Protein Pancake Bowl

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This 3 ingredient high protein pancake bowl comes together in less than 5 minutes and is packed with 18 grams of protein. It’s the ultimate quick and easy breakfast recipe!

Want more high protein breakfasts? Try my protein wafflesprotein baked oatmeal or these baked egg cups.

A protein pancake in a bowl topped with a drizzle of peanut butter and fresh blueberries.

Why I Love This Recipe

  • Simple ingredients – You only need 3 ingredients to make this recipe.
  • Quick and easy – It cooks up in one bowl in just 90 seconds in the microwave making it the perfect recipe for busy mornings.
  • Protein-packed – This recipe is loaded with 18 grams of protein thanks to the protein pancake mix and egg whites.
Ingredients measured out to make a Protein Pancake Bowl: egg whites, plant-based protein pancake mix and mashed banana.

Ingredients Needed

  • protein pancake mix – I used Birch Benders plant protein pancake and waffle mix, but feel free to use your favorite protein pancake mix.
  • egg whites – instead of water we’re using liquid egg whites, which adds more protein and helps the pancake bowl fluff up.
  • mashed banana – adds natural sweetness and additional moisture, helping to create a perfectly tender texture.

Recipe Variations

  • Chocolate: Add ½-1 tablespoon of cocoa powder into the batter for a chocolatey twist. You might need a touch more egg whites or some water to get the right consistency. Top with chocolate chips before microwaving.
  • Apple: Swap the mashed banana with ¼ cup applesauce and add a dash of cinnamon for an apple pie flavor. And be sure to top this pancake bowl with chopped apples and maple syrup. You could also make the baked apple topping from my apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe. Yum!
  • Pumpkin: Swap the mashed banana with ¼ cup pumpkin puree and add a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for a fall-inspired pumpkin version.
A bite size portion of a protein pancake on a spoon just above a bowl of the pancake.

How to Make a Protein Pancake Bowl

Step 1: Stir the mashed banana, pancake mix and egg whites together in a microwave-safe bowl.

Step 2: Microwave on high for 90 seconds, or until the pancake is set and a toothpick comes out clean. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Substitutions & Notes

  • Egg-Free/Vegan: Make sure you’re using a vegan protein powder and you could try swapping the egg whites with ¼ cup water. Just a note, that this will reduce the amount of protein in the pancake bowl.
  • Gluten-free: Make sure you’re using a gluten-free protein pancake mix.
  • Banana: If you’re not a fan of bananas or just looking for a change, try ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce instead of the banana.
A protein pancake in a bowl topped with a drizzle of peanut butter and fresh blueberries being topped off with some maple syrup.

Protein Pancake Bowl Topping Ideas

Toppings are the best part about eating pancakes, am I right?! Here are some ideas:

  • Maple syrup – I love adding a drizzle of maple syrup to my pancake bowl. Highly recommend!
  • Fruit – You can’t go wrong with fresh fruit. Banana slices, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and peaches would all be delicious. For another fruity topping idea try this strawberry chia jam.
  • Nut butter – I love adding a drizzle of almond butter or peanut butter to my pancakes along with maple syrup! For a nut-free option use sunflower seed butter.
  • Greek Yogurt – For some more protein top your pancake with a scoop of Greek yogurt. I personally love doing this.
  • Nuts and seeds – For some crunch, top your pancake bowl with chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts or almonds. Seeds like sunflower seeds, pepitas, chia seeds or hemp seeds would also make for a great addition.
  • Granola – For a sweet crunch top your pancake bowl with this homemade granola.
  • Chocolate chips – Before cooking, top your pancake batter with chocolate chips for some chocolatey goodness. I’ve been loving Lily’s chocolate chips as they are dairy-free and low sugar!
A protein pancake in a bowl topped with a drizzle of peanut butter and fresh blueberries.

Can I Make This Recipe Without a Microwave?

Unfortunately not, this recipe was designed to be made in the microwave. If you don’t own a microwave and want to make protein-packed pancakes, I suggest making my protein pancakes instead.

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4.29 from 7 votes

Protein Pancake Bowl

This 3 ingredient high protein pancake bowl comes together in less than 5 minutes and is packed with 18 grams of protein. It's the ultimate quick and easy breakfast recipe!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Spray a microwave-safe bowl with non-stick spray. Add mashed banana, pancake mix and egg whites to the bowl and whisk to combine.
    All ingredients used for a protein pancake in a mixing bowl with a spoon.
  • Pop the bowl in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds or until a toothpick in the middle comes out clean. Add toppings and enjoy!
    A protein pancake cooked in a bowl.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl w/o toppings | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 640mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 23g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Protein Pancake Bowl
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12 Comments

    1. Hi Ayeo. So sorry these did not turn out as you had hoped. Did you use egg whites or regular eggs?

  1. 5 stars
    Tried these this morning and they were quick, easy and delicious! I’m going to keep the ingredients on hand so my teens can make them for easy breakfasts before school!

    1. YUM! I am so glad you gave this recipe a try and you are loving it, Aimee. Thanks so much for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

    1. YUM! So glad you’re enjoying this recipe, Jennifer. Thanks so much for sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

    1. YUM! I am so glad you loved this recipe and it turned out great for you with the pumpkin puree! Thanks so much for sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

  2. 5 stars
    One of my new fave breakfasts!! Topping options are endless but I love crunchy almond butter, maple syrup, jumbo blueberries, and banana 🤤🤤🤤quick, easy, filling, Delicious and healthy!

    1. YAY! This is so exciting, Emily. I am so glad you are loving this recipe and it turned out amazing for you. Thanks for sharing your review + star rating, it means so much to me!

  3. 3 stars
    I saw this pop up on IG. I have several different kinds of protein pancake mix. This time I used Birch Benders Keto (I’m not Keto, I just happened to have some of this to use up). I added 5g of Lily’s Baking chips. The banana I had was pretty small – 1/3 measured out to 45g.

    I agree with one of the other reviews that it had a bit of an eggy taste, but after my first few bites, that didn’t bother me. I gave it 3 stars because it wasn’t very fluffy. I contemplated adding some baking powder before I cooked it, but wanted to follow the recipe as close as I could the first time. It did take longer than 1 1/2 minutes. I kept adding 30 second increments until the middle was done, but this seemed to result in a bit of over-cooking around the edge.

    I’ll definitely try this again, but use one of my other pancake mixes. May also need to increase the amount of banana since mine was pretty small. I put everything into my tracker, so prefer gram measurements over 1/3, 1/4, etc. especially when a food like a banana can vary so much in size.

    Thanks for all that you share! Also looking forward to trying your cottage cheese pancake version.

    1. Hi Nancy! Thanks so much for your feedback, I am glad you have this a try and did enjoy it. I can’t wait to hear what other pancake mixes you try this recipe with. I appreciate you taking the time to share your review + star rating, it means so much to me!