Gingerbread PROTEIN Pancakes Recipe

Gingerbread Protein Pancakes Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

These Gingerbread Protein Pancakes are one of my favorite things to eat during the holiday season! They are cheap, quick, delicious, AND high in fiber!

Here is the recipe:

  • 3/4 Cup (60g) Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup (116g) Fat Free Cottage Cheese
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Butter Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Large Egg Whites
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon (4g) Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Molasses
  • 1 Scoop (40g) Vanilla Protein Powder (I used Lean Body Natural)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 617
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 758mg
  • Carbs: 70g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Protein: 55g

My hand mixer:

Affordable stove top pans (high quality too):

Combine all of your ingredients for your pancakes into either a food processor or blender. Process or blend everything together. Take out a stove top pan, turn your burner on Medium Heat, and then coat it with some non-stick cooking spray. Pour your mix in and cook each side of your pancake for around 2:00-3:00. Mouthgasm!


  • Top them with fat free Greek yogurt and sugar free syrup!

About the author

The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.


  • I made the gingerbread protein pancakes this morning. OMG awesome! They were my favorite protein style pancakes I’ve had so far (and I’ve tried a bunch!). I was out of cottage cheese so I subbed it w/ Fage Fat Free Greek yogurt (same measurements) and I was also out of baking powder so I omitted it. I didn’t use any splenda or sweetener (my cellucor vanilla protein powder is sweet enough). I added a little extra ginger and molasses. They turned out seriously SO good. They even puffed up nice w/out the baking powder.

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