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.

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!

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
  • cinnamon
  • 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.

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! 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!

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If you try these peanut flour pancakes be sure to let me know how they turned out by leaving a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers.

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Peanut Flour Protein Pancakes


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

Description

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.


Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix together the egg whites, peanut flour, flaxseed, 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 pancakes don’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

Nutrition

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

Keywords: peanut flour pancakes

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    20 comments
    1. meg
      April 20, 2015 AT 4:21 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 21, 2015 AT 11:09 pm

        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. 🙂

    2. Smith
      March 10, 2014 AT 9:41 pm

      That look great and yummy gonna do it today 😀

    3. Cat
      March 9, 2014 AT 3:43 pm

      These look yummy! I love protein pancakes but protein powder can be so expensive.

    4. Kate
      March 7, 2014 AT 8:37 pm

      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: http://dlreporter.com/2014/03/05/artist-nook-the-food-bloggers-copyright-pickle/
      Just some food for thought!

    5. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
      March 6, 2014 AT 9:38 pm

      These look great! I’ve been trying out different protein pancakes recipes without the protein powder for a change of pace.

    6. emma @ be mom strong
      March 6, 2014 AT 11:54 am

      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!

    7. Caroline Combs
      March 6, 2014 AT 6:24 am

      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!

    8. Danielle Hughes
      March 6, 2014 AT 5:48 am

      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!

    9. Ceara @ Ceara’s Kitchen
      March 6, 2014 AT 2:43 am

      Peanut Flour in pancakes? Such a genius idea! I love that these serve one because I don’t think I would like to share them! Great Recipe 😀

    10. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
      March 5, 2014 AT 8:16 pm

      I have never used peanut flour, but these look delicious!

    11. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
      March 5, 2014 AT 3:39 pm

      These look fantastic! I actually just got some peanut flour and these look like a delicious way to try it out 🙂

    12. Shel@PeachyPalate
      March 5, 2014 AT 2:35 pm

      Totally pinning! Love peanut flour, great for making instant bakes too!

    13. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl
      March 5, 2014 AT 1:51 pm

      These sound fantastic!! Yet anothe reason to LOVE peanut flour 🙂

    14. Becky@TheSavedRunner
      March 5, 2014 AT 1:26 pm

      These look so good! I have already pinned the recipe!

    15. Amy @ fitnessmeetsfrosting.com
      March 5, 2014 AT 1:22 pm

      LOVE protein pancakes, because I love pancakes. I can eat protein pancakes without the guilt 😉

    16. Kate @ Coffee with Kate
      March 5, 2014 AT 1:11 pm

      I cannot wait to try these! I have a big jug of peanut flour that I haven;t used in a while and have been itching to use soon. This is perfect, thank you!

    17. Marieve
      March 5, 2014 AT 1:07 pm

      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!

    18. Heather (Where’s the Beach)
      March 5, 2014 AT 12:25 pm

      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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