Chocolate Protein Pancakes

By Rena Awada | Updated On January 1, 2023

What’s not to love about these Chocolate Protein Pancakes? A healthier pancake recipe that’s so full of chocolate flavor that will make your taste buds happy! Simple, easy to make, and the perfect healthy breakfast recipe to keep you full all morning.

Chocolate Protein Pancakes


Pancakes are a fun and simple way to enjoy a healthy breakfast that would also taste like a treat. They can be made really healthy by using simple pantry staple ingredients that are clean and healthy so your breakfast can be enjoyed without any guilt. These healthy protein pancakes are the perfect treat for the kids too! Adding some whey protein would be ideal for those who have to have a certain amount of protein a day and it makes the pancakes a balanced meal without having too many carbs. These healthy chocolate pancakes are fluffy, delicious, and easy to make.

Why everyone will love these pancakes

  • Super tasty: Fluffy and full of flavor. It will feel like having chocolate cake for breakfast.
  • Filling: These pancakes will keep you full all morning and give you the right amount of energy you will need to jumpstart your day right.
  • Healthy and good for you: Made with simple and clean ingredients, these chocolate pancakes are good for you too. A well-balanced meal with the right amount of fiber, carbs, fat, and protein.
Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Ingredients you will need

  • Eggs – use large eggs. They do not have to be at room temperature. If you do not want to add eggs and would like to make this vegan-friendly, use flax seeds instead. See notes further down below.
  • Bananas: we recommend you use Very Ripe bananas. They add the right amount of sweetness.
  • Rolled oats: you may use gluten-free rolled oats. Also, if you only have quick oats you can certainly use those as well. The consistency will vary very slightly.
  • Whey Protein chocolate flavor: you may use plant-based protein if needed. If you only have vanilla protein, use that it’s okay. Since you will be adding cocoa powder you can use vanilla flavor.
  • Almond milk or milk of your choice: for those looking for a vegan option, use plant-based milk.
  • Cocoa powder: a healthy way to add that chocolate flavor.
  • Coconut sugar or cane sugar: or any sugar of your choice.
  • Coconut oil: or any oil of your choice.
  • For serving: maple or chocolate syrup, berries, or any other fruits of your choice.

How to make these healthy chocolate protein pancakes

  • Place the eggs, bananas, oats, protein powder, almond milk, cocoa powder, and coconut sugar in a blender.
  • Blend until a smooth batter forms.
  • Heat the coconut oil on a griddle over medium heat.
  • Pour four ¼ cup portions of batter onto the griddle. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve, topped with syrup and berries if desired.
top view of chocolate protein pancakes on a white plate topped with strawberries

Recipe notes and tips

  • For a vegan option, you can replace the eggs with flaxseed. You will need one tablespoon of flaxseed meal for every egg. To replace a single egg, mix one tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of water, allow it to sit for 5 minutes, and use in place of an egg.
  • Whey protein is not vegan-friendly. You may swap this with a plant-based protein.
  • This chocolate pancake recipe is not meant to be a low-carb pancake but just a healthier pancake with added protein. If you are looking for a low-carb and keto-friendly pancake, check out this keto pancake recipe.
  • Do not cook your pancakes over high heat. It is best to cook over medium heat and allow the pancakes to cook at a slower pace.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge and heat up in the microwave when ready to serve.
  • Top with any of your favorite fruits and toppings.

Frequently asked questions

What is the most important ingredient in pancakes?

The single most important ingredient you will need to make pancakes is flour. There are some pancakes that are made without flour these days, but traditionally pancakes require some sort of flour whether it is store-bought, blended oats, almond flour, and so on.

Do you cook pancakes on high or low heat?

Initially, the pan would need to be hot when you first add the pancake batter. You may start with the heat on high, but once the batter is added, it is best to cook the pancakes over medium heat so you end up with perfectly browned pancakes on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

How long should you wait to flip a pancake?

Once you place the batter on the pan, the pancakes should start to bubble up. So long as there are new bubbles forming, the pancakes are not ready to be flipped. Once most of the bubbles pop and you can see some holes in the pancakes it should be safe to flip. Remember to cook your pancakes over medium heat.

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top view of chocolate protein pancakes on a white plate topped with strawberries

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

A healthier pancake that’s full of chocolate flavor. Made with rolled oats, protein powder, eggs, and simple pantry staple ingredients. Ready in less than 30 minutes.
4.50 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 Bananas Very Ripe
  • 2/3 Cup Rolled oats
  • 2 Scoops Whey Protein chocolate flavor
  • ¼ Cup Almond milk or milk of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut sugar or cane sugar
  • 2 Tsp Coconut oil
  • For serving: maple or chocolate syrup, berries

Instructions

  • Place the eggs, bananas, oats, protein powder, almond milk, cocoa powder and coconut sugar in a blender.
  • Blend until a smooth batter forms.
  • Heat the coconut oil on a griddle over medium heat.
  • Pour four ¼ cup portions of batter onto the griddle. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Serve, topped with syrup and berries if desired.

Notes

  • Whey protein can be substituted with plant-based protein
  • Nutrition facts do not include Maple Syrup.
  • Consider using sugar-free syrup.
  • Top with Berries of choice, or any other fruits of choice

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 3.1mg
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