RECIPE: Oil-Free Protein Pancakes

Hello, friends! It’s been a LONG time, but I’m back and I owe you some recipes! I’d love to hear how you’re all doing, so leave me a comment below telling me a bit about your summer so far! I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of July…the days are flying by.

Is this really my first pancake recipe for the blog?! Pancakes are like a staple in our house at least once a week and I’ve always used recipes from my favorite bloggers and cookbooks…I thought it was about time to try creating my own! In my head, I had a list of ingredients that I wanted to include and some that I wanted to leave out – and after what felt like a gazillion trials, I finally achieved the texture and flavor I was looking for. I wanted a pancake packed with wholesome ingredients and awesome nutritional value, but still tasted really good. Sounds obvious, but let’s just say some of my trials were awful, for example, mushy center (gag me), overwhelming flavor (and not in a good way), and dry, but this recipe is a huge hit in our house!

These pancakes are a great source of fiber, protein, calcium, and healthy fats so you can feel good about making them for your kiddos!

RECIPE: Oil-Free Protein Pancakes


Makes 7-10 pancakes (depending on how big you make them)

What you need:

  • 3/4 cup blanched almond flour*
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 2-3 Tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax
  • 1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of salt (optional)
  • 1 cup plant-based milk (I use homemade almond milk)
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

*I recommend either King Arthur almond flour or Honeyville.

**Optional add-ins: mini chocolate chips, chopped pecans, blueberries. I don’t think I have to tell you what we added in 😉

How to:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients, breaking up any clumps from the almond flour.
  2. Next, in a separate bowl (or I use a liquid measuring cup), stir together the wet ingredients. Once well combined, add this to your dry ingredient bowl and stir until just combined – be careful not to over mix the batter.
  3. Allow the batter to rest for 15 minutes. At this time, begin preheating your pan. I recommend keeping the heat setting at a low-medium level (notch 4 on an electric stove).
  4. Depending on the pan you’re using, you may or may not need to use a bit of coconut oil or cooking spray. After 15 minutes has passed, add a bit of oil to your pan (if needed) and pour in about a 1/4 cup worth of batter. When the edges start to look a little dry (approximately 2-3 minutes), flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Again, this will all depend on the pan you’re using and stove.
  5. Top with pure maple syrup, maple cream, fresh fruit, or nut butter and ENJOY!

*I used both a cast iron skillet and a ceramic pan – both produced fluffy pancakes, but the cast iron ones had a slight crispy exterior due to having to use a bit more coconut oil to prevent sticking…they also turned out a little darker in the cast iron skillet.

RECIPE: Oil-Free Protein Pancakes

RECIPE: Oil-Free Protein Pancakes

What’s your favorite pancake topping?

Thanks for stopping by!


13 thoughts

  1. Ahhhhh ❤ You're back…and you brought pancakes!!!! This is so exciting! Not a week goes by without pancakes! I'll take them anyway and with any topping, but of course my all time favorite is my chocolate zucchini pancakes and some nice chocolate stevia syrup to DRENCH them in 😉

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    1. Right?!? Pancakes are a must and now I NEED to try your chocolate zucchini ones!!! I also happen to have some chocolate stevia syrup in the pantry (thanks to NuNaturals sending me some free stuff)…I’m off to see if I have your recipe pinned!! Hope you have a great week, my friend! 😘😘


  2. Eeeeeeep!!! I was so very excited to see a new post from you this morning, I’ve missed you! And way to come back with a delicious breakfast bang! These look SO fluffy! None of that thin mushy pancake sadness happening here. And with quite a unique blend of flours too, I can see why it took a while to get them just right. I love that they are naturally protein packed, no power needed. After seeing the first pic I was thinking “hmmm are those blueberries in there?” But it only took me a second to remember who your baking helper is and correct myself 🙂 They look, sound, and I’m sure taste wonderful! I’m really really happy you are back ❤

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    1. You are the SWEETEST!!! 😘😘😘😘 I miss you and our IG chats…I hope you’re doing well. Oh my goodness, we had our fair share of pancake sadness (thin as a crepe, disgustingly mushy) 😂 I cried happy tears when we finally got it right! Haha! Oh, yes. My little assistant throws those mini chips into anything she can! But I can’t complain 😉 I tried adding blueberries into hers and she cried! It feels good to be blogging again! The time off was nice and while I was away, all sorts of ideas came to mind, so I’m excited! Thank you so much for the kind words. Love you, friend! ❤️❤️


  3. Made these tonight with thumbs up all around. Hubby said “these are really good” during eating which means he really likes them. Will toaster up the leftovers for Audrey in the morning –she will be so happy!!

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    1. Yay!!!! This makes me so happy to hear! And thank you so much for texting me a pic – they looked perfect! Did you throw in any mini chips?! 😉 I promise that they’re great reheated. Thank you SO much for giving this recipe a try! Love you, friend! You’re the best! 😘😘❤️❤️


    1. Not even kidding, I was thinking about you today and popped over to your blog and drooled over that brownie cake 😍😍 I tried leaving a comment, but for some reason it didn’t show up. I’ve missed youuuuu!!! And I’m really itching to go to Portland…I would love to see you when we do! XOXO ❤️❤️


    1. Oh, no way?! Mmmmm, I LOVE pancakes and kind of like cookies, you can never have too many recipes! I can’t wait to see what you have in store – I know it will be delicious! Hope you’re having a great summer, my friend! ❤️❤️


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