Delicious protein pancakes, with a maple donut flavor! Made with protein powder, gluten free flour, an egg, and almond milk, these are 68 calories and 3 grams of protein per pancake.Jump to Recipe
The total calories and macros per gluten free maple protein pancake for this recipe are 68 calories, 10 grams of carbs, 3 grams of protein, and 1 gram of fat. This recipe is only 1 WeightWatcher Personal Point!
Every time I find a new flavor of protein powder, my mind goes crazy with potential ways to use it. I rarely decide to make a protein shake. I usually prefer to use protein powder in baked goods like donuts, pancakes or muffins. Or, make a protein shake into protein ice cream.
I do like a good protein shake now and then, but it’s not as satisfying to me as actually eating food.
So, when I got the new Maple Donut flavor protein powder from Clean Simple Eats, I immediately wanted to try the powder to make maple flavored protein pancakes.
You don’t have to get Maple Flavored protein powder to make these donuts however. You can use vanilla protein powder, and add maple extract to your pancakes! That works too.
But, if you decide to try the Clean Simple Eats protein, use my discount code AMYROSKELLEY for a discount at the CSE store here!!
How to make gluten free protein pancakes
I started using gluten free flour in the past few weeks. Not because I am trying a gluten free diet, but just because I’m a baker, and foodie, and I wanted to see how well the gluten free flour could do in baking. I’ve been super impressed with my tests so far. I think Gluten free flours have come a long way in the past decade.
For the protein, a lot of recipes will have you using a full scoop of protein powder, which is great for maximum protein. But, when I’m baking with protein powder, I like to be a little more conservative. This helps me to get a better finished product when I only use a tablespoon or two. For these pancakes, I used half of a scoop (or 15 grams of protein powder).
For the pancake toppings, to make my pancakes taste like a donut, I used zero calorie powdered sugar with water, to make a glaze. This is SO Good! I could eat this glaze on almost anything!
So, give these gluten free maple protein pancakes a try, and let me know what you think!
Gluten Free Maple Donut Protein Pancakes
Optional if Maple Donut Protein powder is unavailable
- Mix gluten free flour, protein powder, baking powder, egg, and 6-8 tablespoons of almond milk, or just enough to make the consistency of pancake mix.
- Heat a nonstick skillet to medium heat. Spray with cooking spray. Scoop with a two tablespoon cookie scoop onto the skillet to make 6 pancakes. Cook slowly so the inside cooks all the way through. Flip and cook both sides.
- Remove from pan and top with low calorie glaze, sugar free syrup, or whipping cream.
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