15 Protein Packed Pancake Recipes

Pancake Day is almost upon us and we’ve collected our favourite recipes for you that will compliment your fitness.


We’re not talking standard protein powder pancake batter and low-fat, unprocessed or reduced sugar toppings. These are ones you probably haven’t tried before and will get your taste buds tingling. Let’s dig in, here’s our top picks for 15 Protein Packed Pancake Recipes.


Use these ideas for breakfast, brunch, lunch or your main course for dinner (we know you’ll go for a sweet option for dessert). We’ve listed them in protein content order to help you choose which of our 15 Protein Packed Pancake Recipes is for you. With suitable gluten-free, pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan options included. 


1. Creamy Chicken, Spinach and Pancetta Pancakes

If you hate how pancakes are ready one at a time and your family or friends can’t sit down together to eat, then this one’s for you. Baked in the oven these can be a great option for a Pancake Day dinner party.


2. Turkey Cornmeal Pancake Wrap

We all know how great turkey is as protein and this recipe enhances it with complementing flavours. Utilise this recipe at lunch to get pancake content in at every meal time. 


3. Galettes Florentine

The French do pancakes best and we’re learning from them. Although this has a standard combination of flavours in its filling this recipe contains 23.2 grams of protein.

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4. Eggs Benedict Pancakes

Sure to leave you stuffed, these breakfast-style pancakes are topped with all your favourite proteins. Not to mention being easy to make with a cooking time of 20mins!


5. Smoked Salmon and Spinach Pancakes

The colour of these pancakes alone are enough to let you know they’re healthy. 


6. Vietnamese Pancakes

Guaranteed to be worth the preparation, these will fill you up without craving something sweet to follow. 

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7. Butternut Squash, Chickpea and Blue Cheese Pancakes

Another baked pancake option for those wanting to have a pancake feast with the family. Makes a great follow-up to your Tuesday workout.


8. Ham and Cheese Pancakes

Perfect for anyone and everyone, just enough to keep you going all morning or a good warm up for the dessert pancakes to follow.


9. Spinach and Feta Chickpea Pancakes

Made of chickpeas these pancakes are higher in protein than your staple flour and gluten-free!


10. Korean Seafood Pancakes

We promise you’ll be left wanting more with these prawn and squid filled pancakes. 


11. Super Spinach Pancakes

Loaded with all the greens, you can‘t go wrong with these healthy pancakes and ready in only 25mins! That’s a winner for us.


12. Aubergine Pancakes

Mediterranean inspired flavours to make your pancake day more exciting. Increase the protein with some grilled chicken or white fish to complement the veg sauce.


13. Spinach and Ricotta Pancakes in a Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

The ultimate comfort pancake recipe with natural proteins and low carbs.


14. Vegan Crepes with a Cheesy Garlic Mushroom Filling

No dairy? No problem. Don’t miss out on the pancake day fun with non-dairy substitutes.


15. Quick Uttapam

Get a taste of South India and spice up your dinner with these tomato, chilli and herb flavoured pancakes. Swap for the yogurt for a vegan alternative or add some spinach or cooked chicken on top to hit higher protein goals.



We’d love to know if you try any of our Protein Packed Pancake Recipes and what you think of them. Which one would you put at the top of your list? Be sure to let us know which on our Instagram or Facebook – @simplygymhq


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