Vegan Protein Pancakes Recipe | Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast can be one of the hardest meals for new vegans to figure out. Especially for Americans, the first meal of the day tends to be full of eggs, cheeses, sausage, bacon, butter, and milk. When someone makes the choice to go vegan, they can sometimes feel stuck panning for this meal, since none of the typical breakfast foods fit into this lifestyle.

Pancakes are always a great breakfast choice. Loved by kids and adults, these breaded breakfast treats are found in some form in almost every culture around the globe. In other countries, they may be known as crepes, dosas, and many other names, but they are all some version of a fluffy breakfast bread.

That’s why I have compiled this list of vegan protein pancake recipes to give you some healthy breakfast ideas. While there is nothing wrong with a vegan protein shake, sometimes you just want to cook a hot and healthy meal to start the day. Here are some of the tastiest and healthiest vegan protein pancake recipes.

Fluffy High-Protein Vegan Pancake Recipe

This is the perfect healthy breakfast idea for those who are looking for vegan protein pancake recipes that are gluten-free, oil-free, and easy to make. A serving of two of these healthy vegan pancakes is packed with 24 grams of protein to fuel you well into your day.

You can make up to seven large pancakes from this recipe, to easily feed 2 or 3 people with some left over. It takes just 5 minutes to prepare and 15 to 20 minutes to complete these delicious pancakes.

With ingredients such as chickpea flour, almond flour, almond milk, and protein powder, it is easy to see why these will turn out so healthy and delicious. You can top them with a couple of spoons of maple syrup, or just add some berries or other fruit.

One thing to be careful of is making sure that the protein powders that you use never contain any sort of gelatin. You should also look for ingredients such as “sugar” or “natural flavors,” since these are not always vegan. 

Vegan Protein Pancakes

This is another great healthy recipe for those who are looking for ways to get a delicious, gluten-free, high-protein vegan breakfast. These have as much as 25 grams of protein per serving, depending on which brand of protein powder you use and the size of your servings.

These contain ingredients such as gluten-free all purpose flour and soy milk. For those who are not concerned with gluten, regular, all-purpose flour can be used. If you are trying to avoid soy, then almond or coconut milk would work.

Vegan Banana Pancakes

These are a great option for those who want to add potassium to their diet. Bananas are packed with lots of nutritional goodness, and having them for breakfast is a good way to start the day.

Although this recipe isn’t necessarily high in protein, adding a half cup of protein powder can fix that. The same is true for these Vegan Blueberry Pancakes, Vegan Coconut Pancakes, and Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

Healthy Vegan Protein Pancakes (Gluten-Free)

This vegan protein pancake recipe is full of fiber and packed with 15 grams of protein per serving. It calls for Naked Rice Powder as its protein source, which is full of amino acids, as well as hypo-allergenic and easy to digest. It is a heart-healthy addition to these pancakes.

There are just nine simple ingredients in these vegan protein pancakes. Besides the Naked Rice Powder, you will need ground flax seed, almond milk, vanilla extract, coconut oil or vegan butter, rolled oats, baking soda and baking powder, and salt.

You can also make these oil-free by leaving out the vegan butter or coconut oil. You can top them with fruit, nuts, maple syrup, or vegan granola. You could even choose vegan chocolate chips and a dollop of fresh coconut whipped cream for a special treat.

Vegan Protein Pancakes, Flourless and Sugar-Free

If you are trying to avoid sugar or eat cleaner, these might be the vegan protein pancakes for you. Using ingredients such as bananas, oats, baking powder, almond milk, and protein powder, these pancakes will load you up with energy that won’t end in a sugar crash!

Once you’ve gathered and measured out the ingredients needed for this recipe, you will simply dump them all into a blender and mix until smooth. If you have time to let the batter sit for about 10 minutes, your pancakes will be fluffier. 

Just like regular pancakes, you will cook them on one side until the pancake starts to bubble, then flip and cook the other side until thoroughly done. Strawberries, blueberries, or maple syrup would all be delicious with these vegan pancakes.

Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes

Yep. You read that right, Did you know that vegan buttermilk was a thing? Well, it is pretty easy to prepare. Simply mix a bit of almond milk and apple cider vinegar or lemon juice together and let it sit while you prepare the other ingredients.

All-purpose flour, vanilla protein powder, baking powder, crystal sweetener, and salt will also be needed for these pancakes. Combining ingredients in order of wet to dry, you will whisk them all together, pouring the vegan buttermilk in last. Once a thick batter forms, they are ready to cook!

Vegan Banana Coconut Protein Pancakes (Light, Gluten-Free, Paleo)

These banana vegan protein pancakes are sweet, light, and full of healthy protein with no gluten or dairy. A mixture of ingredients such as bananas, coconut, protein powder, and blanched almond flour give these pancakes their unique taste and texture.

They also have vanilla extract, baking powder, arrowroot powder, and plant based milk. It is best to choose a protein powder that has no added sugar (or none), no “natural flavorings,” no carrageenan, and no processed oils. 

They have a light and fluffy texture instead of the thick and heaviness that you can get with some vegan bread recipes. They can also be made ahead of time and left overnight in the refrigerator, although freezing them can make them a bit dry.

Brett White