Peanut Flour Pancakes
Published Mar 05, 2014, Updated Oct 26, 2021
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These peanut flour pancakes are so easy to make and loaded with 23 grams of protein per serving! Just mix the peanut flour with a few simple ingredients and you’ll have fluffy, delicious pancakes.
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 a tofu scramble and protein pancake phase. I do get cravings for oatmeal 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.
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!
Ingredients + Substitutions
- egg whites – you can also use 2-3 large eggs instead of the egg whites if you prefer.
- banana – 1 large banana (or 1 1/2 medium bananas), mashed.
- peanut flour – I used the Protein Plus peanut flour, which adds about 8 grams of protein, but if you don’t have peanut flour you could use PB2 or 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter). I haven’t tried it, but I’m sure using almond flour or 1 scoop of protein powder would also work!
- ground flaxseed
- baking powder
- toppings – maple syrup, banana slices, nut butter, granola, yogurt (optional)
How to Serve Peanut Flour Pancakes
I like to serve these pancakes with banana slices, maple syrup and/or nut butter for drizzling, but feel free to use your favorite toppings! I always love fresh fruit paired with pancakes because it’s a light and refreshing side that goes great with a warm breakfast! You could also serve these with a breakfast meat for more protein, but these pancakes have plenty of protein on their own.
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! You could also 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 the flour, let me know!
Protein Pancake Tips
Over the years, I’ve made so many protein pancakes and I’ve learned a few tips for making the perfect pancake every time.
- Use non-stick spray and cook over a low heat. If you use medium to high heat, the outside of the pancake will heat too fast and burn before the center is set.
- You’ll know the pancake is ready to flip when little bubbles appear across the pancake and you can easily get your spatula under the pancake.
- I like using the batter to make 3-4 small pancakes for one serving instead of making one large pancake. They tend to cook faster, they’re easier to flip and it feels like you get more to eat! As a volume eater, this makes me happy!
More Healthy Pancake Recipes
- Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes
- Healthy Apple Pancakes
- Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes
- Greek Yogurt Pancakes
- Butternut Squash Pancakes
Peanut Flour Protein Pancakes
- 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
- toppings: maple syrup, drippy natural peanut butter, banana slices (optional)
- In a small bowl mix together the egg whites, peanut flour, flaxseed, baking powder and cinnamon.
- Stir in the mashed banana.
- 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 pancakes don’t burn.
- 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.
- Cook each pancake until it’s done in the middle.
- Place pancakes on a plate, top with toppings and enjoy!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
This is great! Not sure where I am going to find peanut flour but Google is your friend:) Look forward to making these for breakfast. Thanks!
I’ll make it easy for you. 🙂 http://astore.amazon.com/eatbirfoo-20/detail/B0052OOYO2
That is the cutest little breakfast stack I have ever seen! I must make a mound of these now too! Maple syrup NOT optional. lol!
I have been craving carbs in the AM and always need more protein in my life so this will be a must breakfast this weekend!
These look great! I’ve been trying out different protein pancakes recipes without the protein powder for a change of pace.
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.
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Just some food for thought!
These look yummy! I love protein pancakes but protein powder can be so expensive.
That look great and yummy gonna do it today 😀
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!
I haven’t tried it, but I bet it would work! I’m actually working on a coconut flour pancake recipe so I’ll be posting one soon. 🙂
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