there is a lot of liquid in this recipe. Thanks!

  2. I never thought about putting peanut flour in my morning protein pancakes, but this seems worth a shot. I bet an Elvis version of these flapjacks would work well too, just by adding some chocolate or carob chips.

    FYI: Since you post a ton of delicious and creative recipes, maybe you’d be interested in checking out this post on copyright issues for food bloggers:
    Just some food for thought!

  3. I use protein powder all the time in my pancakes and wanted a protein powder free for tomorrow’s breakfast! This is the perfect recipe. I often use pumpkin puree instead of bananas, works great! Thanks!!! BTW i’ve done your protein balls recipe this week, taste amazing!! Love your blog!

  4. This looks fantastic. I’ve been making more protein pancakes lately. I found one blog post that had several 3-ingredient recipes. Of course I added more too – but one was pumpkin, 1 egg and 1 scoop protein powder. Then another that I use is equal parts cottage cheese, egg whites, oats.

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