Protein Pancakes without Powder

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Craving pancakes and don’t have protein powder? Try these Protein Pancakes without Powder! This easy and high protein pancake recipe is delicious, quick to make with simple ingredients, and you don’t need protein powder to make it!

You’re going to need either a blender or food processor for this one. Why? To easily mix in your rolled oats and cottage cheese. Without a blender or food processor you’ll risk having chunks/not the right texture.

Add right into your blender or food processor 4 large egg whites or 12 tablespoons of liquid egg whites, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of your choice sweetener, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and 3 tablespoons of coconut flour.

Did you know that coconut flour is cheap, packed with fiber, and makes recipes taste even better!

Blend or process everything together until your rolled oats look mixed into your protein pancakes without powder mix.

Take out a stovetop pan, turn your burner on medium heat, and let it heat up. You could also use a griddle if you have on.

Coat your pan or griddle with some non-stick cooking spray and pour some of your mix on once it heats up.

You’ll want to cook each side of your pancake(s) for 2-3 minutes. Keep in mind that the size of your pancake will change your cooking time so keep an eye on them if you made them really big or small!

Protein Pancake Topping

You can also add in or on top nuts, blueberries, chocolate chips, and so on. Think outside the box and keep your protein pancakes without powder within your macros.

Flavor tip? You can make these chocolate protein pancakes without powder by adding in 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the recipe.

That’s it, you’re done! These protein pancakes are fluffy, filling, not dry, and taste just as amazing as they look! If you like pancakes, you’re going to love these.

Make our Cheap Protein Bars without Powder recipe next!

Protein Pancakes without Powder Recipe

Protein Pancakes without Powder

You don't need protein powder to make these delicious Protein Pancakes without Powder! This healthy pancake recipe is quick and easy!
4.75 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bodybuilding pancakes, healthy pancakes, protein pancakes
Servings: 1 Stack
Calories: 438kcal
Cost: $2

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  • 12 Tablespoons Liquid Egg Whites - or 4 Large Egg Whites/2 Large Eggs
  • ½ Cup Rolled Oats
  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese - Fat Free
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweetener - or 1 Tablespoon Honey/Brown Rice Syrup
  • Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder


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



Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 438
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 441mg
  • Carbs: 51g
  • Fiber: 16g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Protein: 45g


Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 441mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 11g


  1. Michael on November 10, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    4 stars
    these were really good but can i use something else instead of eggs?

    • Derek Howes on November 19, 2022 at 7:56 pm

      You could give some unsweetened apple sauce a go!

  2. Marcos on July 27, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Hi Derek! Thanks for the awesome recipe. Quick question, can one completely leave out the coconut flour and not need to swap in anything else? Thanks in advance.

    • Derek Howes on August 23, 2022 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks Marcos! You could try but I would substitute it. Almond flour, whole wheat pastry flour, etc.

  3. Gwen on June 17, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    5 stars
    These are sooo good! I used half the coconut flour and replaced the other half with buckwheat flour…only because I want to use up both. Warmed up frozen berries with a bit of water and sugar free syrup and some sugar free jam to pour on top.

    Now I want to use this as a base for other varieties of ideas. Such as pumpkin pie or carrot cake pancakes.

    Thanks for this recipe!

  4. jen on May 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    can these be made into waffles?

  5. stephen molloy on March 25, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Hi derek. When i make them up in batches are they ok to pop in the freezer and freeze them???

  6. FENIL on October 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Hey ,can I substitute cottage cheese with curd or yogurt or simply discard it??

  7. Hamed on April 25, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Awesome. Tnx a lot

  8. Merissa on March 28, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Is there a secret to getting them not to stick to the skillet??? I’ve used 2 different skillets and various greasing products but these pancakes seem extra sticky!

    • Derek Howes on March 29, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Hi Merissa! What kind of pan are you using? Cast iron skillet?

      • Merissa on April 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

        No, i don’t have a cast iron skillet. I tried my older Teflon skillet then a new T Fal skillet. Would cast iron work best?

  9. Mike on February 7, 2016 at 12:00 am


  10. MrF on November 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

    What can i use if i cant get hold of coconut flour???

  11. Yuri on November 19, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Hey, Derek!
    First of all, thank you for an amazing recipes! I have a question about this one though: im making a pancakes with a slightly modified recipe – instead of cottage cheese im putting in 100g of yogurt and additionally one scoop of protein powder, everything else remains the same. And my pancakes, while tastes good, are rather dry. I didnot spray the pan with anything though. Can you suggest anything to make my version of pancakes less dry?
    Thanks in advance!

    • Derek Howes on November 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Thanks Yuri! A mashed up banana could help you out! If you don’t want the carbs from that I would suggest cutting down on the powder a bit and adding 1-2 egg whites in.

  12. Ashley on October 28, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Your recipes have changed my life. I was so tired of eating egg whites for breakfast. Eating for bulking felt so bland and monotonous. Thanks to you recipes that’s all changed. The best part is I can make these for my family-my kids can’t taste the difference! Thank you!

    • Derek Howes on November 2, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Thank you Ashley! You’re too kind 🙂

  13. Jacob on July 8, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Very delicious pancakes, I added some ground cinnamon to each pancake before flipping and it added a great depth of flavor.

  14. Ivo on June 21, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Hi Derek! I made the no protein powder oatmeal and it was really delicious! I love it! 😀
    but I have some questions…ok…so first: is it healthy to eat the egg whites raw? (I put them into the microwave around 2-3 mins but they get cooked ,I mean really cooked 😀 so I made it again but this time they were a little raw.) And second:can you make more no powder needed recipes because I don’t have protein powder (at the moment) and I want to cook more your recipes.

    • Derek Howes on June 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Yes, I’m sure they are fine if you microwaved them that long. 🙂 I’m glad you liked it Ivo!

  15. Krista on April 25, 2015 at 12:00 am

    These were delicious, thank you so much for the recipe!

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