No longer does breakfast have to be all sugar and empty carbs. While pancakes can be a bit of a breakfast classic, it really doesn’t add much nutritional value to your day. That can be solved! Since the jury is still out on whether breakfast is the most important meal of the day or not – it truly shouldn’t be just cake for breakfast if you expect to be well-fueled for your day! There’s a way to enjoy pancakes packed with protein, an essential part of your diet to keep you going! If you’re ready to start trying to incorporate more fueling power to your mornings with pancakes, here’s some recipes to keep you going!

1. High Protein Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

My kids are cinnamon bun fanatics. Practically a love language. They would love cinnamon buns for breakfast, and to me – that’s dessert. Pancakes? Pfft, maybe on weekends. Adding a scoop of protein powder helps make this sweet treat of a breakfast a little more justified!

http://thebigmansworld.com/2014/11/11/cinnamon-bun-pancakes/ Photos by: The Big Man’s World

2. Freezer Friendly GF Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Make a big batch of these and you’re breakfast meal prepped for when you need it. This recipe doesn’t even call for any protein powders, as it draws it’s protein from natural sources like cottage cheese.

http://www.abbeyskitchen.com/recipe-freezer-friendly-gluten-free-pumpkin-protein-pancakes/ Photo by: Abbey’s Kitchen

3. Blueberry Vanilla Protein Pancakes

A vanilla protein pancake topped with a homemade agave sweetened blueberry vanilla sauce is simply perfection when you’re seeking a healthy, but sweet breakfast option!

http://reciperunner.com/blueberry-vanilla-protein-pancakes/ Photos by: Recipe Runner

4. Spinach Banana Protein Pancakes

Listen, we know they’re green. You can like them, Sam I Am. That green is from all that protein-rich spinach which is masked perfectly by the sweetness of a banana (so no, you won’t taste it!).

https://savoryspin.com/spinach-banana-protein-pancakes/ Photos by: Savory Spin

5. Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes

With all naturally sourced protein inside the pancakes, and topped with a greek yogurt “icing” this is a clean eating recipe that has you enjoying your favorite dessert for breakfast!

http://memeinge.com/blog/carrot-cake-protein-pancakes/ Photos by: Meme Inge

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6. Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Pancakes

The pancake GODS have SPOKEN. Not only is this recipe packed with protein, but it’s gluten free and low-fat! Depending on your dietary needs – this could be important to you!

http://www.abbeyskitchen.com/strawberry-cheesecake-protein-pancakes/ Photo by: Abbey’s Kitchen

7. Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Pancakes

When I was a child, there was nothing better than a Saturday morning pancake breakfast and that rare occasion of “would you like chocolate chips in yours?” from my Mother. Little joys in life that truly extend even into your…ahem…30’s.

http://www.livewellbakeoften.com/2015/06/08/chocolate-chip-greek-yogurt-pancakes/ Photos by: Live Well, Bake Often

8. Chocolate Protein Pancakes

So decadent, rich, and…healthy? Wait a minute…is this allowed? Sure is! With this protein pancake recipe, you will feel like you are cheating on your diet, when you’re actually fueling it. Oh, the joys!

http://www.jennifermeyering.com/chocolate-protein-pancakes/ Photos by: Jennifer Meyering

9. Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

I grew up always putting peanut butter on my pancakes. Sure, it was a good way to add some protein into an otherwise empty-calorie breakfast…but truthfully I just love the combination of flavors. So this recipe takes that concept and ups it with a pancake naturally protein rich with ingredients like greek yogurt and of course, peanut butter. Topped with more peanut butter, of course. Can never have too much.

http://www.yourchoicenutrition.com/peanut-butter-protein-pancakes/ Photo by: Your Choice Nutrition

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10. Confetti Cake Protein Pancakes

Anything  confetti, funfetti or sprinkled is going to be the highlight of my food choices. Without a doubt. Birthday cake for breakfast, pancake form? Now that – is worth celebrating!

http://www.fridaylovesong.net/confetti-cake-protein-pancakes/ Photo by: Friday Loves Song

 

Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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