These Gluten-Free Blueberry Protein Pancakes are the perfect healthy breakfast to keep you full all morning long. This recipe uses simple ingredients and fresh blueberries and contains 20 grams of protein per serving!
I love starting my morning off with a high-protein breakfast. It helps to keep me full all morning long. Although I do love overnight oats like my Lemon Poppy Seed Overnight Oats and my Chocolate Raspberry Overnight Oats, I can get sick of oats quickly.
These pancakes are great because they're made with oat flour so they're essentially like oats, just in delicious fluffy pancake form!
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- Ingredients For These Blueberry Protein Pancakes:
- How To Make These Gluten Free Blueberry Protein Pancakes:
- Blueberry Protein Pancake Variations:
- What You Will Need To Make These Blueberry Protein Pancakes:
- How To Store These Vegan Blueberry Protein Pancakes:
- Top Tip:
- Frequently Asked Questions:
- Related High Protein Breakfast Recipes:
- Gluten-Free Blueberry Protein Pancakes
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Ingredients For These Blueberry Protein Pancakes:
These blueberry pancakes are a great way to start your day off with an easy and healthy breakfast. This recipe is made with simple ingredients that you can pick up at your local grocery store.
- PlantFusion Vanilla Inspire for Women - This is my go-to vanilla protein powder. I love the Inspire for Women line because it helps to balance hormones, increase metabolism, improve digestion, and increase energy. It's by far the best-tasting vegan protein powder I have ever tried (and I have tried a lot of different protein powders), and the texture is perfect. If you're interested in giving PlantFusion a try, you can use my code: "NATURALVEGAN" for 25% off!
- Oat Flour - You can make your own oat flour at home by simply blending oats in a blender until they resemble flour.
- Baking Powder - This helps to achieve perfect fluffy protein pancakes.
- Unsweetened Soy Milk - You can use any plant-based milk, however, I recommend using unsweetened soy milk because it is higher in protein than other plant-based milks.
- Fresh Blueberries - You can use fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries. However, I recommend using fresh because frozen blueberries will dye the whole pancake batter purple.
- Vanilla Extract - I love adding a little bit of vanilla extract to enhance the natural flavor of the protein pancakes.
- Vegan Yogurt - Any vegan yogurt will work. There are plenty of high-protein vegan yogurts that would be a great addition to these vegan protein pancakes. I personally opt for coconut yogurt because I love the creamy texture and flavor.
- Fresh Fruit - You can add any fresh fruit of choice. I love adding bananas, strawberries, and fresh blueberries.
- Maple Syrup - No pancake recipe is complete without a generous drizzle of maple syrup. You can also use date syrup or any plant-based syrup of choice!
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How To Make These Gluten Free Blueberry Protein Pancakes:
I love making these easy blueberry protein pancakes because it is such a delicious recipe that feels like regular pancakes, only it has extra protein!
1. Begin by combining all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and mix until combined.
2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until the perfect batter consistency has formed.
3. Turn your skillet to medium heat (about 300 degrees if using an electric griddle). If your skillet is not a nonstick, I recommend adding a little vegan butter to prevent the pancakes from sticking. Add half a cup of batter to the skillet and let cook until bubbles have formed on top. Once the top has some bubbles, flip the pancake. The flipped side should be nice and golden brown. After about 1-2 minutes the other side should be cooked and you will be ready to enjoy your blueberry protein pancakes!
4. Top with your favorite pancakes and a generous drizzle of maple syrup.
Hint: It's very easy to burn pancakes. The key to perfectly golden brown pancakes is slowly heating the skillet and never heating it past medium heat.
There are a variety of substitutions that can be made to this recipe if needed. Here are some of the common ones.
- Flour - You can replace the oat flour with whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour if needed.
- Milk - If you want a low-calorie protein pancake you can use almond milk, or you can use oat milk as a soy substitute.
- Protein Powder - You can use your favorite protein powder in these pancakes. If you are not vegan, whey protein powder will work as well.
Blueberry Protein Pancake Variations:
If you are a pancake lover and are looking for more delicious ways to enjoy these blueberry protein pancakes, there are a couple of variations I love making.
- Blueberry Banana Pancakes- You can add one mashed banana to the pancake batter to add sweetness and flavor to the pancakes.
- Sweet Pancakes - These blueberry pancakes are naturally low in sugar and therefore not super sweet. If you prefer your pancakes a little sweet, you can add sugar, maple syrup, monk fruit, etc. to the pancake batter to add extra sweetness.
- Chocolate Blueberry Pancakes - You can use your favorite chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla protein powder for a delicious variation.
What You Will Need To Make These Blueberry Protein Pancakes:
Homemade blueberry pancakes are great because you only need a few simple pieces of equipment to make them. Here's what I recommend using.
- Mixing Bowl - You will need a large bowl to mix the pancake batter in. I love these because they fit perfectly in the dishwasher.
- Skillet - I recommend cooking pancakes on an electric griddle. In my opinion, they cook the pancakes most evenly. I love this one!
How To Store These Vegan Blueberry Protein Pancakes:
Whether you end up with leftover pancakes, or you plan to meal prep these blueberry pancakes, the way you store them is key.
I recommend storing these pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge. If stored properly they will keep for the whole week.
You can adjust how thick you want the pancake by adding more or less milk. If you like thicker pancakes add less, if you like thinner add more.
Frequently Asked Questions:
If you've never made protein pancakes before, your first question is probably regarding the flavor. While this can vary from recipe to recipe, I would say that protein pancakes do indeed have a different flavor. However, the flavor isn't dramatically different, but you will have a bit of that "protein" taste. This is why choosing a quality plant-based protein powder like PlantFusion is crucial for these Blueberry Protein Pancakes.
Protein pancakes shot to fame after Kodiak Cakes popularized the concept. Thank goodness they did, because they really are worth the hype! They're filling, delicious, and easy to make. But are they healthier than regular pancakes?
It really depends on the recipe! I wouldn't recommend buying pre-made protein pancake mixes, because they're often full of highly processed and refined ingredients. I also would really encourage you to stay away from using whey protein powder. Whey protein is an extremely processed food that contains hormones and can cause inflammation, digestive issues, and more.
Therefore if you make protein pancakes with whey, I would say they are not healthier. However, if you make them with a whole foods plant-based protein powder, then they are much healthier than regular pancakes. They are healthier because they contain more nutrients and ingredients that will keep you full for longer. This helps prevent excess snacking!
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Gluten-Free Blueberry Protein Pancakes
- 1 Skillet
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 ⅔ cups unsweetened soy milk
- ½ cup vegan yogurt
- 1 banana
- 1 cup strawberries
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Begin by combining all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and mix until combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until the perfect batter consistency has formed.
- Turn your skillet to medium heat (about 300 degrees if using an electric griddle). If your skillet is not a nonstick, I recommend adding a little vegan butter to prevent the pancakes from sticking. Add half a cup of batter to the skillet and let cook until bubbles have formed on top. Once the top has some bubbles, flip the pancake. The flipped side should be nice and golden brown. After about 1-2 minutes the other side should be cooked and you will be ready to enjoy your blueberry protein pancakes!
- Top with your favorite pancakes and a generous drizzle of maple syrup.
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If you're a fellow pancake lover like myself, be sure to check out some of the other delicious pancake recipes on my website!