Healthy Chocolate Protein Pancakes

My healthy cooks, welcome to another installment of breakfast cooking! This time I’m bringing you my healthy chocolate protein pancakes just in time for Shrove Tuesday. Whether or not you’re observing this day, it’s a great chance to get your pancake game on and get those spatulas flipping.

Today I wanted to make a sweet pancake recipe perfect for getting your brunch game to an epic level. We’re using my favorite protein powder from Athletic Greens, and making these completely gluten-free with our gluten-free all purpose flour (but use any flour you like…all purpose or a combination of almond and coconut would also work well). Let’s get to flipping some #stacks!

What makes these chocolate protein pancakes healthy?

Now these are obviously on the sweeter side, because we’re making sweet pancakes, but we’re upping the healthy wins by using maple syrup, which is a natural sweetener, gluten-free flour for those who may prefer or need their GF wins, and using our choc protein powder for extra protein post leg day. You know who you are…

Whether you choose to use protein powder or not though, these are going to be amazing and so so tasty.

What makes these chocolate protein pancakes easy?

We’re simplifying the ingredients and whisking everything together by hand for one epic easy recipe. To wow your friends I’m also showing you how to FLIP those bad boys in my IGTV which can be found on Instagram now.

By the way, if you want to make these more crepe style, make them with more liquid, and for a pancake consistency, make them with less liquid!

Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 3-4
Cost per serving: <$5
Skill level: Easy


1 cup gluten free flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 scoops your favorite protein powder (I used chocolate Athletic Greens Whey)
2 eggs
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup almond/oat milk
Toppings: walnuts, berries, and maple syrup


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
  2. Whisk together your eggs, maple syrup, and almond milk.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
  4. Preheat a pan over low-medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil or a pat of butter. When butter/oil is warm, add in 1/4 to 1/2 cup of batter. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges are cooked. Flip and cook another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Top with berries, walnuts, and maple syrup.

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