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Best Tasting Protein Pancakes – Strawberry Cheesecake

Whether you’re starting the new year with big diet goals, aiming to increase the protein in your diet, or just seeking the best tasting protein pancakes, this recipe doesn’t disappoint. Perhaps you’re going for all three–in which case this breakfast fits the bill.

This recipe was adapted from one created by one of my bodybuilding buddies from college. For more of the best protein pancakes, try this scrumptious chocolate cherry version that is under 100 calories a pancake.

Best Tasting Protein Pancakes - Strawberry Cheesecake

If I want to start the day right, I have to have a decent amount of protein for breakfast. If I have just carbs, it sets me up for major crashes throughout the day, and I find myself grabbing sweet snack all day to keep the high going.

Strawberry Cheesecake protein pancakes
Best Tasting Protein Pancakes

Best Tasting Protein Pancakes

These strawberry cheesecake protein pancakes are also under 100 calories each. It depends on how big you make them, but if you make this entire batch of batter, it yields about 4-5 pancakes. To get accurate nutrition information, adjust the serving size in the nutrient label below.

In order for me to stick to a healthy diet, it has to be yummy and enjoyable. It’s all mental for me. Restricting myself from foods that I really love messes with my head. So, recipes like this help me stay on track. It feels like cheating, but it’s a balanced meal and perfect for pre- or post workout.

Tip: Use this helpful tool to separate your egg whites!

Yield: 4 pancakes

Best Tasting Protein Pancakes - Strawberry Cheesecake

Best Tasting Protein Pancakes - Strawberry Cheesecake

Enjoy these delicious strawberry cheesecake pancakes while getting a protein boost for the day. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries, divided, plus additional for topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package sugar free cheesecake instant pudding
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Stevia
  • 1 graham cracker, crushed or broken into pieces for serving
  • 1 tablespoon whipped topping for serving

Instructions

  1. Place oats in a food processor and process until finely ground.
  2. Add coconut flour, protein powder, 1/4 cup strawberries, vanilla extract, pudding, milk, egg whites, yogurt, baking powder, and Stevia.
  3. Process until mixed well, scraping down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  4. Fold in remaining 1/4 cup chopped berries. 
  5. Preheat a skillet and spray with non stick cooking spray.
  6. Pour 1/3 cup of batter onto hot griddle and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. 
  7. Serve with whipped cream, graham cracker, and fresh strawberries. 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 pancake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 422mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 14g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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These protein pancakes can easily be made in bulk and frozen. I suggest making a couple of dozen to make your mornings efficient and productive. Just toast them or microwave them to warm them up.

Pancakes with whipped cream and strawberry on top

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What is your favorite breakfast that makes you feel great all day?

Lindsay A.

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

OH YEAH, I’m bookmarking this!! I’ve made protein pancakes before & had been making a "cinnamon roll" flavored one from another blog. Definitely looking for more recipes & really want to try this one! Thanks so much for sharing it. :D

Janet W.

Saturday 20th of January 2018

These look so delicious!! What a hearty way to start off my day! My family would love to eat these pancakes.

shelly peterson

Saturday 20th of January 2018

Oh yum! My family loves pancakes. They would really like this recipe.

Amy Orvin

Tuesday 9th of January 2018

Yum! This sounds like a delicious and very healthy recipe. I 'd love to make these for breakfast tomorrow. I haven't seen pancakes this good in awhile.

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